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Distilled Spirits

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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Gin Mare Mediterranean Gin (750ml)

Gin Mare is a product we discovered in Scotland, of all places, years ago while searching for single malt. The retailer across the street from our hotel in Edinburgh was featuring the gin in a tasting that evening and we went over to check it out. Distilled in Spain with olives, rosemary, basil, and thyme it's a savory and truly Mediterranean experience. The herbs never overpower the palate, however, as the balance between them is quite delicate and refined. It's definitely an ideal choice for martinis, paired with olives, of course. 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

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Suntory Toki Japanese Whisky (750ml)

Wine & Spirits: "*Year's Best Spirits 2016* While it may seem that our world is suddenly awash in Japanese single malts, the fact is that we’re already in a shortage. Last year, as demand continued to build for its limited stocks, Suntory took the age statement off its Hibiki, suggesting less of the precious older stocks were being used. This year, they’ve introduced Toki, a welcome addition to the portfolio. Whereas Hibiki is a burnished, complex sipper, Suntory’s latest release, Toki, is a light, bright, perky spirit with a surprising punch of flavor—apple, citrus and ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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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 » 


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Nonino Quintessentia Amaro (750ml)

96 points Wine Enthusiast: "Tawny and bright in the glass, this mellow, bittersweet beauty offers caramel and vanilla, braced by allspice and bitter orange. Although Nonino is best known for its grappas, this amaro, flavored with herbs from the mountains of Friuli, is worth seeking out. Consider it for dessert pairings or an edgy spin on a negroni. (KN)" (4/2014) K&L Notes: From Distillatori Nonino in Italy's Friuli. This amaro is a grape distillate infused with herbs and aged in barrique. The Quinessentia Amaro Nonino shows fragrant mountain herbs. It's delicious as an apertivo served with a s... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

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Singani "63" Bolivian Muscat Brandy (750ml)

Just when you think you've tasted every type of booze known to man, you discover that there are yet more regionally specific spirits being distilled in places you've never considered. Take Bolivia, for example. South America is generally rum country, but in Bolivia they make a pisco-like spirit called Singani, distilled from Muscat of Alexandria grapes grown high in the Andes mountains. Seeing that Muscat is an aromatic varietal, known for its fruity and floral character, the Singani spirit distilled from it takes on many of the perfumes found in the exp... Read More » 


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Johnnie Walker Blue Blended Scotch Whisky (750ml) (Previously $180) Top Pick!
Johnnie Walker Blue Blended Scotch Whisky (750ml) (Previously $180)

93 points Wine Enthusiast: "Featured as a blend of Johnnie Walker's rarest whiskies, this Scotch billows with sweet cigar smoke from the very first sip. Underneath that, look for vanilla, oak and dry cocoa, finishing dry and spicy with cigar wrapper, allspice and clove, plus a mouthwatering saline note. (KN)" (12/2014) K&L Notes: Johnnie Walker Blue Label is crafted from the finest and rarest casks in the producer's extensive stocks to exemplify the art of blended whiskies. A whisky of power, smoothness, and signature smokiness is the result. Influences from across Scotland are layered in the p... Read More » 


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Glenmorangie 18 year old Single Malt Whisky (750ml) (Elsewhere $140) Top Pick!
Glenmorangie 18 year old Single Malt Whisky (750ml) (Elsewhere $140)

92 points Wine Enthusiast: "The initial whiffs find layers of honey, flowers and light toffee; air contact stimulates aromas of pine needle, caramel, nougat, marzipan, chocolate orange and stewed apple. The palate entry is totally dry then turns bittersweet and pork rind-like; at midpalate tastes of burnt apple crisp, orange zest, fudge and candied nuts appear. Finishes as grandly and stately as it began." (6/2006) Whisky Advocate: "43% abv. When compared to the 10 year old, this one's richer, with darker fruit and more caramelized sweet notes, paired with accentuated dried wood spice, while the 10 ye ...Read More » 


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Chartreuse Yellow (375ml)

92 points Wine Enthusiast: "The nosing passes pick up smells of aniseed, cardamom, licorice, hay, white pepper, floral/viny scents along with coriander, sage, and thyme. The palate entry is sweet, floral, peppery, and viny; the midpalate features fennel, rosemary, allspice, and bark. Ends up herbal sweet." (2/2007) K&L Notes: A softer sweeter version of the green. Always a pleasure mixed up or even on the rocks. 


