Colonial Spirits https://www.colonialspirits.com Acton Liquor Store Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:53:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.3 https://www.colonialspirits.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/cropped-Colonial-Spirits-Colonial-Icon-32x32.png Colonial Spirits https://www.colonialspirits.com 32 32 103518479 Troegs https://www.colonialspirits.com/troegs/ https://www.colonialspirits.com/troegs/#respond Fri, 10 Feb 2017 22:42:08 +0000 https://www.colonialspirits.com/?p=25445 Second tasting of the month, still pouring great beers from the chocolate country brewers.  While the pride of Hershey, PA is their cocoa processing plant, Troegs is definitely second.  It’s always nice to have someone come and pour from them, but it makes it just a little bit special when we can offer up their …Read More about Troegs

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Second tasting of the month, still pouring great beers from the chocolate country brewers.  While the pride of Hershey, PA is their cocoa processing plant, Troegs is definitely second.  It’s always nice to have someone come and pour from them, but it makes it just a little bit special when we can offer up their newest and most popular seasonals.  We will be pouring Nugget Nectar for the second time, as well as some other core and limited releases.  It’s a good month when we can have a great brewery like Troegs bookend the tastings.

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Sierra Nevada Recall https://www.colonialspirits.com/sierra-nevada-recall/ https://www.colonialspirits.com/sierra-nevada-recall/#respond Mon, 23 Jan 2017 18:47:55 +0000 https://www.colonialspirits.com/?p=25371 Sierra Nevada is having a recall on most of their packages due to a bottle flaw that might lead to glass in the beer.  We are checking all our cases, but please look at dates on any Sierra Nevada you might have at home.  If you find that you have beer that is part of …Read More about Sierra Nevada Recall

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Sierra Nevada is having a recall on most of their packages due to a bottle flaw that might lead to glass in the beer.  We are checking all our cases, but please look at dates on any Sierra Nevada you might have at home.  If you find that you have beer that is part of the recall window, please bring your beer back to the store and we will swap it out for you.

Bad batches are bottled from 12/5/16-1/13/17 and have an “M” after the date.

Following is the statement from Sierra Nevada.

“SIERRA NEVADA UNDERSCORES ITS COMMITMENT TO QUALITY – REPLACES SELECT BEER ON STORE SHELVES

Voluntary recall for select Sierra Nevada beer including Beer Camp Golden IPA, Pale Ale, Sidecar Orange Pale Ale, Tropical Torpedo, Nooner, Hop Hunter, Otra Vez and Torpedo Extra IPA in 12-ounce bottles

Chico, CA—January 22, 2017—Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. today announced a voluntary recall of select 12-ounce bottles that may contain a glass packaging flaw. This recall comes after quality inspections at the company’s Mills River, North Carolina, brewery detected a very limited number of bottles with a flaw that may cause a small piece of glass to break off and possibly fall into the bottle, creating a risk for injury. The recall applies to product purchased in the Midwest, Southern and East Coast states listed below.

“While we believe this concern impacts roughly 1 in every 10,000 (0.01%) of our bottles packaged during this time,” says Mike Bennett, Chief Supply Chain Officer, “Sierra Nevada has set the standard for quality in the craft brewing industry since 1980 and we have decided to take this precaution to ensure the safety of our consumers. To date, we have not received any consumer reports of injuries resulting from the potentially affected bottles and we are working with our supplier to determine the root cause of the issue.”

