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Jeffrey Jones

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High West Double Rye "K&L Exclusive" Single Barrel #4968 Cask Strength Rye Whiskey (750ml)
Review Date: 10-13-2018
High West has a long track record of producing high quality and creative products. This single barrel of Double Rye is no exception to this history. It is full bodied with nice sweet top notes that lead to dryer spice flavors. With a little water it becomes more soft with the flavors integrated and delicious.
Price: $54.99 Add To Cart

2013 Negretti Barolo
Review Date: 09-24-2018
Barolo is one of the most interesting and delicious wines around. Often Barolos need time to develop into the great wines that they are. The 2013 Negretti is a classic Barolo that is ready to drink now. It is complex and layered with earth, leather and fruit flavors that are complemented with floral aromatics. Decant if you and enjoy it with hearty foods.
Price: $34.99 Add To Cart
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1988 Port Dundas 28 Year Old "Old Particular" K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 09-08-2018
Another good example of cask strength grain whisky. The Port Dundas showed best for me without water. The nose was expressive with delicate caramel notes. In the mouth this is a whisky of finesse,with delicate and layered caramel notes that are enjoyable and interesting. Addition of water continued the same flavor profile but everything was softer and lighter.
Price: $89.99 Add To Cart

1991 Invergordon 26 Year Old "Old Particular" K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 09-07-2018
Single barrel cask strength grain whiskeys have been very popular at K&L. This selection of Invergordon is a good reason why. It is soft , mature and mellow. Without water the nose is reserved and opens up with a splash of water showing pretty floral and caramel aromas. Without water, in the mouth it is reserved again, but really opens up with some water becoming creamy with subtle soft spice. Interesting and easy the Invergordon is worth taking a look at.
Price: $89.99 Add To Cart

Inverroche Classic Gin (750ml)
Review Date: 09-04-2018
Classic and delicious with just the right balance between juniper and citrus notes. In the nose there are juniper, citrus and a subtle floral hints. In the mouth it is soft and clean with dry botanical notes support by citrus flavors. Use it in any cocktail that calls for a classic dry gin.
Price: $39.99 Add To Cart

Inverroche Verdant Gin (750ml)
Review Date: 09-04-2018
A great addition to the gin selection because it adds a new exciting and delicious taste experience. The Verdant has a light translucent green color. In the nose it has classic juniper and botanical aromas. In the mouth it becomes very interesting with a creamy mouthfeel with licorice and botanical flavors that come together to produce a unique and lovely gin. Inverroche recommends it to be mixed with tonic and a twist.
Price: $39.99 Add To Cart

Inverroche Amber Gin (750ml)
Review Date: 09-03-2018
When I first saw that K&L had a new gin I thought that there was not need to offer a new one because so many good ones are already in inventory. I was wrong, the Inverroche gins are all both tasty and interesting and add new taste experiences. The Amber is unique and delicious. The nose has subtle and delicate juniper notes that sit on top up a rich and almost burnt honey like aromas. In the the mouth it is full and creamy with a rich honey like and nut like flavors but it is not sweet. It will taste good alone on with tonic water.
Price: $39.99 Add To Cart

Kilchoman 9 Year Old 100% Islay Barley K&L Exclusive Cask #549 Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 08-27-2018
Kilchoman selects the best heart of what they distill, taking a very clean cut of the fresh distilled whiskey. This cask reflects this with its beauty and purity. The nose is pretty and seductive, a mix of smoke and sweetness with a hint of sea. In the mouth with no water it is round and balanced, much more subtle that one would expect. With a splash of water this cask opens up, showing layers of complexity with a nice sweet roundness, smoke, sea flavors and spice. There is a long finish.
Price: $149.99 Add To Cart

2017 Domaine de l'Ermitage "Victor" Costières de Nîmes Rosé
Review Date: 08-27-2018
This dry, light salmon-colored rosé is a wonderful and delicious treat. Pretty floral aromas lead to light, soft, clean and crisp flavors. It will drink well alone or with light foods. The only problem with this wine is that it might be too easy to drink.
Price: $10.99 Add To Cart

2015 Bodegas Puelles Segundo Año Rioja
Review Date: 08-26-2018
This is a fantastic value wine that delivers a lot of flavor and pleasure. It is bright and round , medium bodied and ready to drink. Due to the vintage it has a little more fruit than the previous 2014 . It will drink well alone or with pork dishes.
Price: $12.99 Add To Cart