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St. George Bruto Americano Aperitivo (750ml)

Wine & Spirits: "*Year's Best Spirits 2016* A new year can hardly pass without another radiant offering from Lance Winters and Alameda-based St. George Spirits. Bruto Americano is an American aperitivo, bittered largely with gentian root, while California-grown Seville oranges and buckthorn bark provide orange and woodsy notes. The flavor may recall Campari (with a hint of Aperol citrus)—as does the color, a lush vermillion derived from cochineal, as Campari used to be—but the soothing texture and complexity puts it in a category of its own. BA’s gorgeous Italian futuris ...Read More » 


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Còdigo 1530 Reposado Tequila (750ml)

Codigo 1530 is private recipe tequila that has been contracted by a family in Los Cabos for almost a decade, before finally becoming a commercial product in the U.S. Made at NOM 1500 by Tequileria las Juntas, the product was nameless for many years, existing solely as the house brand for family members and friends. Now availalble for the first time in retailers, Codigo brings an exciting and diverse line up of unique tequilas to a market that's long been saturated by similar products. The reposado from Codigo takes the formula of the deliciously concentr... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

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Knob Creek K&L Exclusive Single Barrel #5851 Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey (750ml) Top Pick!
Knob Creek K&L Exclusive Single Barrel #5851 Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey (750ml)

The fabulous new single barrel offering from Knob Creek is truly in a class of its own. Very different in character than the standard single barrel rye, we were extremely happy to see that they'd be bottling it near cask strength at 115 proof. It's hard to pinpoint exactly what the various differences between Jim Beam's Rye offerings but presumably this is the same recipe as both the new Prohibition and the old school Overholt, although some reports have it listed at 55% Rye, 35% Corn, and 10% Malt. Beam is very ginger about exactly what goes into these ... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse San Francisco

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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 » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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Ardbeg 10 Year Old Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) (Previously $50)

93 points Whisky Advocate: "Straw-gold color. On the nose, sweet toffee, citrus notes, seaweed, and spice complement a powerful peat smoke infusion. In body, it is thick and oily. On the palate, a somewhat sweet maltiness up front is run over by a powerful peat smoke locomotive. Again, the whisky is enriched with citrus and pear notes, spice, and seaweed. The finish is powerful, long, and warming. The smoke lingers for minutes, if not hours. Style: Islay single malt Scotch whisky... If you like your Ardbeg to go to a phenolic extreme, you will cherish this one. This big, powerful w ...Read More » 


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ArteNOM "Seleccion 1146" Añejo Tequila (750ml) Top Pick!
ArteNOM "Seleccion 1146" Añejo Tequila (750ml)

Casa Tequileña is owned and operated by Enrique Fonesca, known as El Arquitecto. A fifth-generation grower and master distiller who holds one of the largest plots of agave in the industry, this añejo is made to showcase the oak without overshadowing the agave. The nose is amazing! Again, subdued and needing to be coaxed, but incredible when it finally arrives. Nutty aromas with toasted vanilla, but neither rich nor oaky. Warm baking spices on the palate, which is incredibly lean for an añejo! This is a blend of two- and three-year-old tequilas aged exc... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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High West Double Rye Whiskey (750ml)

90 points Whisky Advocate: "A blend of two straight whiskeys: a very young 2 year old high rye content whiskey and a 16 year old rye whiskey with a lower rye content. Perhaps the spiciest American whiskey I have ever tasted, yet at the same time, quite tame and mellow. Complex notes of mint, clove, cinnamon, licorice root, pine nuts, and dark chocolate, with a surprising dose of gin botanicals throughout. A soft underbelly of caramel, sweet corn, and soothing vanilla provides an interesting counterpoint. Very easy-drinking, too (hard to believe it’s 46%). Intriguing, and a must-try ...Read More » 