The beer affected by this recall includes those brands listed below with a packaging date that falls within the range with a code of “M” (Mills River) and not “C” (Chico), which is all information that can be found printed on the packaging or shoulder of the bottle:

  • Pale Ale 12-ounce bottles in 6-, 12- and 24-pack (cases) packaged 12/5/16-1/8/17
  • Beer Camp Golden IPA 12-ounce bottles in 6- and 12-pack (cases) packaged 12/5/16-1/13/17
  • Sidecar Orange Pale Ale 12-ounce bottles in 6- and 12-pack (cases) packaged 12/5/16-1/13/17
  • Torpedo Extra IPA 12-ounce bottles in 6- and 12-pack (cases) packaged 12/5/16-1/13/17
  • Tropical Torpedo 12-ounce bottles in 6-packs packaged 12/5/16-1/13/17
  • Nooner 12-ounce bottles in 6-packs packaged 12/5/16-1/13/17
  • Hop Hunter 12-ounce bottles in 6- and 12-pack (cases) packaged 12/5/16-1/13/17
  • Otra Vez 12-ounce bottles in 6-packs packaged 12/5/16-1/13/17

The recall applies to product purchased in the following Midwest, Southern and East Coast states: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin and West Virginia.

Sierra Nevada has stopped distributing all affected beer. The company is actively working with distributor and retail partners to remove this beer from retail shelves and hold any further shipments. Consumers who have purchased beer within the scope of this recall will be eligible for full compensation of the purchase price and are advised not to drink it and to dispose of the beer. A website has been set up for updates on the recall and to report purchase at sierranevada.com/qualitymatters.

No other Sierra Nevada products are affected by this recall.”

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Colonial Spirits’ Hand-Picked Single Barrel Bourbon(s) https://www.colonialspirits.com/colonial-spirits-hand-picked-single-barrel-bourbon/ https://www.colonialspirits.com/colonial-spirits-hand-picked-single-barrel-bourbon/#respond Tue, 08 Nov 2016 05:35:28 +0000 https://www.colonialspirits.com/?p=24931 What is our house style? Balance. Looking to strike a balance between flavor, body, and ABV all of our personally picked Single Barrel Bourbon do just that in their own right.

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Hand-Picked Single Barrel Bourbon

Colonial’s Single Barrel Bourbon

Bourbons are all the rage these days, especially Single Barrel Bourbon. These unique offerings are hyper-focused on nuances that barrels impart. Each barrel has its own unique characteristic that is conveyed in the Bourbon which is why most bottles have batch and barrel numbers printed on them. Barrels are a great tool as they can mask flaws, soften “hot” mashes, and sweeten when necessary. That is why in the right hands, Single Barrel Bourbon can be unforgettable.

We take joy and pride in picking out Single Barrel Bourbon because it gives us an opportunity to showcase our palate. Picking a single barrel allows us to develop a house style. What is our house style? Balance. Looking to strike a balance between flavor, body, and ABV all of our picks do just that in their own right.

1) Colonial Spirits’ Single Barrel Bourbon – Weller Antique 107*

-SOLD OUT- This high wheat mash Bourbon is an under-the-radar favorite among Bourbon enthusiasts. Having a similar DNA to its cousin (PVW), this gem has the body and flavor to compete with the best. Some may call this too hot (107 proof), but if anything we think it is just right. Our pick tends to put emphasize on the oak influence as it helps dampen some of the heat it carries.

2) Colonial Spirits’ Single Barrel Bourbon – Journeyman ‘Featherbone’

-Limited Availability- A mash consisted of corn, wheat, barley, and rye, the Featherbone Bourbon is balanced from the get-go. Journeyman is said to be too balanced, soft even, this is why our single barrel has a hint more barrel influence. This adds additional depth through added layers of flavors. If that wasn’t enough, we ask Journeyman to bottle our Bourbon at barrel proof. Just one more step we take to create a multifaceted and beautiful bottle.

3) Colonial Spirits’ Single Barrel Bourbon – Eagle Rare 10yr

Eagle Rare 10yr is unique because every bottle is from a single barrel instead of being blended. This sets them apart because with each new barrel the whiskey changes. Some like this concept, others, however, have had a hard time wrapping their minds around it. Luckily for everyone, you can count on our selection to be consistent barrel after barrel. Our Eagle Rare 10yr barrel arrived a week ago, but that doesn’t mean you should put off getting a bottle.

If you would like to make a purchase Click Here. In the “Notes Section” specify you want the Colonial Spirits Single Barrel.

