Thursday, February 28, 2013

New Rums: El Dorado 21 year and 15 year!

Hey all,

So as you know bourbon is king around here, but every once in a while I find a spirit so transcendent it warrants mention. El Dorado is absolutely killing it with their 15 and 21 year rums! The words lush and oak-bomb are the first descriptors that I think of. The rums are rich and decadent without being cloying, a very hard line to walk. Here are my tasting notes for the 21 year:

Pours a beautiful brown-mahogany color with a super thick and viscous texture. On the nose I get aromas of browned butter, dates, raisins, candied yams, wildflower honey, vanilla ice cream and bread pudding. On the palate its very lush and soft with flavors of butterscotch, rice pudding, cream corn, caramel chews, sweet cream and kettle corn. The finish is on the shorter side but its so engaging you immediately want more. Absolutely epic!

Come and get it! Cheers


Sunday, February 24, 2013

CLEMENT STORE GRAND OPENING! Saturday March 2nd, 2013 11AM-3PM

Hey all,

The guys over at Clement are throwing their GRAND OPENING party!

WHEN:  Saturday March 2nd, 2013 from 11AM - 3PM

WHERE:  1402 Clement St. (the corner of 12th ave and Clement St.) San Francisco, CA


-10% off  everything in the store! (from 11AM-3PM)

-We'll be selling rare and vintage beers from our cellar! (bottle limits will apply)

-1st 100 customers receive a FREE Healthy Spirits canvas tote-bag, while supplies last

-Rami's Mommy's Middle Eastern snacks and dips tasting!  We'll also provide non-alcoholic beverages for in-house consumption.

-All-day incentive giveaways, such as Beer / Whiskey signs and other paraphanelia!

The event will begin when the doors open at 11AM.

We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Whiskey Dinner this Thursday 2/21 with Chip Tate of Balcones!

Hey all,

Wanted to keep everyone in the loop about a 5 course whiskey dinner involving one of our favorite micro distilleries, Balcones from Texas. Master Distiller Chip Tate will be featuring his acclaimed whiskies while Michelin star Chef Joseph Humphrey cooks up some amazing dishes. Check out the link below if you wanna go, its coming up this Thursday. Cheers


February Bourbon Club ready for pick up featuring: Bulleit 10 year bourbon!

Hey all,

It's that time a again, Bourbon Club is ready for pick up. This month I'm featuring Bulleit's new limited 10 year bourbon. It's the same recipe as the younger expression, so bold spicy notes of peppercorns, lavender, fennel and earth, with a lot more barrel character and lush notes of nougat, crème brulee and burnt caramel. If your not in the club feel free to join at either our Castro or Clement St. location. I'll also have a few extra bottles on the shelves at both shops. Cheers


Thursday, February 7, 2013

New Arrivals: Hibiki 12yr, Wild Turkey Tradition 14yr, Michter's Sour Mash!

Hey all,

Got a bunch of new whiskies and a few back in stock the last week or two, wanted to keep everyone in the loop. Here's the laundry list:

New Stuff:
-Jura 16yr Single Malt Set with Glasses
-Jura 3pk Sampler (10yr, 16yr and Superstition)
-Michter's Sour Mash Whiskey
-Woodford Master's Collection Four Wood
-George Dickel Rye
-Balvenie 17yr Double Wood Single Malt
-Balvenie 17yr Peated Cask Single Malt
-Balvenie 12 Single Barrel
-Dalwhinnie 25yr Single Malt
-Red Breast 15yr Pot Still Irish Whiskey
-Highland Park 18yr Single Malt
-Talisker 30yr Single Malt
-Bulleit 10yr Bourbon
-E. H. Taylor Small Batch Bourbon
-E. H. Taylor Rye
-Smooth Ambler Yearling (wheated) Bourbon
-Whistle Pig 11yr (111 proof) Rye
-Hooker's House 21yr Pinot Noir Finished Bourbon
-Collier & McKeel Healthy Spirits Exclusive 2 Barrel Cask Strength Blend

Back in:
-Hibiki 12yr Whisky
-Yamazaki 18yr Single Malt
-Wild Turkey Tradition 14yr Bourbon
-Moylan's Cask Strength Bourbon
-Moylan's American Rye
-Buck 8yr Bourbon

Feel free to ask me questions about any of the individual whiskies in the comment section as I've tried most of them. Cheers