We are very excited to add not 1, but 2 Knob Creek Single Barrels to our Wait List Both Single Barrels are 12 years old. This is especially exciting since the regular Knob Creek bottling has recently removed the 9 year age statement from it’s label. So……
The barrel sample was 134.2 proof, It will be bottles at 120 proof. I find it very typical knob creek. Strong, Robust nose. The alcohol is very well incorporated and well hidden with abundance of flavors on the tongue. Extremely long in the finish. After adding H2O, it really opens up. More subtle flavors emerge like heather and chocolate. Really delicious and hearty.
It was barreled on 10/14/2004; Aged in Warehouse L, Floor 5 Rick 20 Tier 2
The barrel sample was 133.8 proof and will be bottled at 120 proof. This bottle had a very light nose. Upon first smell, I immediately thought I like #W better. The Flavor really sets this one apart, Extremely light and delicate, the vanilla and spices really come through beautifully. You would think a light bodied whiskey could not cover up the cask strength alcohol, but you are wrong. A terrific bottle. Given this blind, I don’t think I could pick it as Knob Creek, the style is so different which is it’s only flaw.
Both barrels are on our Wait List. We expect an April arrival.
We are very pleased to announce that our barrel of Whistlepig Rye is has arrived. The 10 year whiskey comes in at 117.9 proof, it is not for the faint of heart. It will be specially priced for VIP members Inflatable bouncy castle at $69.99 until end of business Sunday 12/4. Stop in any of our Missouri stores to pick up a bottle before its gone.
We are very pleased to announce that there will be 2 more Randall’s Selection Whiskies coming in the very near future. A barrel strength 1792 Bourbon and a WhistlePig Barrel Proof Rye. For those who want Inflatable bouncy castle to secure their bottles. Go to our waiting list and sign up. The link is here
We have increased our beers on the list. Most notably Bourbon County Stout (due our next week), Founders KBS (due 4/1/2017) and Hopslam (due jan/feb 2017). Many of the tightest allocated products require a VIP to signup, but IT’S FREE to signup at any of our loactions.
The Whiskey Fairy stopped by Randalls on Manchester and left a few things
on the shelf for Father’s Day. Some are very limited. No holds, First come….
Elmer T Lee
Rock Hill Farms
EH Taylor Rye
EH Taylor Single Barrel
EH Taylor Small Batch
Buffalo Trace Single Barrel
WL Weller 90 proof
WL Weller 107 proof
Whistle Pig Rye
Knob Creek reserve 2001 Batch 1 & Batch 2
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout (1 bottle per person)
Founders KBS (2 bottle per person)
NEW ITEM IN STOCK!!! Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Barrel Proof. Ranging from 125 to 140 proof, it’s the distillery’s second offering in the Single Barrel Collection. What makes this one different?The interaction of the whiskey with the charred White American Oak barrels, and the fluctuations of the Lynchburg, Tennesse seasons brings out distinct flavor profiles from barrel to barrel.
The Nose: maple syrup, caramel sauce, and a little barrel char.
The Palate: rich caramel, butterscotch, a touch of cloves and a lengthy, vanilla-fueled finish.
Sources: www.PRNewsWire.com, www.drinkhacker.com
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Does bourbon taste better when aged in wood from the top of the tree rather than the bottom? Buffalo Trace Distillery attempts to find out with the release of its thirteenth round of the Single Oak Project Bourbon. This release features bourbons which were all aged in barrels made from the top half of the tree, while keeping the other variables such as entry proof (at 125), and stave seasoning the same. The remaining variables, recipe (wheat or rye), grain size, warehouse type and char level vary. Every case will contain 12 bottles, each from a different barrel. The thirteenth release is made up of barrel numbers 11, 13, 43, 45, 75, 77, 107, 109, 139, 141, 171, and 173. Scheduled to arrive at the Manchester store today.
The date has been set. Nov 22,2014. Mark it on you calendars and do not miss it. Easily the best whiskey tasting in St. Louis if not in the whole Midwest. Details are not available yet, but check out the website for highlights from last year.