4) Colonial Spirits’ Single Barrel Boubon – 1792 Small Batch

The “high rye” 1792 can seem a bit light and spicy for some, but taste is personal. For those that find it a bit light, come and try our barrel because we got it right. The balance of spicy and sweet notes, alongside a medium frame and a drier finish makes this a Bourbon for the Scotch Whisky drinker.  Or if you are looking for a break from the over-oaked Bourbons that are flooding the shelves, this is it.

As the days get shorter and colder and as Thanksgiving and Christmas near us, we find ourselves looking to stay warm both inside and outside. There are few drinks that do that as well as Bourbon. And if you are planning on purchasing one, why not guarantee yourself a knockout. All of these are just that.

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The Event of the Season: Goose Island Bourbon County Black Friday Release https://www.colonialspirits.com/event-goose-island-bourbon-county-2016/ https://www.colonialspirits.com/event-goose-island-bourbon-county-2016/#respond Mon, 07 Nov 2016 15:20:35 +0000 http://www.colonialspirits.com/?p=24289 Goose Island Bourbon County 2016 Black Friday Release. We will once again be hosting, so come and get your hands on some. Bourbon County and variants will be available but in limited quantities. To ensure you get some, arrive early because it all went quickly last year.

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For the second year in a row, we will be hosting the Goose Island Bourbon County Black Friday release.  This was a huge success last year and we don’t see why it won’t be again.

Here is how the release will work for the Goose Island Bourbon County.  We will be opening our doors at 9am on Friday, November 25th.  Once the doors open, we will be funneling people into our tasting room. There we will have the Barleywine, Coffee, and whatever else they bring into Massachusetts.  We will have a bottle limit on the variants due to the limited inventory that comes into the state.  It will be first come, first serve, so I would recommend getting here early.  Last year the first people showed up around 5:30am.  We will have a limit on the Brand Stout that will more than likely, be over a case.

While waiting in line and walking around the store, we will be pouring samples of the Brand Stout as well as be handing out free pastries.  Hopefully, everyone will not eat so much the day before that they cannot wolf down a few sweet treats.  Keep an eye out for more information as the release gets closer.

One of the most sought after beers, Goose Island Bourbon County year after year proves to us why it’s on top. Drink it now and enjoy a licorice, coffee, and caramel infused port-like drink. Age it and the flavors mature. – Don’t believe us, come try it for yourself at the Goose Island Bourbon County Vintage Tasting – Additionally, we will also be hosting Goose Island here on Friday, December 2 for their Wild Ales Tasting.

Click on the Image Below for Technical Info and Tasting Notes on the 2016 Bourbon County

GI Bourbon County

Goose Island Bourbon County Bottle and Glass

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2015 Cantina Santa Maria La Palma ‘Aragosta’ Vermentino di Sardegna https://www.colonialspirits.com/2015-santa-maria-la-palma-aragosta-vermentino/ https://www.colonialspirits.com/2015-santa-maria-la-palma-aragosta-vermentino/#respond Thu, 28 Jul 2016 15:52:17 +0000 https://www.colonialspirits.com/?p=24500 We were so thrilled with the response to the Santa Maria La Palma Monica from a few months ago, that we thought we would bring another extraordinary value from the winery to your attention... 2015 Cantina Santa Maria La Palma 'Aragosta' Vermentino di Sardegna!

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We were so thrilled with the response to the Santa Maria La Palma Monica from a few months ago, that we thought we would bring another extraordinary value from the winery to your attention… 2015 Cantina Santa Maria La Palma Aragosta Vermentino di Sardegna!

Santa Maria La Palma LogoSanta Maria La Palma

Located in Alghero, on the northwest coast of Sardinia, Santa Maria La Palma (SMLP for short) is one of the finest co-operatives in Italy. Since 1946, SMLP has garnered strength from its membership and has always looked outward for influences, while continuing to pursue excellence and affordability with indigenous varietals. Each of the co-operative’s 312 growers has a vote on operations and procedures. And they have always supported a strong R & D program. SMLP has recently been experimenting with underwater fermentations and other cutting edge techniques not usually associated with co-ops.