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Espolón Silver Tequila (750ml)

Wine Enthusiast: "The mild aroma hints at green bell peppers; the flavor also has a distinct vegetal note, mixing bell and jalapeño peppers along with agave. Finishes long, with white pepper and ginger sparks. (KN)" (11/2014) K&L Notes: Espolón tequila is finally back in the U.S. with a fantastic new package and a new unbelievable price. The label is an ultra-cool "Dia de los Muertos" style mural, which immediately catches the eye. The price tag is more than reasonable, so that's two for two. If you actually get around to tasting it, then you're going to experience the ultimate trifec... Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City

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Tequila Fortaleza Anejo Tequila (750ml)

This tequila is aged two to three years in oak barrels and has a beautiful silky smooth character that does anejo right: rich, but not cloyingly sweet. Guillermo Erickson Sauza, a fifth-generation family member, produces Tequila Fortaleza, using traditional techniques. This is a beautiful artisan hand-crafted, stone milled tequila. Tequila Fortaleza is produced entirely within the walls of their estate, using centuries old traditional methods which, although are very labor intensive, create a tequila which is unequaled in taste and smoothness. Using an o... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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Pierre Ferrand "1840 Formula" 90 Proof Cognac (750ml)

90 points Wine Enthusiast: "This pours a bright amber color, with restrained but beautiful aromas of white flowers, orange, peach and honey. On the palate, it's full-bodied, with bitter orange peel and stone fruit flavors, with lingering vanilla and oak. The alcohol feels relatively balanced, but it creeps up on you. This needs dilution, so use it in punches as intended and you'll be fine. *Best Buy* (KN)" (12/2013) K&L Notes: 94 points, "Highly Recommended," from the 2012 Ultimate Spirit Challenge. 


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Ocho Plata Tequila (750ml) (Previously $50) Top Pick!
Ocho Plata Tequila (750ml) (Previously $50)

Ocho's tequilas are made by Carlos Camarena, a third-generation Tequilero, and Tequila Ambassador Tomas Estes. And each vintage--yes, these are vintage designated tequilas--comes from a single estate with its own mesoclimate, making them the most terroir-driven tequilas on the market. The NOM 1474 or Tequilera Los Alambiques actually represents the very same facility where the famous Tapatio and El Tesoro are made, the famous La Altena Distillery. This collaboration seeks to distill the purest form of agave to highlight the distinct flavor differences b... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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Redbreast 12 Year Old Irish Whiskey (750ml)

96 points Whisky Advocate: "*Value Pick* Very elegant, complex, and stylish. Honeyed and silky in texture, with toffee, toasted marshmallow, nougat, maple syrup, banana bread, and a hint of toasted coconut. Bright fruit and golden raisin blend in nicely with the layers of sweetness. Impeccable balance and very approachable. Classic Irish whiskey! (JH, Winter 2010)" 93 points Wine Enthusiast: "From county Cork comes this bartender favorite. Look for a vibrant golden color and enticing honeysuckle and buttery brioche aroma. This whiskey feels soft and sets the mouth watering with lightly smoky notes tapering off ...Read More » 


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High West Campfire Whiskey (750ml) Top Pick!
High West Campfire Whiskey (750ml)

91 points Whisky Advocate: "An oddball that crosses the divide between American whiskey and scotch by literally mixing the two, Campfire combines straight Indiana rye, straight Indiana bourbon, and peated blended malt scotch, marrying them together in heavily toasted French and Hungarian oak wine barrels. The scotch adds hearty, meaty flavors to the dry, spicy, and rich bourbon and rye. This is a robust and beefy whiskey, with smoke reminiscent of Southern barbecue. Earlier releases of this ambitious whiskey didn’t quite hit the mark. Now, it’s right on target. *Top 20 Whiskies of ...Read More » 


