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Jeffrey Jones

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1995 Ben Nevis 21 Year Old Faultline Refill Bourbon Hogshead Cask Strength Single Cask Single Malt Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 04-21-2018
The nose on this single cask selection is seductive and inviting with pretty bees wax, honey and floral notes. There are no smoky aromas or flavors. It is rich and soft with complex and subtle malt and fruit components .There is a tongue coating finish. It it not big and full but medium bodied.Of the current Faultline selections this is the most elegant.
Price: $89.99 Add To Cart

1995 Mortlach 22 Year Old Faultline First Fill Sherry Butt Cask Strength Single Cask Single Malt Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 04-21-2018
Mortlach distillery produces exceptional and delicious single malts. This single cask contenues this trend. It is rich and round with the sherry aging showing. It is full and sweet with hints of sweet dried fruits. With the addtion of a little water it becomes a glass of soft sweetness. Fans of mature and lively sherry barrel aged single malts should love this selection.
Price: $119.99 Add To Cart

1989 Mortlach 28 Year Old Faultline First Fill Sherry Hogshead Cask Strength Single Cask Single Malt Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 04-21-2018
I tasted this single malt out of the bottle with no added water because it has 42.5 abv. It is full bodied , a touch sweet,concentrated and layer, with flavors of malt, dried fruits and a hint of wood. The age of the cask and the sherry barrel have really influenced the flavor profile. There is a wonderful long nutty finish. Single malts from Mortlach always seem to please and this single barrel is no exception.
Price: $149.99 Add To Cart

Old Forester K&L Exclusive Single Barrel #3650 (7th Floor, Warehouse B) Straight Kentucky Bourbon Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 04-06-2018
This is a pretty and delicate Bourbon. It is on the light side, soft ,easy and nuanced. Vanilla and sweet caramel flavors help make this a tasty treat.
Price: $39.99 Add To Cart

Knob Creek K&L Exclusive Single Barrel #5851 Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey (750ml)
Review Date: 04-06-2018
This Rye from Knob Creek is full bodied and concentrated, mouth coating and delicious.Big and juicy flavors are the theme here with a little spice added in to liven it up.
Price: $47.99 Add To Cart

Wathen’s Private Barrel #59 "K&L Exclusive" Single Barrel Straight Kentucky Bourbon (750ml)
Review Date: 04-06-2018
This is the first time that I have tasted a selection from Wathen. I was really impressed with the quality of this barrel. The nose is an interplay of vanilla and spice. In the mouth the spice theme continues with soft with and complex flavors completing the picture.
Price: $39.99 Add To Cart

Maker's Mark "K&L Exclusive" Private Select Kentucky Bourbon (750ml)
Review Date: 04-06-2018
This is decadent indulgence in a bottle. It is rich and full bodied with soft and sweet roundness. There is a hint of spice to add complexity.For lovers of high wheat content Bourbons this is a treat.
Price: $69.99 Add To Cart

2016 Domaine la Croix Belle "Caringole" Côtes de Thongue Rouge
Review Date: 04-02-2018
This super value wine has a wonderful dark red color. In the mouth it is soft and creamy and very easy to drink. Full bodied with nice red fruit flavors, it is not a fruit bomb but a well made dry wine. It is enjoyable alone but will go well with hearty foods.
Price: $8.99 Add To Cart

2016 Les Freres Perroud "Vieilles Vignes" Brouilly
Review Date: 03-26-2018
I like all of the Perroud wines that we have in stock now but the Vieilles Vignes Brouilly is perhaps my favorite. It has beautiful inviting aromas that are bright and expressive. In the mouth there are round and lively fruit flavors that are balanced and structured. Ready to drink now, it will also go well with pork, chicken or maybe even salmon. There is a lot of wine for the price.
Price: $14.99 Add To Cart
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2016 Foxglove Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon
Review Date: 03-23-2018
This wine has a lot going for it for a reasonable price. Bright and juicy dark fruit flavors are balanced and delicious. Good alone, it will go well with hearty foods.
Price: $12.99 Add To Cart

2015 Natanadze Meshkhuri Red Republic of Georgia
Review Date: 03-19-2018
This is a wonderful wine. It is tasty, unique and seductive.The nose has hints of herbs and mint that is layered. In the mouth it is light and dry with the fantastic mint and herb notes interacting with red fruit notes.It is only 10% ABV.
Price: $34.99 Add To Cart

