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Back in the 1970's we went by the name "K&L Liquors" and while some things have changed, our dedication to bringing you the finest spirits remains the same. We have the familiar names at great prices, but do yourself a favor and try some of the interesting and unique top picks we've located. Inventory listings are updated in real time. Find out why Time Magazine said we provide "good value and selection."

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Kavalan Solist "Sherry Cask - K&L Exclusive" Cask Strength Single Barrel Taiwanese Single Malt Whisky (750ml) (Elsewhere $300) Top Pick!
Kavalan Solist "Sherry Cask - K&L Exclusive" Cask Strength Single Barrel Taiwanese Single Malt Whisky (750ml) (Elsewhere $300)

After months of waiting and waiting, we finally have our very own Kavalan Solist Sherry Cask (Solist is the International name for their single cask bottlings, it doesn't appear on the label in the US, but it's from the exact same line). The ultimate sherried malt from the special King Car Distillery in Taiwan is easily a contender for whisky of the year in my book. Kavalan is well known for producing top tier single cask single malt and we've had great success with previous bottlings. Last year we secured nearly an entire cask selected by our distributo... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $209.99 Add To Cart

Lagavulin 16 Year Old Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) (Elsewhere $100) Top Pick!
Lagavulin 16 Year Old Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) (Elsewhere $100)

94 points Whisky Advocate: "An old classic, but how do the newest bottlings fare? Rich, chewy, slightly oily texture. Deep peat, thick smoke, iodine, brine, charcoal, seaweed, tea (Earl Grey, Lapsang Souchong), and the aromas of a summer barbeque. Vanilla and light caramel soften the intensity, while subtle citrus fruit teases. Powerful, yet polished and seamless. After all these years, this whisky is still one of the finest standard-issue peaty, smoky whiskies! (Vol. 20, #3)" 92 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Best Buy* Soy sauce, olive brine, peat, honey, oloroso Sherry, brewer’s yeast, bread dough, barley malt and ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $55.99 Add To Cart
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1993 L'Encantada 24 Year Old "Lous Pibous #13" Bas-Armagnac (750ml) (Pre-Arrival) Back In Stock!
Price: $99.99 Add To Cart
Limit of 12 per customer

1999 L'Encantada 18 Year Old "Lous Pibous #145" Bas-Armagnac (750ml) (Pre-Arrival) Back In Stock!
Price: $89.99 Add To Cart
Limit of 12 per customer

Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (750ml) (Previously $25)

92 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Best Buy* A good workhorse for all manner of cocktails, this bright amber Bourbon has a butterscotch aroma and oaky, relatively dry flavors that elongate into a rich caramel finish." (7/2013) 90 points Whisky Advocate: "Light bronze color. Thick, mature aromas, with notes of subtle spice (vanilla, mint), toffee, light molasses and leather. Adding a little water revealing notes of teaberry, anise, and dark candied fruit. Pleasantly sweet at first in flavor, with notes of brown sugar and spice (vanilla, mint), becoming dry with enveloping flavors of oak and leather. With a little wate ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood San Francisco

Price: $19.99 Add To Cart
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Four Pillars "Faultline" K&L Exclusive Gin (750ml) Top Pick!
Four Pillars "Faultline" K&L Exclusive Gin (750ml)

Are you ready for the most anticipated gin of 2017? We've been talking up our project with world-renowned gin distillery Four Pillars since this past February when our spirits buyer David Driscoll flew out to Australia to team up on a new expression for the K&L house label. Now the results are finally in and the gin tastes every bit as delicious as we had hoped! For those unaware of the award-winning Yarra Valley-based gin producer, no brand has been more popular at K&L since it first launched in the States a few years back and the distillery's Rare Dry ... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $34.99 Add To Cart

Writer's Tears Pure Pot Still Irish Whiskey (750ml) Back In Stock!
Writer's Tears Pure Pot Still Irish Whiskey (750ml)

