Ardbeg Supernova 2014 Committee Release Islay SMSW

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New Limited Release at Lukas Liquor Superstore

Ardbeg Supernova

2014 Committee Release

“The Ultimate” Islay Single Malt Scotch Whiskey

Ardbeg Supernova Islay SMSW

A Predecessor Returns

2011 was the year Ardbeg went to space. Millions of miles later, our experiment has made it back home and with it, the return of something equally monumental and just as eagerly awaited – Supernova. But something happened along the way. If it’s possible, this Supernova is even more out there than its 2009 Committee Release predecessor. The additional boost of sherry-matured stock has added ginger and cinnamon spiciness, a deep richness and a new dimension of sweetness. Its legendary peatiness – 100ppm – remains, making it one of the peatiest Ardbeg’s ever. Sharpen your ESP (extrasupernovary perception), close your eyes and taste. The result is earth-shattering.

The Experiment

While the Ardbeg Space Experiment progressed, Committee members across the globe busied themselves toasting the ISS as it passed overhead 15 times a day. Now it has returned and our whisky boffins can get to work. With clipboards at the ready, they are donning white coats and are set to unearth the outer-worldy secrets of micro-gravity maturation, versus maturation in Warehouse 3. They’ll be presenting their phenolic findings to the world at some point in the near future. Please tune in to ardbeg.com/space to follow their progress.

Ardbeg Supernova 2014 Committee Release

Tasting Notes:

Color: Bright gold.

Nose: Intense, zesty, smoked lemons and pears, lemongrass and pine needles, embedded in a deep, resinous, sticky waxy base. This initial, tangy vapor trails off, bringing in the tranquil whiff of salty, briny, seaweed-covered shores. More solid scents are then discovered, with the mineral-like tone of flint and granite, sooty smoke and a fresh, metholic stab of peppermint. Finally, a curious, sharp-sweet burst of delicious applewood smoked cheese is encountered.

Taste: Pepper and spice up front followed by peppermint and other medicinal tones. There are notes of dark birch tar intermingled with spicy-sweet chili flavored chocolate coating the entire mouth in luscious linseed oil.

Finish: The velocity increases, until it is almost off the scale, with rich flavors of tar, creosote, briarwood, spicy tobacco and licorice root.

Release Rules:

NO phone, email or fax reservations

First come, first serve, in store only release

Limit one bottle per person, per day

Cheers,

-Adam M England

Lukas Spirits Manager

636-227-4543

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

 

 

Wagner Tasting Cancellation……..

Lukas Customers,

 

Unfortunately due to circumstances out of our control, we have to cancel tomorrow night’s Wagner Family tasting.

If you signed up for the tasting and have not heard from us yet, please give us a call so we can refund your ticket purchase.

We apologize for the last minute cancellation, and appreciate your understanding.

-Lukas Liquor Management

Tasting Schedule for 9/12 & 9/13!

Here is our Tasting Schedule for Friday, 9/12 and Saturday, 9/13:

 

FRIDAY 9/12 (tasting times will vary)

-Captain Morgan White Rum 5- 7 p.m.

 

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-Absolut “Moscow Mule” cocktail 5 – 7 p.m.

 

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-Naked Grape Wine selection 4 – 7 p.m.

 

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SATURDAY 9/13 (tasting times will vary)

 

-Artesian Springs Winery 1 – 4 p.m.

 

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-Edmeades & Byron Wine selection 1-4 p.m.

-Wiser’s Whiskey selection 1 – 4 p.m.

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-New Amsterdam Gin & Camarena Tequila selection 1 – 4 p.m.

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-House Wine selection 1 – 4 p.m.

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Macallan Rare Cask 1824 Series

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 The Macallan Rare Cask 1824 Series

Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

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The Macallan 1824 Series

The Macallan is delighted to present Rare Cask from our 1824 Series, which has been created to showcase the beautiful range of natural color found in our whisky’s. Each expression becoming increasingly darker and more complex. The interaction of spirit and wood alone delivers the beautiful range of rich natural colors that distinguish The Macallan Whisky’s.

