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High West "K&L Exclusive" Single Barrel 101 Proof Double Rye Whiskey (750ml)
Review Date: 12-03-2016
This is really a delicious rye. There are pretty floral hints in the nose. In the mouth it is dry with an compelling floral and spicy aspect that helps make this rye stand out. It is very complex.While enjoyable alone it will enhance many cocktails.
Price: $49.99 Add To Cart

2014 Sobon Estate Amador County Red Blend
Review Date: 12-03-2016
A wonderful wine that is packed full of bright dark red fruit flavors. It is rich with and full bodied with a creamy mouth feel. The Sobon Red Blend is a great party wine because one can enjoy it alone but it will go well with hearty foods.
Price: $12.99 Add To Cart

2014 Valentin Bianchi "Elsa Bianchi" Malbec Mendoza
Review Date: 11-28-2016
A lot of wine for the price. The Elsa is light to medium bodied with bright and soft dark fruit flavors. It is dry, very easy to drink and can be enjoyed alone or with light foods. K&L has been selling Elsa for years and it has always been very popular.
Price: $9.99 Add To Cart

Russell's Reserve "K&L Exclusive" Single Barrel #3181 Kentucky Bourbon (750ml)
Review Date: 11-26-2016
Delicious, fun and interesting. There are subtle aromas of vanilla and caramel as one would expect. In the mouth, Barrel 3181 sets itself apart with with spice and wood flavors that are well integrated with honey and caramel tastes. It is a slightly lighter, drier and more delicate barrel than usual. Most importantly, this is a tasty bourbon that pleases and delivers.
Price: $64.99 Add To Cart

Russell's Reserve "K&L Exclusive" Single Barrel #246 Kentucky Bourbon (750ml)
Review Date: 11-26-2016
This barrel offers nice rich aromas of caramel, vanilla and a hint of spice. It is full bodied, round and smooth, with a nice depth of flavor. It should please any bourbon lover because it has all of the flavors that one would expect: caramel, honey and vanilla all wrapped together into a very tasty package.
Price: $64.99 Add To Cart

1995 Château de Briat 20 Year Old Vintage Armagnac (750ml)
Review Date: 11-26-2016
A great selection for Armagnac lovers who want some richness to their brandy. The aromas are interesting because they offer caramel with a subtle nutty, floral and earthy notes. In the mouth it is complex with layers of flavor that are rich and round with caramel and spice. It is full bodied and concentrated yet at the same time elegant and balanced. There is a beautiful long finish.
Price: $69.99 Add To Cart

1997 Dufftown 18 Year Old K&L Exclusive "Signatory" Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 11-23-2016
Delicious, interesting and unique. The aromas are inviting, offering honey notes with a hint of savory.In the mouth there are honey notes that are integrated with brioche like flavors.It is drier than the current Signatory offerings , with a subtle complexity. This is for the single malt lover who is seeking a quality selection that is a little different than the rest.
Price: $69.99 Add To Cart

1995 Imperial 20 Year Old K&L Exclusive "Signatory" Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 11-21-2016
I am glad that K&L can offer a cask of Imperial. The Imperial selections that I have tasted have always pleased me with their easy drinking enjoyment. This 1995 Imperial has an inviting nose with floral and honey notes. In the mouth it offers floral , honey and subtle mixed fruit flavors that are rounded out with a nice creamy mouth feel.
Price: $119.99 Add To Cart

1995 Glenburgie 21 Year Old K&L Exclusive "Signatory" Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 11-21-2016
This is the most elegant of the currant Signatory selections. I t offers beautiful aromas of honey and malt. In the mouth it is rich and round while at the same time elegant and complex. There is a subtle hint of creaminess and a nuance of spice. Like all of the cask strength whiskys a little water helps soften and open up this single malt.
Price: $99.99 Add To Cart

