Breuckelen “77″ Whiskey

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Breuckelen Distilling

“77” Whiskey’s

 Brueckelen Distilling 77 Whiskey

The Black Wax

Distilled from New York Wheat (100% wheat mash bill), this whiskey is produced the same way as the wheat spirit for gin. That means the grain is distilled in manner top retain the character of the wheat. That flavor is then matched with the contribution of the barrel as it matures in new American Oak barrels.

The White Wax

Distilled from local rye and corn (85% rye & 15% corn mash bill) the other whiskey is produced very much like the black wax whiskey, except we ferment a mash of rye and corn, rather than wheat. This grain combination benefits from some additional time in oak, so it tends to be a little older than the black wax.

 

The Story

“Breuckelen Distilling began crafting gin and whiskey during the summer of 2010. We produce each of our spirits entirely from scratch in Brooklyn, New York.

We mill, mash, ferment, distill, mature, fill, and label each and every bottle of spirits that bears our name.

Our promise is to start with unprocessed ingredients, use only New York grown grains, and only sell what we make. We won’t buy bulk distilled spirits and sell them as our own. From time to time that means we may be out of a particular product and we ask for your understanding. Each item we craft takes time and patience.” Per  Breuckelen Distilling

 

Check out http://www.brkdistilling.com to learn more about Brooklyn, NY’s hidden gem.

Cheers,

-Adam M England

Lukas Spirits Manager

636-227-4543

Lukas Liquor Superstore, St. Louis’ first REAL liquor store.

Tuthilltown Half Moon Orchard Gin

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Tuthilltown Half Moon Orchard Gin

 Tuthilltown Distillery

Tuthilltown Half Moon Orchard Gin

Half Moon Orchard Gin, named for the vessel in which Henry Hudson first explored the River, which now bears his name. In that same spirit of exploration, a newly created neutral spirit base was made from wheat grain and the Hudson Valley’s ubiquitous apples. The distinctive subtleties of the apple blend in the base spirit to create a smoother and rounder gin, more drinkable than the standard grain neutral spirit base used in other gins. Half Moon Orchard Gin has become the preferred “well” gin by many bartenders in New York State and nationwide.

Check out www.tuthilltown.com to learn more about this award-winning New York State distillery.

Cheers,

-Adam M England

Lukas Spirits Manager

636-227-4543

Lukas Liquor Superstore, St. Louis’ first REAL liquor store.

Collier & McKeel Tennessee Whiskey

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Collier & McKeel Tennessee Whiskey

 Collier & McKeel Distillery

True Tennessee Whiskey

True Tennessee Whiskey is special. It’s not just whiskey made in Tennessee. And it’s not Bourbon whiskey. It’s more.

To make Collier and McKeel first, limestone filtered water is brought from a family farm on the Big Richland Creek and used to make a mash of corn, rye and malted barley. It’s then distilled in a hand-hammered copper pot still.

At this point it changes from plain whiskey to Tennessee Whiskey when we drip it through several feet of sugar maple charcoal, made from trees cut by local sawmills and burned on the farm. This gives Collier and McKeel the smooth, sweet, smoky taste that Tennessee Whiskey is known for. Only true Tennessee Whiskey is put through this extra step.

Collier and McKeel is aged in very small barrels that are far more expensive than the standard sized barrels but adds the intense flavors that are a special gift to whiskey making in Tennessee. And unlike some whiskies that have an artificial time table for the proper time on barrel, it’s determined when the time to bottle, the old fashioned way; when it tastes right.

From History to the Bottle

The story of our whiskey goes back 200 years when our family first came to Tennessee.  William Collier and James Mckeel came in the 1790′s, after the Whiskey Rebellion. President Washington sent troops to Pennsylvania to put down an uprising of whiskey makers who refused to pay a new federal tax. Distillers in every state were afraid the same the same thing would happen to them, and they moved west. Collier and McKeel came to Tennessee from Virginia and North Carolina and along with many others , brought the tradition of making handcrafted sour mash whiskey they learned from their Scottish and Irish ancestors.

They settled along the creeks of Middle Tennessee. The land was rich for planting crops and the water was filtered through ancient limestone and perfect for making whiskey. And after all, whiskey was important and about their only currency. It was far easier to get a few barrels of whiskey to town than many wagons of corn.

Check out www.collierandmckeel.com to learn more about the history behind this fantastic Tennessee whiskey.

Cheers,

-Adam M England

Lukas Spirits Manager

636-227-4543

Lukas Liquor Superstore, St. Louis’ first REAL liquor store.

Smooth Ambler Old Scout Whiskey

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Smooth Ambler Old Scout Whiskey’s

 Smooth Ambler Spirits

Smooth Ambler Old Scout Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Old Scout Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Six and seven year old barrels with a high rye content of 36%, this fine whiskey has exceptional taste and smoothness. Non chill filtered, non-carbon filtered. A robust 99 proof, it’s strong, but deliciously drinkable like all of Smooth Ambler’s offerings. Bold, sweet-spicy flavors with subtle apple, cherry and tobacco aroma.