2015 Cantina Santa Maria La Palma Aragosta Vermentino di SardegnaAragosta Vermentino di Sardegna

The other good news is that their traditional technique is very strong as well. Vermentino is an indigenous grape to the island, and wine has been made from it for thousands of years. In fact, the name derives from ferment. Vermentino’s crisp acids sometimes give the appearance that the wine is still in a midst of fizzy fermentation. Vermentino thrives in the Mediterranean climate and sea air. Corsica and Malta have Vermentino plantings. It is grown in Liguria, and known as Pigato, or Favorita,  and in the South of France as Rolle. The grape is so successful in France that cultivation there now outstrips Italy.

But nowhere is it as important as Sardinia. The island’s first and only DOCG (there are but 71 in all of Italy) was awarded  for Vermentino in 1996. Called by the Wall Street Journal, Sardinia’s “Yacht Wine” (especially when compared to Pinot Grigio), Vermentino brings a unique bouquet and flavor profile. Aromas of wind swept white flowers, lavender, rosemary, and sage abound in the wine, and those combine with bright, citrus flavors and a slightly bitter and nutty finish. Grilled fish with olive oil and lemon would be perfect, as would the Aragosta (Lobster) the wine is named for.

But don’t forget, Sardinia is over 80% hills and is as much shepherding country as it is fishing village. So goat and sheep’s milk cheeses soar with Vermentino. And so do tomatoes, eggplants, and olives. It’s no coincidence that all that walking over the hills combined with the healthy Mediterranean diet means that Sardinia has the world’s densest population of those over 100 years of age. Now, we didn’t say “drink Vermentino and live forever”, but we’d like to.

Santa Maria La Palma PhotoWarm Weather Winning White

The Aragosta Vermentino has a huge following in Europe – winning medals in London and Berlin this year, and getting nice write-ups in the Irish and Financial Times. Of course, at home in Italy, the wine has won awards at both VinItaly and from Gambero Rosso. But Amereega is catching on, too – The NY Times, the Wall Street Journal, and even the Minneapolis Star Journal are fans. The Huffington Post says the “best wines on Sardinia are co-operative efforts” and singles out the Aragosta.

But who cares about that? As mentioned at the top, we know you liked the red wine from this crew, and we think we’ve got another warm weather winner with the white. At this price, why not give it a go? Wish we could help with the yacht….


2015 Cantina Santa Maria La Palma Aragosta Vermentino di Sardegna Deal…

  • Retail Price: $12.99 per bottle
  • Limited Time Bottle Price: $10.99
  • Case Price: $110 ($9.17/bottle)

BUY NOW

The 2015 SMLP ‘Aragosta’ Vermentino is available for immediate pickup and will be so through August. If you are looking to try a bottle before committing to a case, the wine will be showcased in the front display by the sparkling wines.  If you would like to place a case order, email Nic Castro at nicolay@colonialspirits.com and he’ll put it aside for you.

*2015 Cantina Santa Maria La Palma ‘Aragosta’ Vermentino di Sardegna is in stock for a limited time. We hold the right to return to inventory and sell any wine that hasn’t been picked up within 30 days of the confirmation of order. If you can’t make it within 30 days please let us know so that we may extend the holding period. Thank you for understanding.


 

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Special Seasonal Event: 7th Annual Spring Grand Wine Tasting https://www.colonialspirits.com/7th-annual-spring-grand-wine-tasting/ https://www.colonialspirits.com/7th-annual-spring-grand-wine-tasting/#respond Tue, 05 Apr 2016 00:08:37 +0000 http://www.colonialspirits.com/?p=24180 ATTENTION WINE LOVERS! Mark your calendar (paper or electronic), hire a babysitter (or just bring the kids along), spit out your gum and throw away your mints, and join us for an event that is not to be missed… OUR 7TH ANNUAL SPRING GRAND WINE TASTING, APRIL 9TH & 16TH, 2PM-5PM!

