The Best Spirits And Cocktails For 2018
Here’s an article recently published in Forbes by Adam Morganstern where he talks with people in the beverage industry, asking them to name their picks for what to drink in 2018. What will your new favorite turn out to be???
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!
Four Rose’s, State Line Barrel of OBSQ $64.99
9 Year & 10 Month Old Barrel Strength Bourbon
This is first Four Rose’s barrel this year and it yielded 156 bottles for us and 111 for the Angels. The OBSQ mashbill consists of 60% corn, 35% rye and 5% malted barley and the yeast strain used creates a bourbon with floral, aromatic fruitiness. The high Rye content adds spice and intensity to the flavor and has been bottled undiluted at 55.8% alcohol. This bourbon really explodes with spicy flavor with the addition of a little water to open it up, without any dilution flavor or intensity!
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.
Check out the new Soju & Shochu selections!
Melvale Straight Maryland Style Rye $29.99
Lord Lieutenant Kinahan’s 10 year old Irish Malt $64.99
Amrut & Paul John Indian Malt Whiskys are in stock!
Lagavulin 8 year old Limited Edition $69.99
Aalborg Taffel Aquavit $21.99
Linie Aquavit $29.99
Panama-Pacific 9 year old Rum $34.99
Panama-Pacific 23 year old Rum $64.99
Lemon Hart Overproof Rum $30.99
Scotch Tasting: Ed Kohl, CEO- Managing Director, Quest Brands
Friday, February 16, 7-9pm $15 per Person Pre-Paid Tickets Only! Limited Seating!
Ed is Back!!!! A long time friend of State Line Liquors, Ed has tremendous knowledge of all things scotch. Join us as Ed presents a new lineup- new to this market and new to the United States.
The Line Up:
1. Spey Trutina, Highland
2. Spey Tenne, Highland
3. Spey Fumare, Highland
4. Six Isles, Island Malt
5. Beinn Dubh (Ruby Black)
6. J.W.Kelly Bourbon