2016 Archil Guniava Otskhanuri Sapere-Tsolikouri Republic of Georgia
Review Date: 03-19-2018
This wine is absolutely delicious and fantastic but it is also unique and not for every one. It is a wine for people like me who are looking for something tasty but different. The nose is inviting with floral notes. In the mouth it is complex with a lot of things going on. It is big , dry and spicy with smoky and earthy notes. It Is only 10.5 % ABV. and will go well with simple foods like roast chicken or lamb.
Price: $18.99 Add To Cart

El Tesoro "K&L Exclusive" Single Barrel #110 Reposado Tequila (750ml)
Review Date: 03-15-2018
The nose is strong and expressive with green citrus notes. In the mouth it really shows its uniqueness with a creamy mouth feel and a subtle citrus notes. It is round with a touch of spice.The barrel influence is much stronger than with barrel #117.One of the fun things about the single barrel program is to see how different the same spirit from the same producer ages from barrel to barrel.
Price: $49.99 Add To Cart

El Tesoro "K&L Exclusive" Single Barrel #117 Reposado Tequila (750ml)
Review Date: 03-15-2018
I really liked this single barrel. It has a classic and expressive nose with citrus notes dominating. In the mouth the citrus flavors are complemented with hint of spice. This Tequila is complex and has a soft texture. There is a touch of sweetness on the finish.
Price: $49.99 Add To Cart

1991 Cameronbridge 25 Year Old "Old Particular" K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 03-08-2018
This should please fans of grain whiskey. It has a lot of offer in terms of both flavor and aromatics. The nose has a nice caramel and rich nuance. In the mouth this whiskey is round and concentrated with soft caramel and honey flavors with a touch of sweetness. With a splash of water it opens up adding a soft creamy element.
Price: $79.99 Add To Cart

Azteca Azul Blanco Tequila (1L)
Review Date: 03-08-2018
This Tequila has a lot going for it offering both value and flavor. In the nose there are the bright citrus aromas from the agave. In the mouth this continues with nice citrus and spice flavors that are expressive and full bodied. This will be the perfect Tequila for cocktails.
Price: $16.99 Add To Cart

1997 Auchentoshan 20 Year Old "Old Particular" K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 03-08-2018
Another great offering from Old Particular. This is a single cask selection that should please a broad range of people. It has a nice nose of wax and honey. In the mouth the 20 years of aging has given this cask some concentration with the nice malt and honey flavors . It is balanced and not overly sweet. I tasted this with a splash of water.
Price: $89.99 Add To Cart

2016 Domaine Ostertag "Les Jardins" Riesling
Review Date: 02-26-2018
This is a stunning wine. The nose is subtle, pretty and lightly floral. In the mouth it is complex and pure with honey - like flavors that are balanced out with a hint of minerals. The wine is dry and soft. A perfect selection for fans of dry Rieslings.
Price: $29.99 Add To Cart

YOLA Mezcal (750ml)
Review Date: 02-26-2018
This is a delicious Mezcal. The nose is pretty with citrus and and subtle light smoke. In the mouth it is round and clean with soft citrus notes that lead to complex and layered flavors. The smoke comes through to help complete the package.
Price: $49.99 Add To Cart

Douglas Laing's Rock Oyster 18 Year Old Limited Edition Island Blended Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 02-22-2018
This blend of single malt whiskeys from island distilleries has a lot to offer. The nose is sweet with honey and wax notes that are complemented with a touch of smoke and vanilla. In the mouth it is smooth and round with soft homey and wax --like notes. But it doesn't stop with these flavors. There are also subtle salt and smoke nuances. All of this for this price makes the Rock Oyster 18 a very good value.
Price: $89.99 Add To Cart

2016 Domaine Renaud Mâcon-Charnay
Review Date: 02-16-2018
This delicious wine has an expressive and inviting nose. It has a richness that is surprising for a Macon and is balanced out with a clean crisp finish. It will go well alone or with fish or fowl.
Price: $16.99 Add To Cart

Somerset Cider Brandy Co. Pomona Apple Liqueur (375ml)
Review Date: 02-12-2018
This beautiful sweet and soft liqueur is full of apple flavors and joy. We had it at the distillery with a farmhouse cheddar and a light goat cheese and it paired well, letting the flavor profile of the cheese and the liqueur each work together to produce a really delicious experience. This is a true farm to bottle product.
Price: $17.99 Add To Cart