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ATTENTION WINE LOVERS! Mark your calendar (paper or electronic), hire a babysitter (or just bring the kids along), spit out your gum and throw away your mints, and join us for an event that is not to be missed… OUR 7TH ANNUAL SPRING GRAND WINE TASTING, APRIL 9TH & 16TH, 2PM-5PM!

Spring Grand Wine TastingTwo Part Wine Tasting… 100 Bottles of Wine

Every year at Colonial Spirits of Acton, we have several big seasonal wine tasting events, and the Spring Grand Wine Tasting is the first of our three Grand Wine Tastings. Like the Fall Grand and Winter Big Red, the Spring Grand Wine Tasting is a two-part event that takes place over two consecutive weekends.

Each weekend is unique, so coming to both is certainly worth your time, though certainly not required. In fact, part of the reason we do it in two parts is so that you have two opportunities to fit it into your schedule.

Over the course of each weekend, we will open and sample over 50 bottles of wine… That’s over 100 unique bottles of wine throughout the event!

New Vintages & Seasonal Wine

Our Spring Grand Wine Tasting is a way to showcase new vintages and wines of the season. In Spring, we transition from the heavier reds to the lighter wines, such as white & sparkling wine.

Rosé in particular has been receiving a lot of love lately as a sexy alternative to white, and with Rosé season in full swing, we’ll have an abundance of them to choose from. For well known varietals like Chardonnay, it’s always fun to discover something new, but Rosé offers an equal breadth of flavor profile… even if it may not be as easy to read the description on the label.

That’s why these tastings are great! You get an opportunity to taste & explore so many different & new wines, while at the same time having wine experts on hand to answer any questions your palate may consider.  And… You know you’re going to go home with the right bottle when you’ve sampled it first!

Spring Grand Wine Tasting Discounts

Our Spring Grand Wine Tasting is going to offer not only a fun atmosphere and a stellar selection… but also some tremendous discounts!

Both weekends, we will be offering a 25% discount on 12+ bottles of wines. The 12+ bottles can be mixed-and-matched and can be from either weekend. (In order to qualify for the discount, the 12+ bottles have to be from the event. All other wines will adhere to our regular discount policy.)

Carpe Vinum!

To our regular annual attendees out there, you know well what you are getting yourself into, and we’ll see you soon! To those who are new to the area, or perhaps just new to our Grand Wine Tastings, you are in for a real treat!

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2014 Tire Bouchon by Domaine D’Ouréa Vin de France https://www.colonialspirits.com/2014-tire-bouchon-domaine-dourea/ https://www.colonialspirits.com/2014-tire-bouchon-domaine-dourea/#respond Fri, 25 Mar 2016 17:08:20 +0000 http://www.colonialspirits.com/?p=24152 Tire Bouchon by Domaine d’Ourea not only uses the classic Gigondas grapes of Grenache, Syrah, and Carignan, but also the heirloom varietals of Aramon and Oeillades, and is strictly organic with biodynamic practices.

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2014 Tire Bouchon by Domaine D’Ouréa Vin de France

We always harp on about buying the most affordable wines from the best producers. It makes a lot of sense. The grapes often come from the exact same vineyards as the top cuvées, and are farmed, harvested, and vinified using the same methods. Usually, the only differences are in the ages of the vines, the yields, and the aging regime. Granted, these are important contrasts, but there is no question you can get the gist of an estate’s style from the entry level.

This time, we have a bonus. Not only do we have the entry level from a top grower, but we think we are far enough out in front of this one that a year or two from now, this wine will seem like an absolute steal.

