Brandy, Eau-de-Vie, Grappa

Artigiano Giuseppe Castelli Grappa Barolina 750 ml

Distilleria Castelli is a small, family-run operation in the heart of Piedmont working with neighboring growers/winemakers to repurpose the grape pomace left behind from vinification, into surprisingly aromatic and delicate grappas. The Castelli family collects the pomace and ages it in sealed tanks to help intensify the flavor, and is then distilled and aged for  several years in stainless steel. The Barolina Grappa is 100% Nebbiolo from Barolo vineyards, distilled and then aged for 6 years in stainless steel, bottled at 50%ABV, leading to a softer, rounder mouthfeel than the grappa my grandfather used to have open at parties. The nose presents a melance of honeyed apricot, daffodils, and Meyer lemon peel, and on the palate flavors of stonefruits, wildflower honey, and cardamom. Michelle DeWyngaert

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  • 3 in stock
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  • $39.99

  • brandy
  • 12 in stock
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  • $32.99

Château de Pellehaut NV Armagnac Reserve 10 year old

This is the best value traditional Armagnac that we have found. Pellehaut combines the traditional rich Ugni Blanc with some Folle Blanche for a delightful floral lift. JR

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  • 2 in stock
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  • $54.99

Dudognon Cognac 'Vieille Reserve'

A beautifully elegant Cognac, that, although quite old, remains delicate and complex on the palate. The aromas show maturity but are subtle and clean, as is the very long finish. Highly recommended.

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  • 4 in stock
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  • $89.99

Dudognon 10 Year Old Cognac Grande Champagne 'Reserve'

The Dudognon Reserve is one of the best values in Cognac. Made without additives or coloring, it's a pale gold color with subtle citrus and white fruit aromas. The palate is clean and long with tea, earth, citrus and spice. Far superior to the brand-name VS or VSOP blends and really worth trying. John Rankin

  • Cognac
  • 7 in stock
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  • $46.99

Dudognon 40 Year-Old Cognac 'Héritage'

Dudognon makes Cognac completely differently than large Cognac houses. The grapes all come from the estate vineyards around the house in Grande Champagne. There are no additions made to the spirit, such as the caramel coloring commonly used by the large producers. The distillation is controlled by human hand, and not a computer. The resulting spirits are light and full of finesse, but also quite complex and long. JR

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  • 1 in stock
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  • $219.99

Hunter Moon Immature Brandy

The ladies at Hunter Moon are doing their best to bring back eau-de-vie (otherwise known as 'unaged brandy') with this delicious example. This is truly natural wine-making distilled, a rarity in the spirits world. The base for their brandy comes from Farrm Wines on the North Fork of Long Island, a Demeter certified vineyard, with a blend of 80% Petit Verdot and 20% Cabernet Franc, fermented entirely with native yeasts. It is then distilled in a hybrid copper/pot still, rested in glass, and then bottled at 50%ABV. Notes of honey, cherry blossom, and fresh herbs on the nose, with a soft, lush texture on the palate. I think this makes a killer Vesper variation, but it would also be great as a base for tinctures or bitters! Michelle DeWyngaert

  • eau-de-vie
  • 8 in stock
  • $69.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
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  • 11 in stock
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  • $36.99

Pellehaut 1989 Armagnac Ténarèze Ugni Blanc

This Armagnac shows a vibrant orange color with hints of caramel. Tastes mature, but even after 30 years in cask there is a grippy quality and some citrus-toned fruit. This is an excellent introduction to vintage Armagnac and a fabulous value.  John Rankin

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  • 5 in stock
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  • $89.99

  • brandy
  • 16 in stock
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  • $12.99

  • eau-de-vie
  • 7 in stock
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  • $26.99

Romeo del Castello NV Pear Brandy Gioialuce 375ml

A delicate, un-aged, pear brandy from the pear orchard planted on their estate between 1950 and 1960. Master distiller Gianni Capovilla in Vincenza, creates this eau-de-vie by double distilling in a bain-marie and proofs with natural spring water.

  • eau-de-vie
  • 4 in stock
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  • $42.99

  • Organic
  • marc
  • 2 in stock
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  • $134.99

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  • 3 in stock
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Gin

Caledonia Spirits Barr Hill Gin 750ml

Todd Hardie began his career in beekeeping almost 50 years ago in Hardwick, Vermont, in the heart of the Northeast Kingdom. This part of the state is an agricultural hotbed focused on honey, milk, cheese, grains, and herbs with a strong focus on community and respect for the earth. With family distilling roots going back to the 1800s (John and William Hardie of Edinburgh started distilling whiskey in 1857, and the company still produces whiskey today), it’s no wonder that the current generation of Hardies began crafting artisanal spirits in this corner of the world. The Barr Hill Gin contains one notable ingredient that truly sets this spirit apart: raw honey. The raw honey is added just before bottling giving it a uniquely wild, floral nose that changes with each batch as the season dictates where the bees collect their pollen and propolis. It is a touch sweet and the juniper is well-integrated which makes this a unique crossover spirit for those unfamiliar with gin and a new frontier for those already initiated. Tim Gagnon

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  • 2 in stock
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  • $42.99

