Jefferson Store Black Friday Sale!!!

This Black Friday, only at the Jefferson Randall’s, come in and save 12% on your purchase from 9AM – 12PM!!!! You must mention the ad to get the discount!!!

Come see us at the Jefferson store from 9AM – 12PM for your 12% discount!!!

Remember to mention the ad and save!!!

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Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve

Available for a short time in this limited edition bottle, Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve is a rich blend of luxurious whiskies, offered in a one-of-a-kind bottle as vibrant as the celebrations that warrant it.

Johnnie Walker® Gold Label Reserve™Inspired by an unbroken 90-year lineage of expertise dating back to John Walker himself, it has been crafted as a celebration of the blender’s art.For this exceptional blend, Master Blender Jim Beveridge has handpicked his favorite whiskies, including Clynelish malt whisky, whose water source flows from the Kildonan Hills, where gold was discovered in 1868. Inspired by this discovery, this limited edition bottle is as striking as it is unprecedented.

“A MULTI-LAYERED BLEND, WITH BALANCED FRUITS AND CREAMINESS EVOLVING INTO HONEYED TONES.”
Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve is a bold, confident Scotch whisky as
luxurious and indulgent as its name suggests. A multi-layered blend, it offers
a smooth balance of sweet fruits and creaminess that evolves into deeper
honeyed tones before finishing in lingering waves of wood, fruit, and light,
sweet west coast smoke.

THE PERFECT SERVE

Best enjoyed with soda, this vibrant blend is perfect for celebration,
landmark moments, or any spirited occasion shared with friends and family.

Orin Swift’s Blindfold Now Available in IL

blindfold_whiteCreated to provide the perfect white wine companion to The Prisoner, Blindfold is bold and intriguing. In establishing our own spin on a white blend, winemaker Jen Beloz and her team sought out interesting Rhone and aromatic varietals that would nicely compliment a classic Chardonnay base. Through partnering with growers who are dedicated to cultivating alternative varietals in their outstanding vineyards throughout California, the result is a wine that is complex and delicious.

Aromatic and inviting, the wine opens up with subtle notes of mandarin and meyer lemon zest, complimented on the palette with delightful flavors of Anjou pear, roasted marshmellow, spiced apple tart and a hint of minerality. The finish is rich and creamy with bright, balanced acidity.

35% Chardonnay, 60% Rhone whites (Viognier, Roussanne, Marsanne, Grenache Blanc), 5% Aromatic (Semillion and Riesling).

Aged in 25% New oak (French and Hungarian), 60% Neutral oak, and 15% stainless steel for 10 months.

Bittercube Door County Hop Bitters Limited Release

Bittercube Door County Hop Bitters are now available at Randall’s!

bittersphotoBittercube Bitters are developed in Milwaukee, WI and created in Madison, WI utilizing spirits from Yahara Bay Distillers, where all aspects of production are completed. Bittercube literally creates the bitters by hand, peeling hundreds of pounds of citrus, weighing dozens of spices, and decorticating vanilla beans, among other time consuming tasks! Bittercube Bitters do not use any extracts or oils, but only “raw” ingredients. The process is different for each style of Bittercube Bitters, with batches going through various phases on their way to completion, taking anywhere from four to eight weeks depending on variety. Bittercube has grown from creating one gallon jars of bitters to now producing batches in large stainless steel maceration tanks, but the hand-crafting process has stayed the same.

Their latest special release are bitters made with Cascade and Chinook hops from Door County.

Bittercube’s Ira Koplowitz describes the bitters at OnMilwaukee.com:

“‘We worked with Door Peninsula Hops in Door County,’ [Koplowitz] explains. ‘They hand delivered 50 pounds of fresh hops right off the vine. That was really exciting. That’s when the hops are at their best. We immediately put them on neutral grain spirits (Everclear) to extract the flavors.’

The idea was to use classic beer ingredients in the bitters. So, the pair looked to add-ins like feverfew, yarrow and honey to balance out the flavor profile of the bitters.

‘We also used some flowers for aromatics’ sake, along with apricots,’ Koplowitz elaborates. ‘We sampled and made tinctures. We made test batches and created this awesome floral, hoppy bitters.’”

