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Jeffrey Jones

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1995 Miltonduff 22 Year Old "Old Particular" K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 11-16-2017
This is a complex and structured single malt. It comes across on the dry side with concentrated round and mouth filling flavors. There is a beautiful nose of beeswax and honey and a nice long fresh fruit finish. This single malt is both interesting and tasty.
Price: $89.99 Add To Cart

2015 Château de L'Ou Côtes Catalanes Rouge
Review Date: 11-09-2017
This wine is beautiful , lush and delicious. It is soft and round with dark fruit flavors that have a sense of balance. Medium-to-full bodied, it is ready to drink now and is good alone or with hearty foods.
Price: $11.99 Add To Cart
RP 88 - 90

1997 Bowmore 20 Year Old "Old Particular" K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 11-03-2017
What I like about the Bowmore offerings is that they are balanced and nuanced. This single cask is no exception. It begins with nice smoke and sea aromas that are not heavy or over-powering. In the mouth this Bowmore is concentrated and complex, with rich and round flavors and hints of smoke coming through. There is a nice long finish. I tasted this with a splash of water.
Price: $149.99 Add To Cart

George Dickel "K&L Exclusive" 9 Year Old Single Barrel #L7233K1008 Tennessee Whiskey (750ml)
Review Date: 11-03-2017
Barrel 1008 shows the lusty side of the Dickel single barrels. It is big and round with juicy rich flavors of caramel and honey. There is a nice long sweet finish. Another delicious Dickel single barrel selection.
Price: $44.99 Add To Cart

George Dickel "K&L Exclusive" 9 Year Old Single Barrel #L7234K1004 Tennessee Whiskey (750ml)
Review Date: 11-03-2017
I just tasted barrel 1004 and barrel 1008 at the same time. The difference between these single barrels is pronounced. Barrel 1004 has a nose of caramel but it is nuanced and subtle. In the mouth it is on the drier side with the influence of the wood aging showing, adding subtle spice and savory notes. While it is fun to taste the different barrels and how they all age differently, I think that it is good to remember that they are all delicious from a great distillery.
Price: $44.99 Add To Cart

Kaiyo Mizunara Oak Japanese Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 10-26-2017
This is an interesting and delicious whiskey. It has aromas that are light and floral with inviting spice and dry wood notes. In the mouth it is soft and round,and on the light side like one would expect from a Japanese whiskey. There are spice, pepper and wood notes that come together to make this an unique beverage.
Price: $69.99 Add To Cart

Maker's Mark 46 "K&L Exclusive - #1" Private Select Kentucky Bourbon (750ml)
Review Date: 10-23-2017
A great addition to the wheated bourbon selections. It is expressive and has a lot of personality with nice nose of vanilla and caramel. In the mouth it is soft and complex with a pleasant mouthfeel. There is a lot going on in this bourbon and it will be very easy to drink. A nice long finish with a hint of spice completes the package. I suggest that you drink this with a splash of water to soften it up.
Price: $69.99 Add To Cart

2012 Haras de Pirque "Hussonet" Cabernet Sauvignon Gran Reserva Maipo Valley
Review Date: 10-23-2017
This is a wonderful, classic and expressive Cabernet Sauvignon for a very reasonable price. It is soft and ready, with round dark fruit flavors that help make this wine a pleasure to drink. The Hussonet drinks well alone or will go well with hearty foods.
Price: $9.99 Add To Cart
JS 92

2016 Pascal Berthier "Esprit de Séduction" Saint-Amour
Review Date: 10-23-2017
This Beaujolais is delicious and lively and shows what a good wine Beaujolais can be. It is soft with juicy dark fruit flavors that are balance out with complexity. It is medium bodied and ready to drink. It think that this wine is versatile and will go with many different types of food and will drink well alone.
Price: $14.99 Add To Cart

2008 Talisker 8 Year Old "Old Particular - K&L Exclusive" Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 10-19-2017
Single cask expression are interesting and fun because each cask has its own personality. What makes this cask so unique is how rich and juicy it is. It begins with nice subtle smoke aromas and continues onto a creamy, concentrated and round flavor bomb of complex malt flavors with delicate undertones of smoke and general island flavors. This cask is 8 years old, and some people might think that it is too young to drink, but it is delicious now and is ready to go
Price: $59.99 Add To Cart

