STAFF SELECTION


From Blake

Spirits Manager

SPIRITS

 

Diplomatico Planas – “Due to Venezuelan law, rum cannot be bottled until it is as least two years old. However, in this case some of the rums are aged up to 6 years. The blend is then charcoal filtered up to 6 times, removing all color and creating a refined, smooth white rum.  The barley sugar from the nose leads on the palate, closely followed by candied citrus zest and sherbet lemons. Rich toffee notes come in behind that, contrasting with peppermint creams and grassy spice. It finishes short and sweet, with a burst of fluffy marshmallow quickly fading to soft spice and a hint of clove, a good sipper with enough character to make its presence known in cocktails such as a mojito or daiquiri.”

Suggested:  $34.99  |  Liquor Boy:  $31.99 750 ml

Basil Hayden Rye - This rye begins as a four-year-old traditional rye whiskey, which is then dumped out and further aged an additional seven years in newly charred quarter cask oak barrels, and finally blended with traditional Kentucky straight rye whiskey. On the nose, spicy rye grain, baking spices, and oak with soft fruit. The taste reveals more spice from the rye, with clove, vanilla, and caramel. The finish is pleasant with baking spice and rye spice fading nicely. Candied orange segments and wintergreen roar back in on the end of the long finish. Very Limited product so get it while you can!

Suggested:  $52.99  |  Liquor Boy:  $49.99

Corzo Anejo Tequila - Triple-distilled for smoothness and rested for just over a year in small white oak barrels for an authentically smooth flavor. Extremely gentle, but has a well-rounded aroma of caramelized vanilla. The palate showcases cooked agave, minerality and cooked vegetal components leading to soft dried apricot. The finish is full of over-ripe starfruit."

Suggested:  $69.99  |  Liquor Boy:  $51.99

Kavalan King Car Whisky – “King Car is the name of the Taiwanese company that owns the Kavalan brand and this lavishly packaged single malt is its standard bearer and it’s not hard to see why. This has exotic fruit, cream toffee, and soft banana on the nose with bitter orange, dark chocolate and pepper on the palate. It’s rapier-sharp, clean, and drying rather than sweet on the finish.” 90 Points Whisky Advocate

Suggested:  $91.99  |  Liquor Boy:  $86.99

 


From Chris

Beer Manager

BEERs

Indeed Mexican Honey Imperial Lager 4pk Cans-Humming with a citrus and floral fiesta for the senses, Mexican Honey Imperial Lager is brewed with Mexican orange blossom honey and Amarillo hops. Refreshing and dangerously smooth, this award-winning cerveza is all buzz, no bite. Malts: Pilsner, Vienna, Hops: Amarillo, Yeast: Budvar Lager, Specialty Ingredients: Mexican orange blossom honey. (8% ABV / 17 IBU)  $10.99

Indeed PC Pils (American Hopped Pilsner) 6pk Bottles / 15 pk Cans-Pleasantly crisp, perfectly clean and profoundly crushable, PC Pils is Indeed's take on the classic Pilsner style. While Noble hops have been the preferred choice of Pilsner brewers around the world, Indeed went with some of their favorite American varieties. Piney Chinook, pleasantly citrus Cascade and punchy Centennial make this an easy-drinker with floral hop characteristics.  (5.5% ABV / 45 IBU / RateBeer Rating: 98)  $8.99 6pk Bottles and $15.99 15 pk Cans.

Steel Toe Size 7 6pk Cans - One of the best and most consistent beers in the state of Minnesota, To make Steel Toe 7 they take prodigious amounts of hops and add them any chance they get to this Pacific Northwest-style IPA. If you ever call Size 7 balanced the people at Steel Toe will kick you where it hurts (in the hop sack). Big aroma and flavor of zesty orange peel, a dry and clean bitterness finishes in the most satisfying way possible. (7% ABV / 77 IBU)  $10.99


manager's consensus

wine

WINE

Pomelo Rosé 2016 – “On the southern end of the Sierras, the gentle and warm slopes of Linden Hill develop ripe and abundant fruit flavors ideal for Grenache and Syrah grapes used to blend Rosé. Luscious and refreshing, a bounty of summer strawberry and crisp cranberry flavors give this Rosé a lively structure, keeping the palate energized.” Perfect with BBQ Shrimp!

