STAFF SELECTION


From Blake

Spirits Manager

SPIRITS

Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit Single Barrel – “Dark fruit, toffee, brown sugar and cinnamon notes with smaller notes of wood and vanilla emerging right before being covered back up by the spice wave. Hard to get more balanced with sweet and savory sitting in near perfect alignment and bolstered by a full body and smooth inviting texture. Wood, brown sugar, corn, dark fruit, honey, caramel and mint all mix and mash together on a nice long slow fade to the finish.” 91pts Whiskey Jug

Suggested:  $47.99  |  Liquor Boy:  $43.99 750 ml

Nautical American Gin – “Floral and juniper w/ hints of pepper, lemongrass & grapefruit. The aroma has a coastal quality to it that is reminiscent of stones washed by the ocean tide. The aromatic flavors come alive on the palate – the brightness of the citrus and juniper notes are complemented by the pepper and mineral. This combination of citrus and spice deliver a powerful yet elegant flavor experience. The slight hint of sea salt rounds out the entire taste sensation.”

Suggested:  $35.99  |  Liquor Boy:  $32.99 750 ml

Riazul Reposado Tequila – “Riazul Premium Reposado Tequila is 100% Agave and aged for 9 months in American and French oak barrels. Riazul Reposado honors the refinement of a traditional Reposado, while delivering an independent streak in its subtle complexity. Opening with unique welcoming aromas and anchored by a slight oak base that blossoms to reveal hints of citrus fruit notes." 93pts BTI International Review of Spirits!

Suggested:  $49.99  |  Liquor Boy:  $46.99 750 ml

Trails End Bourbon – “The base of Trail’s End Bourbon is Kentucky straight bourbon aged for 7-8 years. This bourbon is than aged with staves of Oregon oak before being bottled at 90 proof. The nose offers up caramel & coconut scent that is echoed on the silky, lightly sweet palate, finishing with nutmeg, clove and a wallop of heat.” 89 points Wine Enthusiast

Suggested:  $53.99  |  Liquor Boy:  $49.99 750 ml

Spy Tail Black Ginger Rum - Spy tail is based on a 19th Century French recipe of aging Caribbean Rum with fresh ginger and spices in the barrel. The rum is distilled in the Caribbean and then aged, spiced and blended at a distillery in the Cognac region of France. Tasting notes of Brown sugar, spicy fresh ginger root with a kick of cinnamon and tropical fruits. The Spy Tail bottle has a porthole embossed on the front and back and hidden within it are the co-ordinates of the final resting place of Jules Vernes. The navy blue and orange striped label, based on a French Naval signal flag, is adorned with engineering details from original submarine designs. Spytail is bottled at 40%-42% ABV.

Suggested:  $22.99  |  Liquor Boy:  $19.99 750 ml

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

BEER

Victory Prima Pils 6pk Bottles - With heaps of whole flower European hops and fine German malts, they achieved the bracing herbal bite and smooth malt flavor that is sought in these styles of beers. Loads of earthy, herbal noble hop character with subtle malt complexity in the aroma. Flavor is very hop forward with ample bitterness. 5.3% ABV  $10.99

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’s  $10.99

21st Amendment Blood Orange IPA 6pk Cans - Blood Orange Brew Free! Is brewed like the original west coast style Brew Free! or Die IPA, but with an abundance of fresh blood orange puree and a twist of citrusy dry hops which makes this style of beer refreshingly different.  7% ABV 70 IBU’s  $9.99

Surly Hell 16oz 4pk Cans - A German Style Helles Lager. A beautiful, clean, crisp refreshing beer.  It is gold in color, with a subtle hop aroma. A balanced finish.  Perfect for those upcoming hot summer days, or for crushing in a ice house while trying to real in the big one.  $8.99

Founders All Day IPA 15pk 12oz Cans - A well balanced IPA that is lower than 5%, hence the names “All Day”.  This beer is very complex and still delivers a clean finish. Rate beer 96 Points$15.99

Founders Porter 6pk Bottles - Pours black as midnight, with strong chocolate and a kiss of sweetness on the nose.  Full in flavor, as this beer truly is dessert in a bottle.  Rate Beer 100pts   $9.99

Bell’s Two-Hearted Ale  12pk Cans - A citrus IPA, which is a MN favorite, brewed by our friends in Michigan.  The citrus on the nose from grapefruit to pine, very complex, copper in color, and it delivers a smooth finish.  Not for the faint of heart, at 7% abv.  $17.99

Bent Paddle Cold Press 4pk 12oz Cans - Beware coffee lovers.  Semi-sweet chocolate, complimentary to the mild burnt notes on the nose.  A rich delicious mouth feel.  Such a great beer especially for coffee lovers, it should be on the shelf in Planet Starbucks.  $8.99


manager's consensus

wine

WINE

Pomelo Rose 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 Rose 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

Obsidian Ridge Cabernet

Suggested:  $29.99  |  Liquor Boy:  $26.99

“Slightly more open and precocious, but with plenty of blackcurrant and blackberry fruit, striking minerality (no doubt from the Obsidian rocks) and a full-bodied, luscious, juicy style with voluptuous texture.  You can drink it over the next 10-15 years.”

92 pts Wine Advocate

Sanama Sauvignon Blanc

Suggested:  $9.99  |  Liquor Boy:  $6.99

“Just in time for the warm weather this Chilean Sauvignon Blanc has Intense aromas of peach, lemon, with hints of herbs. Delicate texture and subtle lemon flavor with refreshing acidity.” Perfect with shellfish such as oysters, fresh salads, seafood, Asian food and appetizers.  13% ABV

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

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.”

Ryder Estate Central Coast Pinot Noir

Suggested:  $18.99  |  Liquor Boy:  $12.99

“Our Ryder Estate Pinot Noir entices with aromas of cherry, blackberry, plum and toasty vanilla. Lush and silky, it bursts with ripe red raspberry, cherry and rhubarb fruit on the palate that leads into a supple, lithe finish.  A very traditionally styled Pinot Noir that you can still see through but will not disappoint once it hits your palate.  The flexibility of this wine makes choosing a food pairing very easy.  Anything from seafood to beef will pair well with this Great Value wine.”

Kunde Estate “Magnolia Lane” Sauvignon Blanc 

Suggested:  $21.99  |  Liquor Boy:  $12.99

“The Kunde family has been growing grapes in the Sonoma Valley for well over 100 years.  To this day, if you visit the winery, you will definitely run into a 4th or 5th generation family member actually working in or around the Winery.  This Estate grown Sauvignon Blanc is bright, with crisp acid, beautiful citrus notes, a delightful crispness that lingers on the finish. I recommend drinking this Sauvignon Blanc with a little chill on it. This wine is the perfect companion to fresh oysters or light cheese for your spring and summer patio gatherings.”

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.”

Castello del Trebbio Chianti Superiore

Suggested:  $17.99  |  Liquor Boy:  $13.99

“A deep ruby red color with aromas of small berries and hints of flowers and spice.  Medium-bodied with velvety tannins and pleasant acidity. Aged in Slavonian oak barrels for 6 months, then 3 months in stainless steel tanks.  This “Great Value” red has become a favorite at Liquor Boy.  A versatile wine that works with all types of food, not just traditional Italian, such as burgers, pizza or, of course, pasta.”

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.”