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Louis Roque Vieille Prune 750ml
Review Date: 8-28-2011
I'm smitten with this fun little spirit from the north eastern part of the French Southwest. This plum brandy is one of the easiest to appreciate, but will impress even the most jaded brandy lover. Forward sweet oak proceeds and incredibly deep fruitiness. No heat on the palate, the powerful fruit feels like its been sweetened, but it's in fact very dry.
Price: $44.99 Add To Cart BC 0

Rare Wine Company Historic Series Savannah Verdelho Madeira
Review Date: 8-28-2011
Madeira has been relegated to the shelves of cooks for years, but the Rare Wine Co. is changing that with it's phenomenal line of Historically significant single variety Madeiras. This shows intense fresh cotton candy, freshly cracked almond and a deep earthy rancio fruit on the nose. The palate EXPLODES with acidity negating any sweetness that might have been there. Because of the ridiculous way they make Madeira, this basically has no shelf life, so open it today and drink over the next year!
Price: $49.99 Add To Cart ST 93 BC 0

Tariquet 15 Year Old Cask Strength Folle Blanche Armagnac 750ml
Review Date: 8-28-2011
Tariquet is making some of the most exciting Armagnacs on the market today. Stupendous values as well, this 15 year is produced exclusively from the rare folle blanche grape. Highly aromatic and bottled at cask strength, this is more flowers and fruit than spice and earth, but still ranks high on my list of best brandy values.
Price: $55.99 Add To Cart BC 0

Antech "Brut Nature" Blanquette de Limoux
Review Date: 3-9-2011
Meaty, beefy, austere, intense. Weird, but fun! GEEKS only.
Price: $12.99 Add To Cart BC 0

Sorelle Bronca Prosecco DOCG
Review Date: 3-9-2011
A stupendous effort from one of our favorite producers of prosecco. The nose is intense blooming white flower with a touch of citrus peel. The palate brings out tropical fruit, candied citrus, passion fruit. Touch of ripe sweetness balances the raciness perfectly.
Price: $17.99 Add To Cart BC 0

Charles Baur Cremant d'Alsace Brut Rosé
Review Date: 7-1-2009
Richly aromatic, toasted and yeasty. A full and thick bead and heavy mousse distinguish this sparkler from some of the other wines available in the price range. Definitely unique enough to satisfy the adventerous, but has something everyone can appreciate. Perfectly suited for a dessert pairing - although it's quite dry so choose its compliment carefully.
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Noah's Mill Bourbon 750ml
Review Date: 8-22-2008
A 15-year-old small batch bourbon from Kentucky Bourbon Distillers. This elegant whiskey is complex, but not overpowering. Its soft yet distinctive aromatics range from citrus and stone fruit to forest, leather and smoke. A corn-driven front palate of caramel and toffee is followed by a pepper and spice finish owing to a significant amount of rye in the blend. For an over-proof (114.3-degree) bourbon, it is not at all hot.
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Rowan's Creek Bourbon 750ml
Review Date: 8-22-2008
Incredibly balanced, its zesty aromatics feature some surprising honeysuckle and jasmine notes. The mouthfeel is supple but not thick; there’s also a subdued sweetness with just a touch of pepper and no detectable heat. Attractively packaged and reasonably priced, something this good can’t last forever.
Price: $39.99 Add To Cart BC 0

Lillet Blanc (750ml)
Review Date: 7-18-2008
This white wine-based aperitif was created in 1887 in Bordeaux and originally had a high quinine content (presumably to treat malaria). Quinine is synthesized from the Kina-Kina tree, hence the drink’s original name: Kina Lillet. The original recipe was made famous by Ian Fleming in Casino Royal as a key component in the infamous “James Bond Martini.” This blend of fruit liqueurs and fortified wine was originally marketed as a tonic of great medicinal quality. These days there’s a new, friendlier Lillet with less quinine and it still lends itself to making cocktails, like the famous Edith’s Fizz.
Price: $15.99 Add To Cart WE 93 BC 0

Domaine de Canton Ginger & Cognac Liqueur 750ml
Review Date: 6-18-2008
Popular with the French since colonial times, this Ginger Cognac Liqueur melds the subtle heat of baby Vietnamese ginger root with the depth of flavor of Grand Champagne Cognac. The addition of spices, honey, and Tunisian ginseng make for a magnificently complex handmade elixir without preservatives or colorants.
Price: $29.99 Add To Cart BC 0

St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur 750ml
Review Date: 6-18-2008
A first-of-its-kind elderflower liqueur. Wild alpine blossoms are hand-harvested and macerated. Then, through a proprietary fermentation/distillation process the delicate aromatics are released from this wonderful gem, which has a supple but never syrupy texture.

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