Thursday March 30th
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
We’re doing an extra tasting event on Thursday evening where we’ll again be hosting MI RANCHO TEQUILA, the Jalisco, Mexico-based distiller (that’s owned by local Kansas Citians) which won the Spirits International Prestige (SIP) Award taking Platinum and earning 96 points out of 100. Interestingly, their tequila has the lowest methanol content of any tequila in the world, and this is important because methanol is what causes a hangover.
Make a date to stop and try their great tasting SILVER and REPOSADO tequilas, each with a delicious and slightly spicy finish.
Friday March 31st
4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Join us this NCAA Tournament Final 4 Friday evening as we celebrate with a mix of adult beverages. We’ll tip off the tastings with beers from GOOSE ISLAND BEER CO. who are bringing these selections for you to sample:
SOFIE – earning a 97 score on RateBeer, this tart, dry saison is fermented with wild yeasts and aged in wine barrels with orange peel, giving it a subtle, spicy white pepper note, a hint of citrus from the orange peel and a creamy vanilla finish.
MATILDA – earning a 94 score on RateBeer, Matilda is made with a rare yeast that suggests a fruity and spicy flavor. There is complex maltiness balanced with a profuse amount of hops.
JULIET – earning a 99 score on RateBeer, this delicious sour ale is fermented with wild yeasts and aged in cabernet barrels with blackberries. Tart, fruity, complex , its notes of wood, tannin, dark fruit and spice make Juliet a unique experience.
For the liquors, our great rep from A. Bommarito will be bringing these three for you to sample:
ROUGH RIDER BOURBON – The whisky is a mash bill of 60% corn, 35% rye and 5% malted barley. After initial aging in new charred oak, It is finished in merlot and chardonnay casks from local wineries. The wine casks themselves are washed in local brandy before the bourbon goes in for final aging.
ROUGH RIDER BULL MOOSE THREE BARREL RYE – The whisky is 95% rye and 5% malted barley, aged in 3 types of casks – new American oak, then ex-bourbon and finished in casks that once held their Pine Barrens Single Malt (distilled from Blue Point Brewery Old Howling Bastard beer.)
PINCKNEY BEND HAND-CRAFTED AMERICAN GIN – From the New Haven, Missouri-based company, this gin won the Gold medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2012. The nine botanicals used in Pinckney Bend gin are all grown in the USA. They are distilled individually, and then blended in small batches. The result is a premium quality American gin with nuanced layers of flavor and aromatics. –
And their rave-reviewed PINCKNEY BEND TONIC SYRUP to go with their gins that “The color is amber with hints of peach and rose … Light, soft and very viscous when swirled. The nose is cinchona, rose and lemongrass, with hints of something earthier to ground it all”.
And for the wines, we’ll be hosting the Overland Park, KS based AUBREY WINES who are bringing these Springtime favorites:
APPLE WINE – Freshly pressed, local apple juice was slowly fermented at low temperatures in order to retain clean and crisp aromas and flavors of pure, fresh apples.
TRAMINETTE – Fresh aromas of sassafras, allium, and endive are complimented by a generous bouquet of kiwi, honey dew, and star fruit flavors. A gentle blend of tannins and tart bring each sip into a long, crisp finish that playfully dances around the boundaries of sweet and dry.
HONEY WINE – Made by fermenting pure, local honey. Intense yet delicate honey aromas and flavors dominate this sweet and delightful wine.
CHAMBOURCIN – This elegant dry red wine exhibits complex spicy, smoky and earthy aromas and flavors complimented by layers of black cherry and wild berries. Its silky, velvety texture and light to medium body resemble the finest burgundies.