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1997 Ben Nevis 18 Year Old "John Milroy - K&L Exclusive" Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 04-27-2017
This is for people who are looking for a light and clean single malt. The aromas are pretty,light and delicate. This theme continues in the mouth with soft, smooth and subtle malt flavors. There is no smoke and there is plenty of joy in this tasty and nuanced whiskey.
Price: $59.99 Add To Cart

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

1995 Craigellachie 21 Year Old "Old Particular" K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 04-27-2017
This barrel packs a punch. An inviting rich caramel nose leads to a rich and mouth coating single malt that is packed full of sherry barrel influence, with dried fruit and caramel flavors leading the way. It is full bodied and has a round mouth feel.I tasted this Craigellachie with a splash of water.
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
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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

2014 Ridge "Estate" Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon
Review Date: 04-17-2017
Ridge Vineyards wines always seem to deliver. This 2014 Estate Cab. is no exception. It offers nice dark fruits that are rich and delicious but it is not too ripe or jammy. It is a dry wine that is a classic California Cab. I think that it will be best with hearty foods.
Price: $54.99 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: $9.99 Add To Cart

2014 Sobon Estate "Rocky Top" Amador County Zinfandel
Review Date: 04-03-2017
Not only is this Zinfandel a great value it is delicious. It full bodied with soft juicy dark fruit flavors that are enhanced with a touch of spice. For people who love big red wines this drinks well alone and will go well with hamburger and other hearty foods.
Price: $13.99 Add To Cart
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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 Cart

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

Douglas Laing's Big Peat Islay Blended Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 03-29-2017
This blend of single malts from Islay offers a great profile of the best tastes that Islay has to enjoy. It is big and smoky, with elements of salt and sea thrown in, all put together with some round and pretty malt flavors. Complex and interesting, it offers a lot to explore.
Price: $64.99 Add To Cart
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Douglas Laing's Scallywag Speyside Blended Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 03-26-2017
This single malt blend was named in honor of the master blender's dog. It offers rich and round flavors of sherry barrel age single malts with the influence of the different distilleries adding complexity and interest. It is nice that these whiskey gems are offered in this market place.
Price: $64.99 Add To Cart

Douglas Laing's Timorous Beastie Highland Blended Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 03-26-2017
A blend of single malt whiskeys that is lively and refreshing. It has layers of juicy malt flavors that are complex and delicious. There are no smoke flavors. This is a chance to taste the genius of a master whiskey blender.
Price: $54.99 Add To Cart

Douglas Laing's Rock Oyster Island Blended Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 03-25-2017
Looking for something different and absolutely delicious. I tasted this last March ins Scotland and still have very fond memories of it. It is one of things that I tasted there that has stayed with me. Bright and lively, it is complex with layers of salt , malt and a hint of smoke. The packaging is fun and whimsical but the whiskey is serious and good.
Price: $54.99 Add To Cart

2015 Clemens Busch Riesling Trocken (Dry) Mosel (Biodynamic)
Review Date: 03-23-2017
Wow! Lovely and elegant rose and floral aromas just jump out of the glass. In the mouth the Clemens Busch is pure, clean, crisp and dry with mineral flavors that make it even more interesting. This is a absolute joy to drink and is low in alcohol ( just under 11%).
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart

2012 Rippon "Rippon" Mature Vine Pinot Noir Lake Wanaka Central Otago (Biodynamic)
Review Date: 03-23-2017
This is a world class Pinot Noir. It has beautiful aromatics and dry red fruit flavors that are layered with mineral undertones. This is all put together to form an elegant package. You get a lot of wine for this price.

2014 Domaine des Coutures "l'Epanouie" Saumur-Champigny
Review Date: 03-17-2017
Besides being delicious and fun this wine is an example of wine that has a good balance of red fruit flavors, acid and spice. It is medium bodied, elegant and layer with the flavors working together to create a wine that is well worth the price.
Price: $13.99 Add To Cart

2009 Franck Bonville "Millesime" Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne
Review Date: 03-17-2017
I have not had a Champagne form Franck Bonville that is not well crafted and delicious. The 2009 is no exception to this experience. It has the nice aromatics of a Bonville Champagne, is nice and dry, and has nice medium body. It is layered and shows a lite touch of round mid palate flavors.
Price: $49.99 Add To Cart

