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Glenfiddich Experimental Series IPA cask

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The first in the Experimental Series from Glenfiddich is their IPA cask finished single malt. A curious idea, they took a single malt whisky, aged it, then took those barrels and had a local brewery create and age an IPA in them. They then finished their whisky in the IPA barrels. 

 

not only did they create a pioneering new whisky, with unique zesty citrus notes and the subtle hint of fresh hops but they also created a pioneering new craft beer in the process, too. 

 

Vibrant with a zesty citrus not followed by soft, sweet vanilla and a hint of fresh hops. 

Laphroaig 32

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One thing that sets Petite Cellars apart from most liquor stores is our Scotch selection, with bottles ranging from crowd pleasers to the most limited top shelf offerings, today that bottle is the Laphroaig 32.

Like the wave-washed granite walls of the distillery, this rare bottle of Laphroaig has acquired a rounded character and exceptional smoothness after lying in the finest ex-Oloroso casks for 32 long years. 

Savor Laphroaig 32 Year Old while you can. Moments such as this only come once in a lifetime. 

Ron Abuelo Centuria

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Centuria, from the Latin 'centrum' meaning one hundred, is the name we have chosen for this unique product, as we celebrate a century of rum-making tradition.

Its complex aroma and flavor comes from a blend of the finest rums from our oldest reserves, aged in white oak barrels for up to 30 years. These select rums them become part of our 'Reserva de la Familia'.

The art of the traditional 'solera' system lets us preserve the character of these precious reserves throughout time, and to offer limited quantities of a product which epitomizes our commitment and passion to producing the best aged rum. 

The Arran Malt: Smugglers' Series Volume 2

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Great news! The second volume of the Smugglers' Series from The Arran Malt is here! 

 

According to Arran Malt:

 

"

In this Smugglers’ Series Vol.2 ‘The High Seas’ we pay tribute to the exuberant character of those striving to outwit the Government’s representatives in the pursuit of the production of the famed Arran Waters. This dram is a powerful marriage of whisky matured in the finest rum casks with time-honoured peated spirit and a rich layer of first-fill Bourbon barrel adding sweetness and fruit. The use of rum casks in the maturation serves as recognition of Arran’s importance, in years gone by, in the trade of diverse, black market liquor. The resulting liquid is complex, full of character and a perfect tribute to these independent characters of Arran.

  • Limited Edition of 8,700 Bottles Worldwide
  • Bottled at Natural Cask Strength 55.4% abv.
  • Non Chill Filtered & No artificial colouring
  • RRP £86.99
  • Limit of 2 bottles per person from our web shop
  • Available from our network of worldwide distributors

TASTING NOTES:

NOSE: Citrus fruits are at the fore, mingling with smells evocative of the outdoors; a touch of seaweed hints at coastal character. Orchard fruits, white pepper, and a subtle dry note reminiscent of fino sherry make this a complex nose. A hint of burned pine wood is in the background.

PALATE: A fizzing mouthfeel with sherbet character. A fresh spearmint note appears and mingles with warm bramley apple pie and ice cream. There is tangy lime marmalade with chilli pepper heat and a whiff of smoke from a just-lit fire of pine logs. The addition of water shows honey dew melon and pear drop sweets.

FINISH: Distillery character shines through; notes of apples, citrus and good body are elongated by a backbone of subtle smoke."

Southern Belle Red 2014

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The sought after yet hard to find Pappy Van Winkle bourbon makes its way into the wine world with Southern Belle Red from Spain; this wine is aged in Pappy barrels!