Whisky Advocate: "Like the Writers Tears reviewed in this issue, this is from an independent company linked to renowned whiskey maker Bernard Walsh. It is described as of a style popular in James Joyce's Dublin (hence the name). Grain whiskey was a no-no at that time, so this uses no grain and is a mix of malt and pot still whiskeys. For its price and strength it is amazing — a big-hearted and full-flavored whiskey with an oily, apple-y pot still heart and cinnamon, nutmeg, and pepper spices. (DS, Summer 2012)" K&L Notes: The elusive Writer's Tears Pot Still Irish Whiskey has been a d... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

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Redemption Straight Rye Whiskey (750ml) (Previously $27)

90 points Wine Enthusiast: "This is burnished gold in color, with a sweet vanilla-almond aroma and bold, rounded flavors that suggest oak, vanilla and almond. The finish is slightly hot, with cinnamon and orange peel notes rounding it out. Made in Indiana, bottled in Kentucky. *Best Buy* (KN)" (7/2016) K&L Notes: This American Straight Rye captures the essence of young rye whiskey perfectly. Boasting a mash bill with 95% rye, those classic flavors shine right through the charred American oak. Dust and earth, coupled with the spicy, zesty rye kernel softened by a touch of vanilla oakiness. Great... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood

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Laphroaig 10 Year Old Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) Top Pick!
Laphroaig 10 Year Old Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)

This 10 year old malt epitomizes the taste of Islay; rich, smoky and peaty. Known as "the most richly flavored of all Scotch whiskies," Laphroaig is widely considered one of the finest distilleries in the world. That they've held that distinction for two hundred years is nothing short of awe inspiring. Laphroaig continues to maintain an on-site malting operation, which accounts for a small but significant chunk of the barley that they distill. Fermentation is conducted precisely in steel before distillation using a complex seven still system. The spirit ... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $30.99 Add To Cart
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Carpano "Antica Formula" Sweet Vermouth (1L) Top Pick!
Carpano "Antica Formula" Sweet Vermouth (1L)

95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Rich, fruity and enticing, this sweet vermouth is warmed with notes of fig and dried cherries, and just faint hints of spiced gingerbread and bitter orange peel. Drinkable solo as an apéritif, or use it as a cocktail-mixing favorite. (KN)" (4/2014) K&L Notes: Carpano's Antica Formula, from the original recipe developed by Antonio Benedetto Carpano in 1786, is a sweet vermouth of the highest quality. This distinctive and powerful aromatized wine should be considered a standard component in any respectable bar. It can be served chilled as an aperitivo, a digestivo or a... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $28.99 Add To Cart
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Campari (750ml) Top Pick!
Campari (750ml)

95 points Wine Enthusiast: "There’s no mistaking this classic apéritif, from the vibrant melted lipstick-red color to the distinctive signature bitter finish, clean, clear and strong. It’s high, bitter and faintly floral-fruity in scent. Americanos and Negronis wouldn’t be the same without this jewel-like spirit. *Top 50 Spirits of 2011* (KN)" (12/2011) K&L Notes: The classic bar staple is a must have for anyone looking to build the ideal at-home bar. The producer explains the well-guarded secret to Campari's success: "A unique and unmistakable recipe has characterized Campari, the aperitif par... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $23.99 Add To Cart
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Don Julio 1942 Añejo Tequila (750ml - cannot ship, in store pick up only) (Previously $130)

98 points Wine Enthusiast: "A stunning limited-edition añejo. The golden color and caramel scent hint at what’s to come: sweet agave flavor, a lingering whisper of smoke and mellow notes of tropical fruit, Sauternes and butterscotch. (KN)" (5/2011) K&L Notes: Cannot be shipped, will call pick up only. Don Julio is particularly proud of this limited-edition Añejo, and rightfully so: "I established my first tequila distillery in 1942 and to commemorate that very special year, I have created Don Julio 1942 a unique and limited edition, I personally selected the stock for this new release. Its gol... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City

Price: $109.99 Add To Cart
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Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth (375ml)