Suggested:  $13.99  |  Liquor Boy:  $10.99

Hecht & Bannier Rosé 2016 – “Floral and spicy expression with ripe raspberry, a round palate with flavors of cherry and lifted by bright pineapple. Strawberry, watermelon and pomegranate nuances abound in this delectable crispy and dry wine” Outstanding with a nice light pasta dish!

Suggested:  $19.99  |  Liquor Boy:  $15.99

Day Owl Rosé 2016

“Emboldened by vivacious dark cherry, dried strawberry, plum, lavender, and vanilla, Barbera is akin to Nebbiolo’s spunky, scandalous little sister. Like the best things in life, this Italian varietal is meant to be enjoyed young (aka now), so seize the moment. Bright, citrusy, and effortlessly cool, this versatile wine pairs perfectly with whatever the day throws at it.”

Suggested:  $14.99  |  Liquor Boy:  $11.99

Gassier Sables D’azur Rosé 2016

"Elegant nose with delicate hints of small red fruits (Red Currant) and sweet citrus fruits (clementine, sweet grapefruit). A dry fresh and clean rose’ wine, with crispy acidity, and a wonderful souvenir of Provence!”

Suggested:  $14.99  |  Liquor Boy:  $11.99

Château Pesquié Terrasses Rosé 2016

“Supple and pure with notes of white peach, rose and strawberry, medium bodied, lightly textured, pure and deliciously quaffable on the palate. Made from a direct press of Cinsault, Grenache and Syrah, it’s perfect on a hot day”!

Suggested:  $18.99  |  Liquor Boy:  $12.99

Juan Gil Shania Rose 3 Liter Box Wine

Suggested:  $23.99  |  Liquor Boy:  $19.99

“This Gil Family Estates Spanish Rose is fresh and crisp with notes of strawberry, cherries, fresh cut watermelon and dried herbs. Pairs perfectly with spicy sushi, hot chicken wings or BBQ ribs. 12.5% ABV

Protocolo Tinto

Suggested:  $8.99  |  Liquor Boy:  $6.99

"The Protocolo Tinto displays medium to high and light iridescence addresses in the ruby red edges in the glass. Aromas of mature red fruits, good arrears of Intensity, notes of coffee, vanilla and toasted. A good sign structure, emphasizing the tannin-alcohol balance acidity, fresh ripe fruit popping them in perfect conjunction with character."

Ghostrider Ungrafted Red

Suggested:  $16.99  |  Liquor Boy:  $13.99

“The Ghostrider red blend includes Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Syrah and Zinfandel. It shows a dark ruby color with an aroma that’s rich in mixed berries and black cherry preserves. Hints of spice including black pepper and bacon carry through on the palate. This decadent red blend finishes with soft tannins, dark fruit and elaborate oak.  A very well-balanced red that pairs with virtually any preparation of beef or lamb.”

Raza Vinho Verde

Suggested:  $9.99  |  Liquor Boy:  $7.99

“This versatile wine is a blend of 3 of the typical grapes used for making Vinho Verde, 50% Arinto, 35% Azal and 15% Trajadura.  Light and fresh with bright citrus on the nose and palate.  Refreshing through and through with a bit of spritz.  This wine is a departure from the “sweet” Vinho Verdes that are commonly found in most stores.  The fruit is still front and center but the acidity keeps this wine crisp and clean with a hint of minerality, similar to a Spanish Albarino.”

Matias Riccitelli “Hey Malbec” Malbec

Suggested:  $21.99  |  Liquor Boy:  $16.99

“100% Malbec is incredibly well-balanced as an Argentina meets France in its interpretation of this grape.  Lush and richly flavored as you would expect Argentina to bring, balanced by the earth and acid you would expect from Cahors, France.  Juicy black fruits combine with violets and black pepper, with soft and ripe tannins leading to a soft and opulent finish.  Lovely on its own or with grilled meat.”