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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.

Limited Edition Scotch Available in Fairview Heights

Blue-Hanger-7th-Limited-Release-206x300Arriving in America for the first time, Anchor Distilling introduces Blue Hanger 7th Limited Release, a United States exclusive from Berry Bros. & Rudd Spirits. Limited to only 3,088 bottles, this new variant of Blue Hanger is comprised of the following whiskies; one hogshead of Bruichladdich 1992, one butt of Bunnahabhain 1990, four hogsheads of Miltonduff 1997, and two hogsheads of Bunnahabhain Moine (peated) 2006.

This blended malt whisky is named after William “Blue” Hanger, the Third Lord Coleraine, a loyal customer of Berry Bros. at the end of the 18th
century. Considered one of the best-dressed men of his day, his nickname
came from his preferred clothing color. Blue Hanger was originally a blended Scotch whisky intended for the diplomatic export market in 1934, but disappeared for a period of time until 2003 when Doug McIvor, spirits
manager, began his experiments in vatting malts. His objective from the beginning has been to create the best blended malt possible from existing stock.

“This exceptional and very limited blended malt turned out as impeccably as its namesake William ‘Blue’ Hanger,” says Doug McIvor. “Bewitching aromas of orange peel, melon skin, vanilla and peat-smoke tangle with hints of sandalwood, leather and moist pipe tobacco augmenting the experience. The smokiness is firm but not dominant, allowing the fruit notes to frolic. The palate is luscious and complex, building with sweet fruity intensity and finishing with lingering peat-smoke and a spicy edge.”

As with every expression of Blue Hanger, the strength is 45.6%, in recognition of the original Berry Bros. blend, which was bottled at 20 below proof. Blue Hanger 7 is only available in the United States.

Our Fairview store has a limited number of them in stock.

Scotch Tasting at our Manchester Location

We are happy to welcome Peter Wilkins from International Beverage Company. He will be conducting a Scotch Tasting on Oct 15 starting at 7pm. We will be tasting:
Scottish Leader
Black Bottle
Deanston Virgin
Deanston 12
Bunnahabhain 12
Bunnahabhain 18
Bunnahabhain Toiteach
Bunnahabhain 25
Tobermory 10
Tobermory 15
Ledaig 10
Cost is $5 per person. VIP Members and their guests are free but we do require reservations. Call 636-527-1002 for reservations.

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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 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.

Calvados Coqurel Fine

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Calvados Coquerel Fine
Normandy has been famous for its apples for thousands of years. One myth from the ancient Gauls claimed that Venus sowed the seeds of the first apple orchards in the region. Calvados is believed to date back to the 16th century when distillers of wine began experimenting with cider, the traditional drink of Normandy. Then in 1588, a ship from the Spanish Armada ran aground in Normandy. It’s name, “El Calvador” became the namesake for this fine product. Located near the timeless Mont Saint Michel, Domaine du Coquerel was founded in 1937. It takes over 13 pounds of apples to make a 750 milliliter bottle of Calvados Coquerel. It is the #2 Calvados in the world. Coquerel Fine is a blend of calvados aged a minimum of 3 years. It makes a fine aperitif, digestif, and is also an excellent ingredient for cocktails.

Founders is HERE

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The beer you’ve been waiting for. Keeps your taste satisfied while keeping your senses sharp. An all-day IPA naturally brewed with a complex array of malts, grains and hops. Balanced for optimal aromatics and a clean finish. The perfect reward for an honest day’s work and the ultimate companion to celebrate life’s simple pleasures.

ABV: 4.7%
IBUs: 42
Availability: Mar – Sep

The Beerbelly and WineRack

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The Beerbelly, the stealth beverage system that makes it easy to sneak a drink where ever you want! It holds 80oz, thats more than a six pack of your favorite beverage!

The Winerack turn an A cup in to double Ds AND sport your favorite beverage for yourself and your friends! Better than a Boob Job and Cheaper Too! Not to mention the savings on over priced drinks.

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