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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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1995 Château de Briat 20 Year Old Vintage Armagnac (750ml) (Elsewhere $115)

Château de Briat is operated by the Baron de Pichon-Longueville's great, great-grandson, Stêphane de Luze, who represents the fifth generation of the family to make Armagnac at the former hunting lodge of Henry IV. Distilled from Baco, the house style is a rich and full-bodied brandy that seemingly pays homage to the former king's spirited namesake: Bourbon. It only takes one small whiff of this luscious twenty-year-old Armagnac to get your taste buds salivating. The nose is brimming with caramel, toasted oak, sweet fruit, and a bit of earth. The sweetn... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse San Francisco

Price: $69.99 Add To Cart

Kavalan "Sherry Cask" Cask Strength Single Barrel Taiwanese Single Malt Whisky (750ml) (Elsewhere $300) Back In Stock!
Kavalan "Sherry Cask" Cask Strength Single Barrel Taiwanese Single Malt Whisky (750ml) (Elsewhere $300)

After so much time spent merely reading about the great single malt whiskies from Taiwan's Kavalan distillery, we can finally get our hands on them here in the states! This is the elusive Single Sherry Cask, known in every other market as the Solist Sherry. This particular cask was purchased exclusively for the Southern California Artisanal Group and represents a huge chunk of the total US allocation. It's extremely rare because it's rightfully regarded as one of the world's great sherried malts. Rated 97 points by the BTI, 5 time double gold SFWSC and t... Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $199.99 Add To Cart

Old Forester "1920 Prohibition Style" Kentucky Bourbon Whisky (750ml)

As one of the few distilleries allowed to remain operational during Prohibition, Old Forester is celebrating this part of its history with with its Whiskey Row series. According to the distillery: "The 115 proof expression represents a barrel sample that company president Owsley Brown I would have batched at the beginning of Prohibition. The nose is an intense medley of cherry preserves, drippy caramel, dark chocolate, thickened maple syrup and seasoned oak spiciness. Dark caramel coats layers of malt nuttiness and sweet graham cracker all warmed by gree... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $59.99 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)

90-95 points Wine Enthusiast: "**Best Buy** Soy sauce, olive brine, peat, honey, oloroso Sherry, brewer’s yeast, bread dough, barley malt and cigar smoke in the bouquet. The flavor that magically includes the innate intense peatiness of Islay malts and the masterly employment of oak barrels phase defines “classy Islay.” Concludes sweetly, without sacrificing the tangy, astringent peatiness that is inherent. Gorgeous." (4/2004) 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 Gr ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $69.99 Add To Cart
WE 90 - 95 WA 94

Suntory Hibiki Harmony Japanese Whisky (750ml) Top Pick!
Suntory Hibiki Harmony Japanese Whisky (750ml)

The newest incarnation of Suntory's hugely popular Hibiki series, this time without an age statement attached. The same soft, mellow, vanilla-laden flavor is still here, however. It's a true Harmony of pure Hibiki flavor. 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $62.99 Add To Cart

Dudognon "K&L Exclusive Cuvee" Napoleon II Cognac (750ml)

What we see in the U.S. of Cognac is a dark and supple sipping spirit, but what we don't always understand is that almost all of these brandies have been artificially sweetened & colored. That richness of caramel and oak isn't something that's inherent in most Cognacs, not unless they've been aged for thirty years or more. When we visit small producers who actually grow their own grapes and distill in micro-batches, we get the chance to taste unadulterated brandies of incredible finesse and beauty before they've been shipped off to negociant houses who a... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse San Francisco

Price: $49.99 Add To Cart

1995 Imperial 20 Year Old K&L Exclusive "Signatory" Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)

This is the fourth (and final) cask of 1995 Imperial single malt whisky we've purchased from the Signatory warehouse, and we've definitely saved the best for last. The now-demolished facility will never make spirit again, so consider this cask one of the last goodbyes for a whisky we've come to love dearly over the years. Closed in the late 1990s and wiped completely off the face of the earth in 2013, each drop of Imperial consumed means there's that much less left in the world. The first sip is a like butterscotch and biscuits with an earthy resin note ... Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse San Francisco