Somerset Cider Brandy Co. Kingston Black Apple Liqueur (375ml)
Review Date: 02-09-2018
Kingston Black is a local apple grown in Somerset. It makes the perfect aperitif with seductive apple aromas that lead wonderful apple flavors. It is soft and easy, off-dry and not too sweet at all. A perfect way to start an evening because it is delicious and balanced and not heavy. A true farm-to-bottle product that reflects the fabulous people who grow and distill it.
Price: $17.99 Add To Cart

Somerset Cider Brandy Co. 10 Year Old Apple Brandy (750ml)
Review Date: 02-09-2018
This is distilled from cider that is made from 40 different varieties that are chosen for there flavor balance and acid. It has rich and round apple flavors that are focused and very pretty. It is much more intense and fuller bodied than the 5 year old. In the nose there are pronounced apple aromas that are expressive complemented with a hint of funk. A true farm to bottle product it reflects the intelligence, passion and all round fun and interesting people who grow and distill it.
Price: $49.99 Add To Cart

Somerset Cider Brandy Co. Morello Cherry Liqueur (375ml)
Review Date: 02-09-2018
When we tasted this liqueur with the staff at the San Francisco store it was certainly a favorite with plenty of "oohs" and "wows". This is dangerous good if you like cherries. The base spirit is apple brandy with helps give this liqueur uplift and focus. The nose is bright cherry and very inviting. In the mouth it has mouth filling cherry flavors. This is great enough to drink alone. A beautiful work of art that reflects the fantastic people who grow and distill it. A true farm to bottle product.
Price: $21.99 Add To Cart

Somerset Cider Brandy Co. Blackcurrant Liqueur (375ml)
Review Date: 02-09-2018
The first time that I tasted this I wrote Wow! There is beautiful current nose. In the mouth there are bright dark berry flavors that are complemented by dry savory undertones. It is sweet but certainly on the dry side in the world of liquors. I think that this will be perfect on the rocks with a twist of lemon but will also go well in cocktails. This is super high quality and the base spirit is apple brandy which adds a subtle nuance of flavor. This product reflects the wonderful people who grow and distill it. A true farm to bottle product.
Price: $21.99 Add To Cart

Somerset Cider Brandy Co. 5 Year Old Apple Brandy (750ml)
Review Date: 02-09-2018
The cider that is used to make this brandy is made from 40 different varieties that are chosen for their balance of flavors and acid. This brandy is bright and easy, yet subtle and understated. There is a long apple finish with a kiss of funk. This is a true farm to bottle product that reflects the people and area of Somerset England. Younger apple brandies can be very interesting because more of the apple flavors come out.
Price: $36.99 Add To Cart

2015 Domaine Jean-Michel Giboulot Savigny-lès-Beaune
Review Date: 02-08-2018
This is a reasonably priced Burgundy that is classic and reflects the vintage. It has the nice expressive fruit that is typical of this vintage. But it is not all about the fruit because that wine is balanced and layered with complex flavors. Dry and delicious, it is nice alone but will be better with food.
Price: $29.99 Add To Cart

2012 Baccinetti "La Saporoia" Brunello di Montalcino
Review Date: 02-05-2018
This is a wonderful Brunello that is drinking well now. It has nice bright red fruit flavors that are balanced out with mineral notes. It is dry with a nice balance to it. I tasted it with a number of other wines and the Baccinetti La Saporoia stood out in the crowd. Best with hearty foods.
Price: $29.99 Add To Cart
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Whistle Pig 10 Year Old "K&L Exclusive" 117.1 Proof Single Barrel Cask Strength Straight Rye Whiskey (750ml)
Review Date: 02-02-2018
This single barrel has a lot of offer to lovers of Rye whiskey. The nose is expressive and powerful and real inviting. In the mouth it is rich and concentrated with lush round flavors and a touch of spice.There is a long sweet finish.
Price: $89.99 Add To Cart

Compass Box "No Name" Blended Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 02-02-2018
John Glaser is a master blender and it is always a treat to taste one of his creations. The nose on the No Name is not shy and has nice smoky tones. In the mouth it is complex and layered, with lusty smoke and a pretty creamy undertone. Interesting, with the flavors balanced and working together, this is a single malt to enjoy and think about.
Price: $139.99 Add To Cart

2015 Mauvesin Barton, Moulis
Review Date: 01-29-2018
A wonderful wine from the great 2015 vintage. It has a nice developed nose that offers inviting aromatics. In the mouth it is classic Bordeaux with dry dark fruit flavors enhanced with a touch of earth. It is complex and very enjoyable. This wine was tasted after it had been decanted for two hours.