Catskill Provisions Beespoke Gin 750mL

Created by beekeeper-turned-distiller, Claire Marin, the Beespoke gin highlights local grapes from the Finger Lakes (a blend of Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Gruner Veltliner)  bee-friendly botanicals, and a bit of  honey provided by their apiary. The grape base gives this gin a richer, creamier mouthfeel and despite the faintly sweet aroma, the gin remains dry on the palate as there is nothing added post-distillation. Michelle DeWyngaert

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  • $56.99

Cotswolds Dry Gin

A recent arrival to the US market! Named for the rural area outside of London in where the distillery is located, Cotswolds Gin went into production in 2014. Nine botanicals undergo 18-hour maceration in a base distillate of wheat and these include juniper, coriander, bay, fresh citrus peel, and black pepper, among others. It is beautifully aromatic – juniper heavy, with cool overtones of balsam, mint, rosemary, cucumber, and lime – but maintains a classic, dry profile on the palate with added lift seemingly from the fresh citrus peel. Green herbs and black pepper creep in on the finish. Very balanced and long, this makes a killer Martini, and it is also un-chillfiltered so it clouds up when cold! Tim Gagnon

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Greenhook Ginsmiths American Dry Gin 750ml

This bottle represents the Gin obsession of Brooklyn native Steven DeAngelo. His distillery is located in the once industrial, now artisanal, north-Brooklyn neighborhood of Greenpoint. Here he uses a still with vacuum technology that allows distillation to occur at a lower temperature. This cooler process results in a gin with surprisingly fresh aromatics and a very bright green coriander note. These flavors are very well expressed in a gin and tonic, but also work well with other herbal spirits like Amaro. John Rankin

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  • 20 in stock
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Hayman's London Dry Gin 750ml

Hayman's is the oldest gin-distilling family in London.They were founded by James Burrough in 1863. Sticking true to their roots using a 150 year old family recipe that has not changed, but stood the test of time creating a classic gin. With the use of three small copper pot stills and 24 hour maceration of 10 herbs and botanicals (juniper, lemon, orange, cassia cinnamon, Ceylon cinnamon, nutmeg, angelica root, orris root, coriander seed and licorice root) they create a citrus forward gin while still maintaining the high proof and spicy mid-palate of a classic dry gin. On the nose you get fresh citrus peel aromas with juniper and coriander. On the palate you get orange zest with fresh lemon rind, coriander, slight liquorice with a long dry juniper finish. Nelson Dejesus

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Letherbee Distillers Vernal Gin 2021

Letherbee is a tiny, DIY distillery in Chicago refusing to play by the rules of the corporate world by controlling their operation from start to finish. We look forward to their unique seasonal gin releases every year! For this year's 'Vernal' bottling they focused on grapefruit, using 170lbs of fresh grapefruit peel in the maceration in addition to their traditional additions of juniper, coriander, cardamom and other herbs. We love how vibrant and citrus-forward this gin is for gin and tonics/soda, but it also makes a killer negroni! Michelle DeWyngaert

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Progressive Hebridean Distillers (Bruichladdich) The Botanist Islay Dry Gin 750ml

Perhaps better known for their single malt Scotch whisky, the Bruichladdich Distillery also creates this expressive and somewhat atypical gin in their small corner of Islay. Master Distiller Jim McEwen works with his old Lomond pot still lovingly known as “Ugly Betty” and a recipe comprised of 9 classic gin ingredients (juniper, coriander seed, orris root, cassia bark, etc.) as well as 22 locally foraged botanicals giving this gin a unique and compelling character. The nose is powerful with luscious aromas of grapefruit peel, green apple, mint, wildflower honey, tropical fruit, anise, and coriander. On the palate it is rich and silky smooth with herbal and citrus notes that carry through onto the finish. This is a truly distinct spirit, and would do well in many interpretations of classic cocktails or sipped neat. Tim Gagnon

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West Cork Distillery Garish Island Gin 750 ml

Garnish Island located off the southwest coast of Ireland is renowned for its gardens. Inspired by the lush gardens of her home isle, master distiller, Deirde Bohane, Ireland’s only female Master Gin distiller at West Cord Distillery uses 12 local herbs and botanicals to create a lovely Irish Gin. She uses a small custom-designed copper pot still, distilling in small slow batches. This gin is non-chill-filtered and bottled at 47% to retain all the natural flavors and oils of botanicals and it may cloud when chilled or mixed.  A unique gin that is intensely aromatic with aromas of juniper, rose petal, rosemary and thyme, and on the palate is juniper, orange zest, rosemary and thyme with a finish of dark chocolate and strawberries. Enjoy it neat, on the rocks, or in any of your favorite gin cocktails. Nelson Dejesus

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  • $28.99

Misc. Spirits

Amara Amaro D'Arancia Rossa Blood Orange Liqueur

I am completely smitten with this Amaro. The primary ingredient is blood orange from Sicily with the bitter, herbal components taking somewhat of a backseat, and the result is a brighter, more feminine, style of Amaro that is complex and delicious. It is floral, fruit-forward, mineral, and long with red berry fruits and herbs building on the finish. This is simply a fantastic after dinner drink. Tim Gagnon