According to the winemaker:

"Southern Belle is a blend of syrah and monestrell from the DO Murcia in Southern Spain which is then aged for a period of time in Van Winkle Bourbon barrels.  The length of time in Van Winkle barrels varies depending on how many uses they've had, the wine, the year, and many other variables.  There is no set formula but I know the wine I'm trying to create and use the barrels as much as needed to get it.  I want the wine to have bourbon influence but still maintain its integrity as a fine wine.  I don't want a freaky bourbon wine.  Bourbon is an element of complexity not dominant.  Many people who taste the wine and don't know there is bourbon influence would not necessarily smell or taste bourbon in the wine. I like that.  I've been making this wine since the 2005 vintage so I've learned a huge amount about the use of these special barrels and I think this 2014 vintage is the best one we've made.  I think with the first couple of wines, we were too discreet with the use of the barrels.  The 2014 is more redolent of Bourbon in the aroma yet more subtle in the mouth. My overall goal, as with all the wines we make, is to make a seamless, delicious, drinkable fine wine.

 

The idea to use the bourbon barrels came over dinner I shared with my buddy Julian Van Winkle at a Southern Foodways Alliance meeting at Blackberry Farm.  It was literally as simple as an idea that came up in conversation.   Hey, let's do something together.  Hey, what about putting wine in used bourbon barrels? Okay, I'll send you some.  I don't know if you've ever seen old, used bourbon barrels, but they're ugly.  When the winemakers first saw the barrels, they flat out refused to put wine anywhere near them.  But, eventually they did and the result is in the bottle."

Barrell Bourbon New Year 2017

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A relatively new distiller on our shelves is also one of the best on our shelves, and with the new year they have released a new bourbon.

"To date, every release of our bourbon has been a marriage of casks produced in the same distillation season. We do this to highlight different production styles, aging techniques and age expressions. To commemorate the new year we have created one special blend- Barrell Bourbon New Year 2017 Limited Edition. We combined 5-13 year old barrels from several different states, which were distilled and aged using different techniques. We had one goal in mind, to make the most captivating, delicious bourbon we could. We hope you will toast with us to good fortune and the promise that the new year brings.

 

"A selection of 5, 7, 8, 9 and 13-year old Straight Bourbon Whiskey barrels

Separately distilled in Kentucky, Tennessee and Indiana

 

Aged in Kentucky, Tennessee and Indiana

 

Crafted and bottled in Kentucky

 

117.0 proof cask strength bottling

 

Aged in American white oak barrels"

 

High Wire Distilling Co.

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Located in historic downtown Charleston, High West Distilling Co. is dedicated to making premium, handcrafted spirits. They seek the finest ingredients available and develop their recipes using a creative, culinary approach. All of their products are batch distilled in a hand-hammered, copper still to create the finest Southern spirits available. 

 

We have four of their whiskeys on our shelves, they are:

Rye Whiskey:

The Rye Whiskey is made with 75% of ancient Italian Abruzzi, an heirloom grain grown in the Carolinas for centuries and prized for its hardy backbone and complex nutty flavors. Heirloom white corn completes the blend and adds a touch of sweetness to compliment the boldness of the rye.

Proof: 90

Tasting Notes: Sweet caramel notes take the lead before expanding into flavors of cinnamon, walnut, a hint of smoke, and a long, lingering spice

Awards: Bronze Medal ACSA Spirits Competition 2016,            94 Points - Wine Enthusiast

 

Four Grain Bourbon Whiskey

New Southern Revival Brand is a celebration of the diverse agricultural traditions of our region. We work with farms in the South to source only the highest quality, heirloom grains. Distilled from a mash of heirloom white corn, red winter wheat, malted barley, and Carolina Gold rice bran, this Bourbon Whiskey reveals its many intricate layers sip by delicious sip.

Proof: 94

Tasting Notes: Toasted nut, vanilla, smoke, cherry

Cocktails: Old Fashioned, Manhattan, Mint Julep, Boulevardier

 

Madeira Finished Bourbon Whiskey

New Southern Revival Brand is a celebration of the diverse agricultural traditions of our region. We work with farms in the South to source only the highest quality, heirloom grains. An incredibly rich and flavorful whiskey, we take our classic Bourbon Whiskey and finish it in freshly dumped sercial madeira barrels.