95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Rich, fruity and enticing, this sweet vermouth is warmed with notes of fig and dried cherries, and just faint hints of spiced gingerbread and bitter orange peel. Drinkable solo as an apéritif, or use it as a cocktail-mixing favorite. (KN)" (4/2014) K&L Notes: The world's most beloved sweet vermouth, now in a size that won't oxidize before you can finish the bottle! Hooray! 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $14.99 Add To Cart
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Grey Goose Vodka (750ml) Top Pick!
Grey Goose Vodka (750ml)

The famed French vodka for your favorite cocktail. Made in a copper pot still from a fine blend of French wheat and water from the Gensac Springs in Cognac. 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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Lillet Blanc (750ml)

93 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Top 50 Spirits of 2011* A light, breezy apéritif for white wine lovers. This golden-orange liquid has a tart apple and citrus scent, with a touch of honeysuckle behind that, and a honeyed flavor with a dry, faintly spiced finish. Light-bodied and drinkable, made even more so with the the addition of lime juice and club soda. Pair with cheese or charcuterie." (2/2011)  


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $17.99 Add To Cart
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Suntory 12 Year Old "Hakushu" Japanese Peated Single Malt Whisky (750ml) (Previously $90) Back In Stock!
Suntory 12 Year Old "Hakushu" Japanese Peated Single Malt Whisky (750ml) (Previously $90)

91 points Wine Enthusiast: "This golden, silky single malt mingles vanilla and honey with fresh apple and pear aromas. These notes are echoed on the palate alongside a wave of peat smoke. Add a splash of water to offset the modest but persistent alcohol heat and further coax out the fruity-smoky flavors. (KN)" (12/2015) Whisky Advocate: "Although only two years older, this expression of Hakushu — the first to be launched in the U.S. — shows a fleshier side to the distillery’s wares. While it has retained the freshness of the 10 year old, it shows more pineapple and grapefruit on the nose, with a littl ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $68.99 Add To Cart
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Camus Borderies VSOP Cognac (750ml)

92 points Wine Enthusiast: "This limited edition, 'single growth certified' Cognac features lots of concentrated vanilla flavor from start to finish. Cocoa, vanilla, caramel and oak leads the plush palate, winding into leather and orange peel on the midpalate before a vanilla- and cinnamon-laced finish. Borderies region. *Best Buy* (KN)" (12/2017) K&L Notes: Camus is the king of the Borderies and the VSOP is an exceptional value by any measure. With a robust aromatic component that's definitely floral, but never perfumed, bringing plenty of fruit and spice to the table as well. You're not in da... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $49.99 Add To Cart
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Rittenhouse Bottled in Bond 100 Proof Rye Whiskey (750ml)

95 points Wine Enthusiast: "A versatile must-have for mixing cocktails, look for pleasing vanilla, maple and a hint of dried cherry. The finish is long and drying, with plenty of baking spice notes. (KN)" (7/2016) K&L Notes: Named North American Whiskey of the Year at the 2006 San Francisco World Spirits Competition and Best Buy of the Year at the 2006 WhiskeyFest. Rye was the first Colonial American whiskey, and was the most popular spirit in the US for more than a century until it fell out of favor. Made in a classic Pennsylvania style at the Heaven Hill distillery in Kentucky, this has been ... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $23.99 Add To Cart
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Suntory "Hibiki Japanese Harmony" Japanese Whisky (750ml) Back In Stock!
Suntory "Hibiki Japanese Harmony" Japanese Whisky (750ml)

91 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Best of 2016* The newest blended whisky offering from Hibiki is burnished gold in the glass and has a bold aroma that mixes vanilla, fresh pear and a hint of smoke. The smokiness comes forward at the first sip, wrapping around a core of oak and vanilla custard and finishing long, with a mouthwatering bitter chocolate note. (KN)" (3/2016) 90 points Whisky Advocate: "Poised and complex, with typically lifted fruitiness: strawberry ice cream, pineapple, peach, balanced by delicate oak, bamboo shoot-like delicacy, then lemon. The palate is more rounded than that very forward nose, with ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $59.99 Add To Cart
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Aperol Aperitivo Liqueur (750ml)