Fukano K&L Exclusive Single Cask #2827 Japanese Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 10-19-2017
This is a delicious and easy to drink whiskey. It begins with subtle bourbon-like aromas of caramel . In the mouth it is a wonderful and complex, both delicate and sweet with a long finish that has vanilla notes. Alone or on the rocks this is going to be very easy to drink and enjoy. Rice whiskeys are a wonderful addition to the world of whiskey because they and soft and flavorful and it is nice to be able offer a single cask expression.
Price: $69.99 Add To Cart

Bardstown Bourbon Company "Collabor&tion - Brandy Barrel Finish" Cask Strength Bourbon Whiskey (750ml)
Review Date: 10-05-2017
The brandy barrel finish starts out with an elegant and sweet nose which is the perfect introduction to what is to follow. In the mouth, it is rich and round and the elegance of the nose still comes through.Subtle and complex there is a nice long finish.
Price: $124.99 Add To Cart

Bardstown Bourbon Company "Collabor&tion - Mistelle Barrel Finish" Cask Strength Bourbon Whiskey (750ml)
Review Date: 10-05-2017
This is a wonderful addition to the bourbon selection. It is both elegant and tasty with elegant and inviting aromas. In the mouth it is both interesting and tasty. This is not a heavy bourbon and there is a very nice spice element. There is a nice complex finish.
Price: $124.99 Add To Cart

Four Pillars "Faultline" K&L Exclusive Gin (750ml)
Review Date: 10-05-2017
K&L sent David Driscoll to Australia and this is what he returned with. It was well worth the trip. It is both very tasty and offers up something different.There are wonderful aromas of citrus and juniper with a kiss of spice. In the mouth there is a creamy mouth feel with complex citrus notes . Every time that I tasted it a new element came forward. Very good and wonderfully fun.
Price: $34.99 Add To Cart

2015 La Source du Ruault Saumur-Champigny Rouge
Review Date: 10-02-2017
This is a wonderful red wine with a beautiful, expressive and inviting nose. In the mouth it is lively with nice red fruit flavors that are balance out with a crisp finish. It is medium bodied with just the right amount of fruit and mineral notes. The La source Du Ruault will go best with food.
Price: $16.99 Add To Cart

Foursquare Distillery Real McCoy 12 Year Old Single Blended Barbados Rum (750ml)
Review Date: 09-29-2017
Lately we have been receiving high-quality and delicious rums from Foursquare Distillery. The Real McCoy continues this string of successful releases. It is soft and moderately sweet, with the sweetness coming from the spirit and not added sugar. It is complex, with a nice, long finish. Classic, it sets a high standard for rums distilled from molasses.
Price: $39.99 Add To Cart

2015 Chateau de L'Ou "Velours Noir" Côtes Catalanes Rouge
Review Date: 09-29-2017
This wine is big and lusty with mouth-filling deep dark fruit flavors. But it is more than that. The Velours Noir offers layers of flavors with the fruit balanced out with nice mineral notes and a sense of place. It will go well with hearty foods.
Price: $24.99 Add To Cart
RP 94 RR 94

2015 Clos de l'Anhel "Lolo de l'Anhel" Corbieres
Review Date: 09-18-2017
The bouquet of this wine is expressive and inviting with lively fruit aromas. In the mouth it is medium bodied with soft dark fruit flavors . This wine has balance and finesse and will be a joy to drink alone or with pork or chicken.
Price: $12.99 Add To Cart

2014 Domaine Les Pins "Le Clos les Pins" Bourgueil
Review Date: 09-18-2017
This is a classic and tasty Cabernet Franc . I think that it is a food wine and will go well with hearty foods. It is medium bodied with dark red fruit flavors that have layers of mineral and some earth notes. There is a nice crisp finish that helps round this wine out.
Price: $14.99 Add To Cart
WE 92 WS 90