Proof: 90

Tasting Notes: Raisin, light smoke, vanilla, spice, toffee

Cocktails: Old Fashioned, Manhattan, Mint Julep, Boulevardier

 

Sorghum Whiskey 

Distilled from sorghum grown on a Mennonite farm in central Tennessee, our Sorghum Whiskey is incredibly smooth with a long finish. Sip it neat or over a single, large cube of ice for a satisfying dessert cocktail.

Proof: 88

Tasting Notes: Maple Syrup, peat, cashew, malt, smoke, vanilla

Cocktails: Old Fashioned, Dark & Stormy, Manhattan

Awards: Bronze Medal ADI Spirits Competition 2014, Bronze Medal ACDA Spirits Competition 2014

Russell's Reserver Single Barrel Private Barrel

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At this point, we should be called Petite Barrel House with all the private and hand selected barrels we have. In addition to our Jefferson's, Angel's Envy, George Dickel, and Breckenridge, we just received our Russell's Reserve Single Barrel. 

 

Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel Bourbon is matured in only the deepest No. 4 “alligator” char, American White Oak barrels handpicked by our master distillers. Individually bottled at 110 proof and non-chill filtered to guarantee maximum flavor, each barrel has its own unique personality yet still captures our signature rich, creamy toffee and vanilla taste.

Grgich Hills Cabernet Sauvignon and Book

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We have the perfect gift for the wine loving reader in your family, or the book loving wine drinker! This Grgich Hill Estate Old Vine Cabernet Sauvignon comes with "A Glass Full of Miracles" is the long-awaited autobiography of Miljenko "Mike" Grgich, Napa Valley legend and Vintner Hall of Fame inductee.

 

 This wine is made from some of the oldest Cabernet Sauvignon vines in the Napa Valley, planted in 1959 to the Inglenook clone (also known as Niebaum Cabernet Sauvignon #29) on St. George rootstock in Yountville. Closer to San Pablo Bay than warmer Rutherford, this relatively cool region allows the grapes plenty of time to develop unique flavor characteristics. This complex wine with moderate tannins is aged in French oak for 21 months then moved to large oak casks for six additional months.

Traverse City Whiskey Co.

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Traverse City Whiskey Co. hails from Traverse City, Michigan, and makes whiskey using an ages old family recipe. We carry four of their offerings, each of them a bourbon whiskey, but each a different version, each very good.

We currently have their straight bourbon, which is 43% ABV. 

Following that, we have their straight bourbon, this time, aged 3 months in rare Port Casks to add another layer of complexity. This version has rich vanilla and cinnamon notes, crafted to be enjoyed neat or on the rocks. 

Their American Cherry Edition, they infuse hand-picked cherries from their families orchard, resulting in a refreshing hand-crafted spirit, perfect for sipping by the lake and for carrying summer with you all year long!

The last offering we have is their straight whiskey barrel proof. In this limited release, they have reserved their most flavorful, their whiskey in its purest form, uncut and bottled at full barrel proof. This one is crafted to sip slowly and enjoy during life's defining moments!

 

Stop by and pick up any of these great bourbons and start enjoying!

Clyde May's Cask Strength

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Clyde May lived outside the law. He was a moonshiner by trade and a craftsman by heart. Using hand built-copper stills, fresh Alabama spring water, and the finest local grains. He vowed to make the best darn whiskey Alabama ever tasted. 

This eight year old American Whiskey celebrates Clyde's creed and iconoclastic life. Bottled at cask strength with a nose full of citrus, peach, and cedar. Followed by layers of rich spice, apple and oak on the palate. Finishes with a lingering  complexity of zesty orchard fruits and white pepper, sip neat or serve with one large piece of ice in your favorite vessel for enjoying fine spirits. 

 

We received a very limited supply of this cask strength whiskey, so if you're in the mood, come grab a bottle while you can. 

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