liquor boy STAFF SELECTION


monthly selections from liquor boy managers chris + blake

SPIRITS

BaysWater Gin - 86 proof Bayswater Gin is a traditional London dry style of gin featuring a juniper forward flavor with coriander, citrus, orris, angelica, cassia, liquorice, and nutmeg... all but the last being very traditional botanicals. It is made in London, England and named after the London district that made gin famous.

Arrogante Almond Liqueur - 70 Proof Arrogante liqueurs are handcrafted by infusing the finest natural ingredients in super-premium tequila: 100% Blue Agave Arrogante Blanco, a winner of the coveted GOLD MEDAL from the Spirits of Mexico international tasting competition. Arrogante Almond perfectly balances the light bitterness of almond nuts with a slight bit of sweetness. Sip it neat, on the rocks or use it in a mixed drink. Another great option is to add Arrogante Almond liqueur to desserts, including ice-cream or tiramisu.

Drakes Organic Vodka - 80 Proof, 40% ABV. This is a refined and elegant vodka. It features a clean and polished nose with subtle, yet inviting hints of citric fruits in the palate and a pleasantly lingering aroma of fresh sugarcane juice in the finish.  Drakes is an excellent example of a well-crafted vodka with an organic personality.”

I.W. Harper 15 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon- 86 Proof, 43% ABV. Sweeter up front with grain and corn immediately apparent, I.W. Harper Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 15-Year-Old then moves into notes of oak, raisin, caramel, spice, and vanilla. The finish leaves a long and lasting mouthfeel perfect for enjoying as bourbon the rocks, or whiskey neat to truly appreciate the full flavor profile.

 

Del Bar Dorado Mesquite - 90-proof. Malted barley smoked over a wood fire of Prosopis Velutina (a.k.a. velvet mesquite), and aged in American oak barrels (no explicit age information is provided). The Dorado delivers a warm aroma, syrupy and smoky, and its depths are ripe with hints of peppers and cherries.  On the palate a melody of sweet barbecue plunges into a throaty burn, pulling the punch on smokiness for the baked-in quality of desert heat. Underneath lies the familiar roster of caramel and vanilla, with notes of peppers, cherries, and a beef jerky afterthought.


beer

Surly Xtra Citra Pale Ale 12-pk - Bursting with Citra hop flavor and tropical, citrusy notes, this sessionable pale ale showcases Surly’s bright side. It’s called Xtra-Citra because they had extra Citra hops in the brewhouse. They made a beer with them for a one-time seasonal beer. The overwhelmingly positive response to this sessionable stunner soon made it a year-round favorite. ABV 4.5%.

 

Da Shootz Pilsner - Pours out a bright, clear golden, big fluffy head which fades to a small foamy cap. Aroma is spot on, grassy and grainy with a hint of hops. Taste is also true, dry, bread, crisp hops at the back. This beer is made to pair with DOING! There’s no activity (or non-activity) that wouldn’t pair perfectly with this beer (except for driving, of course!). ABV: 4.0%.

Indeed Mexican Honey Light - Meet Mexican Honey Light, a lighter kind of buzz. This bright and clean cerveza is brewed with orange blossom honey straight from orange groves south of the border, Amarillo hops and a twist of citrus. This new, more sessionable spin on Mexican Honey is refreshingly crushable and brewed to take it easy, anytime, anywhere. ABV 5.2%.

Bells Offical Hazy IPA - This Hazy IPA is double dry-hopped (a combination of Mosaic, Citra, Azacca, Amarillo and El Dorado hops) resulting in complex peach, stone fruit and tropical notes with a dry finish and balanced bitterness. A refined beer for those who love hops and for those who prefer wheat beers.  ABV 6.4%.

 

Inbound Super G Loveshake – A Milkshake IPA made with Super Galena hops plus lactose, orange, and vanilla. Tastes mostly like an orange creamsicle, but it's also a beer that is easy drinking and full of flavor with 108 IBU’s. ABV 7.0%.


WINE

Terlato Vineyards Pinot Noir- “Red fruits (raspberries, strawberries, black cherries) with hints of violets and spice. This excellent wine is rich and complex but also relatively light, the wine's acidity frames it nicely and will pair well with a number of dishes including pork, chicken, beef and game. Well-integrated tannins and a silky smooth finish.”

 

Chateau De Costis Bordeaux- “Fine, dusty tannins give this wine a warm feel. Its rich structure is matched by the ripe blackberry fruits and given a lift by acidity.”  Soft, smooth, and well balanced.  Merlot 40%, Cabernet Franc 35%, Cabernet Sauvignon 25%.

 

Kris Pinot Grigio- “White spring flower, stone fruit and a whiff of honey lead the nose. On the straightforward palate, a touch of bitter almond adds interest to yellow apple and a hint of citrus.”

Argyle Pinot Noir- “A genuine representation of the Willamette Valley. Fermented entirely in small, 1.5 ton lots and plunged by hand, Argyle Pinot Noir is blended for purity and freshness. The 2016 vintage leans darker in fruit profile with savory spice and delicate floral accents, while the middle palate is classic Argyle silkiness in texture, with persistent length. Argyle wines have received a total of 11 Wine Spectator Top 100 designations - more than any other winery in Oregon.”