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.

Octomore Super Heavily Peated 6.1 Scottish Barley

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Octomore

Super Heavily Peated 06.1 Scottish Barley

Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

 Octomore Scottish Barley

 

The World’s Peatiest Whisky

The world’s most heavily peated whisky, this is the sixth edition of the uber-experimental cult Octomore.

Titanic amounts of peat but with a light, delicate complexity and a beguiling finesse. Young, yet eminently mature, it defies us. It remains an enigma. We embrace that. Here, we pay tribute to its pedigree, to the land from which it came and the raw materials that gave it life: Octomore Scottish Barley. We believe challenging convention matters.

Jim McEwan of Bruichladdich

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

Character: Magnificently muscular. Most heavily peated malts are so dry and phenolic there is little else to spark the senses, not so this young warrior who arouses pride and passion, transporting you to that most famous rock in the Atlantic Ocean – Islay – the beating heart of the Hebrides.

Color: Autumn sunshine/ citrine.

Nose: The first waves bring a combination of sea spray, spindrift, wet sea weed and hints of oily iodine. Then peat smoke with cracked black peppercorn and as the spirit reveals itself, stunning notes of heather flowers, lemon balm and water mint. It’s like watching a spiritual weaver create a tapestry from the Hebrides itself.

Taste: As the spirit breathes in the glass a subtle change takes place. Rising steadily comes the crisp, malted barley then the sweet oak, giving notes of vanilla, toasted rye bread and walnuts. Add a burst of fresh lime, poached apple and pear from distillation whilst always in the background the steady rhythm of the sea painting pictures in your mind of a people and place who know that single malt is the stuff of life, sustaining them for generations.

Finish: The senses will celebrate this genial, warm, thrilling experience long after the glass is empty. You will know that you have been on a journey by the warmth in your heart and the spirit in your soul

Cheers,

-Adam M England

Lukas Spirits Manager

636-227-4543

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

Bruichladdich Port Charlotte Heavily Peated SMSW

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Bruichladdich Port Charlotte

Scottish Barley Heavily Peated

Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

 Bruichladdich Port Charlotte Scottish Barley Heavily Peated

 

Bring on the Peat

Peated to a heavyweight 40ppm, Port Charlotte Scottish Barley is a cuvee crafted from casks hand-picked by master distiller Jim McEwan. It showcases the supreme elegance of this remarkable single malt – a union of the classic floral elegance of Bruichladdich and heavy peat.

This whisky is testament to our belief that raw ingredients matter. Trickle distilled from 100% Scottish Barley the spirit gently matures in the lochside village of Port Charlotte before being bottled here at the distillery using Islay spring water.

Jim McEwan of Bruichladdich

Tasting Notes – From Bruichladdich’s Head Distiller,

Jim McEwan

Nose: Opening with assertive waves of peat smoke and Atlantic squall, the olfactory system is on high alert in anticipation of some major sensory excitement. A swell of aromatics flood the senses with notes of iodine, salty canvas, crushed sea shells, charred oak staves, black pepper, paprika and leather tobacco pouches. The second wave brings vanilla, figs and soft plump dates, marinated pear, freshly milled malt, dark sweet toffee and cracked walnuts. It’s smoky. It’s smoldering. It’s sensuous. Just close your eyes and inhale long and deep. This is aromatic awesomeness.

Taste: Waves of the sweetest, smoothest, warmest smokiest spirit that you have ever experienced flood onto the palate like the Atlantic surf on Saligo Bay. It is potent, focused and the flavors explode brilliantly onto the palate. Full of depth and complexity, the smoky sweetness of the barley contrasts beautifully with the marine freshness of the spirit and the richness of toffee and vanilla. The complexity is enhanced further with a citrus twist and then mellow oak tempers the fire. Once the taste buds adjust to what is happening, they rejoice in the company and pleasure of this young Celt.

Finish: It’s long and heart-warming, arousing feelings of pride and passion. It brings courage and strength, honesty and faith to your very soul.

Cheers,

-Adam M England

Lukas Spirits Manager

636-227-4543

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

Journeyman Apple Cider Liqueur

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Journeyman Distillery

O.C.G. (Old Country Goodness)

Apple Cider Liqueur

Journeyman OCG Apple Cider Liqueur 

Apple Pie In A Bottle

Journeyman’s O.C.G. Apple Cider Liqueur just might be the single most amazing new spirit/liqueur to come through our doors in over 14 years. Journeyman Distillers Founder, Bill Welter and his team have created something that so many try and fail to accomplish each year within the realm of spirits. They captured the essence of fall and the upcoming holiday season. From the captivating aroma and matching flavor of baked apple, cinnamon and flakey pie-crust, it’s all there in one bottle. All of the staff has tried this and everybody’s jaw about hit the ground after a sip. How Bill and his team at Journeyman have accomplished this is a mystery and we are all grateful.

The Journeyman O.C.G. is at 10% ABV and can be served hot or cold depending on your preference. Whether served in a cocktail, on the rocks or neat, this apple cider liqueur will keep you coming back of more.

This new apple cider liqueur from Journeyman, will become the next hottest seasonal spirit the market has seen in a few years so stop on by and grab a bottle today, before they’re all gone.

Please check out Lukas Liquor Superstores wide array of the Journeyman Distillers products. We carry whiskeys, gins and vodkas that are made with the utmost craftsmanship and passion. Their products are so good that we’ve done two amazing single barrel whiskeys with them.