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Bruichladdich "Botanist" Gin (750ml)

Wine Enthusiast: "Although the “Botanist” name might suggest a floral gin, instead the flavor profile veers toward herbs and spices. There’s a subtle, herbal scent, with anise flavors up front, backed by coriander seed and cassia bark on the spicy finish. Made by Bruichladdich Distillery, which is renowned for its Scotch, on a pot-still named Ugly Betty. Sold in an attractive, square-shouldered, gift-worthy bottle. (KN)" (4/2012) K&L Notes: What happens when you take one of the great single malt distillers of all time, put him in a room with an old Scottish pot still and have him make... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

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High West "Bourye" Bourbon-Rye Whiskey (750ml)

96 points Wine Enthusiast: "The 2017 limited edition release of this bourbon-rye blend, all a minimum of 10 years old, perfectly balances sweetness and spice. Rich caramel and brown sugar lead on the nose and palate, finishing with clove, nutmeg and cinnamon sizzle, plus a hint of orange peel. (KN)" (7/2017) 92 points Whisky Advocate: "Straight bourbon and rye whiskeys aged from 10 to 14 years, this nicely balances its dry oak, almost cedary, aromas with bourbon sweetness and a rye finish. The initial hit of orange peel, caramel, and vanilla flan yields to a spicy finish of lemon zest, peppercorns, and ginger. ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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Lagavulin 8 Year Old Limited Edition Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)

Whisky Advocate: "Light in color it may be, but this is no wimp. The nose goes straight to the shore with mineral and salt, but it’s also sweet, which allows it to be fresh, lively, yet balanced. The palate delivers some menthol, bay laurel, more brininess, a hint of malt, and Parma violet. Everything remains very breezy, with peat smoke being blown from a kiln into salt-laden air. I prefer it to the 12 year old and the price is fantastic. (Summer 2016, Dave Broom)" K&L Notes: The 200th anniversary bottling of Lagavulin is finally here! A limited edition eight year old single malt whi... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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Ardbeg "An Oa" Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) Top Pick!
Ardbeg "An Oa" Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)

93 points Whisky Advocate: "Ardbeg doles out occasional limited releases for their avid fans, but for nearly a decade the core range consisted of just three whiskies: 10 year old, Uigeadail, and Corryvreckan. The addition of An Oa, matured in a combination of virgin oak, Pedro Ximénez sherry, and bourbon barrels, and married in a French oak ‘gathering vat’ prior to bottling, marks a reason to celebrate. An Oa is a more approachable Ardbeg. It lacks some of the typical oiliness, but flavor and complexity abound with hot peat, black tea, and peppery cloves. Die-hard Ardbeg fans shoul ...Read More » 


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Wathen’s Private Barrel #59 "K&L Exclusive" Single Barrel Straight Kentucky Bourbon (750ml) Top Pick!
Wathen’s Private Barrel #59 "K&L Exclusive" Single Barrel Straight Kentucky Bourbon (750ml)

Here's another stupendous cask from our friends at Wathen's. If you don't already know, Wathen's (bottled by father and son team Charles & Sam Medley) is one of the country's most well respected non-distillery producers. We refer to them as non-distillery producer rather than non-distiller producer because of course Charles Medley is one of Kentucky's most well respected distillers. He had decades of experience running the old Owensboro plant, before moving toward contract production. That means he's got a special relationship with his contracted produce... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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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. 


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Balvenie 15 Year Old Single Sherry Barrel Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)

91 points Whisky Advocate: "One of the finest Balvenie 15 year olds that I’ve tasted. The flavors are clean, well defined, confident, and beautifully balanced. Full malty foundation (with some ripe barley thrown in). Soft, creamy vanilla, honeycomb, bright fruit (orange, nectarine, lemon peel, hints of pineapple), with emerging dried vanilla, coconut, oak resin, and subtle anise. Polished oak finish. It doesn’t have the depth that the classic older Balvenies have shown in the past, but what it does have, it has in spades. Quite splendid!" (3/2010) K&L Notes: Ignore the outdated photo from years... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