Price: $119.99 Add To Cart

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 wa ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $21.99 Add To Cart
WE 92 WA 90

Rittenhouse Bottled in Bond 100 Proof Rye Whiskey (750ml) Top Pick!
Rittenhouse Bottled in Bond 100 Proof Rye Whiskey (750ml)

90-95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Intensely woody aromas and succulent marshmallow, bakery and lanolin scents spring forth. The fat palate entry oozes butter cream, dark caramel, and brown sugar tastes; the midpalate focuses more on the grain aspect as the flavor becomes toasty, fruity and honeyed. Ends honey sweet, decadent and maple-like. An unbelievable bargain." (4/2007) 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 spiri... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $23.99 Add To Cart
WE 90 - 95

Macallan "Double Cask" 12 Year Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)

Macallan's latest release is a 12-year-old "double cask" malt, meaning the whisky spent time in both sherry-seasoned new American and European oak. The result is a rich and cocoa-laden malt that encompasses the sweeter and more decadent flavors of the sherry while still maintaining the malt's inherent flavors at the core with the spice of two different woods. The result is quite splendid. Macallan fans will revel in the Double Cask's richness, its intensity and weight, and the creamy goodness of its palate. The flavors are dark and supple with plenty of ... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $54.99 Add To Cart

Carpano "Antica Formula" Sweet Vermouth (1L)

95 points Wine Enthusiast: "This dark, mysterious vermouth is rich, complex and layered, boasting aromas of mint and other herbs, plums and figs, reminscent of Madeira. The rich flavors are hard to pin down: cocoa, red wine, almonds, bitter marmelade, hints of spice and toffee all play across the palate, finishing with a bracing bitter edge. This delectable sweet vermouth would shine in a Manhattan." (2/2011) 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 arom... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $28.99 Add To Cart
WE 95

Ardbeg "Uigeadail" Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Previously $73) Top Pick!
Ardbeg "Uigeadail" Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Previously $73)

95 points Whisky Advocate: "With the Ardbeg 17 year old off the market, it's nice to see a new Ardbeg in the line-up. Uigeadail costs about the same as the Ardbeg 17 did but, with Uigeadail, you're getting a much more interesting whisky. Uigeadail consists of a marriage of younger whisky (from 1990 and 1993) with much older whisky matured in sherry casks. 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 a ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $55.99 Add To Cart
WA 95

Caol Ila 12 Year Old Islay Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)

92 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Best Buy* A seductive brininess and waves of oily peat-reek greet the olfactory sense. The palate entry finds a surprisingly buttery-creamy leaning along with the peat-reek; at midpalate the flavor becomes concentrated, oily, malty sweet, and only moderately peaty. Ends on a sweet malty note. Builds from stage to stage, each phase being better than the last." (6/2006) Whisky Advocate: "Funny to think how recently Caol Ila was an Islay giant that was kept pretty much under wraps by its owner. These days it has cemented its reputation as the island’s Mr. Consistent. This ver ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City

Price: $59.99 Add To Cart
WE 92
Limit of 3 per customer

1997 Linkwood 19 Year Old K&L Exclusive "Signatory" Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)

Because of its role in Johnnie Walker Blue and its renowned reputation abroad, Linkwood always demands a high price wherever it's sold. Fine and finessed in a way that few other Highland malts demonstrate, the Diageo-owned distillery can often taste like a finalized blend straight from the cask! That's definitely the case with this graceful and easy-drinking 19 year old hogshead from the Signatory warehouse, even at the relatively high 56% ABV. The 25 year old Linkwood sells at K&L for $250 a bottle, so when we saw the chance to offer a similar whisky fo... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $89.99 Add To Cart

