Yzaguirre Vermouth’s

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Yzaguirre Vermouth’s

 Yzaguirre Vermouth

 

Since 1884

Since it was founded in 1884, Yzaguirre has been making its products in accordance with the traditional methods and exclusive formulas that are the secret to their flavors and aromas, while at the same time innovating and updating the processes that underline the high quality of all our products.

This commitment to quality has facilitated the company’s expansion in both the Spanish and international markets, and we now have a presence in 35 countries in Europe, Asia, the Americas and Africa.

At our Sort del Castell winery in El Morell, between Reus and Tarragona, we follow a meticulous production process to make our range of Yzaguirre vermouths: Classic, Reserva (aged in oak barrels for one or two years), Premium Rosé and Francisco Simó y Cia, the last being made following our other traditional formula.

We invite you to savor all the flavors that we obtain from the most select grape varieties and our secret blends of herbs and spices. Every palate will be able to identify its favorite flavor: the sweetness of cinnamon or vanilla, the slightly bitter taste of dittany of Crete and quinine, the exotic aromas of cardamom, gentian and cilantro, or the fiery warmth of nutmeg.

Yzaguirre Vermouth Dry Reserva

With a light straw yellow color, Yzaguirre Reserva Dry Vermouth initially has a very alcoholic taste in the mouth yet perfectly balanced with its acidity. Highly glyceric, it is velvety and smooth in the mouth with notes of wood, herbs and spices. It is aged for one year in oak barrels which helps to stabilize the aroma and color of the blend.

Yzaguirre Vermouth Blanco Reserva

With a deep yellow color, Yzaguirre Reserva White Vermouth is highly aromatic, velvety and pleasant on the palate, with woody, herby and spicy notes reminiscent of ripe fruit. Its initial flavor is very tasty and balanced, in perfect harmony with its acidity. Twelve months in oak barrels give it consistency and character.

Yzaguirre Vermouth Rojo Reserva

Mahogany red in color, Yzaguirre Reserva Red Vermouth is highly aromatic, velvety and pleasant on the palate, with woody, herby and spicy notes reminiscent of ripe fruit. Its initial flavor is very tasty and balanced, in perfect harmony with its acidity. Twelve months in oak barrels give it consistency and character.

 

Cheers,

-Adam M England

Lukas Spirits Manager

636-227-4543

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

Tons of New Beer

Time to play catchup. There have been a lot of new and seasonal releases this week. Rather than several posts, let’s get caught up in one.

2nd Shift beers are back! We have
– Katy
– Scriderough’s Magpie Brown
– Hibiscus Wit
– Liquid Spiritual Delight
– Green Bird Gose
– Mullineaux
– Albino Pygmy Puma

Stone Arrogant Bastard Variants!
– a brand new gift set features one 22 ounce bottle each of Arrogant Bastard, Double Bastard, Lukcy Basartd & exclusive to this package Bourbon Barrel Aged Arrogant Bastard.

Other special releases…
– Perennial Dual Artisanship
(hoppy red saison with Brett, collaboration with Prairie Artisan Ales)
– Abita Bourbon Street Imperial Stout
(aged in Bourbon barrels!)
– Jolly Pumpkin La Parcella
(sour ale with pumpkin, cocoa & spices)
– Sam Adams Merry Maker
(gingerbread stout)
– Southern Tier Chokolat
(imperial stout with chocolate)
– 4 Hands Passion Fruit Prussia
(Berliner weiss with passion fruit)

Seasonal releases…
– Urban Chestnut Dorfbier
– Urban Chestnut Pilgrim 7
– Leinenkugel Snowdrift Vanilla Porter
– Free State Winterfest IPA
– Bell’s Winter White Ale
– Abita Christmas Ale
– New Belgium Acculumation White IPA
– Anchor Winter Wheat
– Evil Twin Christmas Eve at a New York City Hotel Room
– Left Hand Fade to Black
– Schlafly ESB
– Widmer Brrr

Goose Island BCS 2014 Release- PLEASE READ!