This ruby red whisky magnificently showcases two of the Macallan’s greatest pillars – Sherry seasoned oak casks and natural color. These signature characteristics reinforce our position as one of the world’s truly great single malt whisky’s.

Rare cask has been hand-crafted from only handpicked Spanish sherry seasoned oak casks, some of the most precious and scarce in single malt whisky. With an exceptionally high proportion of them being first-fill, The Macallan wood policy is unrivalled and it is this commitment to sourcing the industry’s finest, most expensive and exclusive casks. That has given to Rare Cask, an exquisite whisky with a splendid, rich and resonant hue.

 

Cheers,

-Adam M England

Lukas Spirits Manager

636-227-4543

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

Teeling Small Batch Irish Whiskey

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Teeling Small Batch Irish Whiskey

Rum Cask Finished

 Teeling Irish Whiskey

The Story of Teeling

Dublin has traditionally been the heart of the Irish whiskey industry. During Walter Teelings time there were over 37 different distilleries in Dublin. The Liberties area of Dublin in particular was recognized as the epicenter for Dublin whiskey and was dubbed the ‘Golden Triangle’ due to the number of distilleries clustered in a one mile radius. During the 19th century Dublin whiskey became globally recognized as the Premier whiskey in the world.

Renowned for its “smooth” and unique “character” it sold at a premium to all other types of whiskey. As a result of this success some of the largest distilleries in the world emerged from these small craft Dublin distillers. Unfortunately as Irish whiskey fell on hard times so did distilling in Dublin and the last still ran cold in 1976 until now.

Since 1782 the Teeling Family has been crafting Irish whiskey and it all began with Walter. In 1782 Walter Teeling set up a craft distillery on Marrowbone Lane in the Liberties area of Dublin commencing a 230 year tradition of distilling for the Teeling family. From Walter Teeling to the latest generation of Teelings in Jack and Stephen who are carrying on the family’s legacy and forging a bright new future for distilling in Dublin and for Irish whiskey.

The Whiskey

The Flagship Irish whiskey and our attempt to create the most interesting Blended Irish whiskey. This small batch bottling consists of hand selected casks which are given further maturation in ex-rum barrels imparting extra character and smooth flavor unique to Irish whiskey. By bottling at 46% with no chill filtration completes an Irish whiskey of true character.

Tasting Notes

Nose: An inviting nose where vanilla and spice dances with bright sweet notes of Rum.

Taste: While being very approachable the influence of the rum cask and higher percentage alcohol creates a unique smooth, sweet, slightly woody marriage that sparkles on the tongue.

Finish: Slightly moorish, sweet spice finish complimented by woody undertones.

 

Cheers,

-Adam M England

Lukas Spirits Manager

636-227-4543

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

Two Brothers Brewing Company

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Two Brothers beers are now on the shelf! Available in six pack bottles or cans, and of course in our mix-a-six station.

Cane and Ebel
Dry, but with a creamy touch of Thai Palm Sugar and the spicy tang of Rye, all balanced by loads of the wackiest new Hops we could lay our hands on. Yep, it’s an Orignal. And that’s no Sin.

Ebel’s Weiss
With nice malty sweetness and a soft aroma of clove, vanilla, and banana, this German style hefe weizen is unfiltered for a glowing orange haze.

Sidekick Extra Pale Ale
Buddy, pal, mate, brother (or sister) from another mother, compadre…Sidekick. All of these are ways to describe someone or something that is always at your side. Sidekick extra pale ale is one of those things. This golden colored ale is loaded with juicy citrus and passion fruit hop aroma yet balanced with malty and hop character. A true companion.

Outlaw IPA
As bold as the name suggests but as friendly as the masked man, comes our first adventure into the world of cans. This IPA is full of citrus and pine hop character and aroma. The hop flavors play off the pleasant malt complexity like a good sidekick. Giddy-up.

Prairie Path Gluten Removed Golden Ale
Prairie Path Ale has a complex malt character that is paired with Saaz and Golding hops that create a mildly bitter finish. The result is a crisp, drinkable, savory ale that is light in color, but not in flavor.