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

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; fasten your seatbelts." Honey-colored, with aromas of toasted wheat bread and hints of tobacco, opening up to almond butter, melon and lanolin. On the palate it is oily and toasty with flavors of cereal grains and oak. The finish is long and corn sweet with a little spi... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $29.99 Add To Cart

Clynelish 14 Year Old Single Malt Whisky (750ml)

92 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Best Buy* The initial aroma is large, biscuity and grainy sweet; the aroma then becomes more sugar biscuit-like and a touch salty. Palate entry finds generous and malty-sweet flavors; by midpalate distinctive notes of black pepper, seaweed, oaky vanilla, honey and dark caramel are added. Finishes elegantly, sweetly and malty, with just a barely discernible influence of the sea." (7/2005) Whisky Advocate: "Ahh, Clynelish. The enigma of the northeast coast. A single malt whose waxy character — and it does smell of snuffed candles — is highly prized by blenders. This is a pal ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood

Price: $52.99 Add To Cart
WE 92
Limit of 3 per customer

Balvenie "Doublewood" 12 Year Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) Top Pick!
Balvenie "Doublewood" 12 Year Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Silky and downright succulent, this Scotch is made with two types of oak casks—as the DoubleWood name suggests—but it’s really all about the influence of the ex-Sherry cask. Aromas suggest golden raisins and dried apricots. The silky palate starts out moderately smoky, but glides into a richer, honeyed, nutty profile that finishes with cocoa and clove accents." (12/2015) K&L Notes: "The Balvenie Doublewood Single Malt Scotch Whisky is a 12-year-old single malt which gains its distinctive character from being matured in two woods. During its period of maturation, the ... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $46.99 Add To Cart
WE 94

Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth (375ml)

95 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Top 50 Spirits of 2011* This dark, mysterious vermouth is rich, complex and layered, boasting aromas of mint and other herbs, plums and figs, reminiscent of Madeira. The rich flavors are hard to pin down: cocoa, red wine, almonds, bitter marmalade, hints of spice and toffee all play across the palate, finishing with a bracing bitter edge. This delectable sweet vermouth would shine in a Manhattan." (2/2011) 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 Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $13.99 Add To Cart
WE 95

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

95 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Top 50 Spirits 2013 & Best Buy* Golden and bright, this straight bourbon whiskey is one of the most versatile around. Though it starts with a sweet flavor profile with hints of vanilla and cookie dough, it finishes supple and dry, with notes of leather, black tea and cinnamon. Bracing alcohol levels." (7/2013) 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 ye ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $22.99 Add To Cart
WE 95

Elijah Craig K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (750ml) New!
Elijah Craig K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (750ml)

The iconic label from the Heaven Hill Distillery has long been considered one of the greats. This lovely cask of Elijah Craig is the first we've received from their newly rebranded Small Batch 9 year old single barrel program. This exceptional whiskey, which we've known for decades in its older 12 year expression, is now being bottled as a no age statement small batch. We're lucky to get one of the few single barrels available this year. While these bottles don't care the age designate on the package, each of their single barrels is aged at least 9 years... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $29.99 Add To Cart

Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin 750ml

The pride of Australia is now available here at K&L! After sweeping Double Gold at the San Francisco Spirits competition and wowing serious fans of gin around the world, Four Pillars is bringing its incredible gins from down under to the U.S. Utilizing "four pillars" of success (quality German copper stills, pure Yarra Yarra Valley water, unique Australian botanicals, and love, of course), the team of Aussies has created what we think are the best portfolio of high-quality, serious gins we've ever tasted. The standard Rare Dry release takes a clean and p... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $34.99 Add To Cart

Domaine Hubert "K&L Exclusive" Pays d'Auge Vieux Calvados (750ml) Top Pick!
Domaine Hubert "K&L Exclusive" Pays d'Auge Vieux Calvados (750ml)