Cheers,

-Adam M England

Lukas Spirits Manager

636-227-4543

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

Uncle Val’s Restorative Gin

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Uncle Val’s Restorative Gin

Uncle Val's Restorative Gin 

Awakening Your Senses

Uncle Val’s Restorative Gin exhibits a crisp, floral taste profile that harkens back to the classic American gin. Awakening your olfactory senses with its refreshingly bright taste and pleasing bouquet, the gin lives up to the name Restorative. This gin is great on its own as Uncle Valerio would’ve undoubtedly preferred – but it’s also well suited to cocktails, adding a complex yet sublime blend of flavors to your recipe.

The Ingredients

Juniper: the quintessential gin ingredient, juniper adds a dash of that distinctive “gin” taste to Uncle Val’s.

Coriander: ends a delicious and assertive taste, which contrasts nicely with the cucumber and rose.

Cucumber: adds a cooling effect to the taste, alone with subtle freshness cues.

Rose Petals: originally grown for teas, the large petals of the Grandiflora provide a soothing aroma and calming taste.

 Cheers,

-Adam M England

Lukas Spirits Manager

636-227-4543

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

Compass Box The Lost Blend

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Compass Box Whisky Co.

The Lost Blend

Blended Scotch Whisky

 Compass Box The Lost Blend

Eleuthera

This new Limited Edition is a homage to our own ‘lost blend’ – Eleuthera – our first ever single malt blend that we sadly had to retire in 2004. It is also inspired by a short story written by O. Henry in 1907 “The Lost Blend” about life in a New York bar featuring two business partners who try to recreate a blend of spirits with close to supernatural properties.

The Lost Blend is – if you will – our attempt to create a magical combination of whiskies, in the style of our lost Eleuthera. The result is this elegantly complex union of two fruity Highland single malts and a peaty Islay single malt. It will once again be lost after these 12,018 bottles are purchased.

Distillery Sourcing

Single malt whisky (of a certain age) from the Clynelish distillery, and a small cache of extraordinary whisky from the Allt-A-Bhainne distillery, aged in American oak barrels and just a few years shy of two decades old, combined with malt whisky from the Caol Ila distillery.

The Labels

We’ve created three different front label designs all around the same theme: lost items. The whisky behind each label is the same, and the three labels have been randomly bottled and put into cases, which allows you an additional discovery to the whisky itself: which label did I get?

 Cheers,

-Adam M England

Lukas Spirits Manager

636-227-4543

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

Compass Box Great Kind Street Glasgow Blend

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Compass Box Great King Street

“Glasgow Blend”

 Compass Box Glasgow Blend

Glaswegians

After more than a year of creation and well over 100 different recipes, we are delighted to announce the release of the second permanent whisky in our Great King Street range: Glasgow Blend.

Glasgow Blend offers a rich vein of peaty-smokiness underpinned by sherry cask-aged whiskies, full of dried fruit and wine character. The palate is full and round, with a sweetness typical of whiskies from our company. In his 1930 book ‘Whisky’, Aeneas MacDonald mentions that Glaswegians historically preferred fuller and more flavorful whiskies than people in other parts of the world. So what better name for a whisky such as this?

Glasgow Blend is made from a high proportion of Highland and Islay single malts – around 67% – combined with 33% Lowland single grain whisky. It is matured in a combination of sherry, American and French oak casks. Bottled at 43%, quite simply there is no other blended Scotch whisky quite like it.

 Cheers,

-Adam M England

Lukas Spirits Manager

636-227-4543

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

Hayman’s Sloe Gin

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Hayman’s Sloe Gin

 Hayman's Sloe Gin

An English Tradition

Hayman’s Sloe Gin is a traditional English liqueur made to a long standing family recipe. Wild hand-picked sloe berries, a type of wild plum, are handpicked in the Autumn after the first frosts from the Blackthorn Tree. The early frosts lock in the vital sugary plum notes that define Hayman’s Sloe Gin. The sloe berries are gently steeped for several months with Hayman’s Gin before blended with natural sugars.

The final blend is a rich ruby red liqueur bursting with smooth and intense bitter sweet fruit flavors.

Sloe Gin has been a popular drink from the 19th Century onwards as a digestive and winter warmer and was a required bar item during the first cocktail era in the 1880s.

Lukas Liquor Superstore is proud to also carry the Hayman’s Old Tom Gin and their amazing Royal Dock Gin (Navy Strength) alongside the new Hayman’s Sloe Gin.

Click below to learn more about the Hayman family and their extraordinary gin’s

http://www.haymansgin.com/home

Cheers,

-Adam M England

Lukas Spirits Manager

636-227-4543

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

Cutty Sark Prohibition Edition

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Cutty Sark Prohibition Edition

Blended Scotch Whisky

 Cutty Sark Prohibition Edition

The Prohibition Edition

This whisky has been crafted as a salute to the notorious Captain William S. McCoy, who smuggled Cutty Sark blended Scotch whisky into America during the Prohibition era of the 1920’s. his impeccable reputation for only dealing in the finest, genuine & unadulterated liquor, gave rise to Cutty Sark being referred to as “The Real McCoy”.

This whisky has been carefully blended in the traditional way from mature malt & grain Scotch whisky’s, then bottled at 100 Proof.

 

Cheers,

-Adam M England

Lukas Spirits Manager

636-227-4543

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

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