Liquors

cocktails_groupWELCOME to the State Line Liquors Liquor Department! Throughout this website you’ll find links to our Liquor selection in the menu above but it’s HERE you’ll see what’s NEW in our Liquor Department.

Don’t forget to take a look at our COUPON CLIPPER page for Special Values on State Line Liquors!

New Arrivals/Features/Specials/Events

 

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!

 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.

 


New Arrivals:

April:

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

Stumbras Vodkas–Wheat—Rye—Potato

Leopold Bros. Aperitivo

Leopold Bros. Highland Amaro

Gancia Americano Aperitivo

St. George Bruto Americano

Peychauds Aperitivo

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 

 

 

Early to Mid March:

Ohishi Rice Whiskey- Brandy Cask

Ohishi Rice Whiskey- Sherry Cask

Tipperary Watershed Irish Whisky

Exclusive Malts Highland Park 14 Yr Single Cask

Exclusive Malts Islay 9 Yr Single Cask

Eleven Jones Blended American Whiskey

Basil Hayden’s Dark Rye

Lusty Claw Bourbon

Isaac Bowman Port Barrel Finished Bourbon

Maker’s Mark Mint Julep

Blackadder Drop of the Irish Single Malt Whisky

Lord Lieutenant Kinahan’s Single Malt Irish Whisky

English Whisky Company- English Peated Single Malt

An array of Amrut Single Malts from India

Sullivan’s Cove Double Cask Single Malt Whisky, Tasmania

Bancroft Amaretto

Amaro-Camatti Liquerur

Fernet Leopold Highland Amaro

Glenmorangie Spios

Foursquare Rum- Zinfandel Cask Finish

Capt Morgan Watermelon Smash

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spirits Samplings

Friday, June 8  3-6pm

Samples from Montgomery Distillery, Missoula, Montana

 

Thursday, June 14  4-6pm 

Tiki Rum Samples

 

Friday, June 15  4-6pm

Star Light Distillery Samples

 

Saturday, June 16  2-4pm

Samples of Gentleman Jack, Jack Daniels Select and Woodford Reserve.  Purchase a bottle for free engraving!

 

Friday, June 29  4-6pm

TBD


Rum Tasting and Seminar:  Lyon Rum

Special Guest Presenter:  Ben Lyon, Distiller

Thursday, July 12  7-9pm  Seated Event

Starting with the early days of rum in the Caribbean, Ben will begin the discussion with the first days of distillation on the sugar cane plantations, and the evolution of various styles. For context, he will also be intertwining the socio-economic impact of rum production, as well as the wide-ranging anthropological significance. From pirates and privateers, to American Prohibition, Ben will conclude with the state of our current distilling industry renaissance, and a dialogue about the rum made by Lyon Distilling Company.

Reservation Information will be posted soon!


Rum Tasting:  Walk Around Format

Friday, July 20   7-9pm

Rum is made from sugar cane, and spans the gamut from clear, almost vodka like to rich and full of character.   The lighter styles are typically used for mixed drinks, while the aged  varieties are quite special to sip neat.  We’ll take a tour of the islands and also have some from the states.  Click here to see what Difford’s Guide has to say about rums.

Save the Date!


Single Malt Scotch Tasting: Jared Card, ImPex Beverage

Wednesday, August 1   7-9pm

Stay tuned for the details!