90 points Wine Enthusiast: "Among the canon of Italian spirits, Aperol and the Aperol Spritz cocktail are classics, available at a growing range of America's best bars. The lurid red hue is recognizable from across the room. It's light on every count—in terms of alcohol content, sweetness level and texture. The gentle sweet-bitter profile goes down easy—especially when lightened with bubbles. (KN)" (4/2014) K&L Notes: Aperol's unique flavor and color is achieved through a subtle blend of bitter orange, gentian, rhubarb and an array of herbs and roots--using a secret recipe that has been unchang... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $23.99 Add To Cart
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Russell's Reserve "Small Batch" 10 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (750ml)

92 points Wine Enthusiast: "From Master Distiller Jimmy Russell and his son Eddie Russell, this tawny and full-bodied whiskey evolves on the palate. At first, it features orange peel, vanilla and caramel, then dry leather and cocoa notes midpalate, and finishes long and lean with clove and allspice accents. Dilute to taste, sip slowly and consider all the complex flavors. (KN)" (7/2013) K&L Notes: The Russell's Reserve Small Batch Bourbon was developed by Wild Turkey Distillery's Master Distiller Jimmy Russell and his son Eddie. Initially a limited edition release, the Russell's Reserve is now ... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

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Little Book 2017 Release "Batch #1 - The Easy" Blended Straight Whiskey (750ml)

Between Booker and Fred Noe, it was going to be tough for anyone to follow in the footsteps of Beam's legendary father and son duo, especially the next generation of Noe kin, but I have to give it to young Freddie Noe: he knocked his first shot at succession right out of the park, over the fence, and into the Ohio River. Freddie, or "Little Book" as he's known amongst his family members, has put together his first foray into the whiskey world. Freddie is known as "Little Book" due to a resemblance to his grandfather, but he's also named his whiskey "Litt... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood

Price: $74.99 Add To Cart

St. George "Terroir" Mt. Tam Gin (750ml)

Wine Enthusiast: "One of a trio of new gins from this artisan distiller, this gin's claim to fame is that it was inspired by a hike on Mt. Tam, and the distiller describes it as akin to 'drinking a martini in a pine forest.' Some will find the juniper essence too strong, although it also reads as clean and bracing, and it's laced with a peppery finish. Botanicals include Douglas fir, fennel, bay laurel and sage. A portion of the profits from the gin are donated to support California wilderness. (KN)" (4/2012)  


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $27.99 Add To Cart

Maker's Mark 46 "K&L Exclusive - #2" Private Select Kentucky Bourbon (750ml) Top Pick!
Maker's Mark 46 "K&L Exclusive - #2" Private Select Kentucky Bourbon (750ml)

When Maker's Mark invited me to do a custom K&L barrel of Maker's 46 (their enhanced Bourbon that sees additional aging with seasoned oak staves), I was practically itching to go; especially because I knew they were going to let us bottle the whiskey at full proof. If there's one thing we can't get enough of at K&L these days, it's high octane wheated Bourbon, especially since the Van Winkle craze of the past decade has gutted most of the available supply. Because wheated Bourbons substitute wheat for rye as the flavor grain in the mash bill, the result ... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $69.99 Add To Cart

Anchor "Junipero" Gin (750ml)

Anchor Distillery, just down the street from our San Francisco store, crafts this classically styled in in a small copper pot still in a small distillery on Potrero Hill. The predominant flavor of this gin is, not surprisingly, juniper, with supporting notes of citrus and savory herbs. The resulting spirit is crisp, clean, and suitable for gin cocktails of all stripes. 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $29.99 Add To Cart

Angel's Envy 86 Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (750ml)