  • herb liqueur
  • 8 in stock
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  • $35.99

  • bitter aperitif
  • 5 in stock
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Averell Damson Gin Liqueur

Heirloom Damson plums from the Red Jacket Orchards in upstate NY are freshly squeezed to create this updated version of  a Sloe Gin. The American Gin Company uses these plums are distinct for their incredibly tart and slightly bitter flavor, which makes this gin-based liqueur bright enough to replace or complement the citrus element of your next cocktail. The tart plums are complemented by the botanicals of its gin base; juniper, bay leaf, ginger, and winter spices. Bottled at 33% ABV this liqueur finishes more tart than sweet making it versatile enough to  be used either as cocktail base, a lower ABV alternative to gin, or as an accent in an aperitif.

  • fruit liqueur
  • 1 in stock
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  • $29.99

Caffo Calabria Vecchio Amaro del Capo 750ml

This is quite dry with lovely citrus notes to balance the bitterness. cb One of the best values in Amaro. Caffo has bright Calabrian citrus flavors and classic herbal bitter flavors. Fantastic on its own, but dangerously drinkable in seltzer. JR

  • bitter
  • 6 in stock
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  • $26.99

  • bitter aperitif
  • 1 in stock
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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
  • 6 in stock
  • $24.99

Casa Mariol NV Vermouth Negre

I love Vermut Negre, and I have for years. It's the sort of sweet red vermouth that I can move through with ease when it's in the fridge at home, even in it's signature liter format. It can fulfill the traditional sweet vermouth role in basically any cocktail that calls for it, but I love it most in simpler forms that highlight its own flavors. The bottle itself suggests the most classic way to drink it, associated with the Vermouth bars of Barcelona: on the rocks, topped with seltzer water, and garnished with an orange and an olive. It also makes a great Negroni! Ben Fletcher

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  • 10 in stock
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  • $23.99

  • herb liqueur
  • 7 in stock
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  • $31.99

Doc Herson's Green Absinthe 375ml

New York City based distillery, Doc Herson's, crafts this delightful little absinthe, entirely from scratch. They distill their own neutral spirit from malted barley, then use a pot-still for a second distillation with a variety of herbs/botanicals like fennel, green anise, and grand wormwood. As there are no artificial colors or additives to any of their spirits, this green absinthe gets its color from a final maceration with fresh mint.

  • herb digestive
  • 3 in stock
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  • $41.99

Dolin Vermouth de Chambery Blanc 375ml

It may not be terribly in style, but we still love a great blanc vermouth on the rocks from time to time, and this is one of our favorites for sipping. Dolin was established in the late 1800's and continues to use the same recipes to this day, with local botanicals and locally sourced bottles and packaging. Delightfully off-dry, floral, a bit of sweet almond and white peach. Great on it's own, with a splash of seltzer, or try it with Tequila, it plays well with agave!  Michelle DeWyngaert

  • vermouth
  • 12 in stock
  • $9.99

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

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  • 12 in stock
  • $9.99

  • vermouth
  • 25 in stock
  • $9.99

Forthave Spirits Aperitivo 375ml

 The Forthave Red Aperitivo is a base of sugar cane distillate infused with 13 botanicals, and contains no artificial coloring.It has a beautiful deep ruby hue, and explodes on the nose with notes of orange, plums, chamomile, rose, grapefruit rind, cardamom, cinnamon, and saffron. The palate is viscous with a pleasant bitterness and balanced sweetness. Enjoy on the rocks with a dash of soda water, or in your favorite classic coktails. Makes a delicious Negroni. Oskar Kostecki

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  • 2 in stock
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  • $17.99

Forthave Spirits Coffee Liqueur Brown 375ml

This is the newest addition to the Forthave lineup, one of our favorite Brooklyn distilleries in collaboration with Cafe Integral. The "Brown" is an incredibly tasty coffee liqueur made from a single origin Pacamará coffee beans from Northern Nicaragua and raw turbinado sugar. Like all of their spirits, these guys are serious about the ingredients they use and never add anything artificial. The coffee beans are roasted, go through carbonic maceration to bring out those bright, fruity notes, and then cold brewed. This will make the most perfect espresso martini, but also, you're going to want to just drink it straight. Michelle DeWyngaert

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  • 4 in stock
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  • $27.99

Fred Jerbis Fernet 25 Single Barrel 750ml 34% abv

Frederico __ of Fred Jerbis is devoted to showcasing the Fruiulian terroir (Jerbis being the word for herbs in this Italian dialect) through freshly foraged and organically grown herbs and botanicals from the region. He considers himself an alchemist, spending much of his time experimenting with distillation and steeping techniques to get perfect flavor extracted from every ingredient. His Fernet 25 comes form a single chestnut barrel made without dyes/colorings and very little sugar. Twenty-five different Italian botanicals are used including mint, saffron, chamomile, licorice, savory, orange, rhubarb and of course, gentian. The nose is super fresh, a burst of spearmint and tarragon, followed by toasty chestnut and  nutmeg imparted by the barrel aging. The palate is well balanced and rich without being too viscous, and a nice burst of citrus from the orange peel keeps it lifted. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • herb digestive
  • 3 in stock
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  • $44.99