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I could start with a typical “it’s that time of year again” speech, but we all know what this time of year brings.  So let’s talk about the goodness that is Goose Island Bourbon County Stout and its variants.

I believe this may be the most anticipated yearly release of any beer we stock, so the demand easily outweighs the supply.  That said, this year is going to be a bit different than how we have handled it before.  Are you ready?

For this 2014 release, we will not be having a dawn release.  Instead, we will be having a “Goose Island BCS Event” from 4:00-5:00 p.m.  Entry will require a ticket that will be only $10! At 5:00, the general public will be allowed to purchase any remaining BCS bottles. So what does this $10 entry ticket gets you:

  • One 10oz pour of Goose Island Bourbon County Stout on draft!
  • Keep the glass.
  • Each person present will be able to purchase one 4 pack of regular BCS*, one bottle of the Barleywine and one bottle of the Coffee BCS.
  • Tasting of other awesome Goose Island Brews.

*based on the allocation we were told we are receiving, these are the allotments we have determined to be fair to every ticket holder plus any general public sales.

At 5:00, the public will be allowed to participate in the Goose Island Tasting, except any remaining BCS on draft will be sold as a 5oz pour for $5 or until the keg runs out.

Now for the conditions of this release:

  1. Tickets for this event will go on sale Saturday, November 8th when we open at 9:00 a.m.  We cannot accept any over the phone or electronic reservations.  You have to be present to register.
  2. We will only have 45 tickets available.  No exceptions! We will post on our website when all tickets are sold out.
  3. Each PERSON present will have the ability to purchase the above stated allotment of Goose Island BCS and its variants.  If you buy two tickets, and your second does not show up for the event, you WILL NOT be allowed to purchase that ticket’s allotment OR have that ticket’s BCS draft pour.
  4. If you have purchased a ticket, you are not required to show up at 4:00 to participate in the VIP tasting event. You can arrive anytime between 4-5:00 p.m. If you purchased a ticket but cannot arrive until after 5:00, please let us know ahead of time so we can set your bottle allotment aside.
  5. Please do not show up earlier than 4:00 p.m. to purchase bottles.  This includes showing up before we open to start a line.  WE WILL NOT SELL ANY BCS BOTTLES OR DRAFT before 4:00 when the tasting begins.
  6. If you are not able to purchase tickets, there will be general admission opportunity to purchase any remaining BCS bottles and possible variants. Customers can start lining up at 4:30 for a 5:00 entry into our Tasting Room.  At that time, you will be able to taste the open Goose Island brews and any remaining BCS draft will be available for purchase.
  7. If you purchase a ticket, and something comes up that forces you to miss this event, we will hold your BCS bottle allotment through the weekend. We cannot guarantee there will be any draft BCS left beyond this event.  You will have until 6:00 p.m. on Sunday night, November 30th to pick up your bottles.  At 9:00 a.m. Monday morning when we open your bottles will be put out for sale.

This is going to be a spectacular event, so we hope to see you there.  Call or email us with any questions/comments/concerns.

Glencadam Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky’s

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Glencadam Highland Single Malt Whisky’s

10, 15 & 20 Year-Old

Glencadam 

The Exceptional Distillery

Glencadam first opened in 1825, in the ancient city of Brechin. This was the year that the first horse-drawn omnibuses were established in London, the world’s first modern railway opened, with the first public train pulled by steam engine, Cox’s Orange Pippin apples were first grown and London became the largest city in the world, over-taking Beijing. It was little more than one year after the Excise Act of 1823 legalised distilling.

Glencadam is now the only distillery in the county of Angus, an area of the Highlands region of Scotland. The first owner was a “Mr Cooper”, who sold the distillery in 1827. The name “Glencadam” comes from the area known as “The Tenements of Caldhame”. These were plots of ground given to the burghs of Brechin for food production. They were situated to the north and south east of the Den Burn where the distillery stands.

