Thursday, December 29, 2011
Like old whiskey? Ya we do too. Healthy Spirits is happy to annouce the arrival of some of the oldest American whiskeys on the market! These are agruably the best offerings to bare the Hirsch name since the legendary A.H. Hirsch 16 year pot still reserve. Stocks of whiskey this old simply don't exist any more and I'd advise anyone to grab them while you still can. Cheers!
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
You want em, we got em, every locally made micro distilled rye on the market. We have the tried and true Old Potrero made at Anchor Steam Brewery, widly credited as the distillery that started the micro distilling movement. We also have the new release from Old World Spirits in Belmont, Gold Run Rye, made in the unique style of an eau de vie spirit. And finally we have the aged and unaged versions of a rye that got it's start at a local barber shop, 1512 Barbershop Rye. Check these out:
-Old Potrero Straight Rye
-Old Potrero 18th Century
-Old World Spirits Gold Run Rye
-1512 Spirits Barbershop Rye (Unaged)
-1512 Spirits Barbershop Rye (Aged)
I love supporting micro distilleries because they truly add unique flavor profiles to a market saturated with stocks from 7 or 8 macros. These are great brands and our support ensures they'll be around for years to come. You want these!
Friday, December 9, 2011
So we are very happy to annouce the arrival of the full Van Winkle line of bourbons. Because of the extremely high demand for these products there will be a limit of one bottle per customer. We fully anticipate selling out of the line today or tomorrow, and will be offering them on a first come first serve basis. The bottles will be behind the counter and only available upon request. Good luck everyone!
Saturday, December 3, 2011
I am happy to announce the arrival of one of the most sought after lost distilleries in Scotland, Port Ellen. Port Ellen was one of the few precious distilleries on the island of Islay, known for its complex single malts smoked with peat. Port Ellen had its own malt house, which meant it prepared its barley for fermentation by hand. This was an approach that allowed them to control every step of the process, something virtually no other distillery does today. While the distillery closed in 1983 their malting house remains open and services the likes of Laphroaig, Lagavulin, Ardbeg, Bowmore and Caol Ila. This release represents some of the last stock available from Port Ellen in a beautiful 32 year cask strength non-chill filtered offering. Get it while you can.
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Got some pretty limited new single malts in today. First off we have the Caol Ila cask strength unpeated 12 year. A Scotch that is rarely seen, if ever, in Northern California. This is an extremely sought after offering that is only made once a year at the distillery. It shows concentrated flavors of heather, sea weed, brine, stoney minerals, honey and peat. We also got a small shipment of the Hakushu Japanese 12 year single malt. This is made by Suntory who also makes Yamazaki and Hibiki. Hakushu uses 8-9% peated barley and is unbelievably soft and approachable. It shows notes of butterscotch, sea air, pine, sunflower seeds, smoke and earth. The release was tightly allocated and will not be available again for a year or so. You want these!