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
Saturday, November 10 Dogfish Head Spirits with Tony – 3-6pm
Thursday, November 15 4-7pm Aviation Gin Samples
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: Single Malt Scotch, Presented By Ed Kohl, CEO Quest Brands
Wednesday, November 28th, 7-9pm $15 Per Person
Call 1-800-446-9463 Pre-Paid Reservations Only- Limited Seating
Ed Kohl, our long time friend, returns to us with a new lineup of the Chieftains Single Malt Scotch.
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
Details to Follow.