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.

Beefeater Burrough’s Reserve available in IL

beefeater-burroughs-reserve-ginHand-distilled in a copper still, in small batches, then rested in Jean de Lillet oak barrels, Beefeater calls this the ‘gin for free thinkers.’

Beefeater redefines the enjoyment of gin with the launch of Burrough’s Reserve. Distilled in a small historic copper still from the 19th century, the spirit is then uniquely rested in Jean de Lillet oak barrels. A very fine aperitif, Jean de Lillet is only created in exceptional vintage years, making its barrels the optimum resting place for an ultra-Premium gin.

Produced following the original Beefeater recipe, refined by the founder of Beefeater James Burrough in the 1860s, Burrough’s Reserve is distilled by hand using James Burrough’s original copper “Still Number 12”. With a capacity of only 268L, Still Number 12 produces such small batches that each bottle of Burrough’s Reserve displays its batch and bottle number on the label.

As one of the leading experts in gin with over 45 years’ experience, Master Distiller Desmond Payne explains, “I wanted to create something truly unique that celebrated the distilling heritage of Beefeater. I expect Burrough’s Reserve to appeal to free thinking individuals who enjoy challenging convention and exploring new sensory experiences with gin.”

Burrough’s Reserve is a permanent addition to Beefeater’s lineup, but will only be produced in limited quantities throughout the year. We have it now in Fairview Heights.

Barrel Aged Bitters are Back!!

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Whiskey Barrel Aged Bitters
Freshly emptied oak whiskey barrels from America’s best distillers, interiors charred and soaked with aged whiskey, are used by Fee Brothers to age aromatic bitters. Savor the result of the mingling of these great flavors.

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Gin Barrel-Aged Orange Bitters
Oak barrels, which aged Old Tom Gin, take on a second life at Fee Brothers. They now age Orange Bitters, mingling it with gin-soaked oak. Crafting Orange Bitters has just been elevated to new heights.

Highland Park Loki

Loki-bigThis is a very limited release (we got one bottle), so don’t wait too long on this:

From Highland Park’s Website:

“Highland Park Loki, a 15 year old limited edition single malt bottled at 48.7% abv, comes housed in the same unique and award winning wooden frame as Thor, echoing the fearsome contours of a traditional Viking long ship.

Loki is the second in The Valhalla Collection of four unique whiskies from Highland Park, taking inspiration from the legendary Nordic gods of old and continues the ground-breaking achievement of creating Thor – a 16 year old malt actually designed around the personality traits of an individual. The Orkney whisky maker has now created a unique flavour profile for its follow up. While unquestionably Highland Park, this time it mirrors the unpredictable, shape-shifting LOKI character and as with the trickster god of fire himself, all is not as it seems.

There are classic traces of sweetness and spice, but it has been matured in both traditional Spanish sherry casks and also some heavily peated casks, giving it a smoky punch, while retaining a light colour. The finish is intriguing and complex. It is a whisky constantly changing, chameleon-like, from appearance to finish and the few lucky and expert palates who have savoured it describe it as “enigmatic” and “truly another whisky of the Gods.”

Gerry Tosh, Global Marketing Manager, says,

“Thor was the first of its kind, a true quality malt built around an individual’s personality. This proved massively successful and it sold out globally. LOKI will continue to take Highland Park and The Valhalla Collection into new territory.

While everyone will recognise the definite ‘Highland Park-ness’ of this 15 year old single malt, it will be the unexpected and surprisingly smoky dynamics that will really get palates excited and mouths talking. This is unlike any expression that has come before and will beguile and fascinate with its complexity and trickery. Remember, all is not as it seems.”

Journeyman Distillery’s Kissing Cousins and Barrel-Aged Bilberry Gin now at Manchester

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Journeyman Distillery produces handcrafted, organic spirits distilled in the historic Featherbone Factory in Three Oaks, MI. We’re thrilled to be able to offer their line of fantastic spirits, including two extremely limited selections: Kissing Cousins Whiskey and Barrel-Aged Bilberry Gin.

Kissing Cousins is Journeyman’s Featherbone Bourbon finished in a Wyncroft Winery 1996 cabernet sauvignon barrel. This limited small batch has all the character of their bourbon with deep earthy notes from the wine barrel. Also released is the first batch of Journeyman’s Barrel Aged Bilberry Black Hearts Gin. This gin has complex flavors from the white oak barrel that are similar to aged whiskeys.

Our Manchester store only has a limited amount of either on hand, so when they’re gone, they’re gone.