What can you do with hop bitters? A couple of cocktail suggestions:

A Life With Dedication
1.75 oz. Johnny Drum Private Stock Bourbon
.75 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
.75 oz. Cane Sugar Syrup
.25 oz. Benedictine
1 dropper Bittercube Door County Hop Bitters

Shake ingredients with ice. Strain into martini glass.

Garnish with a lemon disc.

Proper Kings
2 oz Bombay Sapphire Gin
.5 oz Cream Sherry
2 eyedroppers Bittercube Hops Bitters

Stir gently and strain into chilled mini rocks glass. Float one hop flower atop the cocktail.

Garnish with a dried hop bud.

“Best Cab in the World for $17″ for just $13!

BYQ_JSkIYAAnAP1(In)Famous and influential wine critic Robert Parker tweeted out last week that the 2010 and 2011 vintages of Louis Martini Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon are “The Best Cabernet in the world for $ 17.00.”

We don’t mean to correct someone with Parker’s expertise and knowledge, but Randall’s is actually selling this $17.00 Cab for $12.99 in IL and $13.99 in MO!

It is a very nice Cab for the price, well-balanced for everyday drinking. Come out to our Fairview Heights store this coming Saturday (11/16) to try it for yourself!

Jack Daniels Sinatra Select Available in IL

SinatraSelect-Final3_0_0Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Select is bottled at 90 proof and gains its rich character from specially crafted “Sinatra Barrels” mingled with our classic Tennessee Whiskey. The Sinatra Barrels are handcrafted with the addition of deep grooves on the inside of the barrel staves. This exposes the whiskey to extra layers of oak which imparts a rich amber color, bold character and a pleasant smokiness, followed by an incredibly smooth vanilla finish. The smooth, bold character of the whiskey embodies the smooth, bold character of the man himself, Frank Sinatra.Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Select is bottled at 90 proof and gains its rich character from specially crafted “Sinatra Barrels” mingled with our classic Tennessee Whiskey. The Sinatra Barrels are handcrafted with the addition of deep grooves on the inside of the barrel staves. This exposes the whiskey to extra layers of oak which imparts a rich amber color, bold character and a pleasant smokiness, followed by an incredibly smooth vanilla finish. The smooth, bold character of the whiskey embodies the smooth, bold character of the man himself, Frank Sinatra.

Jack Daniels Sinatra Select was released only to speciality shops in Las Vegas and high-end travel stores late last year. Now it is available from Randall’s in our Fairview Heights store, or available online! Quantities are limited and this is a hot item for the Jack Daniels collector for the holidays. Call us at 618-394-9800 to reserve your bottle today!

 

Queen Jennie Sorghum Whiskey

queen jennieQueen Jennie Sorghum Whiskey, from Old Sugar Distillery in Wisconsin, is now in stock at our Fairview Heights location. Queen Jennie is made from 100% Wisconsin sorghum.

It is aged in small charred oak barrels from Minnesota.  Less sour than a bourbon and less harsh than a rye, Queen Jennie Sorghum Whiskey has a unique character deserving of its name.

Review From Drinkhacker.com:

“Queen Jennie (named after Jennie Justo, a famous female bootlegger that served Madison during Prohibition) would easily pass as rum in a blind tasting. Gold in color, it features a nose of nuts and brown sugar, with only the lightest hint of grain influence. On the palate, more of the same. Vanilla caramel and marshmallow are at play as well, the only hint of whiskeydom being a more forward wood character on the finish than you typically get with well-aged rums.

Is it whiskey? Not as you’re likely to think of it. But is it good? Surprisingly, yeah. Up front it’s silky sweet, but that barrel-focused finish makes you think twice about it. Pour a bit for your rum-obsessed friends and ask them what they think. The puzzled expressions and halting commentary will likely leave them begging for more information… which you may or may not choose to share.”

Tequila 1921 Cream back in stock at Fairview!

tequila1921creamIt’s been a long time coming, but we’ve got 1921 Tequila Cream back in stock at our Fairview Heights store!

1921 Tequila Cream combines the soft taste of cream with authentic 1921 Blanco Tequila and a touch of coffee. Its delicious aromas create the magic of a perfect blend. A mild agave spice contrasts with cinnamon and vanilla flavors and a hint of coffee.

Call us at 618-394-9800 for more information or to have us hold you a bottle.