Urban Chestnut Oachkatzlschwoaf

Now available in bottles!!

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Urban Chestnut Oachkatzlschwoaf
This “export” style lager, brewed for our annual Oktoberfest celebration, is malty yet well balanced like the bier traditionally served at Oktoberfest in Munich. However, our Festbier has a tale/tail of its own–Oachkatzlschwoaf (pronounced “o-cat-zel-schwof”) translated is “tail of a squirrel”…just a little Bavarian humor.

Woodchuck Fall and Pumpkin

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Woodchuck Fall
The fall harvest brings farmers and communities together to celebrate another year of fruitful labor, It is a time of shorter days, cooler night, and great apples. This cider has a complex and elegant character full of apple, cinnamon, and nutmeg balanced out with a hint of American White Oak. A true taste of the season.

Woodchuck Pumpkin
Every once in a while you know you stumble upon something glorious. That something just so happens to be our Private Reserve Pumpkin. We have combined our signature taste with a refreshing pumpkin finish. Limited to just two and half hours on the production line this is a true connoisseur’s cider.

Duncan Taylor Ardbeg 19 Year-Old SMSW

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New Extremely Rare Release at

Lukas Liquor Superstore

 

Duncan Taylor

Ardbeg 19 Year-Old

Sherry Matured

Single Malt Scotch Whisky

 Duncan Taylor Ardbeg 19 Year Sherry Finished

Rarest of the Rare

Lukas Liquor is proud to offer a limited and rare chance at owning an extremely collectible single malt Scotch whisky. The award-winning independent bottlers at Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky have hand-selected an Islay whisky that has been matured in sherry oak cask and there are very few bottles of this particular cask available in the world.

The Whisky

Distilled at: Ardbeg (Islay)

Distilled: May 1994

Cask: #347602

Bottled: March 2014

Bottles Yielded: 45 (WORLDWIDE)

ABV: 53%

Non-Chill-Filtered & No Coloring Added

Single malt aficionados and connoisseurs alike know not only of the passion and craftsmanship that Ardbeg has provided consumers and collectors over the decades but also that Duncan Taylor is one of the leading independent bottling companies that brings these rare and sought-after casks to life. This particular Duncan Taylor release of the Ardbeg 19 Year boasts a deeper and more velvety peat-smoke with a rich nutty, stewed fruit and sea salt. If you are a fan of Ardbeg and like rare releases that are one-time releases, this is a bottle to own and savor to the last drop.

The Story of Duncan Taylor

Duncan Taylor & Company has ownership of one of the largest privately-held collections of rare scotch whisky casks. The company has been “laying down” casks from premium Scottish distilleries for decades and has, in recent years, made its branded products available to whisky connoisseurs throughout the World.

Duncan Taylor has its origins in Glasgow where the company was initially a merchant and broker of Scotch Whisky casks within the Industry. Devotion to the principle of providing only the finest casks to be filled at Scotland’s leading distilleries has been a key feature of the company’s history and this tradition of building an outstanding portfolio of only the finest scotch whiskies is being maintained to this day by the current owners.

When the company moved its headquarters to the North East of Scotland, close to Speyside – Scotland’s largest whisky producing region – it also took the decision to focus on the production and marketing of its own brands and to cease the “brokering” of whisky in cask form to Distillery companies and Independent bottlers.

The company now has an established design, marketing and production operation and has complete control of the entire production process from cask selection and management, through “in-house” product and packaging design to its own “under bond” bottling facilities. Rigorous quality control procedures are in-place throughout the company’s systems to ensure that the Duncan Taylor ethic of unrivalled quality continues to be integral to the high reputation enjoyed by the company’s award winning brands.

 

Cheers,

-Adam M England

Lukas Spirits Manager

636-227-4543

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

Tasting Schedule for 9/19 & 9/20!

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Here is our Tasting Schedule for Friday, 9/19 & Saturday, 9/20:

 

FRIDAY 9/19 (tasting times will vary)

 

-Indaba Wine selection 4:00 – 7:00 PM

 

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-New Amsterdam Vodka selection 4:00 -7:00 PM (Pineapple and Orange flavored vodka’s)

-Smirnoff Strawberry & Peach Sorbet “Light” Vodka 5:00 -7:00 PM

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-Olemca Altos Tequila selection 5:00 – 7:00 PM

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-Tippy Cow Cream Liqueur selection 5:00 – 7:00 PM

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-Abita Beer selection 5:00 – 7:00 PM

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SATURDAY 9/20 (tasting times will vary)

-B.V. Wine selection 1-3 p.m.

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-The Big O Ginger Liqueur w/creator Bill Foster 1:00 – 4:00 PM

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-Crown Royal XO 1-3 p.m.

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-Robin C. with Hahn Vineyards Wine selection 1-4 p.m.

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-Hanna & Tangley Oaks Wine selection 1-4 p.m.

-Chouffe Beer selection 2-4 p.m.

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-Shock Top Beer selection 2-4 p.m.