  • vermouth
  • 4 in stock
  • $24.99

  • vermouth
  • 1 in stock
  • $34.99

  • liqueur
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  • $29.99

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  • 1 in stock
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  • $32.99

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High Wire Distilling Southern Amaro Liqueur 750

Historically, amari were made as a way to make full use of the harvest by macerating leftover herbs, botanicals, and fruits in distilled spirits. This of course means everything was grown locally, resulting in a myriad of different styles depending on where you were and what crops were planted. And while there are other American amari on the market today, it’s hard to think of one that truly capitalizes on its bountiful, regional raw ingredients. Most are based on traditional Italian – or even Scandinavian – recipes, which are delicious, but rely on herbs and botanicals that may or may not be native to where they are made. Enter High Wire’s Southern Amaro. Using a base of neutral corn spirit, they macerate Yaupon Holly (America’s only native caffeinated plant) and gentian root, along with wild mint, local Dancy tangerine, and Charleston Black Tea (the only colorant used), among other botanicals. It is then sweetened with neutral cane syrup which they make themselves from local sugarcane. It is wild and intriguing on the nose with brown sugar, sweet spice, and zesty citrus balanced by deeper aromas of black tea leaves, pine resin, smoke, and hints of brine and celery. The palate is quite lifted and herb-forward with a balanced sweetness, and it is here that the tangerine and mint really shine along with a touch of black cherry. Reach for this after a fantastic meal! Tim Gagnon

  • herb digestive
  • 2 in stock
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  • $35.99

La Quintinye Vermouth Extra Dry .375

A delicious vermouth with a base of select white wines from the Southwestern France, Pineau des Charentes Blanc, and 27 different botanicals. A beautiful golden color, it is heady, floral, and intensely aromatic with underlying currents of licorice and anise. It is incredibly dry, but maintains a balance on the palate and it is here that its Pineau des Charentes roots show. This is perfect for sipping or in a more adventurous Martini.  Tim Gagnon

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  • 4 in stock
  • $17.99

La Quintinye Vermouth Rouge .375

La Quintinye is one of our favorite vermouth producers! Made in Charentes, France, these vermouths are distinct in their use of Pineau des Charentes as their fortifyer and their unique blend of plants and spices such as cinchona (the same bittering agent used in Tonic)  which really comes through on the nose. The base for the rouge is a blend of Ugni Blanc and Chardonnay with a Merlot based Pineau des Charents.

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  • 6 in stock
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  • $17.99

Little City Vermouth Dry Vermouth 375ml

This is an entirely hand-crafted, locally made dry Vermouth from Will Clark of Little City. What started out as a hobby in his living room has grown into a full-fledged operation supplying bars, restaurants, and retail stores. The base wine for these aromatized, fortified spirits is actually made from 100% Cayuga White, a hybrid grape designed for the cold winters of the Finger Lakes, which is then blended with 38 macerated grasses, botanicals, barks, and berries. Notes of almond and chamomile on the nose with yellow apple, with a more savory palate of dried herbs, dried chamomile, and celery salt on the finish. I love how flavorful and a little vegetal this blend is, making it truly worthy of a wet martini (the best way to drink a martini, in my humble opinion). Michelle DeWyngaert

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  • 5 in stock
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  • $21.99

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
  • 20 in stock
  • $21.99

  • fruit liqueur
  • 7 in stock
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  • $13.99

  • liqueur
  • 2 in stock
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Salers Gentiane Liqueur

One of the oldest and most famous French aperitifs; a gentiane-based liqueur with a slightly sweet and earthy character. No artificial colors or preservatives are added. Great on the rocks or with soda, or use it in a white negroni or to add depth to a clear-spirited cocktail.

  • aperitif
  • 2 in stock
  • $23.99

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
  • 1 in stock
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  • $52.99

Rum

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Boukman Botanical Rum Haiti 45%

Boukman is a classic Haitian 'clairin trempè' or spiced rhum honoring the great Dutty Boukman who led the enslaved people of Haiti to freedom in 1791. The base is fresh sugar cane juice from two of the best sites in Haiti, Croix des Bouquets and Cap Haïtien. It is fermented with indigenous yeasts, distilled and then blended with seven botanicals, many native to the island, making this a true expression of Haitian terroir. There is no sugar added, but the addition of whole and extracted vanilla, clove, and cinnamon give it a warm, sweet spice on the finish. If you notice the stain on the front label, that's there, as Voodoo tradition dictates, to ward off evil spirits. This may be a part of why I enjoy it so much in hot toddies when I'm feeling under the weather, but this is also delicious on its own as a digestif. Michelle DeWyngaert

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  • 3 in stock
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Distillerie Patrick St. Surin Clairin Milot

In the small commune of Carrefour Des Pères, Haiti, Patrick St. Surin makes this incredibly expressive sugar cane distillate, the Clairin Milot. Patrick farms 10 hectares of local cane varieties, and harvests a few more from neighboring farmers always during the prime months, February-March and July-August. The juice is fermented with native yeasts an a tiny addition of sugar syrup from the same cane, which is traditional for the area, and then pot-distilled twice and bottled at full proof.

