Control Pisco now at Fairview

control_piscoControl C is a premium Pisco from the Limari Valley in Chile. Once home to the Diaguitas, indigenous people dating back to the 8th through 16th century whose culture centered on the worship of the Sun, the valley basks in sunshine on average 300 days per year.

The clear, sunny skies coupled with the best Pedro Jimenez and Muscat of Alexandria grapes from the region give Control C its delicate flavors and aromas, making it the perfect emblem of one of the most beautiful landscapes in all of Chile.

Control C is distilled 3 times in copper alembic stills. It is crystal clear, with a fresh, herbaceous aromas and a touch of citrus. On the palette, Control is soft, round and creamy and has a long, clean finish.

Artisinal Cocktail Sampling at Manchester on Friday

amaro_sibillaI’ll go ahead and admit it: yes, we have a lot of weird stuff on our shelves at Randall’s. It can be downright overwhelming sometimes when you just stop and think about all the products we carry that a) you’ve never even heard of and b) you have absolutely no freakin’ clue what to do with even if you decided to buy a bottle.

Well, no worries because we are here to help!

This coming Friday at the Tasting Bar in our Manchester store from 3-5pm, we’re having Shannon from Vintegrity Wines stop on by and make some fabulous cocktails from some of the less mainstream (yet growing in popularity) spirits we carry. We’ll feature Barsol Pisco from Peru, Sombra Mezcal, Amaro Sibilla, Bitter Truth’s Apricot, and more!

What’s more, not only will you get a chance to try these products singly (and you simply must try them!), Shannon will be mixing them up into cocktails that will showcase these spirits and demonstrate their drink-worthiness beyond simple shots!

Here’s a preview of one of the drinks we’ll be sampling Friday afternoon:

Sibilla Spritzer

  • 1 oz Amaro Sibilla
  • 11⁄2 oz primaterra pinot grigio
  • 2 oz lemonade

Pour the ingredients in a drinking cup with plenty of ice. Add the lemonade and garnish with rosemary, slice of orange and cherry.

In another week or so, I’ll be posting details about Randall’s new Cocktail Club, but until then, consider this Friday night a wonderful preview of what is to come!

Hope to see everybody there!