Misc. Spirits

  • aperitif
  • 14 in stock
  • $29.99

Bosca, Giovanni Cardamaro

Made in the Piedmont region of Italy, the base for Cardamaro is wine as opposed to neutral grain spirit. It is then flavored with cardoon, a relative of the artichoke, and blessed thistle among other herbs and spices. In the glass it is light brown and shares a slightly oxidative note similar to Madeira. Mountain herbs, citrus, brown sugar, and cinnamon come to mind on the nose, and the palate is lighter, pleasantly sweet with hints of toasted hazelnut and citrus. Favored by bartenders for its softer, more aromatic style, it is excellent in a wide array of cocktails and fantastic on its own. It’s also an excellent value! Tim Gagnon

  • herb liqueur
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $25.99

  • bitter aperitif
  • 8 in stock
  • no discount
  • $32.99

Cappellano Barolo Chinato (2017 vintage)

Text from Rosenthal Wine Merchants:  "Few people are aware that it was Augusto's ancestor Giuseppe, a doctor by trade, who invented the incredible elixir known as Barolo Chinato. The recipe remains unchanged to this day: a mix of Barolo wine from a single vintage with a decoction of several dozen spices and herbs, the details of which are top-secret and known only to Augusto. When Cappellano's Chinato took off decades ago, Augusto's predecessors used fake names and many different sources so that the ingredient list would remain secret; Augusto to this day uses the same enormous mortar and pestle used by Giuseppe to crush the spices, and consults the very sheet of written instructions Giuseppe drafted in the late 1800s."

  • herb digestive
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $97.99

Cappelletti Sfumato Rabarbaro Amaro (20%)

This is an excellent amaro for those looking for something slightly less bitter as their digestif. The name Sfumato derives from the Italian word for smoke and refers the slightly smokey quality of the bitter roots used in the blend. The key ingredient for this amaro is the Chinese Rhubarb, which gives it a touch of sweetness and marries well with the alpine herbs and berries. Earthy, smokey, fruity, and herbaceous, all perfectly balanced together.

  • bitter
  • 13 in stock
  • $24.99

Cappelletti Vino Aperitivo Americano Rosso

This is our go-to aperitif for spritzes. Compared to the larger producers on the market, this lands somewhere between Aperol and Campari on the bitterness scale, is made without unnatural colorings and additives, and is grape-based instead of using grain spirit. The vibrant color comes from the traditional carmine as aperitivos were originally made, and the wine base gives it a richer, more unctuous texture.

  • aperitif
  • 10 in stock
  • $23.99

  • herb digestive
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $38.99

  • vermouth
  • 1 in stock
  • $13.99

  • herb digestive
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $249.99

  • vermouth
  • 8 in stock
  • no discount
  • $49.99

Dolin Genépy des Alpes 45% 750 ml

Love Chartreuse, but hate to pay for it? Not to sound like an infomercial, but Dolin’s Genépy is full of Alpine, herbal deliciousness, and costs a fraction of what Chartreuse does. Dolin states that the recipe for this elixir dates back to 1821, and prominently features artemesia—a genus of plants that includes Absinthe’s Wormwood. I find that the spicy, floral tones, and soft sweetness make this the perfect summer apéritif. Intrepid home-bartenders will love to experiment (it’s phenomenal with gin), but I love it on the rocks with a touch of soda water. JR

  • herb digestive
  • 3 in stock
  • $29.99

Dolin Vermouth de Chambery Dry 375ml

Perhaps the benchmark for dry french Vermouth. Both complex and subtle, with floral and herbal flavors derived from the 54 or so secret ingredients. The first Vermouth I reach for when making a Martini, and an excellent drink on ice. JR