  • Clairin
  • 1 in stock
  • $42.99

  • Organic

Foursquare Probitas Rum 750ml

A collaboration between two of the best rum distilleries in the world, Foursquare and Hampden Estate in Jamaica, Probitas is made of three components: a 2-year-aged Foursquare rum distilled on Coffey still, an unaged Foursquare Coffey still, and an unaged Hampden Estate pot-distilled rum. Opening with notes of creamy vanilla  and citrus on the nose, from the first sip this is rich and complex, incorporating the best of what both producers have to offer, with just enough funk from the Hampden distillate to make this very engaging. Tropical fruit, banana custard, notes of molasses and sugarcane are all present on the thick and oily palate. Sipping it neat isn't a problem, but cocktails is where this rum really shines. Will make the perfect Daiquiri! Oskar Kostecki

  • rum
  • 12 in stock
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  • rum
  • 2 in stock
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  • 1 in stock
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Hamilton Demerara Overproof 151 Proof

Many rum drinkers are familiar with Lemon Hart 151 - the rum that defined tiki cocktail culture from the 1930s to the 1960s - and this is the best substitute there is. Ed Hamilton introduced this Demerara Overproof rum in 2015 after the owner of Lemon Hart said that they would no longer be bottling under the brand name; it is made by Demerara Distillers in Guyana, the same distillery that makes the original Lemon Hart 151. It is a blend of rums as young as 18 months and as old as 5 years, making for a rich, robust, yet smooth rum that begs to made into a Zombie or any other high-octane concoction. Dark-fruited on the nose with aromas of burnt cane sugar, tobacco, coffee grounds, and sweet spice. The palate is incredibly balanced given its high alcohol percentage making it a seriously versatile component to any home bartender's set up. Tim Gagnon

  • rum
  • 2 in stock
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  • $32.99

Heelios Distillery Co. Okinawa Japan 'Teeda' Rum (40% abv)

The Heelios Distillery was established in Okinawa in 1961. For Teeda they use local, Okinawan sugarcane, pot-distilled, and then aged for three years in American white oak.

  • rum
  • 2 in stock
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  • $49.99

Holmes Cay 2005 Guyana Port Mourant Single Cask Rum 56.4%

The Port Mourant still is totally unique; the last double wooden pot still in operation in the entire world. Originally built in 1732 on the Port Mourant Estate, it then moved to Uitvlugt Estate, and after that was shut down, ended up at Demerara Distillers Limited, the last rum distillery in Guyana. Since then the rums coming off the Port Mourant still have been used in blends for El Dorado, the flagship brand of DDL. To find a single cask of exclusively Port Mourant still rum is a treat indeed. This cask has spent most of its time aging in a continental climate in Northern Europe, and is bottled at cask strength without any additives. Off the bat this feels slightly funkier than one would expect from a rum from Guyana. There is tropical fruit here: a hint of guava, a hint of banana, under-ripe pineapple, coconut, along with apricot, green apple peel, mirabelle plum. There is an herbaceous and savory edge to this rum, with some vegetal notes of dried grass and undergrowth, along with a hint of engine oil and a touch of iodine. Incredibly complex, and maybe even a little bit mysterious, this is a rum I kept coming back to, trying to figure out it's shifting and mesmerizing profile. Oskar Kostecki

  • rum
  • 3 in stock
  • $139.99

Privateer 'PM Spirits Selection' Single Cask American Rum The Queen's Share 56.5%

Maggie Campbell is serious force to be reckoned with. A savant of spirits, if you will. Her dedication to precision and passion for great rum has led to these exquisite bottles. The 'Queen's Share' is based with 100% Grade A Guatemalan molasses and is taken from a blend of the 'seconds'(the end of the 'heart' and just before the 'tails') cut from each of the Privateer spirits. It is pot distilled first and then goes into a column still before being aged for a minimum of two years in either a new American oak or used bourbon, run, or brandy barrels. As each expression of the Queen's Share is a single batch, single barrel expression, it is matched with which ever barrel they believe will properly showcase the unique spirit. This edition was chosen by the spirits experts, and Privateer enthusiasts, of importer PM Spirits as their favorite cask of the lot. It is bottled at 56.5%ABV.

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  • rum
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Rum Fire Hampden Estate Jamaican Overpr 63% ABV

Our friends over at a fellow retailer sometimes just put "!!!!!!!!!" in product descriptions, and I'm tempted to copy them on this one, as there are almost no words to describe Rum Fire. Clocking in at a huge ester level (over 500 ppm) and bottled at 63%, it might rip your face off and kick you in the privates, but you know, you just might like it. Untamed and bombastic, this is funky rum at its finest, guaranteed to take you on a journey. A hate it or love it scenario. An angel-demon from bygone days shredding sweet and funky heavy wattage straight to your soul. I can't help myself, I'm utterly in love. Oskar Kostecki

  • rum
  • 4 in stock
  • $29.99

Two James Doctor Bird Jamaican Rum Moscatel Cask Finish

Two James was the first licensed distillery in Detroit since Prohibition and they are committed to making uplifting their community and making high-quality, environmentally-conscious spirits. Though most of their spirits are made with locally grown ingredients, unfortunately sugar cane doesn't do well in Michigan. For 'Doctor Bird' the several rums are shipped in from Jamaica, which are then blended together at their Corktown distillery and aged in used Moscatel barriques giving this rum a unique and powerful flavor.

