Flavorful & Festive Drink Picks

Toast of the Town

 

 

As we round out another year, it’s time to take pause and enjoy an added dose of holiday cheer. Perfect for a cozy night in or quality time spent with family and friends, these lavish libations are sure to leave you wanting more. Whether you’re looking for a down-to-earth smoky sip or a spiced or sparkling selection, we’ve got the bottle for you.

 

 

Ardbeg Wee Beastie

Ardbeg Wee Beastie

You know what they say – the younger the scotch, the more powerful the smoke. At only 5 years old, Wee Beastie stands out among other Islay malts. This new offering from Ardbeg is matured in bourbon and Oloroso sherry casks for a unique flavor profile. Its nose is bright and herbal with hints of vanilla, pear, and pepper emerging. Rich like coffee or resin, this scotch finishes with an intriguing taste of chocolate and is excellent when paired with smoked or savory meats.

 

 

 

Woodford Reserve Double Oaked

Woodford Reserve Double Oaked

Matured in charred oak barrels, this full-bodied bourbon offers up flavors ideal for cooler weather. Vanilla, caramel, hazelnut, and apple are married with an array of spices, while on the nose, unique scents of sharp honey, toasted oak, and marzipan can be found. With a long and lingering creamy finish, this is the spirit to add to your lineup this winter.

 

 

 

 

Roederer estate l'ermitage brut 2012

3 Roederer Estate L’Ermitage Brut 2012

Hailing from the Anderson Valley in California, this Roederer Estate’s L’Ermitage brut is the perfect pick for special celebrations. It’s made from a near-equal blend of chardonnay and pinot noir and carries aromas of grilled peach and brioche. Fine bubbles meet layers of citrus and pomelo in this bright but rich and creamy wine.

 

 

 

 

Bertani Amarone Classico

Bertani Amarone Classico

Created from an 80/20 blend of corvina veronese and rondinella grapes, Bertani’s Amarone Classico contains a delightfully complex host of flavors. The grapes are first dried on traditional bamboo cane racks before being crushed and fermented in concrete vats. Aged for roughly seven years in Slavonian oak barrels, this wine emerges a rich red color with marks of plum and cherry. These fruits give way to a spicy and nutty flavor with a hint of licorice. Berry and vanilla overtones balance the acidity and pair beautifully with red meat or mature cheese. CS

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