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St. George All Purpose Vodka (750ml)

The no-compete clause is over!!! St. George is finally back in the vodka business. After selling off the Hangar One brand to Proximo, our local heroes over in Alameda were not allowed to create a vodka of their own for four whole years. Time has now passed, and the contract has expired. Let us now introduce you to the new St. George vodkas. Made from 100% American grain and fruit, the "all purpose" vodka is soft, lithe, and clean; finishing with a rounded mouthfeel that is both simultaneously refreshing and gentle. The supple weight comes from Bartlett p... Read More » 


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Leopold Bros. Aperitivo (750ml)

If you're a Campari fan, but have never been able to find something outside of the Italian legend that scratches that same itch, then this might be the one thing that finally captivates you. The Leopold brothers have gone back to the drawing board and created an all natural version of the bitter aperitivo that uses real cochineal (like Campari used to) to color the liquid and brings a much bolder, more bitter flavor. It mixes like a DREAM into a Negroni and works wonders in an Americano. If you think you've got the Negroni cocktail mastered, think again.... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood San Francisco

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Miro Rojo Vermouth (1L)

This Spanish vermouth is made of Macabeo and other grapes produced in Reus, just southwest of Barcelona. 


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Rebel Yell "Reserve" Straight Kentucky Bourbon (750ml)

Rebel Yell is a value-priced wheated Bourbon that comes from one of Kentucky's largest producers located in Bardstown. The reserve is a six year expression that brings a lot of value for the money! 


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Luxardo Bitter Bianco (750ml)

Finally! We've been given a version of white Campari/Biancosarti that's actually everything we'd hoped for! Luxardo's Bitter Bianco comes from a well-balanced distilled infusion of bitter herbs, aromatic plants and citrus fruits in water and alcohol. The result is stunning and for those who are genuinely Campari crazy (as in crazy for Campari specifically, not just all bitter liqueurs), this is the closest substitute we've ever encountered. Try it in an Americano or white Negroni and be amazed. It's the most exciting new Italian liqueur to hit the Americ... Read More » 


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Talisker 10 Year Old Isle of Skye Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) Top Pick!
Talisker 10 Year Old Isle of Skye Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)

90 points Whisky Advocate: "Another that should need no introduction. The thing to look for in Talisker, as with all smoky whiskies, is sweetness that gives the requisite balance to the drying effect of smoke. Underneath Talisker’s smoke, which ain't as all-pervading as Lagavulin, is a sweet pear-like quality. When young there are notes of the land: heather, moor, sweet seaweed, and a finish that has a distinctive cracked black pepper hit. (DB, Summer 2012)" Wine Enthusiast: "*** Best Buy *** The piquant nose offers immediate and stunning notes of sea salt, peat reek and black pepper; aeration time en ...Read More » 


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Templeton 4 Year Old Rye Indiana (750ml)

91 points Wine Enthusiast: "Perfect for classic cocktails, this golden-amber rye invites with lots of vanilla on the nose and palate, plus mouthwatering notes of pear, cinnamon and black pepper. (KN)" (7/2013) K&L Notes: The most talked about little rye is finally available to the general public. This is a spice monster! It almost feels like they've steeped it in spices after distillation. Big, rich, clove, cinnamon, very intense, very delicious. Now available online after months of in-store only! Distilled in Indiana. 


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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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Highland Park 18 Year Old Isle of Orkney Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)

94 points Whisky Advocate: "Introduced to the Highland Park portfolio in 1997. Gentle peat, soft toffee, floral notes, and honey on the beautifully fragrant nose. Superbly balanced on the velvety palate, with brittle toffee, stewed fruits, peat, honey, and a hint of coffee. Smoke and more toffee mingle in the long, elegant finish. (Vol. 21, #1)" 92 points Wine Enthusiast: "This Scotch is a big boy—look for assertive, brawny flavors and alcohol burn. However, it still has nuance. Aging in Sherry oak casks draws out a dark amber cast and rich caramel, honey and dried-fruit aromas. The flavor grows more interestin ...Read More » 


