Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Small Business Saturday Heavily Discounted items and Raffle Details

Hey All,

So here's the new Small Business Saturday flier with all the heavily discounted whiskies and spirits, definitely the best prices of the year. Also raffles for the right to buy limit whiskies have been decided for both shops. Here's the times for each bottling:

Castro:
Noon- Four Roses Limited Small Batch 2014
1pm- Van Winkle Reserve 12 year bourbon
2pm- George T Stagg uncut unfilitered bourbon
3pm- Pappy Van Winkle 23 year bourbon

Clement:
Noon- Parker's Heritage 13 year cask strength wheat whiskey
1pm- Van Winkle Reserve 12 year bourbon
2pm- George T Stagg uncut unfilitered bourbon
3pm- Pappy Van Winkle 15 year bourbon

You can ONLY get raffle tickets for each item on Saturday at the event, during the hour before each raffle. You MUST be present when the winning ticket is drawn to win the right to purchase each bottle. So if you're interested in the 1pm raffle you would need to get a ticket between noon and 1pm, then be at the store at 1pm on the dot when the raffle is called. Tickets only work for one raffle so if you want to participate in more then one you'll have to come back each hour to get a new ticket. Good luck everyone. Hope to see you on Saturday

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Thanksgiving Hours

Hey All,

Happy Thanksgiving! Here are the store hours for both shops for the week:

Wednesday 11/26: 11am to 10pm
Thursday 11/27 Thanksgiving: 11am to 4pm
Friday 11/28: 11am to 11pm:
Satuday 11/29 (Small Business Saturday): 11am to 11pm, 10% to 40% off everything sale runs 11am to 4pm with our vintage cellar stock being released promptly at 11am (we'll have coffee and food for anyone waiting in line for the store to open).

Thursday, November 20, 2014


Hey All,

Winter Limited Whiskey Release (Extremely Time Sensitive), now available at both shops. Limit two bottles per customer (only one from the Buffalo Antique Collection and one from everything else) first come first serve, absolutely no sales over the phone and no new sign ups for the whiskey club for tonight.

Buffalo Trace Antique Collection:
-George T Stagg cask strength bourbon $99.99
-William Larue Weller cask strength bourbon $99.99
-Sazerac 18 year rye $99.99
-Eagle Rare 17 year bourbon $99.99
-Thomas Handy Sazerac cask strength rye $99.99

Other Extremely Limited Whiskies:
-Four Roses Limited Small Batch cask strength 2014 $119.99
-Parker's Heritage 13 year cask strength wheat whiskey $119.99
-Old Forester 12 year Birthday bourbon $54.99
-High West Midwinter Night Dram $89.99
-Angel's Envy cask strength bourbon $199.99
-Woodford Master's Collection Sonoma-Cutrer Finish (Pinot Noir) $114.99
-Willett XCF (Exploratory Cask Finish/ French Curacao Casks) $169.99
-Willett Family Estate cask strength single barrel 9 year bourbon $114.99
-Willett Family Estate cask strength single barrel 8 year rye $114.99

Good luck everyone. Please understand that these will sell out fast, some we only got 1 or 2 bottles of.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Small Business Saturday!

Hey All

Happy holidays to everyone. After Turkey day don't forget to head our way for Small Business Saturday. Save the date, November 29th, as we'll be having our biggest sale of the year! Between the hours of 11am and 4pm save 10%-40% off everything at both shops. We will also be releasing some incredible vintage beers and whiskies when the doors open, and will have raffles once per hour starting at noon for the right to buy bottles of Pappy Van Winkle and Buffalo Trace Antique. Don't miss out.........

Friday, November 7, 2014

New Arrivals: Kavalan Whisky, Alexander Murray Scotch, Maker's Cask Strength, Stagg Jr, Glenlivet 16 year sherry cask and more.


Hey All,

So we've reached that time of year again, the holiday season is upon us which comes with the corresponding influx of limited products. It's hard to keep up with all the amazing products we've gotten the last few weeks but here's the laundry list:

-Alexander Murray 40 Year Speyside Single Malt Scotch 1972- $699.99
-Alexander Murray 30 Year Monumental Scotch- $169.99
-Alexander Murray 23 Year Islay Single Malt Scotch 1989- $129.99
-Alexander Murray 19 Year Tobermory Single Malt Scotch 1994- $99.99
-Alexander Murray 15 Year Auchentoshan Single Malt Scotch 1997- $79.99


-Kavalan Cask Strength Single Sherry Cask Taiwanese Whisky- $189.99
-Kavalan Cask Strength Vinho Barrique Single Cask Taiwanese Whisky- $169.99
-Kavalan King Car Taiwanese Whisky- $119.99
-Kavalan Classic Taiwanese Whisky- $89.99