1997 Linkwood 19 Year Old K&L Exclusive "Signatory" Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 11-19-2016
Another gem from the warehouse at Signatory. At first, there are complex aromas of sweet honey and bees wax with a nice floral component. There is no smoke to get into the way of the creamy concentrated honey and malt flavors. There is a nice long finish. A touch of water helps soften and open up this wonderful selection.
Price: $89.99 Add To Cart

2014 Domaine Jean-Michel Giboulot Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru "Aux Fournaux"
Review Date: 11-13-2016
This is one of my favorite picks from a recent Burgundy staff tasting . It has beautiful aromatics that are followed by delicious red fruit flavors that are dry and balanced. In addition, there are layers of complexity with hints of earth and minerals. There is a lot going on in this wine and it will be best with food.
Price: $29.99 Add To Cart

2015 Domaine Renaud St-Véran
Review Date: 11-13-2016
Refreshing and packed full of energy, this St. Veran is dry, clean and crisp. It has a nice delicious mouth feel and mineral nuances. A perfect choice for an unoaked Chardonnay fan. It will go well with fish and fowl.
Price: $18.99 Add To Cart

2014 Domaine Jean-Michel Giboulot Savigny-lès-Beaune
Review Date: 11-07-2016
For those that love Burgundy and those that are curious to try it this is a wonderful wine. It is elegant, nuanced and subtle with cherry like flavors and a nice dry finish. It is ready to drink now and will go well with chicken and pork dishes.
Price: $24.99 Add To Cart

2013 Ferrero Rosso di Toscana
Review Date: 11-07-2016
A tasty Super Tuscan at a super price. The Ferrero Rosso Di Toscana is nice and juicy with dark fruit flavors. There is a hint of oak flavors for those that like it in this full bodied wine. It will go well with hearty foods and is ready to drink now.
Price: $14.99 Add To Cart

Dudognon "K&L Exclusive Cuvee" Napoleon II Cognac (750ml)
Review Date: 11-04-2016
This is a fantastic Cognac from one of my favorite Cognac producers. Anything from Dudognon is always a go to product because of the high quality and the purity of their Cognacs. The Dudognon Napoleon is a Cognac that reflects the terroir of the Grand Champagne region. In the nose it is pretty with subtle floral notes. In the mouth it is very dry, light and complex with a hint of mineral undertones. There are no additives like sugar or caramel to get in the way or influence the taste of this subtle and delicious Cognac.
Price: $49.99 Add To Cart

Domaine Pacory 15 Year Old "K&L Exclusive" Domfrontais Calvados (750ml)
Review Date: 11-04-2016
Wow! A 100% pear Calvados that offers fruit brandy lovers a real treat. In the nose that are nice seductive pear aromas. In the mouth it is expressive and delicious with dry fresh pear and baked pear flavors that add layered complexity to this exceptional Calvados . It is unusual, very good and fantastic.
Price: $59.99 Add To Cart

Michel Huard "K&L Exclusive Cuvee" Vieux Calvados (750ml)
Review Date: 11-04-2016
A lovely Calvados Cuvee put together by K&L' s own David Driscoll that is interesting, tasty and a pleasure in a bottle. It has a fresh apple nose that is very inviting. In the mouth it is subtle and the flavors are delicate with soft and round apple notes. It is dry, complex and has a delightfully clean, long finish.
Price: $52.99 Add To Cart

Jean Josselin "Cuvee des Jean" Brut Champagne
Review Date: 10-30-2016
A lot of tasty wine for the price. The Jean Josselin Cuvee Des Jean is clean and fresh with a nice crisp finish.Enjoyable alone, it will go well with light fish, roast chicken and mushrooms.
Price: $29.99 Add To Cart

Kilkerran 12 Year Old Campbeltown Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 10-28-2016
This single malt is very easy to drink and enjoy. It is creamy, rich and soft with an interesting complexity. It also has a lively and fresh nuance to it that helps make it an exciting addition to our single malt selection.Very good.
Price: $64.99 Add To Cart

