Classic Wine Imports Tasting

We are excited to welcome Ross from Classic Wines back to our tasting bar this weekend for the first time since pre-pandemic. He has a great lineup for us this week, so stop on by 4-6pm!

We will be tasting:

Aia Vecchia, Vermentino - delicious white coastal Tuscan wine that's a brilliant accompaniment to seafood. 

Avancia, Godello "Cuvee O" - Godello is the hot white wine grape on the scene, with some versions comparable to white Burgundy!

Avignonesi, Rosso di Montepulciano - beautiful Sangiovese clone, Prugnolo Gentile, that is layered and aromatic from a well-established estate.  

Chasing Rain, Cabernet Sauvignon - a new project from Philippe Melka (consulting winemaker for Hundred Acre, Cliff Lede, who previously worked at iconic Bordeaux Chateaux Petrus and Haut Brion). Amazing value Cabernet Sauvignon from Washington state!

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Bruichladdich + Octomore Scotch Tasting

We have one heck of a Saturday Scotch tasting! You will not want to miss this one including a chance to taste the super-limited, high end Octomore 11.1. Bruichladdich [p. Brook-laddie] is located on the southwestern tip of the remote Hebridean Island of Islay, Scotland. With a passionate belief in terroir, all barley sourced by Bruichladdich is 100% Scottish and distilling, maturing and bottling occur locally. Since 1881, the purest spirit has been achieved with “trickle” distilling with no additional coloring agents, resulting in a scotch with unparalleled aroma, flavor, and complexity. 

We will be tasting:

The Botanist Gin - An exploration of the botanical heritage of the isle of Islay. This gin is distilled with 22 hand-foraged, local botanicals including berries, barks, seeds and peels, in an extremely slow distillation process. This is the first and only Islay dry gin and it expresses the heart and soul of the remote Scottish island.

The Classic Laddie - An unpeated Islay single malt Scotch whisky aged in American oak. The aroma includes floral notes along with barley, grass, cereal, a touch of sea salt with underlying sweet butterscotch and honey. The light sweetness in the nose predominates the flavor with vanilla, toffee, caramel and butterscotch along with sea salt and light oak on the finish.

Port Charlotte 10 Year - Aged in French wine barrels, smoke and sea emanate from this whisky, balanced with rich, sweet grapes, vanilla fudge and caramel in the aroma. The palate is delicate with sweet flavors of port, mango, apricot, vanilla fudge combined with oak, sea and smoke.

Port Charlotte 2012 - This heavily-peated single malt was distilled from Islay-grown barley in 2012. A total of eight Islay farms came together to harvest the 2011 crop for Port Charlotte over a tempestuous summer. Their community’s commitment to Islay is embodied here, where local barley is raised, distilled, matured and bottled only on Islay. Soft and sweet, texturally there is a thin honey style that slips across the palate. Notes of vanilla, milk chocolate, light cedar and black pepper. 

Octomore 11.1 - Exposing the structural brilliance of their pure, unadulterated Octomore super heavily peated spirit, their 11.1 edition is powerful, understated and vibrant. Underpinned with a delicate balance of smoke and sweet vanilla from the ex-American oak casks, this single malt has spent just 5 years in contact with fresh first fill wood. The presence of peat on the palate is huge, and yet is incredibly balanced with clean fruit and floral notes. Distilled in 2014 from the 2013 harvest of 100% Scottish barley then filled into active ex-American oak, this high peat single malt is a fitting embodiment of how quality ingredients demand less time to reach maturity.

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