Astrid Hubert has taken over her family's apple distillation business with a desire to bring Calvados into the modern generation. She wants to make her estate's brandy more fruit-forward and more feminine in style -- "After all, I am a woman!" she told us during our visit in 2013. For $29.99 there has never been an apple brandy this good on the American market. The juicy apple flavor simply bursts on the first sip, the fruit taking front and center stage as the cider-like acidity helps balance out the richness of the wood. Try making a Jack Rose cocktail... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $29.99 Add To Cart

Aperol Aperitivo Liqueur (750ml)

90-95 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Superb/Highly Recommended* Sophisticated and delightful aromas of tangerine and rhubarb. The palate entry is delightfully citrusy and sweet; the midpalate phase offers just enough herbal bitterness to balance. Ends up refreshing, orangey sweet and delectably herbal. This deserves to become a popular pre-dinner quaff." (8/2007) 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 unchanged since its first creation in 1919. Try the classic ... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $23.99 Add To Cart
WE 90 - 95

One Barrel Belize Rum (750ml)

If you want a rum with pure tropical spirit, this may be it. The One Barrel rum, from the country of Belize, smells like a tropical breeze with its aromas of passion fruit, hibiscus and papaya. On the palate it is smooth and round, with just a hint of molasses flavor lingering in the background. Perfect for mixing. In June 2008 the editors at Men's Journal gave it a nod, saying: "The uncommon rum worth seeking out is Travellers 1 Barrel ($22). Made at a small distillery in Belize, it boasts a memorable flavor that's slightly sweet, slightly nutty, with s... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse

Price: $16.99 Add To Cart

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

Price: $15.99 Add To Cart

Cimarron Blanco Tequila (1L) (Elsewhere $26)

From the distillery of Enrique Fonseca, the man behind the legendary K&L Fuenteseca, comes this value-priced label of liter-sized tequila that seems almost too good to be true. I'm willing to bet we'll have a problem selling the Cimarron selections, rather than the ridiculous success we should experience, simply because people will 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... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $16.99 Add To Cart

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

90-95 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: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $26.99 Add To Cart
WE 90 - 95

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
WE 93

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. (Fall 2015) Reviewed by: Dave Broom." K&L Notes: Grain whisky is one of the least understood components of the ... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse San Francisco

Price: $62.99 Add To Cart
WA 92

Lemon Hart Demerara 151 Proof Rum (750ml - cannot ship)

A classic made from raw demerara sugar in Guyana, this bottling is historically relevant because Lemon Hart was the original supplier of rum to the British Royal Navy. It packs a hefty punch, but mix it up in an authentic punch and you'll be happy you did. Currently sold out everywhere, tiki bars like Smuggler's Cove in SF are buying dozens of cases to use as the foundation for their drinks. After this batch it may not be seen again for some time. 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $33.99 Add To Cart

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

From St. George distillery: Terroir Gin is our ode to the wild beauty of the Golden State. Distiller Lance Winters has a passion for exploring place and memory through distillation, and the aromas of the coastal forests on California's Mount Tam were what inspired him to start making gin in the first place. Terroir Gin has an intense earthy, woodsy nose and flavor derived from Douglas fir, California bay laurel, and California coastal sage complemented by bright, citrusy top notes. This is a unique and proudly Californian gin with a sense of place and po... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $30.99 Add To Cart

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

Price: $15.99 Add To Cart

Macallan 12 Year Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) (Elsewhere $55)

90-95 points Wine Enthusiast: "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 we wholehear... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $49.99 Add To Cart
WE 90 - 95

Redbreast "Lustau Edition" Sherry Finished Irish Whiskey (750ml)

Redbreast's classic pot-still Irish whiskey collides with rich and round Lustau sherry in this new Midleton distillery edition. What I particularly love about the whiskey is that the sherry is artfully and gracefully integrated into the true Irish character. It's more like a light frosting on a delicious Midleton cake. The soft vanilla notes are still present, the light fruits and gentle grains that real Irish whiskey fans hold so dearly, but they're elevated, enhanced, and lifted by the sherry, particularly on the finish where the richness combines to c... Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $64.99 Add To Cart

