Producer notes ~ "Batiste Rhum Silver is a unique and special white spirit. Our method of production essentially captures sunshine in fresh juice that we preserve for use in cocktails and drinks. Batiste Rhum Silver mixes well with almost anything. Even though Batiste Rhum Silver is light and dry, it has more body and flavor than Vodka and a more approachable taste than Gin or Tequila. Batiste Rhum Silver can be used as the base ingredient in hundreds of cocktail recipes and mixes well with a large assortment of packaged beverages. 100% Fresh pressed sugarcane juice. Unaged."More info
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Producer notes ~ "Fuyu means 'winter' in Japanese. This whisky was distilled from malted grain and mash corn on Honshu island before resting in oak barrels. Aged 3 years. 45% ABV."More info
Producer notes ~ 41.2% ABV
"Unlike other London Dry Gins available today, we still craft our award-winning gin over 2 days, staying absolutely true to our family’s heritage. The result of this artisan method is a fresh crisp elegant gin with refreshing notes from juniper, subtle exotic spice and a lively citrus finish. Hayman’s London Dry is the perfect partner for tonic. We believe that a Gin and Tonic should always be balanced in measure to ensure that the gin flavours shine through. We recommend one-part gin to two-parts tonic. Make, serve and drink in one of our stylish G&T glasses based on an art deco design from the 1920s. Garnish with lemon or any other citrus fruit."
Producer notes ~ "43% ABV / 86 Proof 64% Corn 15% Rye 21% Malted Barley We begin by fermenting a traditional sour mash of corn and rye at colder temperatures, but without the aid of refrigeration. Fermentation takes more time this way, but results in a softer whiskey and develops subtle flavors such as vanilla, pear, and raspberry. We then distill the mash in our small batch copper potstill on grain to extract fuller and rounder flavors from the corn and rye. Finally, we barrel the distillate at the Pre-Prohibition standard of 98 proof, so that the barrel may add subtle notes of oak and vanilla and does not overpower the finished whiskey."More info
Producer notes ~ "The 12 year-old expression is a fine example of how the distinctively crisp, citrus character of Aberlour’s new distillate is deftly softened by double cask maturation. Traditional Oak and seasoned Sherry butts are both used to great effect, as the mellowed spirits within are combined to deliver a subtly balanced flavour."More info
Producer notes ~ "Riverine is a refined non-alcoholic spirit that encapsulates the lush landscape of the Pacific Northwest’s temperate rainforest. Distilled with a regional blend of botanicals, it takes its cues from culinary practice for a distinct finish. Coniferous juniper is brightened by sorrel and sumac, while parsley lends a rich herbal earthiness. Enjoy the verdant flavors of Riverine in an array of cocktails or simply sip it over ice with a splash of tonic. While Riverine contains traditional gin botanicals like Juniper, Coriander, and Orris Root, it is not a gin proxy. Rather, it is a nuanced, sophisticated spirit in its own right."More info
Producer notes ~ "Brighten the day with a one-of-a-kind citrus cocktail. Here Comes The Sun is crafted with AMASS Sun Sign Botanic Hard Seltzer in addition to orange, apricot, and lemon to create a dazzling orange-hued cocktail.More info
Producer Notes ~ This is a blend of 2, 3 and 4 year old Rye Whiskey, finished no less than 3 months in wine barrels which previously held several vintages of Ammunition Sonoma Pinot Noir. This unique process imparts a sweetness and tannin unlike that of any other rye. You can smell it on the nose and see it with your eyes. This is truly a rye made for those with an adventurous spirit. Be an original.More info
Sometimes there is nothing better than an Aperol spritz on a warm summer evening. The bitterness of the Aperol mixed with the bright, fresh pear-scented Prosecco makes for a highly addictive aperitif! To make a perfect spritz, fill a wine glass with ice, combine equal parts Aperol and Prosecco, add a dash of club soda and garnish with an orange slice. Saluti!More info
Arette Reposado is distilled from 100% Blue Agave. It is aged for approximately 6 months in American white oak. Translating from their Spanish only web site, here are the highlights: Arette's distillery is in the heart of Jalisco, and is one of the oldest in the region. It is run today by brothers Jaime y Eduardo Orendain, descendents of multiple generations of Tequila distillers. The name honors Arete, the horse that General Humberto Mariles Cortés rode to a Gold in the Team Jumping event at the 1948 Summer Olympics games in London. ~ Peter GranoffMore info
Producer notes ~ "100% MALTED RYE, 45% ABV, BATCH 4. This is a rich and spicy one of a kind American whiskey. It’s a creamy and mouthwatering whiskey full of rye bread and baking spice flavors, with a sweet nose of maple and light vanilla. Aged in new, heavy char American oak barrels. What is a ‘single malt rye whiskey’ and why don’t you see more of them? It’s a very difficult whiskey to make. The term ‘single malt’ means that it is a whiskey made from a single malted grain from a single distillery.More info
