Cutty Sark Prohibition – COMING SOON!

Be on the lookout for a new addition to the Randall’s Spirits Family….COMING SOON… Randall’s VIP Members, make sure you check your emails for an exclusive deal coming up for the holidays…

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TASTING NOTES: COLOR – Warm golden color, like early morning sunshine setting the heavens on fire.

NOSE – Complex and powerful, layers of soft ripe citrus fruits, dipped in fresh honey and dusted with fragrant spices.

PALATE – Creamy mouth-coating richness, hints of toffee with mouth-wateringly playful peppery notes which tingle the edges of the tongue.

FINISH – Super smooth with soft lingering warmth and subtle hints of spice.

Reference: http://us.cutty-sark.com/the-whisky/prohibition-edition

NEW ITEM!! Bailey’s Espresso Creme – Just in time for the Holidays!

Baileys Espresso Creme…Bold dark roast coffee aroma with the taste of fresh ground espresso beans infused with Irish creme and chocolate…oh yes, the temptation is real. Check out below, we’ve got a couple of holiday recipes for you! Tis’ the Season….

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Recipes:

Baileys Espresso Martin

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INGREDIENTS
2oz Baileys® Espresso Crème Liqueur
0.25oz Smirnoff® No. 21 Vodka
0.25oz Espresso

DIRECTIONS
Prepare martini glass by adding a chocolate runner.
Add ice to shaker and add ingredients.
Shake! Strain into a martini glass.

 

 

 

 

Baileys Egg Nog

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INGREDIENTS
1.25oz Baileys® Espresso Crème Liqueur
0.25oz Irish Whiskey
3oz Milk
1 Egg unwhisked (optional)

DIRECTIONS
Add ingredients to a shaker and shake vigorously.
Strain into a glass.
Add a pinch of nutmeg to garnish.
Add a cinnamon stick to garnish.

NEW PRODUCT ALERT: Jefferson’s The Manhattan Barrel Finished Cocktail

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The new Esquire & Jefferson’s Manhattan: Barrel Finished Cocktail was conceptualized in 2013 by Esquire‘s Editor-in-Chief David Granger and Jefferson’s Bourbon founder Trey Zoeller, in an effort to provide bourbon enthusiasts with a barrel-finished bottled cocktail that enhances the experience of enjoying a classic.

The finished product is comprised of six-year-old bourbon – 125 proof cut down to 82.3 – both sweet and dry vermouth, and barrel-aged, spiced cherry bitters. Enjoy it as you would any Manhattan: on the rocks or stirred and strained over ice.

MIG FUEL IS NOW AT OUR JEFFERSON LOCATION!

Strap In, Throttle Up and Go Vertical. Toasting the successful completion of every mission is part of a longstanding tradition by MIG pilots. MIG Fuel’s bottle and packaging echo those of a MIG Fighter plane while the spirit itself mimics the appearance of fighter plane fuel. See that glow? This bottle lights up once you set it down.

Not that you would even want to…created with grape spirits and infused natural flavors, the taste of this Russian liqueur inspired by these fearless fliers leaves you wanting one more taste.

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New Product Alert!!! Chateau La Fleur Saint Georges 2011 – Available at South Jefferson store!

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For those of you who enjoy a medium bodied red bordeaux that boasts ripe, succulent and intense fruity flavors with a velvety, lush tannin finish, then you are in luck! The 2011 Chateau La Fleur Saint Georges is now available at our South Jefferson location Stop by to pick up a bottle or two!  Our competitive prices cannot be beat! Also available on InternetWines.com.

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Glenfiddich Cask of Dreams

caskofdreamsThis month, Glenfiddich Single Malt Scotch Whisky celebrates the launch of the 2013 Cask of Dreams Limited Edition Bottling, exclusive for the USA. The release is the second and final installment of a program that began two years ago to honor the rich, inspiring story of William Grant, who in 1887 pinned all his hopes on his dream to create “the best dram in the valley.” More than 125 years later, that dram is considered the best in the world, having received more awards for quality than any other Single Malt Scotch Whisky. As a toast to his pioneering spirit, and that in future pioneers just dreaming their dreams, the 2012 Limited Edition Cask of Dreams is the first release that will feature the names of multiple whisky lovers along with their aspirations on the packaging – an offering that looks to galvanize future pioneers to dream big and to follow their dreams, just like William Grant.