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Espolón Reposado Tequila (750ml)

91 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Best Buy* This light gold reposado balances vanilla sweetness with mild, zingy notes of mint, menthol and green pepper, finishing with a perky cayenne pepper tingle. (KN)" (11/2014) K&L Notes: Espolón Tequila is finally back in the U.S. with a fantastic new package and a new unbelievable price. The label is an ultra-cool "Dia de los Muertos" style mural, which immediately catches the eye. The price tag is more than reasonable, so that's two for two. If you actually get around to tasting it, then you're going to experience the ultimate trifecta in the spirits world: ... Read More » 


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Carpano Punt E Mes Vermouth (750ml)

93 points Wine Enthusiast: "This aroma of this sweet vermouth suggests dark berries and savory spices. The first sip is sweet, rich and plummy, with flickers of juicy orange. The long finish is shored up with baking spice and dried thyme. Recommended for cocktails." (4/2014) K&L Notes: Punt e Mes is an Italian vermouth which is dark brown in color and has a bitter flavor. "Punt e mes" literally means "point and a half" in Piedmontese and owes its name to a sudden raise of the stock market (naturally, of a point and a half) which greatly benefited the Carpano distilleries. The vermouth brand to ... Read More » 


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

91 points Wine Enthusiast: "The perfect proof. Rich in color, aroma, and flavor. It begins with powerful caramel, baking spice, chocolate, cherries, cinnamon, and toffee. Then nuance and complexity. Honey, jalapeño, rosemary, crème brûlée, malt, and fruit, from the spicy citrus of grapefruit to prunes and dried apricots. Hard to believe this is over 100 proof, as you never sense the strength challenging you to find what’s next amidst the subtlety. Extremely long finish with cherry, cinnamon, and caramel. Value Pick. (FM, Winter 2016)" K&L Notes: As one of the few distilleries allowed to remain ... Read More » 


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Paolucci Amaro CioCiaro Liqueur (750ml)

92 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Best Buy* The vibrant, bittersweet bouquet is citrusy, herbal, floral and earthy. The palate entry is bittersweet, intensely herbal and earthy but refreshingly orange citrusy; the tasty midpalate is marked by heightened sweetness and a more mineral-like core flavor. Finish is savory and bittersweet." (12/2006) K&L Notes: According to a highly trusted source, this is the closest available substitute for the old incarnation of Amer Picon. (Amer Picon is a highly sought-after cocktail ingredient, which is not distributed in the United States.) What few people know is... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood San Francisco

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Tequila Tapatio Blanco (1L)

"Tapatio" is a word that refers to a man from Jalisco, the Tequila-producing state in Mexico. In this case, it refers to Don Felipe Camarena, who opened the La Alteña distillery in 1937 where his grandchildren now make Tapatio tequila. The family has roots of making tequila that reach back to the 1800s, but the family's destillery was destroyed during the Mexican Revolution. The blanco is wonderfully vibrant with plenty of spice and a clean finish. Wonderful for sipping or for a killer margarita. 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $34.99 Add To Cart

High West "Yippee Ki Yay" Whiskey (750ml) Back In Stock!
High West "Yippee Ki Yay" Whiskey (750ml)

96 points Wine Enthusiast: "Attention wine lovers: this fab bottling with the cowboy label is made with a blend of straight rye whiskies finished in two wine casks, formerly holding vermouth and Syrah. The result is a deep ruddy amber hue and a strikingly concentrated flavor profile. Look for warming layers of caramel, toffee and espresso, drying to leather, zingy orange peel and spice. Sip or mix into Manhattans or any drink including sweet vermouth. (KN)" (7/2016) K&L Notes: Another winner from David Perkins and the gang at High West, the new Yippee Ki Yay takes rye whiskies from Barton and L... Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $79.99 Add To Cart
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Glengoyne 15 Year Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)