1964 Sovereign 51 Year Old "K&L Exclusive" Single Barrel Cask Strength Blended Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) New!
1964 Sovereign 51 Year Old "K&L Exclusive" Single Barrel Cask Strength Blended Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)

While it's commonplace today for a Scotch distillery to blend their whiskies together and then re-barrel the resulting recipe, it's rare to find a marriage of whiskies that were blended and barreled from day one. You'd have to go back to the 1960s to find an example of such a process, which is exactly what we did one morning in Glasgow when we came upon three mystery casks at one of our favorite suppliers. "No one knows for sure what's in them," our agent told us, "all we have is the date: December of 1964." It was exactly this uncertainty that helped th... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $399.99 Add To Cart

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." (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 a 10-... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $27.99 Add To Cart
WE 92

Cimarron Reposado Tequila (1L) (Elsewhere $32)

From the distillery of Enrique Fonseca, the man behind the legendary K&L Fuenteseca, comes this value-priced label of liter-sized tequila that seems almost too good to be true. I'm willing to bet we'll have a problem selling the Cimarron selections, rather than the ridiculous success we should experience, simply because people will 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. The reposado is mellow and soft on the ... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $21.99 Add To Cart

Glenlivet 12 Year Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) (Elsewhere $37) Top Pick!
Glenlivet 12 Year Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) (Elsewhere $37)

90 points Wine Enthusiast: "Vibrant gold with orange highlights, fruity scent of apples and pears plus a whiff of vanilla. Soft, velvety feel. This is a pleasant and drinkable Scotch, but the flavors are relatively muted. It mixes well with other flavors, making it a good contender for cocktails. Good value." (12/2011) Whisky Advocate: "As with the ‘Fiddich (reviewed in this issue), here’s a malt where an improved wood policy has brought a dram to life and added complexity. The Glenlivet has always been about lightness, but the trick is to have sufficient solid base to allow its flower to blossom, so ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $27.99 Add To Cart
WE 90

Sazerac 90-Proof Straight Rye Whiskey (750ml) (3 bottle limit)

95 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Top Spirits 2013* Versatile, crisp, and an ideal match for cocktails that also include orange liqueur, as well as its namesake classic cocktail. Light aromas include vanilla and a touch of juicy citrus. Flavors run to bitter orange, dark chocolate and black tea, finishing with a pepper tingle. Velvety feel, despite the brisk alcohol." (7/2013) K&L Notes: The K & L Sazerac Cocktail: 1/2 oz Kubler absinthe, 2 oz of Sazerac Straight Rye, 1/2 oz simple syrup, 2 dashes of Peychaud bitters, Lemon - twist as garnish. Fill an old fashioned glass with ice. Add the absint... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood

Price: $29.99 Add To Cart
WE 95
Limit of 3 per customer

1997 Dufftown 18 Year Old K&L Exclusive "Signatory" Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)

Dufftown is more famous for being the home of Glenfiddich, rather than for the distillery that carries the town's name, but there is indeed an eponymous facility making whisky there. Dufftown distillery is a Diageo-owned plant that produces "The Singleton" single malt whisky for European release. "The Singleton" we see here in the states is made at Glendullan, but the styles are similar. Dufftown makes a classic Highland style malt, albeit with a bit more grit. A comparison in styles would definitely include its neighbor Glenfiddich, but Dufftown's mash ... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $69.99 Add To Cart

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

The romantic story of Monkey 47 gin is as follows: 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. A renowned gin drinker, Collins' taste for the spirit was not particularly renowned 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" in bla... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood San Francisco

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Glenmorangie "The Original" 10 Year Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)

