Winter Holiday Cocktails
Our favorite resource- Difford’s Guide- just put together a list of 20 cocktails for the winter holidays. Ingredients run the gamut- cognac, sherry Advocaat, champagne- find your new favorites!
State Line’s Selected Single Barrels:
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.
To be Updated Soon!
Spotlight Samples Sessions–
Cozy up to the wine bar in our tasting room and try some samples, usually being poured by someone from the distillery. Its a chance for you to try before you buy, hear the story, learn about how it is made.
Saturday, April 13th 3-5pm Celebrate Game of Thrones with Painted Stave!
Special Guest, Ashley Munro
Painted Stave is a local distillery in Smyrna, DE. Join us for samples of 4 spirits and a few themed cocktails. Beware of the Dragons!
Friday, May 3 3-6pm Spotlight on McClintock Distillery, Frederick, MD- A Grain to Glass Organic Distillery
Special Guest, Braedon Bumpers, Head Distiller and Owner
Braeden Bumpers is a veteran distiller with almost a decade of alcohol production experience. He designed and created the McClintock portfolio that have all medalled top 5 in the country at the American Distilling Institute judging in 2017 and 2018. He also received the double gold medal for the McClintock’s Reserve gin and won best gin in the world at the New York International Spirits competition where McClintock Distilling was also named Maryland’s Gin distillery of the year. His mission at McClintock is to use the highest quality natural ingredients to create superior spirits at competitive prices and McClintock has now become the first and only organic certified distillery in the state. McClintock blends traditional heirloom ingredients and ancient milling techniques with state of the art distilling technology for a product that celebrates the distilling tradition of Maryland made to the highest standards.
Haus Alpenz Portfolio Samples- Cocktails and Spirits!
Special Guest- Jake Parrott, National Sales Manager
Friday, April 5 7-9pm Seated $10 per Person- Pre-Paid Only. 1-800-446-9463
Jake is Back! Spring Cocktails will be the theme! Haus Alpenz has a premium portfolio of an array of spirits and aromatized wines from around the world.
Here’s a tentative list of what we will learn about, taste and then use to make cocktails with goodies such as chopped strawberries, grapefruit peel and Hefeweizen:
Comoz Vermouth de Chambery Blanc,- Savoy, France
L. N. Mattei Cap Corse Blanc Quinquina – Corsica, France
Cappelletti Pasubio Vino Amaro- Trentino, Alto Adige, Italy
Hayman’s Old Tom Gin- England
Rothman & Winter Apricot Liqueur – Austria
Rothman & Winter Violette Liqueur – Austria
Cappelletti Amaro Sfumato Rabarbaro- Trentino, Alto Adige, Italy
John D. Taylor’s Velvet Falernum Liqueur – Barbados
Tasting: Single Malt Scotch, Single Cask Nation Portfolio
Special Guests: Jason Johnstone-Yellin, Founder of Single Cask Nation
Jared Card, Regional Sales Manager, ImPex Beverage
Wednesday, April 17 7-9pm Seated Event $20 Per Person- Pre Paid Only
We are truly excited about this newly available portfolio of Single Malt/Single Cask Scotch Whiskies, presented by Jason. Single Cask Nation: Founded in 2011 by Joshua Hatton and Jason Johnstone-Yellin, two former whisky bloggers, Single Cask Nation is the United States’ only independent bottler following the Scottish tradition. Each cask selected is bottled at natural cask strength, free from chill filtering and artificial color, with the distillery source front and center. While Joshua and Jason established their reputation with exquisite Scotch selections they also bottle American bourbon, rye, single malt, light whisky (aka American grain whisky), rum, and mezcal.
Undisclosed Islay Cask
Stones Of Stenness Cask
and a few surprises from the vault!
Tasting: World Single Malt Whiskies – Tasted Blind
Special Guest: Raj Sabharwal, Certified WSET Spirits Educator, Certified Whisky Ambassador and Founding Partner of Glass Revolution Imports.
Wednesday, May 8 7-9pm $20 Per Person- Pre-Paid Call 1-800-446-9463
Single Malt Whisky is often associated with Scotland. However today Single Malt whiskies are produced around the world, Japan, Germany, England. Wales, Australia, India, USA and more.
During this tasting we will experience 8 single malts from around the world. All will be tasted blind, so that any bias is eliminated. Taste test your knowledge to see if you can figure out which country is in your glass!
Glass Revolution Imports selections have been added to the store shelves quite a bit over the last year, and are recognized for their quality and interesting taste profile, already garnering many fans and loyal customers.