Producer notes ~ "Barr Hill Gin is our ode to the hardworking bees of the Northeast. Each batch is distilled in our custom-built botanical extraction still. The juniper-forward botanicals are brought to a perfect balance by the floral depth of the raw honey. The results are distinctive and unparalleled. How do we extract such complexity from simple raw materials? Our secrets are kept in the hive."More info
Producer Notes ~ "Seagrass highlights the grassy oceanside notes we love in rye and the opulence and spice of finishing barrels. It is a blend of American and Canadian rye whiskeys, with each ingredient meticulously sourced and finished separately in Martinique Rhum, Madeira & apricot brandy barrels. BCS is proud to announce a collaboration with The Ocean Foundation. Special hangtags will be placed on select bottles of Barrell Seagrass. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of these bottles will be donated to The Ocean Foundation to contribute to the conservation and restoration of seagrass." (59.7% ABV)More info
Producer notes ~ "Barrell Bourbon Batch 031 is a blend of 6, 7, 10, 15 and 16-year-old barrels. The blend was built around the sweetness in a group of 99% corn bourbon barrels and a group of wheated bourbon barrels. To bridge these two groupings, we layered in 15 and 16-year-old barrels for their gentle nuttiness and oak. Finally, a selection of 10-year-old barrels was added to bring notes of milk chocolate and tropical fruit. 2,371 bottles produced, 55.6% ABV"More info
Producer notes ~ "100% Fresh pressed sugarcane juice rum aged 18 months in Tennesse Rye Oak, distilled and filtered once. Aging brings flavors of Rye Whiskey and wood into the light bright palette of Batiste Rhum. An exceptional sipper and cocktail ingredient. Tasting Notes: A deeper shade of gold. Sweet on the nose, this sipper retains notes of caramel, hot toffee and rye whiskey on the palate. The finish is long-lasting."
Producer notes ~ "Like a warm spring hike through Golden Gate Park, Norcal Nancy is perfumed with verdant aromas of eucalyptus, sage, and California laurel. This free spirit sings with gin, vodka, tequila, and whiskey. Try it as an earthy addition in salad dressings, soups and chimichurri. She's delectable in a classic Martini. INGREDIENTS: alcohol, eucalyptus, bay laurel, sage, spices. 50% alcohol by volume."More info
Producer Notes ~ "When the sea air from the Mediterranean meets the mountain air from the Alps, high concentrations of essential oils give unique and extraordinary aromatic properties to the juniper, which is foraged in the Occitan Alpine Valleys of Italy. Since the last century, Bordiga has distilled the juniper handpicked in the Occitan valleys, to produce what can be called among the oldest Italian gin recipes: Gin Occitan, recently joined by premium, modern recipes born from Bordiga creativity and respectful of its tradition and quality. The production process of the juniper distillation is totally carried out in Bordiga."More info
From The Producer ~ This classic vermouth is based on Piedmontese white wines, roughly 1/3 Moscato, the remainder Trebbiano and Cortese. Twenty-five botanicals are used, many grown in the Occitan Alps near the distillery; the primary ones are wormwood, dittany, elderflower, cinchona bark, quassia, orange peel, angostura bark, wild thyme, gentiana acaulis, pepper, and pomegranate.More info
From a firm established in 1836 by Edmond Briottet, this wonderful liqueur is made with bananas from Costa Rica which are hand-peeled to expose their pulp. They are then macerated in neutral alcohol derived from sugar beets to release the ripe banana flavor. A great ingredient in a variety of cocktail recipes, as suggested by Briottet here: Try the “After Sex” cocktail: 3 cl of vodka, 2 cl of Briottet Banana liqueur, orange juice, 0.5 cl of Briottet Poppy Liqueur and a pinch of sugar. Put the ingredients into a glass filled with ice cubes and top it up with orange juice. 25% ABV.More info
From The Producer ~ "Broker’s Gin is a true London Dry Gin made in a 200-year-old distillery located in the heart of England, using a traditional copper pot still. The internationally sourced botanicals are steeped for 24 hours in a quadruple-distilled pure grain spirit, which is then distilled for a fifth time. With a recipe as old as the distillery itself, this celebrated brand was the first gin ever awarded a score of 97 at the prestigious Ultimate Spirits Challenge."More info
With appreciation to Mezcal Reviews: "Bruxo X is a post-distillation blend of 80% maguey Espadin mezcal and 20% maguey Barril mezcal. It is produced by mezcalero Juan Morales Garcia in San Dionisio Ocotepec, Oaxaca. This mezcal has a delicate nose of citrus and floral notes with peanuts and jicama.. On the palate there is citrus peels, fruit, chamomile, mineral notes, and light honey.More info