98 points Wine Enthusiast: "A beautiful, mouthwatering newcomer to the whiskey scene. Named for the 'angel’s share,' the portion that evaporates from the barrel during the aging process, this golden amber spirit is finished in Port barrels, which explains those juicy red-fruit notes that slide into the long finish. Look for orange peel, vanilla and roasted nut flavors, too. (KN)" (7/2012) 93 points Whisky Advocate: "Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey finished in a port pipe. This is veteran master distiller Lincoln Henderson’s newest creation, and it's a beauty. Richly textured, silky, and well-rounded, with ri ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $36.99 Add To Cart
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Macallan 12 Year Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) (Elsewhere $55)

92 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Best Buy* The initial aroma is sweetish, winey and oaky; aeration allows the aroma to expand to include marzipan, treacle, molasses, honey, vanilla bean, cinnamon and cocoa butter. The palate entry is sweet, creamy and assertive; at midpalate the flavor becomes intensely nutty, buttery and bacon fat-like, with the beginnings of rancio. Remains one of Speyside's standard-bearer 12 year olds." (4/2008) K&L Notes: In his book, Kindred Spirits, international whisky authority Paul Pacult describes The Macallan 12 as "simply the best 12 Year Old single malt around," and w... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $49.99 Add To Cart
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Old Potrero Single Malt Straight Rye Whiskey (750ml)

The new release of Anchor's highly sought-after straight rye. Bottled at slightly higher proof this year, but, as usual, this whiskey was aged for 3.5 years in new charred oak barrels. Very limited. 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

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Henry McKenna 10 Year Old Bottled in Bond Straight Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey (750ml) (Elsewhere $32)

92 points Wine Enthusiast: "The bouquet features smells of new car leather, breakfast cereal, cornmeal, pepper and hemp. Entry is nicely sweet and intensely grainy; the midpalate is the high point as the taste profile expands to include semisweet flavors of caramel corn, toasted marshmallow, dried fruit and chocolate covered cherry. Concludes oaky sweet and chewy." (12/2008) K&L Notes: You know it, you love it; it's ten years old, bottled in bond, single cask, 100 proof, old school Kentucky Bourbon from Heaven Hill. Incredible value by any measure. 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

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Monkey 47 Schwarzwald Gin (375ml) Top Pick!
Monkey 47 Schwarzwald Gin (375ml)

The story of Monkey 47 gin is romantic: in 1951, a British man named Montgomery Collins moved to Germany's Black Forest and opened a guesthouse named "Zum wilden Affen"--the wild monkey. Now considered a renowned gin drinker, Collins's taste for the spirit was unknown until renovation work at the country guesthouse led to the discovery of a weighty old wooden box containing a bottle and a letter. The dusty bottle had been labeled and decorated by hand, showing a sketch of a monkey and the words "Max the Monkey--Schwarzwald Dry Gin." The accompanying lett... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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Four Roses "Single Barrel" 100 Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (750ml)

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Best Buy* This complex whiskey has a bold caramel aroma and, at 100 proof, an unsurprising hit of alcohol heat. Balanced with a bit of water, the caramel palate shows zesty orange peel, espresso, maple and clove. The long finish is bracing and drying, with leather and oak, plus flickers of citrus and spice. (KN)" (9/2016) 92 points Whisky Advocate: "A fuller-bodied, sweeter encounter than Barrel #55-6F reviewed below. More rounded and even-keeled throughout, too! Chewy toffee, rummy molasses, and nougat, with underlying notes of dark, berried fruit, accentuating spice, and supple l ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $34.99 Add To Cart
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Nikka "Taketsuru" Pure Malt Japanese Whisky (750ml)

93 points Wine Enthusiast: "The luxe aroma mixes rich butterscotch and apple sweetness. On the palate, this whisky is light and gentle, interspersing fruit and smoke and finishing with a spark of cinnamon heat. Add a splash of water; recommended for sipping. (KN)" (3/2016) K&L Notes: So you've heard that Japanese whisky is quite popular these days. You're right; it is. But while the mainstream choice is always going to be Suntory, it's Nikka that is quietly bringing the goods to your local boutique retailer. Founded by Masataka Taketsuru in 1936, the Nikka whisky company is one of Japan's best ... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $59.99 Add To Cart
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Cimarron Blanco Tequila (1L) (Elsewhere $26) Top Pick!
Cimarron Blanco Tequila (1L) (Elsewhere $26)

