Wine Samplings Thursday, Friday, Saturday
- Join us as we have at least 2 – 3 wines open to sample. Just ask us when you come into the store!
Here’s Several Ways to Pick Your Holiday Selections:**
Personalized Shopping with one of our Experts. Your budget, your preferences…**
Check Here for Our Newest Wine Sampler Packs!
Our current sampler is a Thanksgiving Sampler- European Edition!**
Rhone Valley Wine Sale
20% off 750ml Rhone Wines Now – Sunday, Nov. 25th
Thanksgiving Holiday Wine Samplings**
A different selection each session, 4-8 samples per session. Presented by our local sales representatives to help you find your best choice for the Thanksgiving festivities!
Wednesday November 21 11-2pm
John Murray’s Picks
Adelsheim Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley, Oregon Sale Price $14.99
St. Innocent Pinot Noir Zenith Vineyard 2014, Willamette Valley, $29.99
New Beers! updated 11.11.18
November Brewery of the Month:
Dogfish Head Brewery
Great pack & case specials, Growler features
Brewery of the Week:
Adroit Theory Brewing Company
25% off all bottle specials now thru 11.19.18
Tap Social: Lagunitas Brewing with Brittany!
Thursday, November 15th 4:30-6:30pm
Hazy Memory – Mozango
Citrusinensis – Super Cluster
Passion Grass – Undercover
Brewery Spotlight: The Duvel Moortgat Group
Duvel, D’Achouffe, Ommegang, Boulevard Breweries
Friday, November 16th 3-6pm
Saturday, November 17th 1-4pm
***POSTPONED***Special Event: Super Tap Social, Evolution Craft Brewing with owner Tom Knor
Saturday, November 17th 7-9:30pm
Join us for an exciting night of a lot of great beers from this exceptional brewery.
Tap Takeover: Christmas Beers #1, Toys for Tots Benefit
Saturday, December 1st 7-9:30pm
Tap Takeover: Christmas Beers #2
Friday, December 7th 7-9:30pm
Details & MORE Beer Events & Tastings... ALL Events & Tastings
Saturday, December 1 2-5pm Woodford Reserve/Gentleman Jack/Jack Select Tasting and Engraving
Friday, December 7 3-6pm Liberty Distilling w/ Melissa
Friday December 14, 4-7 Spirit Samples w/ Jennifer
Saturday, December 15 4-7pm The Botanist Gin Returns!
Thursday, December 20 3-6pm New State Line Elijah Craig Barrels with Kitsa
Friday December 21, 3-6pm Dogfish Head Whiskey with Tony S.
Seated Tasting: Chieftains’ Single Malt Scotch, Presented by Ed Kohl, Quest Beverage
Wednesday, November 28 7-9pm $15 Pre-Paid Tickets Only Please. 1-800-446-9463
A multi-award-winning collection of extremely rare malts, some from closed or mothballed distilleries, each bottling is fit for a King, a Leader or in the Celtic world, a Chieftain. Targeted at the connoisseur, each bottle is signed by the Chieftain’s Rare Malt Manager, and carries details of wood type, cask number, number of bottles, vintage, age and bottling date.
2008 Glen Elgin, Speyside 9yr
1993 Auchentoshan, Lowland 25 yr
2003 Glentauchers, Speyside 15 yr
2004 Dalmore, North Highland 13 yr
2007 Ledaig, Island 11 yr
2005 Ardbeg Islay 13 yr
Seated Tasting: Pierre Ferrand Cognac/Citadelle Gin/Plantation Rums
Presented by Francois Zelbat, Mid-Atlantic Sales Manager, Maison Ferrand
Wednesday, December 5 7-9pm $15 Pre-Paid Tickets Call 1-800-446-9463
- Citadelle London Dry Gin, France
- Pierre Ferrand, Grande Champagne Ambre Cognac
- Pierre Ferrand, 20 Year Old Reserve Cognac
- Plantation Rum, 2009 Vintage Edition Grand Terroir, Fiji
- Plantation Rum, Peru Single Vintage Rum 2004
- Plantation Rum, Xaymaca Special Dry Rum, Jamaica
- Plantation Rum, 15 Year Old Trinidad Single Cask Rum
- Pierre Ferrand, Dry Curacao Triple Sec, France
A to Z Sparkling Rose
La Vielle Ferme Brut
La Vielle Ferme Brut Rose
Sant’Evasio Barbera D’Asti
Stellina Di Notte Prosecco
Lab Portuguese Red
Lab Portuguese White
Ninth Island Sparkling
Dom Montbourgeau Creamant Du Jura
Vie Est Belle Brut, Christian Joulin
Conde De Subirats Brut Cava
Louis Pommery Sparkling
Old Westminister Petillant Natural
More to come…
Helmut Krauss Silvaner 2016, Pfalz
Helmut Krauss Grauburgunder, Rheinhessen
Helmut Krauss Weissburgunder, Pfalz
Willi Shaefer Graacher Bomprost Riesling: Kabinett 2016 and Spatlese 2016, Mosel
Weingut Keller, Rheinhessen: Riesling Trocken 2017, Riesling Kabinett 2017, Riesling Von der Fels 2017
Bulgarian Heritage Dimyat 2016
Villa Melnik Begule Cuvee 2013, Tracian Valley, Bulgaria