1991 North British 25 Year Old "Old Particular" K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Grain Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 09-07-2017
Another excellent cask from North British distillery that has a lot to offer. It is on the light side and very smooth with a pretty nice kiss of sweetness on the finish. This is a whiskey to set back with and simply enjoy. Although it is 25 years old it is not too old but is still lively and fresh.
Price: $69.99 Add To Cart

2002 Balvenie 14 Year "Peat Week" Vintage Single Malt Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 09-07-2017
This is a very good single malt. In the nose there is a medium amount of peat with some nice malt aromas. In the mouth it is soft and pure with interesting malt flavors that are balanced out with some smoke. The smoke flavors do not dominate but are integrated with the malt. The Balvenie Peat Week is easy to drink and enjoy and should please single malt fans.
Price: $99.99 Add To Cart

Four Pillars "Bloody Shiraz" Gin (750ml)
Review Date: 08-31-2017
This Gin has beautiful dark red color which will add a pleasant visual dimension to a gin and tonic. In the nose there is an interaction of sweet fruit and juniper aromas. In the mouth it is rich and round with the sweetness of the shiraz interacting with subtle botanical and citrus notes. The Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz is a new flavor direction in the gin section providing more depth and choice.
Price: $39.99 Add To Cart

Le Brun de Neuville "Authentique Assemblage" Brut Champagne
Review Date: 08-27-2017
At a recent staff tasting of Champagne I thought that this product really stood out. Although all of the Champagnes were of high quality and absolutely delicious, the Le Brun Authentique stayed in my mind. It is lively and energetic with hints of minerals in a easy to drink dry Champagne. I think that it will go well alone or with lighter fish.
Price: $34.99 Add To Cart
WE 90 WS 90

2015 Clos de l'Anhel "Les Terrassettes" Corbières
Review Date: 08-27-2017
This wonderful wine from Corbieres has a lot to offer. It is lively and bold with rich and round dark fruit flavors that has subtle savory undertones. Although the Les Terrassettes is juicy it is medium bodied which makes it go well with food such as Lamb or fowl.
Price: $16.99 Add To Cart

2007 Bunnahabhain 10 Year Old "Old Particular" K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 08-17-2017
This is a tasty gem that is joyful and interesting. There are subtle aromas of honey and wax with a undertone of savory notes. In the mouth it is soft, round and easy with honey, wax and savory notes continuing. This is a very good bottle of single malt. I tasted this with a touch of water.
Price: $49.99 Add To Cart

Yellowstone "Select" Kentucky Bourbon (750ml)
Review Date: 08-12-2017
This Bourbon has inviting and pretty aromas. In the mouth it is soft and juicy with rich caramel and dark dried fruit like flavors. There is a nice finish with a touch of vanilla. The only problem with this Bourbon is that it might be too easy to drink.
Price: $34.99 Add To Cart

Doctor Bird "Moscatel Cask Finish" Traditional Pot Still Jamaican Rum (750ml)
Review Date: 08-07-2017
When I first saw this product come in I must admit that I though it was some type of gimmick product. But I was wrong. This is serious and delicious rum. The nose starts out with hints of caramel and subtle earthy notes. In the mouth it is dry, complex, earthy and round. This rum should please fans of Jamaican Rums. With a touch of water the rum opens up a little and the flavors become more pronounced.
Price: $24.99 Add To Cart

Leopold Bros. "Summer" Limited Edition Gin (750ml)
Review Date: 08-07-2017
This is my favorite Leopold Brothers Gin so far. It is lively and delicious and worth taking a look at. There is a nice combination of juniper and citrus that works out well. It is the citrus , especially the orange flavors that stand out. A long orange influenced finish finishes the package.
Price: $27.99 Add To Cart

2014 Domaine Bruno Colin Chassagne-Montrachet Rouge Vieilles Vignes
Review Date: 08-03-2017
This is a beautiful Burgundy that is classic and under priced for the quality that this wine has. The nose in inviting and seductive with hints of the flavors that are to come. In the mouth it is elegant and balanced with a nice interaction of dry red fruits , earth and acid. This is Burgundy at its best.
Price: $21.99 Add To Cart