Domaine DuPage French Country Ale
Inspired by the brothers time living in France, this food-friendly ale is deep amber in color, with a toasty and sweet caramel start. It finishes with just enough hops to clean off the palate. Bon Appetit!

New Beer: Prairie, 4 Hands, Ellezelloise

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Prairie Cherry Funk
Sour ale aged on cherries.

4 Hands Snake Oil
Snake Oil is a Red IPA brewed with combination of American and Australian Hops. It has a bright, complex aroma with notes of citrus, peach, and tropical fruit. A variety of caramel malts lend this beer a full body and big mouthfeel. Snake Oil is a delicious Red IPA brewed with Citra, Simcoe, Galaxy, and Amarillo hops!

Ellezelloise Hercule Stout
The only self-proclaimed ‘Belgian stout’ – 9% by volume – named after famed Belgian detective Hercule Poirrot and considered a World Classic. Made in small batches, then lagered for ten days in German oak casks. “The Hercule is considered by many to be a classic – very malty, but dry, with a hint of sweetness in the finish, and perfectly hopped. It has a very distinctive and intoxicating spicy aroma of fresh spruce that suddenly, irresistibly, fills the room when the swing-top is released. This unique house character probably derives from the strains of yeast used by the brewery – and possibly from the fermentation in oak – because the beers are made entirely of malt and hops, without any spices or sugar.”

Leopold Raffin XO Sauternes Finished Cognac

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Leopold Raffin XO

Sauternes Cask Finished Cognac

Leopold Raffin XO Sauternes Finished Cognac

One of a Kind

Sauternes Cask Finish is the first of its kind in Cognac. Nothing like this has ever been produced before in the century’s long tradition of this luxury distillate. It was born of a challenge Lyon Brown made to Bertrand Laclie to produce a unique expression inside the “Domaine Controlee” of Cognac, which is no easy task given the rules regulating the production of the cognac. Bertrand determined to create a double wood finish, which is allowed in Cognac as long as the barrels used, have never contained anything but French wine. Sauternes Cask Finish begins its life as Leopold Raffin XO, a blend of 12 to 18 year-old cognacs with grapes from the regions of Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne and Fin Bois crus. Then it spends its final 8 months in a barrel that previously aged world famous Sauternes wines from France.

Only 1,400 bottles were produced for the United States and each is hand numbered, then signed personally by Bertrand Laclie on the back label.

Cheers,

-Adam M England

Lukas Spirits Manager

636-227-4543

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

Laphroaig Select Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

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Laphroaig Select

Islay Single Malt Whisky

 Laphroaig Select

 A ‘New’ Style

Laphroaig Select takes its name from the special selection of American and European casks, chosen for their unique character that they give during maturation. Our Inspiration for our new Global expression has been take from history – 70-80 years ago, the time of the last family member owner of the distillery, Ian Hunter. Ian was one of the biggest influences in the history of Laphroaig indeed he was one of the first distillers to travel to bourbon county in the USA to identify new sources of casks that would give him greater consistency as well as new flavors. He later married this ‘new’ style of Laphroaig with his traditionally matured (European cask) Laphroaig.

Inspired by his early work, we have used Oloroso sherry butts, straight American white oak (non-filled with bourbon), PX seasoned hogsheads, Quarter Casks and finally of course first fill Bourbon Casks. This varied cask maturation technique enabled us to create 6 new flavor combinations that were then tested with our FOL’s to choose their favorite style and indeed name. The winning flavor and name chosen by you is Laphroaig Select.

Laphroaig Select Tasting Notes:

Color: A Fully Natural color with no caramel added, it is sparkling gold with layers of color – arising from different maturations and oils mixing together.

Nose: Peat first, then ripe red fruits from the PX and Oloroso casks. A hint of dryness next from the American oak with a long lingering florally finish – Marzipan and even limes at the end.

Taste: This full bodied whisky is initially sweet up front- matching the nose, then the classic dry, peaty, ashy flavors come bounding in followed by a lovely rich finish arising from the rich fruits of the European casks.

Cheers,

-Adam M England

Lukas Spirits Manager

636-227-4543

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

 

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