From the distillery of Enrique Fonseca, the man behind the legendary K&L Fuenteseca, comes this value-priced liter-sized tequila that seems almost too good to be true. We may not sell the sheer amount of Cimmaron that we should, simply because people still wonder why it's so cheap. Don't let the price tag sway you, however--this is clean, fresh, easy-drinking tequila made from 100% agave that is definitely up to Enrique's high standards. This blanco is cleaner and lighter than the Pura Sangre blanco (also from Enrique) and mixes into Palomas like a breez... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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1997 Bowmore 20 Year Old "Old Particular" K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) Top Pick!
1997 Bowmore 20 Year Old "Old Particular" K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)

There are two things that are consistent about Bowmore: the whisky is almost always awe-inspiring and rare editions will most often cost you a pretty penny. The stalwart of Islay is the spiritual home of smoky whisky, known equally for its grace under a peat fire. The Bowmore 25, one of the distillery's most magical expressions, routinely hovers between the $400 -$500 price point on the open market, but for this holiday season we set out to find a more affordable version for our customers who want something special, but not quite that expensive. This cas... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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George Dickel "K&L Exclusive" 9 Year Old Single Barrel #L7233K1008 Tennessee Whiskey (750ml)

When you talk to passionate bourbon drinkers today, most of them are looking for the rich, sweet, boldly flavored, high-proof editions that seem to have completely evaporated from today's market. Part of the reason the Van Winkle expressions (and the Weller bourbons by default) became so beloved, besides the pull of pop culture, has to do with their sweeter profile due to the lack of rye grain in the mash bill as a balance. While not technically categorized as bourbon (Dickel goes by Tennessee whiskey even though it qualifies as such), the distillery's h... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse San Francisco

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Eagle Rare 10 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (750ml)

Wine Enthusiast: "*Best Buy* Ten years of barrel time has created a concentrated caramel scent and palate spiked with sarsaparilla and allspice, finishing spicy and quite hot, with a fleeting orange peel note. Balances with a bit of branchwater, but needs a light touch. (KN)" (7/2015) K&L Notes: Buffalo Trace was named Distiller of the Year by Whisky Magazine in 2005 and 2007 and by the Wine Enthusiast in 2006. Paul Pacult of the The Spirit Journal gave it four stars and said: "Easily one of the most tactile yet assertive and expressive bourbons I've tasted in the last two years; fas... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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Dolin Rouge Vermouth de Chambéry (750ml)

Made from the same set of recipes since 1821, Dolin Vermouth de Chambéry has long been the benchmark for fine French Vermouth. Botanicals found in the Alpine meadows above Chambéry are added to a base wine made from regional grapes to aromatize it, imparting fresh, herbal qualities to the nose and complex flavors to palate. It is then fortified. The Rouge is ideal as an aperitif or in for a wide range of uses in cocktails. In the late 19th century, Dolin Vermouth de Chambéry won medals in Paris, London, St. Louis and Philadelphia and in 1932 earned Chamb... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

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Nikka Coffey Still Japanese Grain Whisky (750ml) Top Pick!
Nikka Coffey Still Japanese Grain Whisky (750ml)

92 points Whisky Advocate: "Sweet, with subtle, crisp, nutty oak, then comes fudge, ripe banana, and peach. The overall effect is like eating vanilla ice cream with toffee fudge and hazelnut sprinkles. The structure is thick and physical, the palate sweet and quite fat, with light hints of raspberry, fruit salad. A jag of acidity freshens the delivery on the finish. With water there’s more toffee, and it becomes slightly more yielding, with less oak. For me the gold standard of grain. (DB, Fall 2015)" 90 points Wine Enthusiast: "The name of this whisky has nothing to do with coffee—rather, it's named for a type ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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Dolin Dry Vermouth (750ml)

