Wine Tastings...

Wine Samplings 3-6pm Every Friday

Join us as we have at least 2 wines paired with 2 cheeses to sample!   

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Memorial Madness : A Domestic Cabernet Sauvignon Sale

All Domestic Cabernet Sauvignon will be 20 % off at the register beginning Wednesday May 18 thru Tuesday May 31. Come and take advantage of these savings just as the BBQ season begins !
Sale items will not be included.

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Beer Tastings...

 

Special Fundraiser….with all proceeds benefiting 2 Miles for 2 Hearts.
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We’re chancing off a 3-liter bottle of Flying Dog Barrel Aged Gonzo,

and it’s autographed by Ralph Steadman!

Check out Steadman’s website!

Retail value is $500, bottle has been donated by the Incredible people of Flying Dog Brewery!

Tickets available at State Line, $5 each or 5 for $20. Checks made out to “2 Miles for 2 Hearts”. (Cash also accepted).

Drawing will take place  Saturday June 11th.

2 Miles for 2 Hearts

On August 21 of 2012, our community lost two amazing young women.
The train derailment in Historic Ellicott City ended the lives of Elizabeth “Liz” Nass and Rose Mayr abruptly and prematurely.

The 19-year-old friends were brilliant students: Liz was studying to be a special education teacher at James Madison University,
and Rose was studying to be a nurse at the University of Delaware. In addition to their dedication to education,
Liz and Rose were passionate about their community, their friends and their families.
With their infectious humors and adventurous spirits, Liz and Rose never ceased to entertain and engage whomever they met.

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The 2 Miles For 2 Hearts memorial race raises money for their two scholarship funds

while bringing families, friends and community
members together to celebrate Liz’s and Rose’s vibrant lives.

The race incorporates some of the things they loved most of all: music, exercise and delicious food.

Please visit our website 2 Miles for 2 Hearts for more information.

 

 

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 “What a Beer Wednesday” is now also 

“Big Bottle Wednesday”

Besides offering two great drafts every Wednesday, all single bottles  (any size) of American Craft and Imported Brews will be discounted 20% ALL DAY!

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May Brewery of the Month: Union Craft Brewery 

Tap features, package specials

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What a Beer Wednesday

5.25.16
Maine Beer Co Lunch
Anderson Valley Blood Orange Gose

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Tap Social: Manor Hill Brewing

Thursday, May 26th, 5-7pm

Manor Hill Brewing
In 2007, Victoria Gastro Pub redefined the pub experience…
creating an inviting atmosphere where people could go for high quality, yet unpretentious food.
Manor Hill Brewing was created with that same focus on high quality, seasonal ingredients.
Located on the Marriner Family farm in Howard County, Maryland,
our head brewer crafts hand-made beers from original and unique recipes.
The result is aromatic, hop forward farmhouse style beers.

Citra Splendor
IPA
Grisette
Katherine’s Kolsch
Passion Fruit IPA
Hidden Hopyard #2

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Tap Sampling: Duclaw Brewery

Friday, May 27th,  5-7pm

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Tap Sampling: 

Saturday, May 28th, all day   

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An evening with the PAPPY

June 10th, 7pm
Prepaid reservations ONLY!!  $150.00 per person
Very Limited Seating
http://oldripvanwinkle.com/products/
 
We are excited to offer a tasting of the entire Pappy Van Winkle lineup along with two other Buffalo Trace whiskeys. These cult status whiskeys have become some of the most sought after products and now you have a chance to taste a half ounce pour of each whiskey they produce. None of these rare whiskies will be available for sale. Hope you can join us for a memorable evening.
 
Old Rip Van Winkle 10 year old Bourbon 107 proof
Van Winkle 12 year old Bourbon Lot “B”
Pappy Van Winkle 15 year old Family Reserve Bourbon
Pappy Van Winkle 20 year old Family Reserve Bourbon
Pappy Van Winkle 23 year old Family Reserve Bourbon
Van Winkle 13 year old Family Reserve Rye
William Larue Weller 12 year old Bourbon
Colonel E. H. Taylor Small Batch Bonded Bourbon

 

 

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Wine News...

Items of Note:

Here’s a quick article by Mike Dunne of the Sacramento Bee, where he talks about two of our favorite California winemakers, Anne and Michael Dashe.

Dunne on Wine: Dashe Cellars

 

Read this article by Simon Woolf, Decanter, regarding sulfites in wines.  See some of the pros and cons- flavors, safety, allergies.  A little known fact- the vast majority of wines have very little sulfites!

Sulfites in Wine: Friend or Foe

 

Here’s an interesting article that features wines from regions with volcanic soils.  Many of the wines discussed and many other selections from each region are available here in the store.  

Expressing a love of lava – Harpers, February 2016


 

Now that we’ve finished drinking our annual allotment of Champagne until December, perhaps it’s an ideal time to reflect on our drinking vessel of choice for the bubblier wines.

Farewell to Champagne flutes in 2016? – Decanter


 

Beer News...

The $5 Growler is back!

Check out the first 2 taps on the Growler Board…WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That’s right, the $5 Growler (the 64oz size) fills are back! So as long as we can fill those taps with quality beer, we’re going to keep them flowing. Thanks for visiting!

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State Line Liquors Rated #3 Bottle Shop in the WORLD!