  • rum
  • 2 in stock
  • $29.99

Scotch Malts

  • scotch blended whisky
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $74.99

  • scotch blended whisky
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $129.99

  • scotch single malt whisky
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $1,399.99

  • scotch single malt whisky
  • 10 in stock
  • no discount
  • $59.99

  • scotch single malt whisky
  • 1 in stock
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  • $79.99

  • scotch single malt whisky
  • 5 in stock
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  • $77.99

  • scotch single malt whisky
  • 6 in stock
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  • $109.99

James Macarthur's Fine Malt Selection Aged 6 Years Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

James MacArthur is an independent whiskey bottler in Scotland selecting their favorite single casks from distillers across the country and aging/bottling them with nothing added (coloring, caramel, etc), and nothing taken away (no chill-filtration). The 6yr Islay aged in ex-bourbon barrels, remains a bit of a mystery, as the distillery of origin is undisclosed. It is, however, unmistakably Islay in its purest form. Too often Islay gets associated with gobs of peat and smoke, but when it's done right, it can be intoxicating...figuratively, as well as literally. Our best advice is to sit with a glass of this neat, relishing the aroma as it unfurls over time, notes of raw almond, iodine, sea spray, and expensive cigar. On the palate is a balanced, medium weight, just the right amount of heat, and a briny, quintessentially Islay finish that seems to go on forever. I'm still pondering this Scotch days after tasting it. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • scotch malt whisky
  • 9 in stock
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  • $99.99

  • scotch blended whisky
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $48.99

  • scotch blended whisky
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $72.99

That Boutique-y Whisky Co. 25 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky Islay Batch 2

The bottlers of That Boutique-y Whisky Co. have been selecting exquisite batches of single malts, single grains, and bourbons for several years now aiming to please the geekiest (in the best way) whisky afficianados, and occasionally to give them a bit of a challenge with mystery bottles like this Islay # 2. Aged for 25 years, bottled at 48.7%ABV in 375mL format, with less than 2,000 bottles released.

  • scotch malt whisky
  • 1 in stock
  • $194.99

Tequila

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  • 2 in stock
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  • $42.99

Fidencio Mezcal Joven Clasico 46.6% abv.

One of the only mezcales that is farmed biodynamically, Fidencio Clasico comes from the heartland of agave distillation in Oaxaca, Santiago Matatlan. Maestro Mezcalero Enrique Jimenez allows his espadin agave to mature for at least 10 years (most is cut down at 7) before harvesting and fermenting using only natural ambient yeast. An assertive smokiness on the attack gives way to fruit, specifically melon, grapefruit, and under-ripe banana. The finish resolves with a minerality reminiscent of hot stones and salinity. A perfect cocktail option. Oskar Kostecki

  • mezcal
  • 1 in stock
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  • $42.99

  • Biodynamic

Gran Agave Tequila Blanco 40% (80 Proof)

Gran Agave is produced at the Destilaria Santa Lucia in the Jalisco Highlands. Despite being made at an incredible price, the Newton family continues to use the formula that they created back in 1940. All naturally grown Blue Agave, aged 4 to 6 years before harvest, steam-cooked without the use of a diffuser as they do with popular bulk Tequilas. The agave juice is fermented  in open-top steel tanks, double-distilled in copper pot stills, and then bottled without additives. This is our go-to for a clean, fresh, easy-to-mix with Tequila!

  • tequila
  • 3 in stock
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  • $27.99

  • tequila
  • 3 in stock
  • $44.99

Mal Bien (Félix Ramírez) Yogana, Ejutla, Oax. Mezcal Artesanal Espadín

Espadín from Ejutla! Félix Ramírez (Mendez) is a second-generation mezcalero based in the town of Yogana, about an hour and a half drive south of Oaxaca de Juárez. We're very excited to offer his first bottling to make it to NYC. The Espadín piñas are roasted in earthen pit for three days before a five day rest. Milling is by tahona and the fibers ferment with well water in Cypress tina followed by a single distillation through a copper alembic still with refrescadera typical to the Ejutla region, having a cool water-submerged montera above the pot with two rectifying plates inside. The cold water and the plates work to further distill the vapors, so a single pass is usually all that's needed to get close to the desired spirit, then proofed to 46.69% ABV with puntas and colas (Aug 2018). Cari Bernard 

  • mezcal
  • 1 in stock
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  • $64.99

  • mezcal
  • 5 in stock
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  • mezcal
  • 6 in stock
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  • $52.99

Neta Tomas Garcia Cruz Tobala Capon

This mezcal is bade from 100% caponed Tobala grown by Don  Tomás  García  Cruz  and  his  son, on steep, white rocky soils. It is rare to find cultivated Tobala, but this experiement by the Cruz family of planting from seed led to maturation of the plants in half the time it typically takes in the wild. The agave is cooked for four days in ovens with mesquite and oak then fermented in open wood vats before double-distilling in copper pot stills. Only 180L were made of this very special bottling. The nose is bright and high-toned with notes of lime zest, white button mushroom, and cardamom. On the palate this spirit is delicate and fresh with notes of artichoke, sweet smoke from the mesquite, and fresh cardamom pods. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • mezcal
  • 2 in stock
  • $232.99

