Thursday, January 21, 2016


Seven Stills was founded off of the unique concept of making whiskeys from different craft beers. Each year they will release a new whiskey for one of the iconic hills of San Francisco, each made from a different craft beer, and each designed by a different local artist.

CHOCASMOKE $35.95ea. 375ml

The Beer
Chocasmoke is made from a chocolate oatmeal stout with peat smoked malted barley. It opens with huge bursts of chocolate and dark, malty aromas. It is smooth, and sweet throughout, and finishes with a subtle hint of peat and smoke

FLUXUATE $35.95ea. 375ml

The Beer
Fluxuate is the second whiskey in the SF Hills Series. This whiskey is distilled from a coffee porter with Flux Cold Brewed Coffee. The whiskey opens up with huge aromas of coffee and vanilla. The palate is medium full to thick and has a slick mouthfeel. Since this whiskey is brewed with coffee and uses a high proportion of roasted malts Fluxuate both opens and finishes with dark, rich roasted flavors.

Only 59 cases were released within California.

WHIPNOSE $35.95ea. 375ml

The Beer
Whipnose is the first whiskey in the Collaboration Series, with Pacific Brewing Laboratory. This whiskey is made from Pac Brew Lab's double IPA and opens with huge whips of west coast hops: Simcoe, Cascade and Centennial. The whiskey drinks like a concentrated IPA, without any of the hop bitterness, and finishes with sweet maple sugar.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015



Exceptional Venezuelan smooth-sipping anejo from the excellent Diplomatico range. This is one of the best golden rums you can get at this price - a bargain


Diplomático Blanco is a premium rum, designed and formulated carefully to achieve an extraordinary body, balance and softness. Only aged rums have been used in the formula, as in Venezuela by law the youngest component must have been aged in white oak barrels for at least 2 years.

In Diplomático Blanco´s blend the rums used are aged up to 6 years old. To achieve its balanced and special body, the rum master blender combined light and heavy rums distilled in copper potstills. Finally, the rum is carefully filtered and treated with charcoal to achieve its brightness and transparency; additionally this treatment gives it an incomparable softness.


A top-drawer Venezuelan blend of potstill and continuous still rums at a great price. Delicious stuff, with smooth sweet fruitiness and a silky-smooth mouthfeel. Winner of a Gold Medal and Best in Class at the Rum Experience, London 2007


A fabulous Venezuelan dark golden rum, distilled from molasses in a copper pot still before 12 years of ageing. Rich, sweet and fruity. Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva is one of the most awarded rums, with more than 20 awards to its name.

and back for the HOLIDAYS....

PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH EGG NOGG W/ Alcohol $8.99ea 750ml

An egg nog made with real dairy cream, rum, brandy, and  blended whiskey.

Monday, November 9, 2015


TOMATIN 12YR  $27.99 EA 750ML

This whisky is the flagship of the Tomatin Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky range, smooth and easy to drink. After spending time maturing in traditional oak casks, this particular Tomatin spends the last six to nine months of its maturation exclusively in Oloroso Sherry casks. Aroma - A complex bouquet contains rich malt and fruity aromas with a hint of peatiness. Palate - The palate is rewarded with a unique combination of attractive flavors – a balance of apples, pears, malt with a gentle hint of nuttiness enhanced by the subtle use of sherry wood. Finish- Smooth, sweet and very satisfying.

TOMATIN 12YR FINO  $74.99 EA 750ML

Aroma - Green apples with a citrus burst of orange and lime. Pear, sweet nuts and coconut, custard and marzipan. Palate - Savoury and spicy on the palate with a zesty bitterness. Finish - Light and subtle.


Aroma - Chewy vanilla marshmallows, rich dried dates, crunchy pears and lemons. Reminiscent of haystacks. Palate - Oily and doughy, lemon sponge, green olives, pepper and toasted pine nuts. Finish - Subtle and slow moving.



Aroma - Fruitcake, boiled sweets, barley sugar, orange sherbet and creamy fudge. Slight hint of sweet smoke. Palate - Pinewood, bitter dark chocolate, coffee, orange marmalade. Finish - Bold and persistent.


Aroma - boiled sweets, Dried prunes, dates and apricots, almonds, liquorice, crème brûlée. Palate - Full bodied with peppery spice, Oolong tea, liquorice. Light and oily. Finish - Gingery spiciness.


Added to the distillery's core range in 2014, Tomatin 14 year old is aged in Bourbon barrels before being finished for a year in Port pipes. The first release from the distillery to be finished in this wood, it's fruity with a slight nuttiness

TOMATIN 18YR  $75.99 EA 750ML

This world class malt has been aged for a minimum of 18 years and married for a period in distinctive Spanish Oloroso sherry casks to produce an exquisite whisky. This non chill filtered whisky is packed full of flavour and has a velvety smooth mouth feel.

Appearance - golden amber Nose Delicious sweet sherry bursts up you, and plateaus with undertones of fresh apples, cinnamon, vanilla, maple syrup and a hint of smoky heather. Palate Sweet and honeyed at first, with an oaky edge. Develops in the mouth with a bite of citrus and a hint of dark chocolate.

Finished The finish is long and lingering, with warming alcohol and smooth rich sherry, and it all keeps the mouth alive for several moments after. A world class single highland malt.