2015 Domaine de l'Ermitage "Victor" Costières de Nîmes Rouge
Review Date: 07-31-2017
A great ready-to-drink wine for those looking for a medium-to-full-bodied wine that has dark fruit and subtle earth flavors. An absolute bargain, it will go well alone or with hearty foods.
Price: $9.99 Add To Cart

Paranubes Oaxacan Agricole Rum (1L)
Review Date: 07-14-2017
Interesting and delicious, this rum is a real surprise for me because I never thought that I would be tasting a rum agricole from Oaxaca. The nose is intense and expressive with grass and herb smells. This leads to soft fruity flavors with a hint of sweetness but over all this rum is on the dry side. Tasty alone ( if you like the agricole flavor profile) it should make great cocktails.
Price: $39.99 Add To Cart

2014 La Chablisienne Chablis "La Sereine"
Review Date: 07-06-2017
This is a classic and clean Chablis. It is light,with citrus and notes of mineral throughout . From all of the 2014 La Chblisienne products that I have tasted, this is one of my favorites because I think that it will go so well with food like seafood and was mouth watering.
Price: $17.99 Add To Cart

2012 Valdicava Rosso di Montalcino
Review Date: 06-25-2017
A wonderful Rosso from a great vintage. The 2012 Valdicave Rosso is big and round with nice red fruit flavors. This is enhanced with mineral tones. Dry and ready to drink now, it will be best with hearty foods. If you can decant this wine.
Price: $29.99 Add To Cart

Wild Turkey "Master's Keep - Decades" Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (750ml)
Review Date: 06-15-2017
This Bourbon offers what a mature whiskey should. It has concentrated flavors that are subtle and delicate . It is mellow and easy to drink with caramel and honey notes that are harmonious. This Bourbon is about nuance and flavor. What really stands out is the long delicious finish.
Price: $129.99 Add To Cart
WA 93

2014 Antech "Cuvée Eugenie" Cremant de Limoux
Review Date: 06-12-2017
The owner of this winery really stands behind her wine and the last two years has made an effort to come to SF and teach our staff about them. She has nothing to worry about because the sparkling wines from Antech are delicious and should give any wine lover joy. Cuvee Eugenie is dry with a nice creamy mouth fell. Subtle hints of honey round this tasty gem out. Fantastic alone it will also go well with sea food.
Price: $13.99 Add To Cart

Copper & Kings American Dry Gin (750ml)
Review Date: 06-11-2017
It is a good time to be a gin drinker. There are so many high-quality gins available to choose from. This Copper Kings American Dry Gin is another creative and delicious addition to this category. It has beautiful aromatics of juniper, lavender and citrus. In the mouth the botanicals take first place, with the citrus adding secondary notes. The base is from distilled apple wine, which adds an additional splash of interest.
Price: $34.99 Add To Cart

Copper & Kings "Blue Sky Mining" Brandy (375ml)
Review Date: 06-11-2017
This bandy starts with a wonderful and inviting nose that showcases the Muscat influence. Bright and pretty expressive floral notes are supported with a touch of spice and caramel. In the mouth there are flavors of caramel richness that have bourbon-like aspects. This for those who want a brandy that is interesting and on the rich side.
Price: $39.99 Add To Cart

2005 Coufran, Haut-Médoc
Review Date: 05-27-2017
Chateau Coufran produces excellent drinkable wines for a reasonable price. The 2005 is full bodied and structured with dark fruit flavors balanced out with hints of earth. It is dry and well be best with hearty foods.
Price: $24.99 Add To Cart
WE 91 - 93

2014 Dominus "Napanook" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend
Review Date: 05-19-2017
An excellent and seductive Napa red wine. It has nice fruit and structure but what is the most important is that it is packaged together with elegance and finesse. It is full bodied and delicious and should please anyone who wants a Napa red that will go well with food.