Producer notes ~ "The numerous aromatic plants that go into the recipe of Antica Formula are extracted by hot infusion or cold extraction methods handed down through the centuries, depending on the raw material. These methods, along with the recipe itself, constitute the secret of this product. Antica Formula stands out thanks to its unique bouquet and its unmistakable notes of the best quality VANILLA from the tropical regions of Madagascar, Papua New Guinea and Tahiti. In fact, only the beans produced by the plant, and no other derivatives, are used in the recipe. Vanilla was known in Aztec times and has appetite-stimulating and digestive properties."More info
Producer notes ~ "Juniper introduces Citadelle’s signature botanical from the outset, then opens up to bright citrus notes that enhances the juniper berry’s freshness. The finish leans more exotic… long and spicy thanks to touches of pepper, nutmeg and cinnamon. Citadelle Original is our very first gin, the French gin par excellence. Dry and structured, it strikes a perfect balance between finesse and intensity. It has been the signature expression of our savoir-faire since 1996."More info
Cocchi Aperitivo Americano is one of our favorite Aperitifs. Producer notes ~ "Cocchi Americano is an aromatized wine created in 1891 by Giulio Cocchi and since then produced without interruption according to the original recipe. The name “Americano” is both due to the alcohol made bitter (“amaricato”) by the addition of herbs and spices and to the American habit of drinking vermouth with ice and soda."More info
Producer notes ~ "This famous liqueur was initially developed in a single alembic still at the back of the shop set up in 1834 by confectioner Jean-Baptiste Combier and his wife Josephine Destre. L’Original Combier triple sec orange liqueur has been produced in the Saumur distillery continuously ever since with unique craftsmanship in the same 19th-century copper stills. The historical recipe has remained unchanged. Orange peel imported from the Caribbean is zested by hand at the distillery. No colourings or flavourings are added to the pure distillation of sweet and bitter oranges, water and sugar."More info
Producer Notes ~ "VIDA de San Luis Del Rio® is an artisanal, Organic Mezcal from Del Maguey, at an entry-level price point and broader availability. Launched in 2010, it is highly mixable and has arrived to much anticipated industry acceptance and high bartender demand. Hand crafted, it is twice distilled, very slowly in small wood-fired, riverside copper stills to flavor specifications that underscore its versatility in cocktails. Another masterpiece out of San Luis del Rio, it has a nose of fruit aromatics, a hint of honey, vanilla and roast agave; the palate offers ginger, cinnamon, burnt sandalwood, banana and tangerine, with a long, soft finish. Viva VIDA!"More info
Producer notes ~ "Very pale crystalline robe, tinged with gold. Generous, full, intense nose of citrus peel, underscored by menthol and balsamic notes. Aromas of mountain plants linger on the finish. Velvety texture with harmonious aromas of almond and fruit pit. Slightly bitter citrus base underlies and balances this elegant, lively vermouth with subtle persistence."More info
For In Store Pick-Up, Local Delivery and California shipment only. 100% Maguey Tapeztate. Producer Notes ~ "Produced with the old 100% artesenal techniques.The Tepextate maguey plant is a slow growing species. It grows patiently on sunny slopes, reaching maturity only after more than 25 years; therefore its production is very limited. It is characterized to contain the most delicate and complex flavors and aromas of the field. This is certainly a mezcal for discerning palates."More info
Producer Notes ~ "The mezcal that master mezcaleros drink ... The maguey type Tobalá (Agave Potatorum) is a wild species, grown in stony and steep terrain. Its maturation takes 10 years and it is smaller in size in comparision to other agaves. It is therefore necessary to gather a large number of piñas to extract the best of the heart of the plant Tobalá is one of the most precious distillates, and its flavor retains the intense tones of the earth in which it is born". Double distilled in traditional copper pot stills.More info
The signature Bourbon bearing the name of Rev. Elijah Craig, a Bourbon pioneer who is credited with being the first distiller to age his whiskey in charred oak barrels. Mashbill: 78% Corn, 12% Malted Barley, and 10% Rye. Vanilla, caramel, nut, and oak pop out from the start. Sweet and light at first, these flavors slightly intensify with time in the glass.More info
In October 2019, Heaven Hill announced the launch of Elijah Craig Straight Rye. Producer Notes ~ “Elijah Craig Rye is made as a traditional American Straight Rye Whiskey with 51% rye, 35% corn and 14% malted barley. This combination of grains, which relies heavily on corn as the secondary grain rather than a higher percentage of rye, has been the primary Rye mashbill used by Kentucky Bourbon distilleries since taking over virtually all American Rye production post-Prohibition; the same mashbill directly responsible for the Rye resurgence seen today.More info