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

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

1997 Highland Park 20 "Old Particular" K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 02-16-2018
A wonderful single cask from Highland Park. This cask offers both balance and harmony, with all aspects working together to create a delicious treat. I tasted both with water and without. Without water it is more intense and round. With a touch of water the nose opens up some showing pretty and delicate smoke and floral notes. This leads to a flavors that are complex , layered and subtle. There is a nice dry finish.
Price: $199.99 Add To Cart

1988 Cambus 29 Year Old "Old Particular" K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 02-12-2018
I tasted this wonderful grain whiskey once alone and then with a splash of water. Without water it is soft and round with sweet caramel undertones. It was very good. But it really opened up with a touch of water becoming much more complex and interesting with a velvet mouth feel and a subtle spice note. There was also a sweet vanilla nose. This grain whiskey is easy to drink and enjoy.
Price: $99.99 Add To Cart

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1995 Tobermory 22 Year Old K&L Exclusive "Sovereign" Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 02-02-2018
This is a beautiful single malt that is very easy to drink. The nose is very expressive with pronounced aromas of honey and wax. In the mouth it is round clean, soft and pretty with a long tongue coating finish. With a splash of water the nose becomes a touch more sweet and in the mouth a little softer.I like this producer and it is always a joy to have something from Tobermory in stock.
Price: $89.99 Add To Cart

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

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

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

2014 Bodegas Puelles Segundo Año Rioja
Review Date: 01-22-2018
This wine over-performs. It offers delicious nice soft fruit flavors that are balanced out with structure and acidity. It is a young wine that is dry but packed full of flavor. Medium-bodied and ready to drink now.
Price: $10.99 Add To Cart

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

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

2008 Aultmore 9 Year Old K&L Exclusive "Sovereign" Single Sherry Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 01-11-2018
This is a single malt to set back with and enjoy. It has sweet sherry and bees wax aromas that are pretty and inviting. In the mouth it is full of flavor, rich and round. The sherry barrel aging comes through making this an excellent joice for fans of sherry aged single malts.
Price: $49.99 Add To Cart

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

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

1995 John McCrae 22 Year Old "K&L Exclusive - Sovereign" Single Barrel Cask Strength Blended Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 12-16-2017
This single barrel has a lot to offer.It has a wax and floral nose that is absolutely pretty. In the mouth it is pure ,soft and direct with nice malt flavors and a very subtle hint of spice. There is a long finish. It is hard not to like. I tasted this with a touch of water.
Price: $99.99 Add To Waiting List

1997 Hector Macbeth 20 Year Old "K&L Exclusive - Sovereign" Single Barrel Cask Strength Blended Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 12-16-2017
This single barrel has a beautiful golden color. The nose is complex with honey, wax and floral notes. In the mouth its is full bodied and concentrated, packed full of many flavor nuances. This selection has a lot going on. There is no smoke. I tasted this with a touch of water.
Price: $99.99 Add To Cart

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

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

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

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$16.99

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

2015 Domaine Petroni Corse Rouge (Corsica)
Review Date: 11-26-2017
When I tasted this wine I guessed that it cost more than it does. There is a lot going on in this wine for this price. In the nose there are bright dark fruit and pepper aromas. In the mouth this continues with dark fruit flavors and a nice spice note.It is dry and balanced and will go well with food.
Price: $12.99 Add To Cart
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2014 Maldonado "Farm Worker" Napa Valley Chardonnay
Review Date: 11-26-2017
This is a very easy to like Chardonnay. The nose is fresh and inviting. In the mouth it is juicy with nice bright California fruit but it is not over ripe and there are no oak flavors. The Farm Worker Chardonnay is clean and delicious and will go well with chicken or fish.
Price: $17.99 Add To Cart

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

Pierre Paillard "Les Parcelles" Grand Cru Extra Brut Bouzy Champagne
Review Date: 11-20-2017
Pierre Paillard is one of my favorite Champagne producers. The Les Parcelles is lively with exceptional finesse and flavor. It is very dry but not austere because the quality of the fruit used helps make a giving and delicious Champagne with mineral notes and wonderful balance. This is delicious and very enjoyable.
Price: $48.99 Add To Cart
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2015 Château de L'Ou Côtes Catalanes Rouge
Review Date: 11-09-2017
This wine is beautiful , lush and delicious. It is soft and round with dark fruit flavors that have a sense of balance. Medium-to-full bodied, it is ready to drink now and is good alone or with hearty foods.
Price: $11.99 Add To Cart
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George Dickel "K&L Exclusive" 9 Year Old Single Barrel #L7234K1004 Tennessee Whiskey (750ml)
Review Date: 11-03-2017
I just tasted barrel 1004 and barrel 1008 at the same time. The difference between these single barrels is pronounced. Barrel 1004 has a nose of caramel but it is nuanced and subtle. In the mouth it is on the drier side with the influence of the wood aging showing, adding subtle spice and savory notes. While it is fun to taste the different barrels and how they all age differently, I think that it is good to remember that they are all delicious from a great distillery.
Price: $44.99 Add To Cart

Kaiyo Mizunara Oak Japanese Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 10-26-2017
This is an interesting and delicious whiskey. It has aromas that are light and floral with inviting spice and dry wood notes. In the mouth it is soft and round,and on the light side like one would expect from a Japanese whiskey. There are spice, pepper and wood notes that come together to make this an unique beverage.
Price: $69.99 Add To Cart