Made to the same set of recipes since 1821, Dolin Vermouth de Chambéry has long been the benchmark for fine French Vermouth. It is made with fine wines of the region and botanicals found in the Alpine meadows above Chambéry, which impart a fresh and elegant nose with a subtle and complex palate. Ideal as an aperitif or in cocktails. In the late 19th century, Dolin Vermouth de Chambéry won medals in Paris, London, St. Louis and Philadelphia and in 1932 earned Chambéry France's only Appellation d'Origine for Vermouth. 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

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Lot 40 Single Copper Pot Still Canadian Rye Whisky (750ml)

97 points Wine Enthusiast: "This full-bodied blended whisky hits all the right notes, starting with plenty of rich caramel and oak tones on the nose and palate, plus touches of butterscotch, spicy cinnamon and clove. It finishes long, slightly oily and mouthfilling. Sip it straight or add a splash of sweet vermouth." (11/2015) K&L Notes: Voted Canadian Whisky of the Year by the Whisky Advocate, Lot 40 is considered by many to be the quintessential Canadian rye whisky, garnering heaps of praise and a cult-like following. Distilled by Hiram Walker, now run by Pernod Ricard, it was briefly discont... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $31.99 Add To Cart
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Lagavulin "2016 Edition" 12 Year Old Natural Cask Strength Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) (Previously $130) Top Pick!
Lagavulin "2016 Edition" 12 Year Old Natural Cask Strength Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) (Previously $130)

The magic is real. This stellar limited release is Lagavulin's top regular bottling and it drinks like nothing else in the store. Lagavulin's string of 12-year-old releases has always begged the question from consumers: why is the 12 year old $40 more than the older 16-year expression? Good question! For one, the Lagavulin 16 is made in gigantic quantities and sold in every liquor store from San Francisco to Shanghai, making it a competitively priced product. On top of that, the 12 year old is bottled at cask strength and not produced in nearly as high o... Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco

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Ketel One Vodka (750ml) (Previously $25)

90 points Wine Enthusiast: "Best well chilled, this classic brand has a mild sweetness that hints at marshmallow and cocoa bean, plus flares of citrus peel, cassia bark and ginger on the clean finish. (KN)" (10/2013) K&L Notes: Ketel One is made in Holland. It is a family-owned business which has been carrying on the tradition of vodka-making for eleven generations. Their focus at Ketel One is quality, tradition and personal commitment to their customers. This shows in their vodka by offering only the heart of each distillate, tasted by a member of the family before it is released. One of the b... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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WE 90

Ardbeg "Uigeadail" Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) (Previously $73)

95 points Whisky Advocate: "The marriage works exceptionally well, with the younger whiskies providing the classic Ardbeg intensity many of us have come to expect, while the older whiskies contribute depth, maturity, and complexity. And bottling the whisky at cask-strength without chill-filtration ensures that none of the flavors are stripped out. This is an incredibly complex Islay whisky, with its bonfire smoke, brine, and peppered olive notes balanced by a taming sweetness of vanilla, marshmallow, and toffee. Interwoven notes of candied fruit and sugared almonds round out the pa ...Read More » 


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Price: $55.99 Add To Cart
WA 95

Oban 14 Year Old West Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) Top Pick!
Oban 14 Year Old West Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)

Whisky Advocate: "A much-beloved malt in the U.S. Some say it’s because it is easy to pronounce (though having said that, remember it’s ‘OH-bin’ and not ‘O’Bahn’). I’d prefer to think its popularity is because there is something about the fresh cleanliness of the nose, its orange oils, chocolate, and zesty-zingy and yes, occasionally salty spiciness that is instantly appealing. (Vol. 21, #2)" Wine Enthusiast: "*** Best Buy *** The early aroma is a combination of malt, wood and sea breeze; the later bouquet is a deliciously harmonious, even creamy marriage of maritime atmosphere and malted ba ...Read More » 


