Thursday, December 22nd & Friday, December 23rd
4 p.m. – 7 p.m. 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
FREE EVENT FREE EVENT
Join us this Thursday and Friday in sampling a variety of beers, liquors and wines on both days. Let’s start off with Thursday where we’ll start off the tasting with all the spirits available from our local TOM’S TOWN DISTILLERY (located over on Main St.). This a great opportunity for you to sample these premium liquors:
Pendergast’s Royal Gold Bourbon – this 90 Proof Bourbon offers a rich warmth with a smooth and well-balanced flavor, finished in hand-selected 14-year-old port casks.
McElroy’s Corruption Gin – this 90 Proof favorite is a complex, spicy and botanical New Western style gin.
Eli’s StrongArm Vodka – one of the best out there, this is a pure, smooth and imposing vodka, distilled 16 times.
And for the wines on Thursday, our rep from Trademark will be bringing these for you to sample:
FILUS MALBEC – earning an 89 score from Wine Spectator, ““There’s a savory edge to the ripe and well-spiced dark plum and raspberry flavors” in this medium-bodied wine that finishes with a hint of sweet tannins.
SUMMERS ESTATE ANDRIANA’S CABERNET SAUVIGNON – this excellent cuvee contains a mix of cabernet grapes from Sonoma County, Lake County and Napa. It also includes other Bordeaux red varieties as well as tiny amounts of Syrah and Petite Sirah. Medium bodied and dusty, with dried herb tones, it’s structured, velvety and finishes on a dark chocolate note.
SUMMERS ESTATE CHARBONO – a very rare varietal, the Italian Charbono grape is grown in less than 100 acres of California soil. this bold Calistoga wine is mid-full bodied with robust, earthy flavors of deep fruit including blueberry, boysenberry and a hint of dried plum.
SIX DEGREES CHARDONNAY – heady flavors of creamy oak, green apple and honey finish with a lingering softness.
On Friday, we’ll be starting off with this selection of beers from ELYSIAN BREWING out of Seattle:
SPACE DUST IPA – earning a 96 points score from RateBeer, this fresh hoppy IPA is brewed with Chinook hops to bitter and then dry-hopped with additions of Citra and Amarillo hops.
THE IMMORTAL IPA – a classic English-style version of an IPA brewed with Pale, Munich, Crystal and Cara-hell malts as well as being bittered with Chinook hops, then finished with Amarillo and Centennial hops.
BIFROST WINTER PALE ALE – Smells alluringly sweet like caramel apples with a little spice and orange zest. Taste is bold and balanced with a good amount of citrus and earthy hop bitters to offset the malt character. Finishes dry with a bit of fruit.
And for the liquors, our rep from A. Bommarito will be bringing these for you to try, and making cocktails with them:
SMOOTH AMBLER OLD SCOUT 7YR WHISKEY – this 99 proof has a mashbill of 60% corn, 36% rye and 4% malted barley. Very warm, with lots of spice, it starts off with caramel and rounded vanilla, followed by a bit of definite pepper before a rush of citrus and apricot become apparent on the finish.
NONINO AMARO – Using a family recipe since 1897, this is a careful infusion of alpine herbs, enriched by the presence of grape distillate aged over 5 years in French Oak and sherry barrels. A light and velvety textured sweetness on the attack leads to a slightly bitter, dryer finish.
BLUEWATER ORGANIC DISTILLING’S HALCYON GIN – A classic London Dry aromatic profile with a citrus-forward brightness that is both traditionally engaging and versatile for bold explorations. Their aromatics steep for 24 hours in hand-hammered copper kettles.
And for the wines, our rep from Major Brands will be bringing these for you to sample:
ST. COSME COTES DU RHONE – with a score of 91 points from Wine Spectator, this was listed as #41 on their Top !00 Wines of 2015. This superb vintage of Syrah is described as “Ripe, with vivid blueberry and boysenberry fruit that’s harnessed on the back end by a bold graphite edge. Anise and violet notes add range.”
ARROWOOD CABERNET SAUVIGNON – Rich, dark and powerful, the Sonoma wine exudes notable depth in its dark stone fruit, savory herb, smoke, leather, spice and tobacco flavors.
CONUNDRUM WHITE BLEND – earning a score of 90 points from Wine Spectator, this wine offers a blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Viognier, Semillon and Muscat Canelli. “Fragrant and juicy, it features a charming mix of honeysuckle, peach, apple and lemon verbena, set on a light and effortless frame.”
EMMOLO SAUVIGNON BLANC – opening with the soft aromas of melon and white peach, the initial tartness yields to a lean minerality with a fleshy fruit body, and a lingering lime citrus finish.
BECKER FAMILY PINOT NOIR – with a score of 94 points from Wine Enthusiast, this full-bodied German wine offers crisp blackberry and raspberry flavors against a sultry backdrop of smoke, vanilla and spice. Rich and rounded on the palate, its framed smartly by bitter edges of dried herb and fine tannins.