  • mezcal
  • 21 in stock
  • no discount
  • $15.99

Rancho Tepua Sonora, Mexico Bacanora

Bacanora is finally getting some attention here in the United States! This is a mezcal from the Sonora region of Mexico and has been around for over 300 years. Rancho Tepua uses the Agave Pacifica variety (once, the only type permitted now the designation has expanded), harvested by hand, cooked for three days in a brick pit and then fermented with native yeasts. Currently in the hands of Maestro Bacanorero Roberto Contreras, the Rancho Tepua distillery has been in the family for over five generations. Notes of sweet cherry blossom, chicory, and fresh herbs on the nose, and on the palate a balance of sweet and savory spice, roasted banana leaf, and a crushed stone minerality that lingers after each sip. Enjoy this neat or with a small ice cube to cut the heat. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • mezcal
  • 3 in stock
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  • $72.99

Tapatio Tapatio Anejo Tequila 1L

La Altena Distillery has a bit of a cult following in Mexico because of their high-quality Tequilas. They have been operating  since the early 1800's and it remains a family operation to this day. Their 100% Blue Agave is double-distilled and bottled without any additions, even water. The Añejo is aged for 18 months in used American Whiskey barrels which give it this slightly amber color and notes of caramel and cinnamon.

  • tequila
  • 11 in stock
  • $67.99

  • tequila
  • 15 in stock
  • no discount
  • $44.99

Vodka

  • vodka
  • 5 in stock
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  • $54.99

Helix Vodka 80 Proof 750ml

Distilled in France from winter wheat, then shipped to Iceland and proofed down with Icelandic water, Helix is a classic light-bodied and crisp vodka perfect for mixing in cocktails. With faint notes of citrus and a smooth finish.

  • vodka
  • 13 in stock
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  • $19.99

High Wire Distilling Hometown Vodka

100% corn vodka from out friends at High Wire Distilling in Charleston, South Carolina. We've always been impressed with the care that goes into sourcing the raw materials at High Wire, and the hard work they do with local farmers, and we're very happy their wonderful vodka is now available in New York. Very similar to Tito's, but 100% handmade! Oskar Kostecki

  • vodka
  • 4 in stock
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  • $27.99

Whisky

  • bourbon
  • 10 in stock
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  • $84.99

  • bourbon
  • 12 in stock
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  • $99.99

  • rye whiskey
  • 6 in stock
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  • $94.99

  • whiskey
  • 1 in stock
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  • $499.99

Coppersea Hudson Valley Bourbon Whisky

A true Bourbon of New York, all of the ingredients from the grains to the barrels used come from the Hudson Valley, with much of their grains being grown on their own 75-acre organic farm. From here they malt in house, use only indigenous yeasts by employing open-top fermenters, and then distill directly over flame which creates a richer mouthfeel, and barrel at a proof of 105 to allow them use only a small amount of water when proofing for bottling. The mash bill for the Excelsior Bourbon is 60% Corn, 30% Rye, and 10% malted barley, bottled at 96 proof creating a well balanced, flavorful, and unique spirit. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • bourbon
  • 1 in stock
  • $69.99

  • Organic

Coppersea Hudson Valley Straight Rye Malt Whisky

Coppersea Distilling is on a mission to create truly farm-to-bottle whiskies, because it's about time the spirits world caught up to the food and wine world! One of the few distilleries in the US to actually grown much of their own grains with a 75-acre organic farm, and sourcing the rest from other trusted farmers in the Hudson Valley area. They were also the first NY distillery to do all of their malting in house, and they by using open-top fermenters they are entirely reliant on indigenous yeasts making this spirit a true Hudson Valley product. This bottling is unique in that the mashbill is 100% malted rye. This gives it an extra toasty, caramelized flavor compared to most rye whiskies. It is twice distilled in a direct-fired, copper alembic still, and barrel aged at a lower proof of 105 to require less dilution at bottling. Rich and enveloping on the palate with notes of roasted nuts, toasty cereal, caramel softening the peppery spice of the rye. Michelle DeWyngaert 

  • rye whiskey
  • 1 in stock
  • $74.99

  • Organic

Couvreur, Michel Overaged Malt Whisky over 12 years old

Before he passed away in 2013, Michel Couvreur was undoubtedly one of the most interesting and inventive of independent whiskey bottlers. Along with experimental cask regimes that included everything from ex-Calvados to ex-Jura Vin Jaune barrels, Mr. Couvreur was a specialist of the sherry cask, travelling extensively throughout Andalucia sourcing the very best butts to age his purchased Scotch. The Overaged 12 Year is a perfect example of that, a heavily sherried malt with an approachable price-point. Chewy and viscous on the palate due to its complete lack of filtration, it has notes of raisins, sultana, fruit cake, dried candied fruit, and leather. Perfect for a cold Christmas evening. Oskar Kostecki

  • whiskey
  • 18 in stock
  • $69.99

Deadwood American Rye Whiskey 1L

This is a great go-to rye whiskey for cocktails and super approachable. Dave Schmier of Redemption Whiskey makes this with a mash of ~96% rye, 4% malted barley from 2-3year old barrels.Bottled at 41.5% ABV.  1 Liter bottle.