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Kavalan Taiwanese Single Malt Whisky’s

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New Release’s at Lukas Liquor Superstore

Kavalan Taiwanese Single Malt Whisky’s

 Kavalan Distillery

 

The Spirit of Taiwan

By utilizing Taiwan’s unique natural resources and remarkable technological skills, aiming for the first whisky distillery in Taiwan, Kavalan distillery of King Car Group was founded.

Kavalan group holds their initial hopes and would not give up, aiming to establish the solid foundation of the distillery. The effort goes into every drop of new make spirit and every seasoned cask we choose. Coupled with the mastery of the blender, they ensure the silky smoothness and distinctive flavors of Kavalan whisky. The first bottle of Kavalan was released in December 2008 and now it is the best-selling expression. The recipe of classic Kavalan is complex and contains different types of casks- fresh bourbon, fresh sherry and refill casks rendering the spirit a multilayer of fruity and floral notes.

Kavalan, the earliest tribe that inhabited Yilan, represents sincerity, honesty, and the spirit of step-by-step cultivation. Kavalan distillery continues the tradition of passionate commitment to creating the premium whisky.

 

The Current Kavalan Whisky Offerings at

Lukas Liquor Superstore

 

Kavalan King Car Conductor Single Malt Whisky

89.5 Points – Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2014

King Car single malt whisky is one of our 3 latest releases. We would like to make the flavor to the fullest and most rounded possible. And this time, because we would like to retain most of the flavors, the alcoholic strength is raised to 46% ABV! This is the first expression launched in the name of King Car which is the name of the Group. The Chairman of the group, Mr. TT Lee, would like to have a single malt whisky that can also represent the company to show the kind of diversity, multi-area of business that we do, and this King Car single malt (a.k.a. Conductor) can truly represent the Group with its complex flavors, delicate aromas and multi-layers of background fruitiness!

 

Kavalan Solist ex-Bourbon Cask Whisky

93 Points – Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2014

Kavalan Solist ex-Bourbon is a delightfully complex, multi-dimensional single malt whisky, with vanilla, fruit and coconut highlights. Matured in hand selected American ex-Bourbon casks, the whisky is available at cask strength and non-chill-filtered hence retains the fuller flavor of the natural single malt whisky. 

Best Rest of the World Single Malt Whisky 2010

Gold Medal – International Spirits Challenge’s 2010.

Kavalan Sherry Cask Whisky

95 Points – Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2014

The process water is drawn from the springs in the Snow Mountain and Central Mountains imparting a smooth and creamy mouth feel to the whisky. Matured in oloroso sherry casks in special editions, Kavalan Solist Sherry is bottled by hand at the distillery, without any coloring, chill-filtration, and thus a truly “single single malt whisky” as described by some! It is a naturally smooth and rich whisky with a complex character.

Gold San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2013

Best Rest of the World Single Malt Whisky 2011 at World Whisky Awards.

Kavalan Solist Vinho Barrique Cask

93 Points – Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2014

Vinho is fully matured in used American oak wine barrels that have been toasted and recharred in a way that brings out fruity vanilla notes from the whisky and wood overlaid on a delicate background of complex fruitiness.

The oak casks are made from American oak that has been seasoned in the open air for at least 24 months. The oak is slow grown that results in a greater release of flavors into the whisky. This reduces the astringent effect of tannins and releases more vanilla spiciness and hints of herbs such as dill and lemon grass. The result is softness and added complexity.

 Cheers,

-Adam M England

Lukas Spirits Manager

636-227-4543

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

Westland American Single Malt Whisky

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New Release at Lukas Liquor Superstore
Westland
American Single Malt Whiskey

Westland American Single Malt

American Single Malt Whiskey

Malted barley is the most complex and flavorful grain used to make whiskey. For centuries, single malt whiskies have been considered solely the domain of Scotland. But a new category of single malt is taking root. One that offers us the chance to make a mark in the world of whiskey. It must be led by your own ideas, done on your own terms and realized through your own hard work. Here in the heart of the Pacific Northwest, we are graced with world-class natural ingredients. Those ingredients inspire us to pursue our own unique American-style single malt to rival the finest whiskies in the world. With each expression we work to create something that both honors the traditions of distilling that we admire and adds something worthwhile at the same time. Something new and distinctly American. The character of our malt provides a wealth of flavor profiles for our whiskies. Regardless of the individual expression, every whiskey at Westland Distillery is underscored by our house style – a sweetness and ease on the palate accompanied by a fruity and complex but ultimately grain-focused finish worthy of its place in this new world.

Westland American Single Malt

Our flagship Westland American Single Malt Whiskey represents the truest expression of our house style. At the core of this whiskey’s flavor profile is a grain bill comprised of five different roasted and kilned barley malts giving our whiskey a character unique to Westland Distillery. The base is a pale malt, grown in the State of Washington. To that we add specialty malts, a concept inspired by the vibrant craft brewing culture of the Pacific Northwest. Deep and rich in flavors, these specialty malts contribute to the whiskey notes of chocolate, nuts, cookies, pastries, mocha, caramel and raisins. Our Belgian brewer’s yeast further enhances flavor development, creating fruity esters during fermentation. And finally, maturing predominantly in the finest new American oak casks complements our other choices with vanilla, caramel and coconut notes, leaving us with an approachable and mature whiskey.