-Signatory Cask Strength Collection 30 Year Coal Ila Single Malt 1983- $399.99
-Signatory Un-Chillfiltered Collection 16 Year Glenlivet First Fill Sherry Single Malt 1997- $99.99
-Hibiki 17 Year Japanese Whsiky- $159.99
-Hakushu 18 Year Single Malt Japanese Whisky- $214.99
-Maker's Mark Cask Strength Bourbon- $39.99
-Stagg Jr. Cask Strength Bourbon- $59.99
 -Willett Family Estate 6 Year Cask Strength Single Barrel Rye- $89.99
-Willett Family Estate 7 Year Cask Strength Single Barrel Rye- $99.99


-St. George California Reserve Agricole Rum- $89.99
-St George California Reserve Apple Brandy- $59.99

See, a lot of stuff right. The Alexander Murray line absolutely blew me away. Both the 30 year and 40 year Scotches were some of the best I've ever tried. Most 40 year single malts can sell anywhere from $2,000 to $15,000 or more. 30 year Scotches probably start at $500 and can get to $1,500 to $2,000 range really easy. Both the Alexander Murray's are available at a fraction of those prices ($699.99 for the 40 year, $169.99 for the 30 year). 

The Kavalan line represents some of the best whiskies coming out of Taiwan. The vinho barrique barrel (re-charred used wine barrels) and sherry barrel were my favorite with incredibly oak driven flavor profiles, with some musty red wine notes on the vinho and some richer toffee and nougat flavors on the sherry. 

The two new Signatory single malts further solidified my belief that they're one of the best independent bottlers of single barrel Scotch. The 30 year Coal Ila was practically life changing. The smokiness was perfectly integrated, coming through as notes of dark cocoa powder and hints of espresso, coupled with their signature brininess and minerality. The Glenlivet 16 year is a first fill sherry barrel that you'll never see as a branded release. Sherry being by far the most expense and sought after, this one actually comes in at a reasonable price and has the depth and mouthfeel of Scotches twice its age.

The older Hibiki and Hakushu releases are nothing short of world class, look for the Hibiki 21 year to land in the next week or two. The 21 year won best blended whiskey in the world at the World Whisky Awards 3 out of the last 4 years, that's no small feat, but the 17 year we have currently isn't far off. We also currently have 3 different Willett Family Estate ryes available and are expecting more bourbon and rye to land next week. Lastly we've had a lot of interest and questions about the new St. George Apple Brandy and aged Agricole Rum. We finally got them in this week but are advising customers to grab them while they can, as they are in very limited supply.

That's all I got. Cheers

Nate Breed (Regional Manager)
Healthy Spirits Castro: 415-255-0610
Healthy Spirits Clement: 415-682-4260

Friday, October 24, 2014

New Arrivals: Elijah Craig Barrel Proof and Col. E.H. Taylor Jr. Barrel Proof



Hey hey hey,

A couple big time Fall releases just showed up at our doorstep: Elijah Craig Barrel Proof and E.H. Taylor Barrel Proof.  This is the sixth release of the ECBP, and it clocks in at a whopping 140.2 proof (70.1%), earning the nickname "HAZMAT."  Hopefully you don't plan on taking it on any airplanes, because that is a no go!  The E.H. Taylor BP is no slouch either at 129 proof (64.5%), and is rarely seen on any store's shelves (even ours).  If you're a fan of really strong bourbons, these two shan't be missed.  Cheers!

-James

Monday, October 6, 2014

New Arrivals: Ardbeg Super Nova and Highland Park Dark Origins!

Hey All,

Shhhhhhhhh, it's a secret. Okay I guess technically it's not a secret any more. But if you want a shot at either of these two single malts you'll probably want to keep it to yourself. First off one of the most sought after releases of all time, Ardbeg Super Nova, has finally made its way back to Healthy Spirits. For years and years Dr. Bill, Master Distiller of Glenmorangie and Ardbeg, has adamantly said he would never make Super Nova again. He always told me it reduced his ability to keep the peatiness of the regular line up as high as it could go. It was a reasonable explanation but the high demand for the second peatiest whisky in the world made me always have to ask him. Not only is this heavenly whisky finally making an encore but this time its got more sherry influence making it rich and decadent in addition to being bold and intense. Like before it's bottled at cask strength clocking in at a robust 55% alcohol (110 proof).

Dark Origins is a new offering from Highland Park but unfortunately, as with so many limited offerings, they decided to make it available on premise only. Meaning the only place you could get it is at bars and restaurants. By the glass only, so you're basically out of luck if you wanted a bottle. Through a clever loop hole Healthy Spirits was able to obtain a few bottles. They won't last for long, and are only available at the Castro shop. Dark Origins is a little peatier than the regular line and is aged in "double first fill sherry casks for a naturally darker, richer flavor", so there's that.

These are some of the best new single malts on the market, if you want em grab em fast! Cheers

Nate