2015 Le Coeur de la Reine Gamay Touraine
Review Date: 10-14-2016
An easy-to-drink and enjoy Gamay that offers plenty of red fruit flavors and is light to medium bodied. It is dry and has a nice, creamy mouthfeel. It will go great with fowl.
Price: $11.99 Add To Cart

2014 Domaine de la Réserve d'O "La Réserve d'O" Terrasses du Larzac
Review Date: 10-10-2016
A beautiful dark colored wine. It is full bodied and juicy with absolutely delicious dark fruit flavors. What sets it apart for me is the complexity, balance and purity of the wine. It can be enjoyed alone but will go well with hearty foods.
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart

Tom's Foolery Bottled In Bond Single Barrel #90 Ohio Straight Rye Whiskey (750ml)
Review Date: 10-03-2016
This rye has a lot to offer. There is a hint of spice in the aroma along with some caramel and fruit notes. In the mouth it is smooth with some subtle spice, and there is a complex and long finish. It is drier than the Tom Foolery Bourbon and there is a good balance between all flavor components.
Price: $49.99 Add To Cart

2005 Ballechin (Peated Edradour) 10 Year Old K&L Exclusive Single Bourbon Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 10-01-2016
I am very happy that we were able to purchase this cask from Edradour on this year's trip. It is flavorful, interesting and just plain fun to drink. There are nice fruit and smoke aromas. In the mouth it is a lusty gem with an interaction between expressive fruit and smoke with smooth and clean flavors. Very good.
Price: $89.99 Add To Cart

1992 Longmorn 24 Year Old K&L Exclusive "Signatory" Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 10-01-2016
I have always liked the selection of single casks that Signatory offers. They are always of high quality and always deliver for the price. This 1992 Longmorn is packed full of flavor. There are beautiful honey and floral aromas. In the mouth it is round with more honey and malt flavors. It it full bodied, concentrated and complex. Most importantly, the Longmorn 24 is easy to drink and easy to enjoy.
Price: $159.99 Add To Cart

2015 Eric Cottat Sancerre Rosé
Review Date: 09-26-2016
A wonderful all round Rose that drinks well alone or will go well with fish and other light foods. There are light red fruit aromas that lead to a fresh, light, clean and crisp wine. It is very easy to drink and enjoy.
Price: $17.99 Add To Cart

2001 Bowmore 14 Year Old "Hepburn's Choice" Single Sherry Butt Cask Strength Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 09-18-2016
The color of this wonderful cask is a dark brown reflecting the sherry barrel aging. In the nose there are inviting light smoke aromas. In the mouth it is rich and round, showing the influence of the sherry.The sherry barrel did not make this Bowmore overly sweet but added complexity and helps make this single malt so good and easy to enjoy . There is a nice long finish.
Price: $82.99 Add To Cart

2014 Roserock (Drouhin Oregon) Eola-Amity Hills Chardonnay
Review Date: 09-08-2016
This is a delicious Chardonnay. It is dry, soft and clean, with pure fruit flavors. It is not dominated by oak and butter flavors. The Roserock is such a joy to drink and will go well with lighter foods or alone.
Price: $32.99 Add To Cart
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2014 Roserock (Drouhin Oregon) Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir
Review Date: 09-08-2016
This is one of my favorite domestic Pinot Noirs . It is bright and lively with dark red fruit flavors.There is a beautiful balance and structure that help make this wine so flavorful. It will go well with salmon, pork or chicken.
Price: $32.99 Add To Cart

2000 Faultline 15 Year Old "K&L Exclusive" Single Barrel Nicaraguan Rum (750ml)
Review Date: 08-29-2016
This a wonderful clean and high quality rum. It is full bodied and rich but not too sweet, with a nice creaminess and a touch of savory. There is no caramel color and added sugar to get in the way of the delicious flavors that this Faultline 15 has to offer.
Price: $59.99 Add To Cart