2016 Skouras Moscofilero Péloponnèse
Review Date: 05-15-2017
Moscofilero is one of the classic and great white grapes of Greece and Skouras is a master working with this grape. The 2016 has pronounced beautiful and inviting floral aromatics. In the mouth it is medium bodied with stone fruit flavors and is soft, round and dry. It has a nice subtle crisp finish which gives balance. Skouras Moscofilero is easy enough to drink alone but will go well with lighter foods. Simply put, this is a tasty wine.
Price: $14.99 Add To Cart
RP 92

Rancho Tepua Bacanora (750ml)
Review Date: 05-12-2017
This is the first Bacanora that I have tasted and it is a wonderful addition to K&L's selection of Agave-based spirits. There is nose of citrus with a subtle and light hint of smoke. In the mouth it is soft and almost creamy with citrus, baking spices and a hint of pepper. There is a nice long finish. I think that people who like Tequila and Mezcal will enjoy this product.
Price: $49.99 Add To Cart

2015 Bedrock Wine Company "Old Vine" California Zinfandel
Review Date: 05-05-2017
A classic rich and fruity Zinfandel that is done right. It is full bodied , juicy and jammy, but also is balanced and pretty. It offers deep rich dark fruit flavors and is good alone but will go well with hearty foods.
Price: $23.99 Add To Cart
WS 93 RP 90

1995 Glen Garioch 20 Year Old "John Milroy - K&L Exclusive" Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 04-27-2017
I tasted this product with and with out water. With no water there is a nice malt undertone but savory notes are somewhat pronounced both in the nose and in the mouth. With the additions of a little water, this Glen Garioch opens up letting the malt flavors come up with the savory notes playing a supportive role.This selection is full of nuance and will be a pleasure to sit down with and think about.
Price: $119.99 Add To Cart

1995 Tormore 20 Year Old "John Milroy" K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 04-27-2017
Before this bottling I had never tasted a single malt from Tormore. I am glad that I got a chance to do so because this offering has so much to offer. In the nose there are caramel notes with savory undertones. With a splash of water, it is rich and juicy, packed with concentrated malt and dried fruit flavors that are very delicious. It is complex and interesting and should give joy to fans of single malts.This is the most unique selection of the John Milroy bottlings that are currently in stock.
Price: $89.99 Add To Cart

2010 Bel-Orme Tronquoy de Lalande, Haut-Médoc
Review Date: 04-21-2017
A beautiful and expressive Bordeaux that drinks very well now. It is medium to full bodied with nice dark fruits\ flavors that are complemented with subtle earth and mineral notes. Typical of the 2010 vintage, the fruit is balanced with nice acidity which makes this a lively and delicious wine. It will be best with hearty foods.
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart
JS 90

Four Pillars Barrel Aged Gin (750ml)
Review Date: 04-17-2017
This gin is elegant, soft and easy. It has aromas of juniper with a hint of lime and some savory notes. In the mouth it is nice and pretty, with a tasty complex mix of spice and lime. There is a long finish. It is delicious and a little different.
Price: $46.99 Add To Cart

Jean Arthaud Creme de Cassis De Bourgogne Liqueur (750ml)
Review Date: 04-10-2017
A high quality Cassis from Burgundy. There is a nice balance between currant , sweet and tart flavors. It is not too sweet and has a nice creamy mouthfeel. There is a very subtle savory undertone. It will make a great Kir and could be enjoyable on ice.
Price: $26.99 Add To Cart

2014 Castillo de Viñas Crianza Rioja
Review Date: 04-10-2017
This is wine is a real value that delivers what it should and more . It is a medium bodied and dry with nice dark fruit and subtle earthy flavors. It will go well with pork and chicken dishes. A good example of an easy to drink Crianza Rioja.
Price: $11.99 Add To Cart

1996 Glen Moray 19 Year Old "John Milroy" K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 03-30-2017
An interesting and delicious addition to K&L's single malt selection. There are aromas of malt and barley grain with a touch of Bourbon influence. With a splash of water , it is malty, soft and easy with a nice creamy mouth feel. Here again there is a subtle influence of Bourbon flavors.
Price: $79.99 Add To Waiting List

2006 Mortlach 10 Year Old "John Milroy" K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 03-30-2017
I always seem to really like the offerings from Mortlach and this single cask is no different. It is a refreshing and a joy to drink. The aromas are bright, fresh, fruity and inviting. In the mouth this story continues with juicy fruity flavors. It is easy to enjoy, is very good, and has a nice long finish.
Price: $59.99 Add To Cart

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