 

Smooth Ambler Old Scout Straight Rye Whiskey

Old Scout Straight Rye Whiskey

Old Scout Rye Old Scout Straight Rye Whiskey is a part of the Old Scout line of whiskey that is “merchant bottled”. It’s a 7 year-old whiskey using a mash bill of 95% rye and 5% malted barley. You’ll like the sweet and smooth character while it still retains the spicy and bold notes for which all good ryes are known. Black tea, honey, baking spices and a bit of mint make this a powerful whiskey that’s enjoyed neat or stands up well in a cocktail.

 

Lukas Barrel Committee Single Barrel’s

The Lukas Barrel Committee has hand-selected a single barrel of both the Old Scout Bourbon (Barrel #527) and the Old Scout Ten Barrel Proof (Barrel #366). These barrels should arrive by early summer 2014 so stay tuned because there will an extremely limited amount of these bottles available for sale. We are currently looking into doing a single barrel of the rye.

 

Check out http://www.smoothambler.com to learn more about West Virginia’s finest artisan merchant bottler.

Cheers,

-Adam M England

Lukas Spirits Manager

636-227-4543

Lukas Liquor Superstore, St. Louis’ first REAL liquor store.

Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. Mixers

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Jack Rudy Cocktail Co.

Small Batch Grenadine & Tonic

 Jack Rudy Cocktail Mixers

Small Batch Grenadine

It starts with pomegranate juice from a small farm in Madera, CA; they juice their fruit whole in a patented press that renders a matchless, robust pomegranate juice. To that cane sugar is added to orange flower water and then applied to enough heat to dissolve the sugar while still maintaining the inherent zip of the fresh juice. Jack Rudy Small Batch Grenadine is a rich and full-flavored up front, and then gives way to a bright, almost tropical finish that lifts a drinks profile; use it to create new cocktails, or to revisit classic drinks like a Ward 8, Jack Rose, El Presidente,  Monkey Gland or a new tasting experience in a Gin & Tonic.

 

Small Batch Tonic

This Small Batch Tonic is essentially a quinine concentrate. It’s designed to pair with your favorite Gin or Vodka, and is then stretched with soda water to make it a bright, light, refreshing highball.

With the backbone of quinine, culled from the Cinchona Tree, we’ve added a delicate mix of botanicals, and then sweetened it with real cane sugar; the final product is a complex mixture that introduces a fine bitterness to any cocktail, and a great pairing with the finest Gins in the world.

 

The Legend of Jack Rudy

Jack Rudy was many things. He was a pilot who illegally flew his plane under the Ohio River Bridge (on a dare), an inventor who created a mechanical device for pharmacists to count pills, and a craftsman who once built a houseboat out of an old city bus. After serving as an aircraft mechanic in WWII, he spent his working life as an engineer. He read Popular Mechanics and National Geographic cover to cover – a curious type who made his own bullets, and shot them into a dirt wall he constructed in his basement. In addition to being a ‘marvelous’ dancer, he LOVED to entertain and was known to overindulge in drink, smoke, and his wife’s gourmet cooking

 

Cheers,

-Adam M England

Lukas Spirits Manager

636-227-4543

Lukas Liquor Superstore, St. Louis’ first REAL liquor store.

Avion Reserva “44″ Extra Anejo Tequila

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Avion Reserva “44”

Extra Anejo Tequila

 Avion Extra Aged Reserva 44

The Reserva 44

Reserva 44 is the most exceptional Extra Anejo tequila in the world. Crafting Avión Reserva 44 starts with slow roasting select batches of Avión Agave in brick ovens for 72 hours. The liquid is then small batch distilled and undergoes Avión’s proprietary ultra-slow filtration method. Finally, the special liquid rests for 43 months in oak barrels and is then aged for an additional month in specially selected petite barrels (rotated daily). Avión Reserva 44 is hand bottled in extremely limited batches and carefully filled into a fire-polished, luxurious crystal bottle.  Avión Reserva 44 is a spirit that even the most demanding tequila connoisseurs and single malt scotch drinkers will fully appreciate.

 

Cheers,

-Adam M England

Lukas Spirits Manager

636-227-4543

Lukas Liquor Superstore, St. Louis’ first REAL liquor store.

Thank you Missouri!

Over the last 3 weeks, we held our series of “Support Missouri.”  Last year the event took place all on one day, which we found to be a bit overwhelming.  By dividing up the categories (Spirits, Beer and Wine) we were able to showcase each segment without fear of overload.

 

These events were a great success and we at Lukas Liquor wanted to send a heartfelt thank you to every Distillery, Brewery and Winery that was involved this year. For those that couldn’t make it never fear, we are already planning next year’s series of events, so expect a call soon.  Again, to everyone that participated, thank you!

 

Lukas has a few other events already being planned, so keep watching our website for the official announcements of what we’ll have next.

 

-Jonathan Lane, Operations Manager

Closed for Easter.

For the Easter holiday, Lukas Liquor will be closed.

We will resume normal hours on Monday morning.

We hope your Easter will be joyous and bountiful. If you’re serving Ham for dinner, we recommend a nice Riesling or Gewurtztraminer for a white wine option. If you prefer reds, look to Pinot Noir or perhaps a Barbera.

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