Double Gold – 2014 San Francisco Spirits Competition

Cheers,
-Adam M England
Lukas Spirits Manager
636-227-4543
Lukas Liquor Superstore, St. Louis’ first REAL liquor store.

New Beer: Stone, Avery, Great Divide

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Stone Coffee Milk Stout
There’s no shortage of talented people at Stone, and each makes their presence known in their own unique way. Brian Gallagher, a brewer who learned the art of fermentation in the UK, used the beer you now hold, a take on a traditional English milk stout, as his vehicle for personal expression. Originally brewed as a limited edition offering at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station, this coffee-laced milk stout quickly became a favorite among Gallagher’s peers. Made bittersweet and creamy while remaining smooth and easy-drinking thanks to the addition of milk sugar, it’s clear in one sip why this is a brew we needed to share with fans everywhere.

Stone Xocoveza Mocha Stout
This year’s winner of our American Homebrewers Association-sanctioned homebrewing competition, Chris Banker, helped keep us grounded to our homebrewing roots by introducing flavors consistent with our regional palate. His chocolate, cinnamon, nutmeg, chile pepper and coffee-infused milk stout was built to mimic the flavors of Mexican hot chocolate, a beloved specialty from our neighbors to the south, as our callaborators from Baja California, Cervezería Insurgente, will attest. Layered with tiers of earthiness, spice and roast, this creamy, semisweet blue-ribbon beer confirms that the spirit of the American homebrewer is not only alive and kicking, but thriving at an all-time high.

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Avery 5 Monks
No. 22 in Avery’s Barrel-Aged Series, 5 Monks, a 19.4% ABV (!) Bourbon barrel-aged Belgian-style quintupel ale

Avery The Beast
The Beast is a seducer – accomodating, complicated, powerful, dark and created to last the ages. With a deep burgundy color and aromas of honey, nutmeg, mandarin orange and pineapple, this massive and challenging brew has flavors akin to a beautiful Carribean rum. Dates, plums, raisins and molasses are dominant in a rich vinous texture. Cellarable for 10+ years. Brewed with Dates, Molasses, Dark Belgian Candy Sugar, Colorado Honey, Raisins, Turbinado. 16.1% ABV (!)

Avery Big Show Mixed 12 Pack
3 bottles each of Yeti Imperial Stout, Oatmeal Yeti Imperial Stout, Hades Belgian Pale Ale, and Hercules Imperial India Pale Ale.

Ardbeg The Peat Hopper Tour 2014 – Tasting Event

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Upcoming Tasting Event at Lukas Liquor Superstore

Ardbeg
The Peat Hopper Tour 2014

When: Saturday October 4, 2014
Time: 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Ardbeg The Peat Hopper Tour

NO RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

Must Be 21 Years-of-Age to Attend

Fueled With a Bold Spirit

Think of Ardbeg and what comes to mind? Chances are, it’s our legendary peat. Harvested in the bogs of Islay, it gives our whisky the distinctive flavor it’s famous for. In honor of our peat, we teamed up with The Orange County Choppers famous Paul Teutul Sr. and built the Ultimate Peat Hopper.

A cross between a chopper and a tractor, the Peat Hopper churns up the bold spirit of Islay with its authentic blend of Scottish character and fun. Custom-built by Paul Teutul Sr. and his world-renowned crew, this rugged 3-wheeled vehicle can go anywhere and everywhere that Ardbeg is enjoyed. It’s symbolic of the machinery we use back home, but built to take our message on the road.

As the Peat Hopper makes its way across America, it’s sure to inspire Ardbeg aficionados and fuel new excitement about the smoky and untamed whisky now recognized as “the best in the world.”

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Bring your smartphones to take some memorable pictures of The Hopper and make sure to share them via Instagram, Twitter (#PEATHOPPER) and Facebook with people all around the world.

A mega thanks to all of the loyal Lukas Liquor Customers who’ve made us one of Ardbeg’s most successful Embassies in the entire region. The men and women at Ardbeg who work hard to bring you The Ultimate Islay Whisky, also greatly thank you for supporting the Ardbeg portfolio. Without your passion and support for everything Ardbeg, events like this would not be possible.

We’ll see all of you on 10/4/2014!

Cheers,

-Adam M England

Lukas Liquor Superstore

636-227-4543

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

New Belgium Le Terroir

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New Belgium Le Terroir
Le Terroir: French, meaning ‘from the terrain, soil, land, ground, earth.’ You may have heard it as a wine term speaking of the environmental conditions of the vineyard, the pH of the soil, even the slope of the land. But beer has it too, especially a New Belgium sour beer, which oozes terroir from the pores of the wooden foeders we age it in. They produce a base beer that’s golden-colored with a soft overripe peach aroma and just the right amount of tart. And after 3 years in the foeders, you can bet it has some nice earthy tones. Round out that fruity base with even more unique fruity hops like Amarillo and citra, and this beer may just have more terroir than your classiest wine. And with the hop burp, compliments of the dry-hopping, Le Terroir is definitely classy!

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