Mompertone 2012, Monferrato
Tinazzi Corvina 2016
Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto 2015, Toscana
Luigi Righetti Capitel de Roari Amarone della Valpolicella 2013
Sesti Sauvignon 2017, Montalcino
Calatroni Sangued Giuda Sweet, Pavese
Punzi Pinot Grigio 2017, Italy
Montebuena Cuvee KPF 2015 Cosecha, Rioja
Camara Alta Garnacha 2015, Navarra
D. Ventura Vino de Burato Mencia 2015, Ribeira Sacra
D. Ventura Pena do Lobo Mencia 2015, Ribeira Sacra
Latido de Sara Garnacha Blanca 2017
Latido de Sara Wild Garnacha 2016
Domaine de l’Echevin Cotes du Rhone Villages St. Maurice 2015
Domaine le Sang des Cailloux Vacqueyras 2012
Chateau Vaugelas Corbieres 2014
Domaine du Dragon Cuvee Saint Michel Cotes de Provence 2014
Domaine Guizard Gres de Montpellier 2016, Coteaux du Languedoc
Aubaines de Goupil Le Blanc Moelleux 2017, Cotes de Gascogne
Chateau Fonreaud “Le Cygne” 2016, Bordeaux
Fleur de Pedesclaux, Paullac 2007
JP Brun “Terres Dorees” Beaujolais Blanc 2016
Clothilde Davenne Saint-Bris Sauvignon 2017, Burgundy
Domaine de la Pepiere “Clisson” 2015, 750 and 1.5, Loire
Chateau de Passavant Anjou 2016, Loire
Domaine Laffourcade Savenierres 2014, Loire
Capriccio Sangria, West Indies
To be Continued….
Different Tasting Formats for Different Occasions
We love wine tastings. What better opportunity to sample different wines with all of our favorite people (that’s you guys). As we schedule our tastings we’ll send the information out in our biweekly email and update our website so that you know what is going on. We aim to suit different needs for different occasions, both formal and casual, so read below to learn more.
Wine Samplings: Every Friday 3-6pm at the Cheese Department
Join us as we have at least 2 wines paired with 2 cheeses to sample!
The Friday Night Casual Tasting: Various Fridays 7-9pm (No Reservations Required)
Cost: Usually $10 – $15 / Person Depending on the Event
This tasting usually features a particular grape, region, or style. The arrival time is flexible and you’re welcome to casually taste through the wines at your own pace, and these events are done in a stand-up format. You are also welcome to ask as many, or as few, questions as you please. This tasting is about enjoying wine, maybe learning a little, and having a good time.
The Seminar Style Tasting: Dates Vary, Typically 7-9pm (Reservations Required, 30 – 45 person limit depending on the event)
Cost: Usually $10 – $30 / Person Depending on the Event
Tasting wine isn’t just fun, it’s educational! These seated tastings usually feature a winemaker, an importer, or some one with particular knowledge on the subject at hand who can lead us through a selection of wines that best illustrates their story.
The Small Group Classroom Tastings: Dates Vary – Can Be Scheduled as a Private Event, Typically 7-8:30 (Reservations Required, 8 – 12 person limit depending on the event)
Cost: Usually $30 / Person Depending on the Event (As an added bonus attendees will receive a 20% discount on any wine they care to buy the evening of the event.)
Recurring Tastings: These seated tastings use the same wines each time (unless otherwise noted) because of the small group format.
Wine 101: The Elements of Wine
We taste through eight wines blind (four flights of wine, two wines per flight) to better understand the role of acid, oak, and tannin in red and white wine. We discuss wine vocabulary & terms, misconceptions, impressions, and anything else that comes to mind.
Wine 201: Get to Know a Region / Grape
Taste through a selection of wines (6 – 9 depending on the theme) to better understand a particular wine-making region or grape.
The $5 Growler is back!
Check out the first 5 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!
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:
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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!
Autumn Cocktail Ideas
Here’s a great article from our go to experts, Difford’s Guide! Many ideas, instructions, lists of ingredients to enjoy!
A few of the ingredients used in these 30 recipes include liqueurs flavored with honey, ginger and caramel. Brandies, cognacs, pear and apple, rye whiskies, and of course, some bourbon and peated scotch. Check it out!
