Thursday, August 23, 2012

Balcones Distillery

Several new products have arrive from the Balcones Distillery in Texas. Craft Whiskey Distillery of the Year 2012

Baby Blue
The First legal Texas whisky since Prohibition.Made from 100% roasted artisanal blue corn and aged in new American oak barrels. DOUBLE GOLD, San Francisco International Spirits Competition.
 750ml    $44.95

True Blue Corn Cask
This is the cask strength bottling of the Baby Blue whiskey.  Also made from 100% roasted artisanal blue corn and aged in lightly charred new American oak barrels but for a much longer period of time.
 750ml     $57.95

Balcones Texas Single Malt
This Single Malt Whiskey is handcrafted in small batches in  own copper pot stills. Non-chill filtered, no artificial coloring, barrel aged, inspired by Scottish methods.  Current batch # sm 12-2
 750ml      $65.95

Brimstone Smoked Corn
Blue corn. 100% corn in the mashbill. The whiskey is smoked with Texas scrub oak. Current batch 12-6
 750ml       $49.95

Balcones Rumble
The new spirit is a a liquor that is made of Texas Wildflower Honey, Mission Figs, and Turbinado Sugar.
 750ml       $45.95

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Time Bandit Vodka

Time Bandit Vodka now available in California.
$17.95  750ml.
$28.95  1.75ml

Laphroaig Cairdeas

Cairdeas means frienship in Gaelic,
Distinctively pale in color.  This annual limited-edition release is finally available in the U.S. Youthful, vibrant, and thumping, with the sea flowing through its veins. Coal tar, peat smoke, brine, seaweed, bright fruit (pear, tangerine) and soft vanilla all compete for attention.

Nose: Buttery and soft, with just a wisp of smoked kippers. There's only the slightest hint of the carbolic notes you find in the ten year old expression. It's a heavy butterscotch sweetness that runs the show, with a hefty portion of salted caramel.

Palate: Rounded and smooth, the butter spreads itself, melts and reveals Laproaig's signature smoky heart. It's pungent but not overpowering, a cushion of smoke rather than an enveloping cloud. But this is a big mouth-filling whisky; it just does it with finesse. That sweetness from the nose is heavily pronounced, and tastes remarkably like the crumbly fudge you find all over Islay.

Finish: Sweet, long and comforting.
$64.95  750ml.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Amethyst Lavender Gin

Amethyst Lavender Gin
Vapor distilled in small batches. Smooth, crisp and fresh tasting. They start with eight traditional botanicals, then add a hint of lavender, naturally grown here on our farm at Spring Creek. Subtly aromatic, distinctive.

Amethyst blends beautifully in traditional cocktails-the most elegant
Gin & Tonic you'll ever taste.

Or indulge your creativity! Amethyst with muddled blueberries, or red grapes. Makes a Lovely Lavender Lemonade, add a stem of fresh cut lavender.
$41.99  750ml.

Mina Real Mezcal

Mina Real Mezcal from Oaxaca this  Mezcal presents a balance  
of flavor and character, simultaneously nostalgic while remarkably approachable. Savor
our highland terroir and unique complexity as you explore this legendary spirit from
Santa Catarina Minas, Oaxaca. ¡Salud!

• A distinctly aromatic mezcal from Oaxaca, Mexico
• 100% Steam-roasted Espadín Agave
• Highland floral characteristics, from 4,672’ Alt.
• All natural fermentation
• Double distilled in ceramic alembic pot stills

Silver  $27.95  750ml
Reposado  $  29.95   750ml.