2016 Domaine Vico Corse Rouge (Corsica)
Review Date: 08-20-2018
A delicious selection from Corsica. It offers deep rich red fruit flavors that are made interesting with hints of earth and mineral. All of this is balanced together to make a wine that is a pleasure to drink. It will go well with lamb and pork or similar foods.
Price: $14.99 Add To Cart

2017 Domaine Vico Corse Blanc (Corsica)
Review Date: 08-20-2018
This is one of several stand outs from a recent staff tasting. It has an expressive and inviting nose with hints of floral and citrus. In the mouth it is soft but is crisp and clean with subtle mineral notes. This will go well with fish or light foods.
Price: $14.99 Add To Cart

2012 Clairault "Estate" Cabernet Sauvignon Margaret River Western Australia (Black Label)
Review Date: 08-13-2018
This Cabernet Sauvignon offers a lot wine for this price. It is ready to drink and enjoy now with big lush round dark fruit flavors that are supported and given balance by some savory and spice notes. It has a nice dry crisp finish and will go well with hearty foods.

2017 Domaine Petroni Corse Rosé (Corsica)
Review Date: 08-13-2018
This rose was one of the stars at one of the recent staff tastings.It has light red fruits that are balanced out with a dry, clean and crisp finish. In between there is a subtle hint of minerals. I have like everything that I have tasted from this winery and this rose continues this tradition.
Price: $13.99 Add To Cart

San Venanzio Prosecco Valdobbiadene Superiore Brut
Review Date: 08-06-2018
The San Venanzio is an excellent Prosecco. It is bright and refreshing with a kiss of sweetness that is accented with subtle mineral notes. It is great to drink for any occasion and will go well lighter foods. Lovers of prosecco do pass this one up.
Price: $13.99 Add To Cart
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2005 Tullibardine "The Murray" Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 08-03-2018
This is one to set back and enjoy. It is soft and round and medium bodied with juicy malt flavors and no smoke. There is a long finish to complete the package.
Price: $74.99 Add To Cart

2017 Pedro Martinez Alesanco Rosado Rioja
Review Date: 07-27-2018
A delicious rose that offers both great taste and value. It is dry with a beautiful light pink color. In the mouth there are nice and creamy red fruit flavors and a a dry finish. Great alone it will go well with vegetarian dishes and fish.
Price: $9.99 Add To Cart

Ardmore Legacy Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 07-23-2018
This is a smoky Highland single malt. In the nose the smoke is pronounced and inviting. In the mouth the Ardmore Legacy is light to medium bodied with a round creamy mouth feel and some notes of smoke and malt to round out the flavor profile.
Price: $37.99 Add To Cart

J.H. Cutter Whiskey (750ml)
Review Date: 07-23-2018
This is a delicious and exciting addition to the bourbon section. The nose is sweet and spicy . In the mouth it is round and fairly rich with the rye adding spicy undertones. It is easy to drink, soft and has a long finish.
Price: $49.99 Add To Cart

Chateau de la Grangerie K&L Exclusive Armagnac (1L)
Review Date: 07-23-2018
This is the best value in brandy right now. But it is more than that because it is such a pleasure to drink.It is light and soft with subtle layers of flavors. It is one to sit back with and enjoy. Besides drinking alone , this Grangerie could be enjoyed on the rocks or in cocktails.
Price: $29.99 Add To Cart

2014 Schlumberger Saering Riesling Grand Cru Alsace
Review Date: 07-16-2018
This is a classic dry riesling from Alsace.The nose is a seductive mix of floral with a touch of oil. In the mouth it a lot of different flavors interact together. There are nice fruit notes with a touch of mineral and oil. The Grand Cru influence stands out with the long finish and round and medium bodied mid palate.There is a wonderful crisp finish.

2015 Hirsch Zöbing Riesling Kamptal
Review Date: 07-09-2018
This riesling is bone dry and very good. In the nose there are subtle floral notes with a kiss of oil that adds complexity. In the mouth it was clean and crisp with nice mineral undertones. It was balanced and tasty and will go well with fish and fowl.A classic Austrian Riesling that is well worth its price.
Price: $24.99 Add To Cart
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2015 Trimbach Riesling Alsace
Review Date: 07-09-2018
If you like dry rieslings this is a wonderful selection from a quality producer. It is very complex and layered. In the nose it starts with fruit , floral and subtle oil like aromas. In the mouth there are dry citrus and mineral flavors with a nice roundness in the mid palate.It will go well with fish or fowl. I drank it alone and it was fantastic.