State Line’s Selected Single Barrels:
Rhum Clement Cask Collection Vieux $36.99 750ml
This rum hails from the French Caribbean island of Martinique in the Lesser Antilles. The French government oversees the production of Rhum Agricole which is produced from sugar cane juice that is pressed within three days of harvest in the dry season, This produces a dryer style rum with complex grassy and herbal flavors. This is a barrel we selected last winter that was bottled in July and it has just arrived!
Two New Barrels from Four Roses!
State Line’s Four Rose’s OBSQ Barrel $69.99 750ml
Bottled December 4th, 2017
The OBSQ mashbill has a rye content of 35%, much higher than most other bourbons, along with 60% corn and 5% malted barley. This produces a rich, spicy flavor that has great length on the palate that has been mellowed by 9 years and 8 months of aging. The yeast strain Q adds a floral component to the aroma of this single barrel bottling that is at a cask strength of 116.6 proof. Most will find the addition of a little water will enhance the flavors of this bourbon and will allow you to balance it to where you like to drink it.
State Line’s Four Rose’s OESQ Barrel $69.99 750ml
Bottled December 4th, 2017
The OESQ mashbill has a rye content of 20%, the lowest of Four Rose’s bourbons, along with 75% corn and 5% malted barley. This produces a soft, creamy, and floral flavor that has a sweetness on the palate that has been mellowed by 9 years’ ageing. The yeast strain Q adds a floral component to the aroma of this single barrel bottling that is at a cask strength of 117.2 proof. Most will find the addition of a little water will enhance the flavors of this bourbon and allow you to balance it to where you like to drink it.
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!!
Two Barrels From FEW Distillery!
FEW Distillery is based in Evanston, IL, a suburb of Chicago that was once an international headquarters for the temperance movement headed by Francis Elizabeth Willard (FEW).
FEW Spirits is a craft distillery making whiskies and gins from locally grown grains and other ingredients sourced as close to home as possible, including Cascade hops grown in master distiller and owner Paul Hletko’s own backyard.
FEW Rye Whiskey was named Whisky Advocates Craft Whiskey of the Year in 2013 and its Bourbon Whiskey and Barrel Gin were both awarded gold medals by Beverage Testing Institute.
Bourbon Whiskey 60.05 %ABV Batch 15-56 $66.99
Spicy, nutty nose, soft caramel and toffee. Bright butterscotch, toasty cinnamon, faint bittersweet chocolate, and a lingering, sweetish finish.
Rye Whiskey 60%ABV Batch 15-56 $79.99
Distinctive spicy rye presence on the nose, citrus peel, piney oak, which carry through with significant depth mid palate. Lingering spicy sweet finish.
Black Fig Vodka
Shrub District Cocktail Vinegars
Captain Morgan Jack-O-Blast
Cinco Sentido Jabli-Tobala Mezcal
Cinco Sentido Madre Cruxie Mezcal
Cinco Sentido Pechuga De Mole Mezcal
La Venenosa Raicilla Tabernas
Belle Meade Sherry Cask 9 Year
Belle Meade Cask Aged
Wilderness Trail Bond Single Barrel
Wilderness Trail 97 Proof Single Barrel
Mayor Pingree 11 Year Bourbon
Louthan Montebello Bourbon
Sudden Wisdom Rye
Purkhart Pear Williams Brandy
Whistle Pig Farmstock
Uncle Nearest Tennessee Whiskey
Revel Stoke Root Beer Whiskey
Revel Stoke Pecan Whiskey
Caffo Limoncino Dell’Isola
Stara Sokolova Plum Brandy
Blood Oath Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Barenjager Honey & Bourbon
Cadenhead’s Small Batch Single Malt Scotch
Kilkerran 12yr Single Malt Scotch- Glengyle Distillery
Hazelburn 13 yr Single Malt Scotch- Oloroso Barrels
Longrow Peated Single Malt Scotch
Sloop Betty Honey Flavored Vodka
Jacoulet Marc de Bourgogne
Calvados Fine Reserve, Famille DuPont
Calvados Vielle Reserve, Famille DuPont
Control Pisco Premium
Katsaros Family Tsipouro- Grape Marc Brandy
Verino Distillery Tsipouro Ipsecaminos, Grape Marc Brandy- Moschofilero
Ole Smoky mango Habanero Tennessee Whiskey
Rapa Giovanni Ratafia di Andorno Black Cherry Liqueur
Stumbras Green Nines Herbal Liqueur
Leopold Bros. Aperitivo
Leopold Bros. Highland Amaro
Gancia Americano Aperitivo
St. George Bruto Americano
Montenaro “After 6PM” Aperitivo
St. Raphael Rouge Aperitivo
Luxardo Amaro Abano Liqueur
Umberto Briganti Amaro-Camatti Liqueur
Indicente Viejo Mezcal
La Pitaya Tequila Blanco
Rancho Tepua Bacanora Blanco
La Venenosa Racilla Sierra Occidental de Jalisco