  • vermouth
  • 9 in stock
  • $9.99

  • vermouth
  • 13 in stock
  • $10.99

Forthave Spirits Amaro Marseille 750ml

The Forthave Marseille Amaro is truly unique affair. Based on a medieval recipe of four thieves who, as the story goes, traded their secret concoction for clemency. It is at once soft and assertive. Eucalyptus, mint, cinnamon, dried lemon peel, dried tea leaves, and honey dominate the nose, while the palate further reveals star anise, lemon extract, a touch of vanilla, and cloves. Marseille uses raw honey as a sweetener, and similar to something like Amaro dell'Erborista by Varnelli, it gives it a wonderful, soft and lush texture. Perfect as an after dinner digestif. Oskar Kostecki

  • bitter
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $56.99

Forthave Spirits Nocino Black 375ml

A very special Nocino (walnut liqueur) from Brooklyn-Based distillery, Forthave! As Daniel from Forthave explains: it is "made with walnuts I hand forage up around Rhinebeck. I macerate them for 9 months in stainless steel, rack off the juice, sweeten it with organic cane spirit, and let it rest for another nine months in glass demijohns."

  • bitter
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $31.99

  • liqueur
  • 6 in stock
  • $29.99

  • vermouth
  • 6 in stock
  • $27.99

  • vermouth
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $37.99

Little City Vermouth Sweet Vermouth 375ml

Created in Harlem and bottled by Finger Lakes Distilling, this is a great Sweet Vermouth that straddles feeling classic and modern. The base of both the sweet and dry Little City's is the hearty Cayuga White, a hybrid grape found in the Finger Lakes which lends these Vermouth's  a brighter acidity. The Sweet Vermouth is blended with 53 botanicals, many of them the usual suspects such as gentian, juniper, cinnamon, and orange peel, but with a few more interesting additions like black sesame, black walnut leaf, and grapefruit peel. In order to keep the integrity of these flavors, heat is never used, only maceration until it reaches the perfect balance. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • vermouth
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $21.99

  • vermouth
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $49.99

Nux Alpina (Purkhart) Walnut Liqueur 375ml

A longstanding tradition throughout the Alps is the annual production of a rich and aromatic walnut liqueur. Each summer the family picks fresh green walnuts from wild stands of the delicate “Weinsberg” variety near the village of Sankt Peter in der Au. These walnuts steep for months in Weinbrand (a grape brandy) and for the last month with a variety of spices and alpine botanicals. For three generations the Purkhart family has produced this all-natural walnut liqueur from the same family recipe, renowned for its balance and exceptionally smooth finish.

  • liqueur
  • 1 in stock
  • $27.99

St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram 375ml

From its origins in the tropical hills and valleys of Jamaica, the allspice berry has for generations been prized for its exceptional tastes of clove, cinnamon, and nutmeg and a pepper note that dazzles the palate. The allspice liqueur, known in classic cocktails as "Pimento Dram," brings together the fine pot-still rum and classic allspice berries of Jamaica. Enjoy St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram in classic cocktails, Wassail and other punches, mulled wine, continental and island cuisine.

  • liqueur
  • 10 in stock
  • $21.99

  • fruit wine
  • 39 in stock
  • $6.49

Varnelli Amaro "Sibilla" 1 Liter

Named after the impressive mountain range in the Southwestern corner of the Marche, this spirit is a must-try for Amaro fans. The flavor profile definitely leans toward the drier, more herbaceous end of the spectrum and will seem quite bitter if you are used to Averna or Montenegro. The botanicals are wood smoked before maceration which adds a degree of complexity seldom found in Amari. Mountain honey is used sparingly to balance the bitter flavors. I have found Sibillia to be a delicious digestive, but also quite delightful at the shore when mixed with tonic and an orange rind. JR

  • herb liqueur
  • 5 in stock
  • $56.99

Varnelli NV Punch Fantasia 1 Liter 35%

Punch is a lighthearted rum liqueur with a hint of mandarin orange and spices. Traditionally this should be served warm, undiluted, and garnished with citrus, but intrepid home bartenders could find lots of applications especially as a sweetening agent in cocktails or punches. Different and delicious! JR

  • liqueur
  • 1 in stock
  • $35.99

  • herb digestive
  • 8 in stock
  • $179.99