Laphroaig Tasting @ Randalls Manchester

Single Malt Tasting at our Manchester store on Thursday Sept 22 from 6pm – 8pm.
We are happy to welcome Simon Brookings, Master Ambassador For Laphroaig Scotch. He will present:

    Laphroaig 10 year
    Laphroaig 10 year Cask Strength
    Laphroaig Triple Wood
    Laphroaig Quarter Cask
    Laphroaig Select
    Laphroaig Lore
    Laphroaig 25 Year
    Laphroaig 32 Year

There may be a few things that are no longer produced!

Tickets for the tasting are $25.
Only 40 seats available.
Call 636-527-1002 to Reserve.

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NEW ITEM IN STOCK – THE MACALLAN LIMITED EDITION #1

THE PERFECT GIFT!

The Macallan Edition No. 1 is a distinctive single malt of the highest quality. Master Whiskey Maker Bob Dalgarno draws the perfect quantity from each cask style to create in intriguing, multi-dimensional whisky that begins light and soft and finished rich and dark, taking the palate on a surprising and satisfying journey.
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This limited edition is matured in eight unique European and american oak cask styles selected by Master Whisky maker, Bob Dalgarno.

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 PRODUCT IN STOCK AT SOUTH JEFFERSON – Laphraoig 15 Year – 200 Year Anniversary Edition

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Laphroaig 15 year old was first created 30 years ago. Barrels were individually selected for their particularly mellow rounded flavour, then batch bottled at the higher export strength of 43% ABV. The resulting flavour soon became a firm favourite winning many awards. Its highlight was being chosen for the famous ‘Erskine Charity Bottling’ in 2000 when 270 bottles were drawn from a single 15 year old cask signed by HRH The Prince of Wales for this charity of which he is a patron.

The 200th Anniversary edition has been created in exactly the same way as the original. We very much hope it will be a delight both to those who have enjoyed it in the past and for many of you for whom it will be the first opportunity.

TASTING NOTES

COLOUR: Sparkling gold

NOSE: Initial scents of grapefruit and fresh mint. A touch of water releases salted caramel, with signature Islay peat smoke underlying sweet orchard fruit aromas.

BODY: Multifaceted.

TASTE: Pink peppercorns, light peat smoke with a soft dryness, before a finish of tobacco and faint sea salt.

FINISH: Mellow with a smoky aftertaste

Reference: http://www.laphroaig.com/

Randall’s Jefferson Hosting Father’s Day Classic Car Show!

Don’t know what to do for Father’s Day? Well you are in luck! Join Randall’s Wines & Spirits at S. Jefferson & Hwy. 44 for a FREE Classic Car Show! In addition to over 30 beautifully restored classics, we will have beer tastings, scotch tastings, whisky tastings, bottle engravings, cigar rollers, discounts for dads AND free giveaways including — grills, guitars, fire pits, t-shirts, and much, much more! Come on out and join us! You owe Dad that much.classic-car-show-full-page

Glenmorangie Companta

glenmorangie-compantaNow available in Missouri and Illinois.

Inspired by Dr Bill Lumsden, Glenmorangie’s head of whisky creation, travels across France’s greatest vineyards and the friends made along the way, Glenmorangie Companta (Scots Gaelic for ‘friendship’) is a refined balance between bold spice and rich, smooth sweetness; the result of a careful assemblage of spirit extra matured in Grand Cru casks from Clos de Tart and those of a lusciously sweet fortified wine from Côtes du Rhône.

On the nose, Companta exudes rich, ‘autumnal’ scents of red berries and damp forest floors, with a hint of fragrant woodsmoke complementing notes of aromatic, nutty oak.

Upon tasting, a spicy palate redolent of cherries and stewed fruits is slowly revealed, as notes of sugared plums, blood orange and rose-hip syrup emerge alongside milk chocolate and brown sugar.

Companta lingers on with a rich, mouth-coating finish.

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.

Aberlour 18yo Available in IL

aberlour_18yoAberlour 18 Year Old Highland Single Malt Whisky is now available in our Illinois store!

Only the very best casks have been selected, ensuring a whisky of unsurpassed richness: it is by far the most indulgent Aberlour expression. A whisky of perfect structure, the ultimate expression of Aberlour.

“There was an Aberlour 18 on the market for a spell several years ago, aged in sherry casks, that I really enjoyed. Now we have this new 18 year old expression. There are big shoes to fill, and this whisky fills them quite nicely. Once again, the sherry is prominent throughout, with its lush fruit, velvety texture, and sweet demeanor. But it’s not cloying or sappy — the sherry blends in nicely with the rest of the flavors. Ripe orange, apricot preserve, peach cobbler, chocolate-covered caramel, and toffee, with a sprinkling of cinnamon and cocoa. Rich, silky smooth, satisfying finish. Very impressive. The Aberlour 18 year old’s reputation remains intact!”

 91 points
- www.maltadvocate.com (Vol. 20, #1) Reviewed by: John Hansell

“This expression is the latest release from the Speyside distillery of Aberlour…it joins 10, 12 and 16-year-old bottlings in the UK domestic market, and like many versions of Aberlour, has a strong influence of Sherry wood. The nose offers sweet Sherry, honey and orange creams, becoming richer and more profound with exposure to air. Spices and figs emerge. Full-bodied and medium-sweet in the mouth, with spicy Sherry, apricots and peaches. Water teases out notes of furniture polish, liquorice and smoke. The finish is long, with silky cream, more spices and figs, and a final suggestion of gentle oak. A lovely, confident, satisfying, after-dinner Aberlour. Sherried Speyside at its best.”

 4/5 stars. - www.whisky-pages.com

 

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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