It’s official; Award winning brewery Firestone Walker will be available in just TWO WEEKS. To commemorate this occasion, we will have a tasting of their beers on Tuesday, March 15, so mark your calendars. The brewmaster will be making an appearance as well, so stop by and let him know how much you love his beer.
For more info on the beer, check out the Firestone Walker website.
Raymond Collection Field Blend is a full bodied fruit forward wine perfect red for spring . This unique blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Petite Sirah, and Zinfandel at $10.99, with your help, I will have a chance to beat the other employees this month.
Hannah, our full-time wine buyer, is moving on “to greener pastures”. Her love has always been in the Health Care Industry, she will be beginning a new venture at Children’s Hospital. Hannah has been with me for almost 2 years. She has done a great job at Lukas and I will miss her a lot. Her last day, if you would like to say good-bye, is Saturday, March 5th.
Goose Island’s Night Stalker Imperial Stout has arrived! Enjoy this rich, dry-hopped limited release from Chicago.
Revel Stoke Spiced Whiskey 45%abv (Available 3/1)
Made with Canadian Whiskey, although it’s produced and bottled in Minnesota, it’s rye-based at 90 proof. Spices include cinnamon, coriander, cardamom, ginger and vanilla.
“Tastes like a bourbon and spiced rum blended together…perfect for mixing or on the rocks…” -Lukas Spirits Dept.
Early Times 354 Bourbon 40%abv (available 3/1)
Early Times 354 Bourbon will be arriving soon. This Bourbon is what today’s customers are looking for: a superior tasting Bourbon at an accessible price. Preferred by Jim Beam drinkers in a national, independent taste test, ET 354 delivers a full-bodied classic taste at an outstanding value.
Canadian Mist Black Diamond 43% abv. (available 3/1)
Canadian Mist Black Diamond is a richer, more robust expression of the award winning Canadian Mist that take quality and value to the next level. Rich in rye and sherry cask finishing for a full bodied flavor that can be enjoyed straight, yet light tasting and smooth enough for cocktails.
Brinkley Gold Shipwreck Spiced Rum 36% abv. (available 3/1)
Brinkley Shipwrecked Spiced Rum uses Caribbean rum that is aged for four years creating a very mellow spirit, yet full of flavors like orange, vanilla, clove and nutmeg. The recipie is based on and dedicated to actual British troop ship that sunk off the St. Kitt’s coast in 1782.
Double Gold Winner San Fransisco World Spirits Competition 2009
Christian Brothers Honey 35% abv (available 3/1)
Christian Brothers Honey is the ultimate in smoothness, infusing pure natural honey with the rich taste of Christian Brothers Brandy. Distilled from premium grape varietals and aged in hand selected oak barrels. Fans of other “honey-infused” liqueurs will love this new product.
From Piemonte, producer Giovanni Bosca uses wine from his estate as the base for this amaro. He then infuses the wine with two very curious ingredients — cardoon, which is a relative of the artichoke, and Blessed Thistle. The resulting spirit is less bitter than many amari, with a smooth, nutty, candied winter spice quality to it.
Cocchi Barolo Chinato
A glass of Cocchi’s Barolo chinato is not a vinous experience you’re likely to soon forget! In addition to quinine bark, rhubarb, gentian and a final addition of somewhat secreted spices, including cardamom seed, are added to this pleasantly bitter tipple, which ranks up there with Fernet Branca as the world’s best digestivo.
Bonal Gentiane-Quina, once nicknamed “ouvre l’appetit” (the key to the appetite), is a delicious aperitif wine that has been in production since 1865. It is made by infusing gentian root, herbs from the Grande Chartreuse mountains, and cinchona (quinine), in a Mistelle base, producing a wine that is known for its complexity. It is traditionally enjoyed neat, on ice with a twist, or in many classic mixed drinks.