The Whisky’s

Glencadam 10 Year-Old

“Sophisticated, sensual, salivating & seemingly serene…”

95 Points – Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2014

Glencadam 15 Year-Old

“Another exhibition of Glencadam’s understated elegance…”

90.5 Points – Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2014

Glencadam 21 Year-Old

“A nose to take a good 10-15 minutes with, as the clarity allows you to see a long way…”

94 Points – Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2014

Cheers,

-Adam M England

Lukas Spirits Manager

636-227-4543

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

Tasting Schedule for 10/31 & 11/1!

 

Here is our Tasting Schedule for Friday, 10/31 and Saturday, 11/1:

 

FRIDAY 10/31 (Boo! Tasting times will vary)

 

-Olmeca Altos Tequila selection 4-6 p.m.

 

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-New Amsterdam Vodka & Gin selection with Camarena Reposado Tequila 4-7 p.m.

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SATURDAY 11/1 (all tastings run 1-4 p.m.)

-Ben W. with Terra Firma Wine selection.

-Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey cocktails.

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-Artesian Springs Wine selection.

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-Lunazul Tequila selection.

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Tasting Schedule for 10/24 & 10/25!

 

Here is our Tasting Schedule for Friday, 10/24 and Saturday, 10/25:

 

FRIDAY 10/24 (tasting times will vary)

 

-Come taste Kraftig Lager & Kraftig Light with Billy Busch from 4-6 p.m.  

 

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-Jim Beam Whiskey selection 4-7 p.m.

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-One Hope Wine selection 4-7 p.m.

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-Smirnoff “Sours” Vodka selection 5-7 p.m.

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-Kahlua Pumpkin Spice Liqueur 5-7 p.m.

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-Menage A Trois Vodka selection 5-7 p.m.

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SATURDAY 10/25 (tasting times will vary)

-19 Crimes Red Blend 1-3 p.m.

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-Cardinal Sin Vodka 1-4 p.m.

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-Kenwood & Deadbolt Wine selection 1-4 p.m.

-New Amsterdam Vodka & Gin selection 1-4 p.m.

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Bruichladdich The Classic Laddie Unpeated

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Bruichladdich

The Classic Laddie

Scottish Barley Unpeated

Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

 Bruichladdich The Clasic Laddie Scottish Barley Unpeated 

Floral & Elegant

This single malt Scotch whisky has been crafted by master distiller Jim McEwan from individually selected casks to showcase the classic, floral and elegant Bruichladdich house style. Unpeated, it is our signature bottling and the definitive Bruichladdich.

Made from 100% Scottish barley, trickle distilled, then matured for its entire life by the shores of Lochindaal in premium American oak, it is a testament to the quality our ingredients. This is authenticity. We believe barley matters.

Jim McEwan of Bruichladdich

Tasting Notes – From Bruichladdich’s Head Distiller, Jim McEwan

Character: Smooth as pebbles in a pool. It’s clean, fresh and lively with both the oak and the grain in perfect harmony.

Color: Sunlight on fields of early summer barley.

Nose: The bouquet is brilliant. Opening with barley sugar and a hint of mint before leading into the most wonderful notes of freshly cut wild flowers; buttercup, daisy, meadowsweet, myrtle, primrose and cherry blossom. The cleanliness of the spirit is remarkable. As the seconds tick by, more aromas rise from the glass, little zephyrs of spindrift and sea pinks reminding you that this spirit is matured exclusively by the sea. After some four or five minutes and with the addition of a little water, caramelized fruits drift onto the scene; lemon drops and honey, tangerine and tablet.

Taste: The palate entry is so refined and refreshing, the sweet oak and the barley arriving together sending the taste buds into raptures. The fruits from distillation drift in on an Atlantic breeze and pop on the tongue like champagne bubbles. A combination of ripe green fruit, brown sugar and sweet malt bring closure. A taste back in time, a realization that not all single malts are equal and to achieve the absolute optimum, you must use barley that is made in Scotland. Make this one the benchmark for all others you meet on your journey through the stills of Scotland.

Finish: Unforgettable! Its best enjoyed in good company, you just don’t want the evening to end. It brings warmth to the heart and soul. The clock slows down and the cares of tomorrow disappear into the dawn.

Cheers,

-Adam M England

Lukas Spirits Manager

636-227-4543

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

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