Cask of Dreams is a special marriage of Glenfiddich whiskies taken from a hand-picked selection of American oak barrels holding matured whiskies of a variety of ages, with the youngest at 14 Years Old. This whisky was then decanted into virgin American oak barrels to bring an intense and powerful vanilla sweetness. The casks were closely monitored by Master Distiller Brian Kinsman to ensure a desirable balance of the oak’s vanilla and spice with fruity, floral aromas (by andrell at dh store). The distinctive packaging highlights the cask, reflecting the participation of the thousands who had a hand in making this whisky as well as the Glenfiddich distillery’s commitment to integrity.

Explore the Range of Ardbeg

Ardbeg has become known for its rich, peated whiskies, very easily identifiable by their fullness of body and perfect harmony of flavor. 
ardbeg-10-yearArdbeg Ten Years Old
 is revered around the world as the peatiest, smokiest, most complex single malt of them all. Yet it does not flaunt the peat; rather it gives way to the natural sweetness of the malt to produce a whisky of perfect balance.

Typically most whiskies are chill-filtered and reduced to a strength of 40% ABV. Ardbeg Ten Years Old, however, is non chill-filtered and has a strength of 46% ABV, thus retaining maximum flavour, at the same time giving more body and added depth. It’s whisky with none of the goodness taken out!

Aroma: A burst of intense smoky fruit escapes into the atmosphere – peat infused with zesty lemon and lime, wrapped in waxy dark chocolate.

Bold menthol and black pepper slice through the sweet smoke followed by tarry ropes and graphite. As you dip your nose in further, savour the aroma of smoked fish and crispy bacon alongside green bell peppers, baked pineapple and pear juice.

Add water and breathe in the vortex of aromas rising from the glass. An oceanic minerality brings a breath of cool, briny seaspray on chalky cliffs. Waxed lemon and lime follows with coal tar soap, beeswax and herby pine woodlands. Toasted vanilla and sizzling cinnamon simmer in the background with warm hazelnut and almond toffee.

Taste: An explosion of crackling peat sets off millions of flavour explosions on the tongue: peat effervesces with tangy lemon and lime juice, black pepper pops with sizzling cinnamon-spiced toffee. This is followed by a wave of brine infused with smooth buttermilk, ripe bananas and currants. Smoke gradually wells up on the palate bringing a mouthful of warm creamy cappuccino and toasted marshmallows. As the taste lengthens and deepens, dry espresso, licorice root and tarry smoke develop coating the palate with chewy peat oils.

ardbeg_corryvreckanArdbeg Corryvreckan takes its name from the famous whirlpool that lies to the north of Islay, where only the bravest souls dare to venture. Swirling aromas and torrents of deep, peaty, peppery taste lurk beneath the surface of this beautifully balanced dram.

Like the whirlpool itself, Corryvreckan is not for the faint-hearted!

Taste: Plunge into the whirlpool and taste the mysterious depths of Corryvreckan. Torrents of taste well up on the palate; deep, peppery and chewy, bombarding the tongue with its intense tastes and textures.

The first plunge brings forth chewy peppered steak soaked in pepper sauce with the tang of crispy seaweed. As you descend deeper, encounter a mouthful of black tarry espresso coffee that coats the palate with rich melted dark fruits (blackcurrants, blueberries and cherries) and bitter almonds. As the taste soaks in deeper, star anise and hickory dry out the palate before a surprise of chalky effervescent violets fizz to the surface.

ardbeg uigeadailIn 2009, Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible named Ardbeg Uigeadail ‘World Whisky of the Year’ – in praise of its “utter silky brilliance” and “complexity on a level only a handful of distilleries in the world can even dream of reaching.”