2014 Miguel Merino Mazuelo de Quinta Cruz Rioja
Review Date: 01-29-2018
I liked this wine from the start. It is bright with lively fruit followed with a hint of earth. Light to medium bodied it is easy to drink and enjoy. While delicious alone, I think that it will go well with chicken or pork.
Price: $21.99 Add To Cart

2011 Miguel Merino "Vitola" Reserva Rioja
Review Date: 01-29-2018
This is a lot of wine for this price. It has an expressive nose that is layered and inviting. In the mouth this complexity continues with full bodied dark fruit flavors that are dry and complex. There is a subtle hint of earthiness. This will go great with hearty foods.
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart

Còdigo 1530 K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Anejo Tequila (750ml)
Review Date: 01-22-2018
This single barrel is pure, delicious and pretty. It has beautiful citrus aromas. In the mouth it is soft with citrus and pepper notes. The aging in wood seems to have softened the spirit but does not dominate with caramel flavors.
Price: $99.99 Add To Cart

Real McCoy 10 Year Old Limited Edition Virgin Oak Rum (750ml)
Review Date: 01-22-2018
This rum from Foursquare Distillery is easy to drink and has a lot to offer for fans of rums that are on the dry side. There is a nose that is classic rum with burnt sugar nuances. In the mouth it is rich and round with a pleasant fruitiness. It is, however, not very sweet. There is a long finish with notes of vanilla.
Price: $59.99 Add To Cart

Russell's Reserve K&L Exclusive Single Barrel #089 Kentucky Bourbon (750ml)
Review Date: 12-18-2017
This is a beautiful cask of Russell's Reserve. It is on the elegant side with a pronounced and refined nose. In the mouth there are the round and delicious bourbon brown sugar notes that one expects, but it is refined with layers of complexity. Not heavy but packed full of flavor.
Price: $59.99 Add To Cart

Russell's Reserve K&L Exclusive Single Barrel #545 Kentucky Bourbon (750ml)
Review Date: 12-18-2017
This is a classic, rich Kentucky bourbon. There is a nose of rich caramel aromas that lead to balanced and juicy caramel and honey flavors. A hint of vanilla rounds this delicious selection out.
Price: $59.99 Add To Cart

Enmore 25 Year Old "Golden Devil" K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Guyana Rum (750ml)
Review Date: 12-08-2017
This 25-year rum is lively and delicious. In the nose if offers sugar and floral aromas. In the mouth it is round and lush with deep dried fruit and dark chocolate flavors. There is a creamy mouthfeel. A beautiful expression of a mature rum. I tasted it with with a splash of water.
Price: $199.99 Add To Cart

Bellevue 19 Year Old "Golden Devil" K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Guadeloupe Rum (750ml)
Review Date: 12-08-2017
This is a real treat. In the nose it is rich and full with caramel aromas. In the mouth it is smooth and pretty and round with dried fruit and burnt sugar flavors. The Guadeloupe 19 is dry and complex. There is a tasty dusty after taste. I tasted this with a splash of water.
Price: $99.99 Add To Cart

Golden Devil "K&L Exclusive" Dark Overproof Rum (750ml)
Review Date: 12-08-2017
This is a real bargain. I thought that it cost more when I tasted it. It has early spring time herb and floral aromas. In the mouth, it is dry but has dark sugar flavors and is easy and complex.
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart

2007 Hampden 9 Year Old "Golden Devil" K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Jamaican Rum (750ml)
Review Date: 12-08-2017
This is an interesting and different Rum. It offers aromas of earth and herbs with a touch of sweet. After water is added the sweet aromas are more pronounced. In the mouth it is dry with flavors of golden dried fruit , earth and herbs. It is complex and there is a nice long finish. I tasted this with a touch of water.
Price: $69.99 Add To Cart

2014 Maldonado "Farm Worker" Napa Valley Chardonnay
Review Date: 11-26-2017
This is a very easy to like Chardonnay. The nose is fresh and inviting. In the mouth it is juicy with nice bright California fruit but it is not over ripe and there are no oak flavors. The Farm Worker Chardonnay is clean and delicious and will go well with chicken or fish.
Price: $17.99 Add To Cart

2015 Pike Road Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
Review Date: 11-26-2017
Another wonderful Pinot Noir from Pike Road which is made by Elk Cove. There are nice ripe cherry aromas that are very inviting. In the mouth the dark fruit theme continues ,with a juicy round but not real heavy Pinot Noir. This wine was made to drink now and will go well alone or with lighter foods.
Price: $17.99 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
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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

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
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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
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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

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