2015 Domaine des Pothiers "Clos du Puy" Côte Roannaise Rouge
Review Date: 03-16-2017
This is a fantastic wine. It offers nice Gamay dark fruit flavors that are both juicy and balanced out with a nice crisp finish and a touch of earth. It is complex and packed full of pleasure. I think that it will go well with pork and lamb.
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart

2013 Joseph Swan "Saralee's Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
Review Date: 03-13-2017
A classic Pinot Noir beauty. This wine is not big and lusty with a deep red color. It is lighter colored and delicate with seductive and expressive aromas that are absolutely lovely. In the mouth it is elegant with complex red fruit flavors that are layered and dry. Try it alone or with lighter foods.
Price: $38.99 Add To Cart

2015 Talley/K&L Wine Merchants Edna Valley Chardonnay
Review Date: 03-10-2017
What I like about this Chardonnay is that if offers nice California richness but is balanced and not dominated by oak flavors. It is fruity and creamy, and most importantly, easy to enjoy. Try it alone or with chicken and vegetarian cuisine.
Price: $24.99 Add To Cart

2009 Caol Ila 6 Year Old "Old Malt Cask" Single Sherry Barrel Single Malt Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 03-05-2017
Young Coal Ila always seen to be expressive and lively and this bottling is no exception. In the nose there is smoke with a very subtle fruit undertone. In the mouth there are fruit, malt, salt and smoke flavors. The sherry influence is very light providing a kiss of fruit. A nice long finish where the salt flavors show completes the package.
Price: $49.99 Add To Cart

2009 Talisker 6 Year Old "Old Malt Cask" Single Sherry Barrel Single Malt Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 03-03-2017
Lively and energetic, this cask of Talisker is a real treat. The sherry influence is subtle providing perhaps just a hint of softness. Talisker fans will still get their smoke and sea salt all wrapped up in a delicious package.Young Talisker bottlings seem to show very nicely and this selection is no exception.
Price: $49.99 Add To Cart

1996 Allt-a-Bhainne 19 Year Old "Old Malt Cask" Single Sherry Barrel Single Malt Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 03-03-2017
This bottling is the first time that I have had a chance to taste something from this distillery. If this cask is what Allt A'Bhainne has to offer, hopefully we can see more in the future . It shows the sherry barrel aging, offering soft and round dried fruit and caramel flavors. This is topped off with seductive aromas of honey and bee's wax. It is on the dry side with a nice long finish. All of the flavor components come together to create an exceptional single malt.
Price: $79.99 Add To Cart

2014 La Jasse Castel "Bleu Velours" Languedoc-Montpeyroux
Review Date: 02-27-2017
A stand out at a recent staff tasting.Beautiful aromas lead to a wine that has nice balanced fruit with mineral undertones that well work together. It is seductive with delicious dark fruit flavors that seem to get better with each sip.
Price: $24.99 Add To Cart

2014 Te Mata "Awatea" Bordeaux Blend Hawkes Bay
Review Date: 02-27-2017
An excellent Bordeaux style bland from New Zealand. It is full bodied with layers of flavors, offering dark fruit with mineral undertones wrapped in a balanced and structure package. It has a touch more fruit than most wines from Bordeaux and will go well with hearty foods.

2015 Pike Road Willamette Valley Pinot Gris
Review Date: 02-20-2017
I really like everything that I have tasted from Pike Road. The Pinot Gris tastes like it cost more money. It is clean and crisp but has enough fruit to make it very easy to drink. This wine is a very pleasurable drink/ It will go well alone or with fish or chicken.
Price: $13.99 Add To Cart

2013 Felsina Chianti Classico
Review Date: 02-20-2017
A delicious and wonderful Chianti. It has bright and juicy red fruit flavors and is medium bodied.It has a lot of fruit for a Chianti and will go well with paste and meat dishes.