2012 Haras de Pirque "Hussonet" Cabernet Sauvignon Gran Reserva Maipo Valley
Review Date: 10-23-2017
This is a wonderful, classic and expressive Cabernet Sauvignon for a very reasonable price. It is soft and ready, with round dark fruit flavors that help make this wine a pleasure to drink. The Hussonet drinks well alone or will go well with hearty foods.
Price: $9.99 Add To Cart
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2016 Pascal Berthier "Esprit de Séduction" Saint-Amour
Review Date: 10-23-2017
This Beaujolais is delicious and lively and shows what a good wine Beaujolais can be. It is soft with juicy dark fruit flavors that are balance out with complexity. It is medium bodied and ready to drink. It think that this wine is versatile and will go with many different types of food and will drink well alone.
Price: $14.99 Add To Cart

2008 Talisker 8 Year Old "Old Particular - K&L Exclusive" Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 10-19-2017
Single cask expression are interesting and fun because each cask has its own personality. What makes this cask so unique is how rich and juicy it is. It begins with nice subtle smoke aromas and continues onto a creamy, concentrated and round flavor bomb of complex malt flavors with delicate undertones of smoke and general island flavors. This cask is 8 years old, and some people might think that it is too young to drink, but it is delicious now and is ready to go
Price: $59.99 Add To Waiting List

Fukano K&L Exclusive Single Cask #2827 Japanese Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 10-19-2017
This is a delicious and easy to drink whiskey. It begins with subtle bourbon-like aromas of caramel . In the mouth it is a wonderful and complex, both delicate and sweet with a long finish that has vanilla notes. Alone or on the rocks this is going to be very easy to drink and enjoy. Rice whiskeys are a wonderful addition to the world of whiskey because they and soft and flavorful and it is nice to be able offer a single cask expression.
Price: $69.99 Add To Cart

Bardstown Bourbon Company "Collabor&tion - Brandy Barrel Finish" Cask Strength Bourbon Whiskey (750ml)
Review Date: 10-05-2017
The brandy barrel finish starts out with an elegant and sweet nose which is the perfect introduction to what is to follow. In the mouth, it is rich and round and the elegance of the nose still comes through.Subtle and complex there is a nice long finish.
Price: $124.99 Add To Cart

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$99.99

Bardstown Bourbon Company "Collabor&tion - Mistelle Barrel Finish" Cask Strength Bourbon Whiskey (750ml)
Review Date: 10-05-2017
This is a wonderful addition to the bourbon selection. It is both elegant and tasty with elegant and inviting aromas. In the mouth it is both interesting and tasty. This is not a heavy bourbon and there is a very nice spice element. There is a nice complex finish.
Price: $124.99 Add To Cart

Four Pillars "Faultline" K&L Exclusive Gin (750ml)
Review Date: 10-05-2017
K&L sent David Driscoll to Australia and this is what he returned with. It was well worth the trip. It is both very tasty and offers up something different.There are wonderful aromas of citrus and juniper with a kiss of spice. In the mouth there is a creamy mouth feel with complex citrus notes . Every time that I tasted it a new element came forward. Very good and wonderfully fun.
Price: $34.99 Add To Cart

2015 La Source du Ruault Saumur-Champigny Rouge
Review Date: 10-02-2017
This is a wonderful red wine with a beautiful, expressive and inviting nose. In the mouth it is lively with nice red fruit flavors that are balance out with a crisp finish. It is medium bodied with just the right amount of fruit and mineral notes. The La source Du Ruault will go best with food.
Price: $16.99 Add To Cart

Real McCoy 12 Year Old Single Blended Barbados Rum (750ml)
Review Date: 09-29-2017
Lately we have been receiving high-quality and delicious rums from Foursquare Distillery. The Real McCoy continues this string of successful releases. It is soft and moderately sweet, with the sweetness coming from the spirit and not added sugar. It is complex, with a nice, long finish. Classic, it sets a high standard for rums distilled from molasses.
Price: $39.99 Add To Cart

2015 Chateau de L'Ou "Velours Noir" Côtes Catalanes Rouge
Review Date: 09-29-2017
This wine is big and lusty with mouth-filling deep dark fruit flavors. But it is more than that. The Velours Noir offers layers of flavors with the fruit balanced out with nice mineral notes and a sense of place. It will go well with hearty foods.
Price: $24.99 Add To Cart
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2015 Clos de l'Anhel "Lolo de l'Anhel" Corbieres
Review Date: 09-18-2017
The bouquet of this wine is expressive and inviting with lively fruit aromas. In the mouth it is medium bodied with soft dark fruit flavors . This wine has balance and finesse and will be a joy to drink alone or with pork or chicken.
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1996 Tamdhu 20 Year Old K&L Exclusive Old Particular Single Barrel Single Malt Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 09-08-2017
This is full-bodied, with big, round flavors of malt and honey. In the nose there are inviting honey and beeswax aromas. A hint of sweetness rounds out the flavor profile. I think that this single malt needs a splash of water to help open it up and make it softer.
Price: $79.99 Add To Waiting List

Four Pillars "Bloody Shiraz" Gin (750ml)
Review Date: 08-31-2017
This Gin has beautiful dark red color which will add a pleasant visual dimension to a gin and tonic. In the nose there is an interaction of sweet fruit and juniper aromas. In the mouth it is rich and round with the sweetness of the shiraz interacting with subtle botanical and citrus notes. The Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz is a new flavor direction in the gin section providing more depth and choice.
Price: $39.99 Add To Cart

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