This has been quite the month. It’s March 20th. Summer beers have been out for several weeks and 2014 Rosés are starting to show up on our shelves but it’s been in the 20s for most of the week. It’s even supposed to snow today! It’s weeks like these that my love of wine and beer take a backseat to Bourbon and Scotch.
So come on in and check out our vast selection of small batch and single barrel bourbons and single malt scotches. One of our new and interesting entries is Jefferson’s Ocean Aged at Sea. To make this batch, Trey Zoeller, Jefferson’s Master Blender, sourced 62 barrels of bourbon aged 6-8 years and then put them on a container ship for 6 months where the barrels rocked and sloshed across the oceans stopping at a total of 31 ports and making their way across the equator four times. The theory is that this constant movement of the liquid in the barrels ages (matures) the whiskey faster because more of the liquid is in contact with the wood more often. What is produced is an elegant whiskey with notes of dark fruits, brown sugar, caramel and cinnamon on the palate and wood, vanilla and salt on the finish. Definitely worth the hype!
Friday, March 20, 4-7pm
New Italian Wines with Marc Guillotte
New to Rhode Island:
Fontanafredda Gia Bianco & Rosso 1L
The Bianco is Verdicchio: bright and crisp with citrus notes. The Rosso is a blend of Nebbiolo, Dolcetto, and Barbera. A wonderful blend for an everyday drinking red. Medium weight with red ruby fruits and soft tannins. $14.99 per liter bottle.
I Perrazzi Morellino di Scansano
85% Sangiovese, 5% Syrah, 5% Alicante,
3% Ciliegiolo, and 2% Colorino
This wine hasn’t graced our shelves since September of 2011 but upon sampling it recently, it had to come back in. Dark Cherry fruits mingle with tangy spice and smooth tannins. $17.99