2013 Fuenteseca Huerta Singular "El Maguey" Blanco Tequila (750ml)
Review Date: 02-17-2017
This Tequila offers easy drinking along with layers of complexity to keep it interesting.In the nose it is pure Agave with citrus and savory notes. In the mouth it is soft and supple with beautiful citrus flavors with an addition of fascinating savory accents. This is all put together in a complex package with a nice long finish.
Price: $79.99 Add To Cart

2006 Belle Meade 10 Year Old "K&L Exclusive" Single Barrel #2573 Cask Strength Straight Bourbon Whiskey (750ml)
Review Date: 02-16-2017
In contrast to cask 2525 this is a more delicate and nuanced cask. It is soft and subtle with a hint of spice but is also round, sweet and complex.It is also an excellent selection that should give any bourbon lover pleasure. A great effort from Belle Meade.
Price: $69.99 Add To Cart

2015 Loyasson, Bordeaux
Review Date: 02-13-2017
A great buy from the fantastic 2015 vintage, this wine offers one a peek at why there is so much excitement about 2015 Bordeaux. It has a full body with nice dark fruit flavors and is balanced and structured. It is enjoyable now and will go well with hearty foods.
Price: $9.99 Add To Cart

2010 Bois-Malot, Bordeaux Supérieur
Review Date: 02-06-2017
An absolute super value. The Bois-Malot is juicy and round with nice dark fruit flavors. It shows how good reasonable priced wines can taste. Great alone it will go well with hearty foods.
Price: $10.99 Add To Cart

2015 Charles Smith "Kung Fu Girl" Columbia Valley Riesling
Review Date: 01-12-2017
For anyone looking for a great wine to go with asian food this should be at the top of your list. It is bright, floral and fruity with a kiss of sweetness. Well made, it is also a joy to drink alone.

Lost Spirits Distillery 61% California Navy Style Rum (750ml)
Review Date: 01-09-2017
A great find for dark rum lovers. It is rich and dark with deep molasses and Christmas spice flavors. Rich and round, it is full bodied and has a long finish. Try this one on the rocks or in your favorite cocktail.It is high proof and needs water, ice or other liquids to soften it up.
Price: $42.99 Add To Cart

Jacques Esteve Petit Champagne Hors d'Age Cognac (750ml)
Review Date: 01-09-2017
This is a great addition to the Cognac selection at K&L. There are pretty floral aromas that are enhanced with citrus and spice notes. In the mouth it elegant with soft hints of citrus and spice topped off with a touch of caramel.There is a nice long finish. The only thing wrong with this product is that there is not a lot of it in stock.
Price: $54.99 Add To Cart

Westland "Peat Week" Limited Edition Single Malt Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 01-08-2017
This is one for lovers of smoky whiskies. There are definite smoke aromas that have nice fruit undertones. In the mouth there is still a distinct influence of smoke that is intermixed with full and rich fruit flavors. There is a full mouth-feel, helping insure that this whisky is no wallflower.
Price: $99.99 Add To Cart

Amaro Angeleno (750ml)
Review Date: 01-05-2017
This is a wonderful and lively amaro. It will be great before dinner or as a nice pick up me in the afternoon. The Amaro Angeleno has bright and inviting orange and lemon aromas and flavors.It finishes with a hint of bitter that helps make this product so refreshing.
Price: $34.99 Add To Cart

1964 Sovereign 51 Year Old "K&L Exclusive" Single Barrel (44.6%) Cask Strength Blended Grain Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 12-13-2016
Elegant and soft, this grain whiskey is like a brash youth who has aged into mellow middle age. It offers fruity and round malt flavors that become almost creamy with a touch of water. It is not too sweet and has a nice balance to it.
Price: $299.99 Add To Cart

2006 Worthy Park 10 Year Old "Golden Devil" Single Barrel Jamaican Rum (750ml)
Review Date: 12-10-2016
The Worthy Park is a very good rum for those looking for something a little off of the beaten path. It has earthy and dry aromas. In the mouth it is very complex with dry earthy flavors integrated with spice and dried fruits. There is a subtle, savory finish.
Price: $49.99 Add To Cart

2007 Monymusk 9 Year Old "Golden Devil" Single Barrel Jamaican Rum (750ml)
Review Date: 12-09-2016
A unique and delicious Jamaican rum. It is soft and on the dry side with hints of dried fruits. There are also spicy and earthy flavors. In fact, it is the earthy aspects that seem to set apart all of the current K&L Jamaican rum Direct Imports.There is a long finish.
Price: $49.99 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

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

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

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 Scotch 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: $59.99 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
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