Auchentoshan Three Wood Single Malt Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 06-30-2018
This is a wonderful single malt for those looking for an easy drinker. The the nose is light and pretty with a hint of bees wax. In the mouth it is light and delicate with the sherry aging adding juicy notes. What makes this single so nice is that all of the flavor aspects are balanced and harmonious. There is a delicious finish.
Price: $56.99 Add To Cart
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Kaiyo "The Peated" Mizunara Oak Japanese Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 06-13-2018
I tasted this product with and without water. I suggest a splash of water because it really opens it up and helps show what an tasty and interesting treat this is.There nice smoke notes in the nose. In the mouth it is soft, and like most Japanese malts on the light side. It is the unique and complex spice flavors that set this single malt apart from the crowd. Delicious and seductive.
Price: $109.99 Add To Cart

Woodinville Straight 100% Rye Whiskey (750ml )
Review Date: 06-13-2018
This Rye has a certain restrained richness and is on the dry side for a Rye.There are spice notes and it is complex and delicious.It is a classic and a high quality product. The finish is juicy and long. A splash of water softens and opens it up. The Woodinville Rye should make most Rye drinkers very happy.
Price: $39.99 Add To Cart
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Woodinville Straight Bourbon Whiskey (750ml)
Review Date: 06-13-2018
A welcome addition to the world of spirits. A great price for a high quality Bourbon. It is soft and round with a kiss of spice and a wonderful, juicy, long finish. The flavors are balanced out, working well together.
Price: $36.99 Add To Cart

2015 Resolute (Aerena) Red Hills Cabernet Sauvignon
Review Date: 06-11-2018
This is a fantastic value Cabernet. It is big, round and full bodied, packed full of dark fruit flavors. It lifts way above its weight providing a ready to drink Cabernet that has fruit and balance. Great alone it will be best with hearty foods.
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart

2016 Ermacora Pinot Grigio Colli Orientali del Friuli
Review Date: 06-04-2018
This is a delicious and expressive wine. The nose is pretty with citrus and very subtle floral notes.Reflecting the vintage, in the mouth it has a nice richness that is pure,clean and dry. Soft and round it will be enjoyable alone or with fish and fowl.
Price: $14.99 Add To Cart
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Jefferson's "Special Wheated Mashbill" Ocean Voyage #15 Aged at Sea Very Small Batch Straight Bourbon (750ml)
Review Date: 05-21-2018
This is a pretty and delicious bourbon. I tasted it with and without water and both times it was a pleasure to drink. There is a beautiful balance between the soft vanilla over tones and burnt sugar flavors. It is round and easy and there is a long finish. This is the best Jefferson Ocean that I have tasted. For those who are searching for a wheated bourbon this bottling should be on the top of your list.
Price: $82.99 Add To Cart

Smooth Ambler "Old Scout" K&L Exclusive Single Barrel #10108 American Whiskey (750ml)
Review Date: 05-17-2018
The Old Scout people have blended together an interesting and delicious whiskey. The nose has a lot of vanilla notes with a back ground of caramel. In the mouth it is full bodied with a soft and creamy mouth feel. There is a beautiful long sweet toasted sugar finish. It is 107 proof and I tasted this whiskey with water.
Price: $39.99 Add To Cart

Auchentoshan "Bartender's Malt - Edition 1" Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 05-17-2018
This collaboration of many minds and mouths should appeal to many people. It is soft and round and very easy to drink. On the light side there is a a touch of dried fruit flavors in the mid palate. Alone or on the rocks this will make a delicious drink for when one does not want to analyse and think about it, but wants to just enjoy.
Price: $44.95 Add To Cart

Montechiara Prosecco
Review Date: 05-14-2018
Bright, lively and refreshing this is a real popular sparking wine. It is classic Prosecco, light and easy with just a kiss of sweetness. Great alone, it will enhance a cocktail such as a spritzer with Aperol.
Price: $10.99 Add To Cart

2015 Les Frères Perroud "Amethyste" Brouilly
Review Date: 05-14-2018
This wine proves that Beaujolais can be a serious structured wine and not just light fruity and forgettable. This old vine wine froma single vineyard is full bodied and complex with dark fruit flavors framed and balanced out with acid and tannin. It will be best hearty foods.
Price: $17.99 Add To Cart
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2015 L'Avocat Rouge, Graves
Review Date: 05-10-2018
K&L has been selling this wine for many years and it has always earned its place on the self. The 2015 reflects the vintage with a full body and deep dark fruit flavors. This is complemented by mineral notes and a nice balance. Ready to drink now, this wine is complex and a joy to drink It will go well with hearty foods.
Price: $17.99 Add To Cart

