State Line’s Selected Single Barrels:
Blanton’s Bourbon State Line Barrel Selection $59.99 750ml
We had the opportunity to purchase a barrel of Blanton’s from the historic Buffalo Trace distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky Blanton’s comes from Warehouse “H” built just after prohibition with metal walls in order to speed completion of the project. Once in operation, Colonel Blanton felt Warehouse H aged bourbon better than any warehouse on the distillery grounds. The metal walls allowed the bourbon to expand deeper into the oak barrels during the hot summer days and contract during the cooler nights, which extracted more flavor from the wood. This bourbon is bottled at 93 proof and is an exceptionally smooth drink with citrus and vanilla aromas. The finish has rich notes of honey and caramel.
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!
Four Rose’s, State Line Barrel of OBSV $64.99
9 Year & 5 Month Old Barrel Strength Bourbon
This is our third of three Four Rose’s barrels this year (2016) and it yielded 126 bottles for us and 141 for the Angels. The OBSV mash-bill consists of 60% corn, 35% rye and 5% malted barley. The yeast strain used creates a bourbon with light fruitiness, caramel, vanilla and a creamy texture. The high Rye content adds spice and intensity to the flavor. This has been bottled undiluted at 57.4% alcohol. Along with the OESK a virtual tie for our favorite barrel or the year!
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 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
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