1998 Faultline 16 Year Old "K&L Exclusive" Caribbean Blend Rum (750ml)
Review Date: 08-29-2016
This is a fantastic rum that shows just how complex and interesting rum can be. In the nose there are floral and fruity accents. This is followed with a dry style rum that has a savory earthy spice, and subtle notes of smoke. This is one of the best rums that I have tasted in a long while.
Price: $79.99 Add To Waiting List

2014 Olema Sonoma County Pinot Noir
Review Date: 08-15-2016
This wine is juicy with nice fruity red fruit flavors and aromas. I think that this a great party wine because it is soft and round in the mouth and very easy to drink and enjoy. It will go well with pork or chicken.
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart

2013 Mercedes Eguren Cabernet Sauvignon Vino de la Tierra de Castilla
Review Date: 08-15-2016
Easy to drink and enjoy, this wine offers a lot for the money. It is medium bodied and dry with dark blue fruits.The Mercedes Eguren Cabernet will go well with hearty foods.
Price: $9.99 Add To Cart

George Dickel K&L Exclusive 9 Year Old Single Barrel #05A04B1212 Tennessee Whiskey (750ml)
Review Date: 08-07-2016
Compared to the other two singe barrels that are in stock this barrel is most subtle. It offers the wonderful soft richness of the Dickel Distillery bit seems more dry than the other two and has some savory notes.
Price: $46.99 Add To Cart

George Dickel "K&L Exclusive" 9 Year Old Single Barrel #04L28N54410 Tennessee Whiskey (750ml)
Review Date: 08-07-2016
Single barrels are always fun because one gets to see the variation between barrels. The same distillery and same age but there are subtle differences. This barrel is very easy to drink. It is rich and balanced with a honey nuances and a long finish.
Price: $46.99 Add To Cart

1991 Villa Zarri 24 Year Old "K&L Exclusive" Single Barrel Cask Strength Italian Brandy (750ml)
Review Date: 08-05-2016
This is a beautiful brandy that begins with lush and rich aromas. In the mouth it is full bodied and round with an interesting pleasant savory note.It is complex and there is a lot to enjoy. Since this is cask strength a little splash of water helps open the Zarri 24 up and make it soft and easy to drink.
Price: $99.99 Add To Cart

Michel Couvreur "Peaty Overaged" K&L Exclusive Malt Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 07-25-2016
This Michel Couvreur Malt Whiskey is a perfect marriage of smoke and sherry aged spirit. There is a nice amount of smoke aromas and flavors that are integrated well with the richness from the sherry barrels. On top of this it is complex and will surprise and delight.
Price: $82.99 Add To Cart

Don Amado Arroqueño Mezcal (750ml)
Review Date: 07-08-2016
The smoke aromas in this Mezcal are a pleasure to smell because they do not dominate but are pretty and balanced. In the mouth this exceptional Mezcal is round with citrus, mineral and herbal nuances. It is very complex, soft and a unique Mezcal.
Price: $89.99 Add To Cart

Kavalan Solist Ex-Bourbon Cask #52" K&L Exclusive Cask Strength Single Barrel Taiwanese Single Malt Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 07-03-2016
This is an excellent single barrel, offering soft juicy and rich flavors. It is easy to drink, complex and an absolute joy to drink.Barrel #52 is the fullest bodied of the three K&L selected Kavalan single barrels.
Price: $149.99 Add To Cart

Gift Box - Kavalan "ex-Bourbon Cask #52" K&L Exclusive Cask Strength Single Barrel Taiwanese Single Malt Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 06-27-2016
This cask is a beautiful expression of a Kavalan whiskey. It has inviting aromas that hint of caramel and sweetness. In the mouth it is very easy to drink with round and juicy fruity flavors. It is good enough to want a second glass. Since Cask 52 is cask strength, a splash of water will soften the whiskey and help open it up.
Price: $0.00 Add To Cart