  • rye whiskey
  • 12 in stock
  • no discount
  • $29.99

Deadwood Straight Bourbon 1L

A solid choice for your home bar and cocktail creations! Deadwood Bourbon is produced from distiller Dave Schmier of the Redemption spirits. It is distilled in Indiana from a mash bill of 71% Corn, 21% Rye, 4% Barley, aged for a minimum of two years, then bottled at 40.5% ABV. A great value for your everyday sipper and approachable for all whiskey lovers.

  • bourbon
  • 9 in stock
  • no discount
  • $27.99

English Whisky Co. Single Malt Whisky 'Classic' 750 ml

Scotland seems gets all the credit for great whiskey these days, but these days, much of the barley used its coming from England. The English Whiskey Co. Established the St. George's Distillery in 2006, 100 years after the last English distillery had closed, and now the oldest in the country. Their grain and water is all locally sourced, and their casks are aged on site, and bottled without coloring or chill-filtration (something that cannot be said for most Scotch whiskies). On the nose are notes of sweet vanilla bean, cinnamon, toasted cereal, fresh herbs, and roasted nuts. The palate has a medium-weight with notes of honey-drizzled pear, salty caramel, and toffee coated peanuts. A lovely single-malt for sipping over ice, for those who aren't a fan of too much peat. Michelle DeWyngaert 

  • whiskey
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $62.99

High Wire Distilling New Southern Revival Straight Bourbon

One of our favorite distilleries in the US is the High Wire Distilling Company. Located in Charleston, SC they seek out locally grown ingredients, distill everything in a German copper-pot still, and utilize their experience as bakers to craft spirits with a culinary eye. The most sought after spirit they make is the Jimmy Red Straight Bourbon made from the coveted, and once nearly extinct, Jimmy Red Corn. This oil-rich grain is fermented and then kept in the distillation to create a uniquely creamy mouthfeel.

  • bourbon
  • 6 in stock
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  • $103.99

  • rye whiskey
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $72.99

  • whiskey
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $600.00

  • bourbon
  • 12 in stock
  • $42.99

Sonoma Distilling Co. Rye Whiskey

The mashbill is 80% California Rye, and 20% Malted Rye from the UK, which are double-pot distilled in the Sonoma Distilling Co. facility in the Bay Area. This operation  began as a way to highlight the incredible grains of California and the time-honored tradition of making Rye in the US. The Sonoma Rye displays notes of spicy white pepper and stonefruits, but that small percentage of malted Rye really presents itself on the palate with a richer, toastier profile than  many domestic Ryes.

  • rye whiskey
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $44.99

West Cork Single Malt Irish Whiskey 12 Year Sherry Cask Finish

Three childhood friends, two used stills from Switzerland, and a dream, formed the foundation of the West Cork distillery in 2003. This bottling is a single malt first matured in ex-Bourbon casks, then finished in Bodegas Baron Sherry barrels, before bottling at 43% ABV without chill-filtering or and coloring. The Sherry cask gives this peppery Irish Whiskey a softer, sweeter side with notes of dried figs and vanilla.

  • Irish whisky
  • 1 in stock
  • $59.99

  • whiskey
  • 12 in stock
  • no discount
  • $27.99

  • rye whiskey
  • 12 in stock
  • no discount
  • $39.99

  • Organic

Wigle Pittsburgh Organic Chambers St Rye 750mL

It's always exciting for us each to select our own cask from Pittsburgh distillery, Wigle! This year we went with a Monongahela Rye that really jumps out of the glass and surprised us with how much flavor and complexity it had. A full five years of barrel aging with a mashbill of 67% Twin Parks Farm Rye, 16.5%  Weatherbury Farm Soft White Wheat, and 16.5% Briess Malted Barley, all organically farmed. This is a rich, full bodied rye with notes of dark, roasted pepper, toffee, a bit of dried lavender and clove. The palate has a bit more sweetness than the nose would imply, with notes of crème brûlée, banana, and a white peppery finish with a kick of heat. Drink this with a splash of water or use it for a powerful Sazerac on a cold winter's night. Michelle DeWyngaert //   "I know everyone talks about wine pairing at Thanksgiving, but after dinner a nice amaro or better still a digestif cocktail can be just the thing. I enjoy the occasional maple old-fashioned, subbing in a bar spoon of Vermont Maple syrup for the sugar cube to be muddled  with the bitters and for the whiskey, the spicy cask strength Chambers Street bottling of the Wigle Rye is  perfect to complement the bittersweet maple."
For those who think that a half bottle of our Chambers Street whiskey isn't enough! In the immortal words of Mark Twain, "Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough."

  • rye whiskey
  • 13 in stock
  • no discount
  • $64.99

  • Organic
  • rye whiskey
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $849.99