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Four Roses 8 Year 9 Month Old "K&L Exclusive OESQ" Single Barrel Cask Strength Bourbon (750ml)

If you're fixin' for some Four Roses going into the holiday season, we've got you covered with two new potent potions that I picked out at the distillery this past September. The single casks from Cox's Creek warehouse are always among the most coveted bottles that we bring in directly, and with allocations on lock down from the distillery, our demand for cask-strength, single-barrel Four Roses has never been higher! The moderately proofed OESQ is a 53.9% ABV specimen for those who enjoy a bit of banana in their bourbon. The nose is a mix of bananas fost... Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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Lost Republic Straight Bourbon Whiskey (750ml)

One of the more interesting and intriguing independent bottlings of bourbon since Black Maple Hill went out of production, Lost Republic whiskey is made of three different bourbons from three different states: Indiana, Tennessee and California. Matt Weese and his team in Healdsburg are contracting spirits and aging the barrels separately in their Napa warehouse, using them to create a fruity, grainy and gritty style of American whiskey. The fruity, young whiskey aromas are potent on the nose, but the woody, vanilla notes balance out the youth on the pala... Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City

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Aberlour "A'Bunadh" Cask Strength Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) Top Pick!
Aberlour "A'Bunadh" Cask Strength Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)

96-100 points Wine Enthusiast: "Intriguing and challenging bouquet of aromas of roasted nuts, old leather, black pepper, old oak and dried fruit. Palate entry is aggressive in spirit, but sweet and pruny; midpalate is drier and features tastes of leather and grain. Aftertaste teems with oak resin, hard cheese (meaning, rancio), candied nuts, candied fruit and dark honey. Add mineral water." (12/2009) Whisky Advocate: "Very sweet, with thick hard toffee, stewing dates and figs, molasses, and rum raisin ice cream, before some dark chocolate, dried mint, and orange peel. The palate is a different beast. It i ...Read More » 


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WE 96 - 100

Bulleit "Frontier" Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (750ml)

93 points Wine Enthusiast: "This workhorse Bourbon is a worthwhile addition for cocktails or straight-up sips. Look for bold caramel and spice, accented with fresh pear and ginger, finishing long. *Best Buy* (KN)" (9/2016) Whisky Advocate: "Soft, elegant, and nicely rounded, with honeyed orchard fruit and gentle spice on a bed of vanilla and caramel. Very versatile; a pleasing, unchallenging bourbon to suit most moods and situations. I actually like it better than the new, older 10 year old expression (reviewed in this issue), because it is so beautifully balanced. (JH, Summer 2013)" Wine Spectator: "Bulleit has a high ...Read More » 


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WE 93

Booker's Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (750ml)

95 points Wine Enthusiast: "This uncut, barrel-strength bourbon is bold and flavorful. The caramel aroma is rich and luxe. On the palate, it’s quite tannic and drying, but the flavor shines through, showing toffee, caramel and dried cherry, with a spicy finish of clove, dried fig and date. The alcohol feels remarkably balanced despite the high proof. It needs no adornment: just add a chunk of ice and enjoy. (KN)" (9/2014) 91 points Whisky Advocate: "If Picasso sketched bourbon, it would look like Booker’s, with deep golden and auburn hues. But higher-proof color can deceive. Not here. Think bourbon warehouse: o ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco

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WE 95 WA 91

Nikka Coffey Still Japanese Malt Whisky (750ml)

Whisky Advocate: "Now a hugely welcome part of the core range, this whisky—made in Coffey stills at the Miyagikyo distillery—uses 100% malted barley as its base. The nose is all tinned peach, tropical fruit juice, and baked banana, with a surprising green celery note, coconut, and sherbet. The palate is silky, with some chocolate, biscuity oak, and orange blossom honey. Water brings those green notes forward to add freshness to the peach cobbler sweetness. The grain revolution builds. (DB, Fall 2014)" K&L Notes: Finally here! You've tasted the amazing Nikka Coffey GRAIN whisky, now se... Read More » 


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