Ardbeg Uigeadail (pronounced ‘Oog-a-dal’) is a special vatting that marries Ardbeg’s traditional deep, smoky notes with luscious, raisiny tones of old ex-Sherry casks. It’s non chill-filtered at high strength, which retains maximum flavour and gives more body and added depth.

Taste: Full flavoured and rich with a deep mouth-coating texture, the taste is an intriguing balance between sweet, spicy and deep smoky flavours.

The flavour is initially sweet as Christmas cake begins to soak into the tongue. A burst of winter spices sets off a smoky-spicy explosion countered by a sumptuous mid-palate of honey glazed smoked food and chewy treacle. Waves of deep smoky tones and rich aromas build up on the palate like a fine Montecristo cigar.

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Ardbeg Ardbog is their new limited edition single malt. Bottled at a strength of 52.1% and balanced with softer sweeter casks to create a dram of great depth and peaty complexity.

Taste: A full oily/tingly mouthfeel leads into a powerful, savoury burst of flavours – salted cashews and peanuts, clove, aniseed toffee, green olives and a curious hint of anchovy. A lingering aftertaste in which classic Ardbeg sweetness is kept in check by oak tannins, clove and coffee grounds.

Full flavoured and rich with a deep mouth-coating texture, the taste is an intriguing balance between sweet, spicy and deep smoky flavours.

The flavour is initially sweet as Christmas cake begins to soak into the tongue. A burst of winter spices sets off a smoky-spicy explosion countered by a sumptuous mid-palate of honey glazed smoked food and chewy treacle. Waves of deep smoky tones and rich aromas build up on the palate like a fine Montecristo cigar.

Father’s Day Gift Idea: Compass Box Sampler Set

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Just in time for Father’s Day, we have sampler packs of Compass Box’s innovative scotch blends.

From their website:

“Immerse yourself in the world of Compass Box with this concise introduction to the delicious range of Scotch whiskies by Whiskymaker John Glaser. A rather luxurious gift box features a 50ml serving of each of our signature expressions: the fine, fruity Asyla; the smooth, complex Oak Cross; the rich, powerful Spice Tree, the peaty, erudite Peat Monster and our groundbreaking 100% grain whisky,Hedonism. John has also put together a series of tasting videos to accompany this gift pack.”

Video Link:

http://www.compassboxwhisky.com/tastingvideos-intro.php

 

New Spirits from StilL 630!!!

First @ Randalls

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At Jefferson Now… Soon at other locations..

Big Jake White Dog Whiskey
*90 Proof
*Made from 95% rye mash, 5% barley
*Twice distilled
*White, un-aged, and crafted from the tightest Hearts cuts in our distillation process
*Tastes great on its own or as a foundation for some of the most classic cocktails,
such as: a Manhattan, Old Fashioned, or Sazerac
Legend – “Whiskey fueled the men who settled the West, but they did not venture out alone. Therefore, we humbly present our tribute to man’s best friend: Big Jake White Dog Whiskey. This smooth and surprisingly flavorful un-aged whiskey is proudly named after our own distillery mascot: Jake. So pour yourself a glass and give thanks for our faithful, furry companions!”

New Beers

french connection

The French Connection Stillwater has been collaborating up a storm in Europe, with Italy, Spain, and France. His new collaboration with 3 different breweries in France is called “The French Connection
Traditional. A classification for the farmhouse ales of France and their sometimes-untraditional new-world counterparts. Bière de Garde is today generally a warm fermented strong pale ale – sometimes blonde, sometimes amber, and has much in common with Belgium ales. Medium bodied with hints of caramel or toffee. Cellared smell and flavor are characteristics. The name means “beer for keeping.

tripel

Initially only available on draft. Draft version brewed in Irvine, bottled version brewed in San Jose.

Our Tripel pours a hazy deep gold with a creamy head. Upfront aromas of fresh plums, orange, white flowers and a hint of hay evolve into aromas of caramel malt and cola as the glass warms. A very balanced flavor profile and a creamy mouthfeel lead into a light malt sweetness with a final transition into a hint of warming alcohol and soft drying bitterness.