Max's Taphouse (J.M. Giordano / February 14, 2015)

Max’s Taphouse (J.M. Giordano / February 14, 2015)

Feb. 17, 2015 –By Steve Fogelman, City Paper. “Last month, just two establishments in Maryland were honored as “Top Places to Have a Beer in the World” by the crowd-sourced RateBeer.com annual survey. Max’s Taphouse in Baltimore and State Line Liquors in Elkton made the cut, which makes sense, as both are hallowed Free State beer grounds for aficionados. I caught up with the owners of both businesses by phone while they were coincidentally on separate and simultaneous vacations in Florida earlier this month. The traits these businesses share, such as family and dedication to the craft scene, are the underpinnings of their success… READ the FULL ARTICLE at:

(Baltimore) City Paper, News, Arts, Culture, Events, Marketplace

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GROWLER BOARD!

The $5 – 64oz Growler Fill is back! Check the Board for current selection(s).

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What is a “Tap Social?”

Well, a Tap Social is similar to a “Rep Tasting”… a casual get-together for sampling beers from a single brewery and are generally held on Friday afternoons from 5pm to 7pm.  Most of the time we charge a nominal fee to “participate” in this 2 hour social. For that fee, you usually get a free glass along with unlimited sampling! The beers are generously discounted and often the reps will have giveaways on top of it!

Check out our upcoming Tap Socials in the Event Schedule below or click for our complete schedule!

Liquor News...

New Arrivals/Features/Specials

 

State Line’s Selected Single Barrels:

Glendalough Triple Barrel Irish Whiskey $39.99 750ml We were able to buy a special barrel of new whiskey that our favorite Irish Craft distillery made available to us. Those who were at our tasting with Donal O’Gallachoir know the quality of the Double Barrel which is similar to this whiskey. The boys from Glendalough aged this whiskey for 42 months in American Bourbon barrels, 6 months in Spanish Oloroso sherry casks and then 6 more months in Madeira casks to create a complex flavor profile. Every Irish whiskey fan should try this as it offers incredible value in the Irish whiskey category.

Crown Royal Single Barrel  $54.99  750ml  This is a Coffey Rye Whiskey from a Coffey still that is among the finest components of Crown Royal and bottled at 103 proof to maintain its richness and body. This is the finest expression of Crown Royal we have ever had in the store!!

Coming April or May–  Our next Four Roses Selection! 


New Arrivals:

Painted Stave Diamond State Bourbon $39.99 750ml

The guys just down the road in Smyrna have released the second bottling of there Bourbon and we have secured some cases. The mashbill is comprised of 65% corn, 25% rye and 10% malted barley that is distilled in a Vendome hybrid pot still to 144 proof and put into ten gallon charred American white oak barrels at 120 proof for a year. It is then bottled at 92 proof and lays claim to the first LEGAL bourbon in Delaware!

Tasting Notes: Strong barrel flavors stand out on the aroma and the front of the palate and blend with the baking spice character you expect from high rye bourbons. Oak, toffee, and vanilla blend with cinnamon and allspice for an initial impression which is surprisingly sweet and caries through the middle of the palate. Finishes smooth and slightly dry with a hint of roasted corn.

Kilchoman Madeira Cask $114.99 750ml

We have a very limited amount of this Islay Single Malt Scotch from the innovative Kilchoman distillery. In 2010 Madeira casks were filled for a full maturation period of 5 years rather than the industry norm of finishing the whisky in wine casks for just a few months. The result is a rich, nutty influence from the Madeira wine casks combined beautifully with the peaty Kilchoman spirit to give a punchy yet refined Islay dram.


 Club Card Specials

Barr Hill Gin   $36.99     Club Card Member Special  $29.99

Caledonia Spirits  from Vermont produces this gin from a corn spirit that is infused with Juniper and then finished with fresh honey.  It is amazing how the honey adds a variety of flavors and softens the gin. This is a staff favorite that every gin lover should try!

http://www.bostonmagazine.com/restaurants/blog/2015/01/14/vermont-barr-hill-gin-caledonia-spirits/ 

 

Balvenie Caribbean  cask 14 year old Single Malt   $79.99     Club Card Member Special  $64.99

This single malt From Balvenie is finished in american whiskey barrels that have been seasoned with rum that adds a fruity toffee flavor to the popular Balvenie Scotch. This is one of the best rum cask expressions available and fantastic value at this price.

https://us.thebalvenie.com/our-range/caribbean-cask-aged-14-years

 

St Germain Elderflower Liqueur    $32.99        Club Card Member Special  $29.99

Ironically, for a liqueur destined to assist in the slowing down and savoring of the moment, St‑Germain begins with something of a race against time.

This is because there are only a few fleeting weeks in the spring when fresh wild elderflower blossoms can be gathered for St‑Germain.  Often on bicycle, villagers head up into the hillsides to handpick these ephemeral blossoms, and then rush them over to the distillery.  Careful, rapid and continuous maceration helps to infuse the very fresh, floral and soft fruit flavors into the finished product.

The flavors of St-Germain are delicate yet complex- hints of peach, pear, and grapefruit.  This has become one of the staple cocktail components- it can be mixed with champagne, sauvignon blanc, gin, vodka, rye- check the website below for recipes!


Cocktail Recipe Website

Check out this website if you are looking for new and interesting cocktails to try, or to refresh your memory on how to make the standards.  It is easy to use, with searches by ingredient, top ingredients or by category.  It even includes drinking games, non-alcoholic drinks, hints and tips, and more.  The oldest site of its kind on the internet, Bar None Drinkshas been around since 1995!  Cheers to Bar None Drinks!!

 

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