Park 18 Year Old "Lot 18" K&L Exclusive Single Barrel #332 Cask Strength Borderies Cognac (750ml)
Review Date: 06-20-2016
A traditional style Cognac that is rich, round and juicy. The 18 has some delicate and complex elements to round out the flavor profile.This is an easy drink and enjoy Cognac.
Price: $89.99 Add To Cart

Park 15 Year Old "Lot 15" K&L Exclusive Single Barrel #289 Cask Strength Fins Bois Cognac (750ml)
Review Date: 06-20-2016
There are nice inviting sweet floral aromas. In the mouth there is an nice mouth fell with both rich and delicate flavors. The Park is round and juicy and for those who like a traditional style Cognac.
Price: $79.99 Add To Cart

Fuenteseca Ensamble "2014 Edition" K&L Exclusive Extra Añejo Tequila (750ml)
Review Date: 06-20-2016
This Tequila has a lot to offer. It has aromas of salty citrus that are fresh and inviting. In the mouth the aging has added smoothness to this spirit but there is still plenty of the bright citrus like flavors one expects from Tequila. The Fuenteseca 2014 is balanced and exciting.
Price: $99.99 Add To Cart

2015 Zafeirakis Limniona Rosé Thessaly
Review Date: 06-13-2016
This is a wonderful rose for a great price. It is one of my favorite roses that are currently in stock. Beautiful red fruit aromas lead to a dry complex wine. Layers of complexity broaden this full bodied wine out. While easy to drink alone, it will go well with food.
Price: $12.99 Add To Cart

Hedgehog Single Grain French Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 06-12-2016
This Whiskey is interesting, flavorful and off the beaten path.It has a mixture of grain, malt and spice aromas.In the mouth it is soft and dry with the influence of the wood showing itself with some spice flavors. One could say that there are cognac, single malt and bourbon influences in this delicious drink.
Price: $44.99 Add To Cart

Uberach "Assemblage" Alsace Single Malt Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 06-10-2016
I think that this whisky should be in every whisky lover's collection. It is delicious, interesting and a little different. There are pretty delicate floral aromas that almost cherry eau-de-vie like. In the mouth it is complex and soft with malt and fruit like nuances.
Price: $59.99 Add To Cart

Tom's Foolery Bottled In Bond Batch #3 Ohio Straight Bourbon Whiskey (750ml)
Review Date: 06-10-2016
A great addition to the craft bourbon selection. There are inviting caramel and vanilla aromas. Lush, complex flavors follow that are round and juicy, with vanilla and caramel and a hint of spice.
Price: $49.99 Add To Cart

Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin 750ml
Review Date: 06-06-2016
This a classic style gin. There are juniper and citrus aromas with a floral hint. In the mouth it is dry with balanced savory and citrus flavors.
Price: $34.99 Add To Cart

Mezcal Vago Mexicano Mezcal (750ml)
Review Date: 06-06-2016
This is a very interesting and delicious Mezcal. It has expressive bright fruity aromas that are very pleasurable to smell.In the mouth the fruit theme continues with bright fruit flavors inter mixed with citrus and savory notes. The smoke in this Mezcal is very subtle.This is a first class spirit.
Price: $89.99 Add To Cart

2014 Jacques Bavard Auxey-Duresses "Les Clous" Blanc
Review Date: 06-06-2016
It has been a pleasure to taste the Jacques Bavard wines over the last years. They are always high quality but each vintage is different. A recent staff tasting showed that the 2014 vintage is excellent. The Auxey Duresses Les Clous has nice fruit aromas with a subtle creamy mouth feel. It has a nice crisp finish. This will go well with fish or chicken.
Price: $29.99 Add To Cart

2014 Andrew Murray "Tous les Jours" Santa Ynez Valley Syrah
Review Date: 05-31-2016
This full bodied and juicy wine has a lot to offer. There are rich mouth filling dark red fruits that are complemented with the typical meaty undertones of Syrah. Very easy to drink alone, it will go well with meats and barbecue.
Price: $14.99 Add To Cart
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