Aged in both hogshead and sherry casks, the Glengoyne 15 year old is currently one of the best deals in single malt whisky at K&L with its creamy, unctuous texture and malty, sweetly-spiced finish. The chewiness of the sherry cask-aged portion shows through and adds richness to what is a lovely stone fruit character in the whisky itself. For those who love Glenmorangie 10 year or Glenlivet 12, but would like additional weight with finesse, this is the perfect step up. 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City

Price: $54.99 Add To Cart

Dolin Blanc Vermouth de Chambery (750ml)

Wine Spectator: "Dolin, the last of the Chambéry producers of France, makes dry vermouth that is citrusy and grapey, as well as a sweet and floral style. Its Rouge is notably less sugary-sweet than many of its Italian counterparts, with notes of dried fruit and honey." (10/2013) K&L Notes: Made to the same set of recipes since 1821, Dolin Vermouth de Chambéry has long been the benchmark for fine French Vermouth. Made with fine wines of the region and botanicals found in the Alpine meadows above Chambéry, together they impart a fresh and elegant nose, with a subtle and complex palate.... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $15.99 Add To Cart

Casamigos Reposado Tequila (750ml)

92 points Wine Enthusiast: "Sip or mix this reposado, which is backed by actor George Clooney. Look for pleasing butterscotch and maple sugar, with just enough spice around the edges to keep things interesting. Finishes smooth, with a cinnamon tingle. (KN)" (5/2015) K&L Notes: Here we have the Reposado offering from this new brand released by heavy hitters George Clooney, Rande Gerber, and Michael Meldman. These guys have definitely brought something more to the table than your average celebrity spirits brand. Clearly someone involved has some decent taste, because the juice is solid. NOM 1416 ... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $44.99 Add To Cart
WE 92

St. George California Citrus Vodka (750ml)

The no-compete clause is over!!! St. George is finally back in the vodka business. After selling off the Hangar One brand to Proximo, our local heroes over in Alameda were not allowed to create a vodka of their own for four whole years. Time has now passed, and the contract has expired. Let us now introduce you to the new St. George vodkas. Infused with California Bergamot, Valencia, and Seville oranges, the bright citrus flavor comes from 100% Lindcove produce. All the oranges were both infused and distilled in separate batches before being blended toge... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood San Francisco

Price: $24.99 Add To Cart

Mezcal Vago Elote Mezcal (750ml)

Mezcal Vago is the business creation of Judah Kuper in conjunction with his in-laws in Oaxaca: a family of distillers that has been making mezcal for generations. Vago marks the first time their products have been available commercially, having previously been consumed solely by friends and family. The Elote is the classic Espadin expression from Judah's father-in-law Aquilino García López macerated with toasted Mexican corn. Like other producers use Pechuga (chicken breast) to add flavor, the toasted corn creates a creamier, softer mouthfeel that is ins... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $53.99 Add To Cart

Casa Mariol Vermut Negra Spanish Vermouth (1L)

100% Macabeu is fermented at low temperatures. Green walnuts, herbs and spices are sourced locally from the Matarrana area and macerated in the wine. The whole concoction is then aged for up to six months in a solera before being bottled in one of the coolest looking bottles on the market. The Spanish drink vermouth like it's going out of style, but we all know that there's nothing more stylish than pulling out a bottle of fine vermouth to pair with your tapas. What else are you going to do with all your canned fish? While designed primarily for straight... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City

Price: $21.99 Add To Cart

Stolen Rum "Overproof" 6 Year Old Pot Still Jamaican Rum (375ml)

This limited edition gem is redefining the Stolen brand as well as the Jamaican rum in general. We see very little well aged pure pot still Jamaican rum and when we do it tends to be rather expensive. Stolen Rum sourced these 5000 bottles from the exceptional Hampden Estate and it represents the essence of Jamaican Rum's potential. Hampden is renowned for its traditional fermentation and distillation practices. Very little has changed there in the many centuries that they've been cultivating, processing, and distilling sugar cane. One interesting compone... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City

Price: $18.99 Add To Cart

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