93 points Whisky Advocate: "Fresh, vibrant, and beautifully complex. A clean, malty foundation accentuated by bright complex fruit, delicate spice, dried flowers, and gentle honeyed vanilla notes that linger on the palate. This is a wonderful whisky which is very versatile, but I can only imagine what it would taste like at 46% and unchill-filtered like the wood finish expressions. (Vol. 17, #2) Reviewed by: John Hansell" 90 points Wine Enthusiast: "Smooth and mellow, like nuts drizzled with honey or Bit O’Honey candy, with a light vanilla finish. Matured in Bourbon casks for 10 years." (12/2011) Wine Spectator: "Even without a ...Read More » 


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Price: $29.99 Add To Cart
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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." (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 ripe ber ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $42.99 Add To Cart
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Ketel One Vodka (750ml) (Previously $25)

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. They report that the focus at Ketel One is quality, tradition and personal commitment to their customer. This shows in their vodka by offering only the heart of each distilate, tasted by a member of the family before it is released. One of the best Martini vodkas available. 


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Cocchi Vermouth di Torino (750ml)

Produced in the historic Asti region outside of Torino, this Moscato-based vermouth is a true Vermouth di Torino - one of the only two protected geographical indication of origins for vermouth. The rich, vibrant flavor profile offers complex notes backed by a balanced bitter undertone. Enjoy neat or mixed in numerous classic cocktails. To celebrate its 120th anniversary, the House of Cocchi has resumed production of its original recipe for Vermouth di Torino, first offered in 1891. 


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Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (750ml) (ships in a magnum box) (Elsewhere $30)

90-95 points Wine Enthusiast: "The first sniffs detect restrained, lightly roasted kernel/bean-like scents; bouquet opens up as aromas of saddle leather, tobacco leaf and walnut come to the fore. Palate entry is semisweet, candied and creamy; by midpalate, the taste includes pepper, welcome spirity heat, oak resin and caramel corn. Ends showing the delicate side of Bourbon." (6/2006) Wine Spectator: "The dry, spicy, almost austere nose has a promising note of corn, and it delivers on the palate: sweet corn, berries and apricot, a touch of leather and cinnamon, with a bright, spicy finish. A mix of pot-s ...Read More » 


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Domaine Pacory 15 Year Old "K&L Exclusive" Domfrontais Calvados (750ml)

This is going to be one of the most crowdpleasing spirits we've ever brought in from France: a fifteen year old single barrel exclusive of 100% pear-distilled Calvados from our newest small producer Domaine Pacory. In the Domfrontais region of Normandy, the brandies are generally 60% pear or more. We figured there must be a few people distilling from nothing but pears, so we asked Frédéric if that was the case. He said somewhere in his small shed of casks were indeed a few pear-only distillates. Located on the ferme des Grimaux, the Pacory property has b... Read More » 


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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: "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 barley. Palate entr ...Read More » 


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1964 Sovereign 51 Year Old "K&L Exclusive" Single Barrel (45.8%) Cask Strength Blended Grain Scotch Whisky (750ml) New!
1964 Sovereign 51 Year Old "K&L Exclusive" Single Barrel (45.8%) Cask Strength Blended Grain Scotch Whisky (750ml)

While it's commonplace today for a Scotch distillery to blend their whiskies together and then re-barrel the resulting recipe, it's rare to find a marriage of whiskies that were blended and barreled from day one. You'd have to go back to the 1960s to find an example of such a process, which is exactly what we did one morning in Glasgow when we came upon three mystery casks at one of our favorite suppliers. "No one knows for sure what's in them," our agent told us, "all we have is the date: December of 1964." It was exactly this uncertainty that helped th... Read More » 


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Siembra Valles "Ancestral" Blanco Tequila (750ml)

Siembra Valles Ancestral is a project conceived of a love of history and a desire to know tequila from its roots, celebrating its true identity and a curiosity of what the past once tasted like. With agave untouched by machine, the Ancestral boasts the complexity of nature's flavors and the skills of tequilero ancestry. It begins its journey through time in the pristine blue agave fields nurtured by the Rosales family’s team of expert cultivators, jimadores, and a lowland terroir. The fruitful plants can credit their rich flavors to a pesticide-free land... Read More » 


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