2016 Brezo Mencía Bierzo
Review Date: 05-06-2018
This a delicious complex and balanced wine. I tasted it before I saw how much it was and thought that it would cost more than it does. The Brezo Mencia is medium bodied and elegant with black pepper notes that do not dominate be are integrated in the wine. It should go well with pork or lamb.
Price: $14.99 Add To Cart
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2015 Moulin Haut-Laroque, Fronsac
Review Date: 05-03-2018
This is beautiful Bordeaux. It is deep with dark fruit flavors, full bodied and almost chewy. There is a nice creamy mouth feel to it. There is nice balance to it with the acid, fruit and tannin working together. I think that it will go great with a steak or other red meat. I tasted this wine after it had been decanted for four hours.

2015 de Chantegrive Rouge, Graves
Review Date: 04-26-2018
This wine has a deep dark color. It is full bodied with nice fruit that has a mineral undertone. Complex and dry it is a joy to drink. I tasted the Chantegrive 2015 after it has been decanted for one hour. It will go well with hearty foods.
Price: $17.99 Add To Cart
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2016 Bründlmayer "Kamptaler Terrassen" Riesling Kamptal
Review Date: 04-23-2018
For me, one of the star wines at a recent staff tasting.This dry Riesling is pure and clean with a hint of minerals and a nice crisp finish. There is a lot going on in this wine with a complex interaction of stone fruit flavors. I think that it will taste good with pork or fish dishes.
Price: $22.99 Add To Cart
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Knob Creek K&L Exclusive Single Barrel #5851 Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey (750ml)
Review Date: 04-06-2018
This Rye from Knob Creek is full bodied and concentrated, mouth coating and delicious.Big and juicy flavors are the theme here with a little spice added in to liven it up.
Price: $47.99 Add To Cart

2016 Les Freres Perroud Brouilly Vieilles Vignes
Review Date: 03-26-2018
I like all of the Perroud wines that we have in stock now but the Vieilles Vignes Brouilly is perhaps my favorite. It has beautiful inviting aromas that are bright and expressive. In the mouth there are round and lively fruit flavors that are balanced and structured. Ready to drink now, it will also go well with pork, chicken or maybe even salmon. There is a lot of wine for the price.
Price: $14.99 Add To Cart
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2015 Natanadze Meshkhuri Red Republic of Georgia
Review Date: 03-19-2018
This is a wonderful wine. It is tasty, unique and seductive.The nose has hints of herbs and mint that is layered. In the mouth it is light and dry with the fantastic mint and herb notes interacting with red fruit notes.It is only 10% ABV.
Price: $34.99 Add To Cart

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

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

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

2016 Domaine Ostertag "Les Jardins" Riesling
Review Date: 02-26-2018
This is a stunning wine. The nose is subtle, pretty and lightly floral. In the mouth it is complex and pure with honey - like flavors that are balanced out with a hint of minerals. The wine is dry and soft. A perfect selection for fans of dry Rieslings.
Price: $29.99 Add To Cart
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YOLA Mezcal (750ml)
Review Date: 02-26-2018
This is a delicious Mezcal. The nose is pretty with citrus and and subtle light smoke. In the mouth it is round and clean with soft citrus notes that lead to complex and layered flavors. The smoke comes through to help complete the package.
Price: $49.99 Add To Cart

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

Somerset Cider Brandy Co. Pomona Apple Liqueur (375ml)
Review Date: 02-12-2018
This beautiful sweet and soft liqueur is full of apple flavors and joy. We had it at the distillery with a farmhouse cheddar and a light goat cheese and it paired well, letting the flavor profile of the cheese and the liqueur each work together to produce a really delicious experience. This is a true farm to bottle product.
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Somerset Cider Brandy Co. Kingston Black Apple Liqueur (375ml)
Review Date: 02-09-2018
Kingston Black is a local apple grown in Somerset. It makes the perfect aperitif with seductive apple aromas that lead wonderful apple flavors. It is soft and easy, off-dry and not too sweet at all. A perfect way to start an evening because it is delicious and balanced and not heavy. A true farm-to-bottle product that reflects the fabulous people who grow and distill it.
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