Adrien Roustain of Domaine D'Ourea

Adrien Roustain

Domaine D’Ouréa – Greek God of Mountains

The key today is Adrien Roustan, the winemaker at Domaine d’Ouréa. Named after the Greek God of Mountains, Domaine d’Ouréa was created in 2010, when Adrien inherited 12 hectares of prized vineyards from his grandfather Raymond Bertrand, located in the cru appellations of Gigondas and Vacqueyras. The Gigondas parcel in the lieu-dit of Grand Montmirail, between 400 and 520 meters, is among the highest in the appellation and inspired the name for the domain. Roustan makes four wines: Gigondas, Vacqueyras, Cotes du Rhone, and a Vin de France called Tire Bouchon. Adrien’s winemaking style informs all four wines, and here’s why this is important.

Adrien’s parents were not winemakers, and his grandfather only grew and sold grapes, and so Adrien learned what he could on his own before he went to winemaking college in Beaune. He spent 3 years in Burgundy, the culminating experience being an apprenticeship at Domaine Romanée Conti in 2007. He would go on to work a vintage at Turley Cellars in California a year prior to returning home. His first vintage was 2010. He has worked at two of the world’s greatest wineries and has taken their vision of power, intensity, balance, and elegance and adapted it to his own soil.

Old Vines at Domaine d'Ouréa

Old Vines at Domaine d’Ouréa

Tire Bouchon – “Corkscrew”

Domaine d’Ouréa is strictly organic with biodynamic practices. For the Tire Bouchon (translates as corkscrew – have one ready for the second bottle), Roustan not only uses the classic Gigondas grapes of Grenache, Syrah, and Carignan, but also the heirloom varietals of Aramon and Oeillades. He could have easily ignored these unique grapes for the more viable traditional varietals, but it is part maintaining tradition in the frame of very 21st-century learning, and part paying homage to his grandfather. All of Roustan’s wines from Tire Bouchon up to the Gigondas are made using whole clusters and are aged in traditional enamel lined concrete tanks. He uses a partial carbonic maceration (learned in Burgundy), doesn’t fine, and uses minimal sulfur. In the end, the house style ends up as darkly fruited wines, with expressive bouquets, and superbly integrated tannins.

However, the word is getting out.  Remember, the first releases were less than five years ago. “Stunning,” says Robert Parker, “sensational wine… incredible… up there with the top wines… fantastically pure style.” Josh Raynolds at Vinous is similarly agog: “deeply pitched wines… seductively perfumed and densely packed yet lively… seamless plush fruit with fine grained tannins and a lengthy finish.”

Domaine d'Ouréa Tire BouchonA Royal Wine

Perhaps even more important than the critics discovering the wine is who is lining up to buy them. Last year, Adrien agreed to sell some wine to London importers Berry Brothers & Rudd, the purveyors to Buckingham Palace and the holders of a Royal Warrant. The royals can have any wine on earth they want, and they chose d’Ouréa.

The good news is you can try the entry level Tire Bouchon to find out if you like the house style which is not for everybody (it is definitely masculine and brooding, but refined and appealing), and move up the ladder to the top cuvées which are not that expensive. Yet. These wines might be out of sight if demand keeps increasing.

Hurry up before Queen Elizabeth drinks it all.

– Vineyard Road

 


 

2014 Tire Bouchon by Domaine D’Ouréa Deal…

  • Retail Price: $14.99 per bottle
  • Limited Time Bottle Price: $11.99
  • Case Price: $118.68 (9.89/bottle)

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Weller 107 Single Barrel Bourbon and Journeyman 120 Single Barrel Bourbon Selection Tasting! https://www.colonialspirits.com/weller-107-single-barrel-bourbon-journeyman-120-single-barrel-bourbon-selection-tasting/ https://www.colonialspirits.com/weller-107-single-barrel-bourbon-journeyman-120-single-barrel-bourbon-selection-tasting/#respond Fri, 04 Mar 2016 16:36:33 +0000 http://www.colonialspirits.com/?p=23925 The first exclusive Colonial Spirits single barrel bourbon barrels of the year are queued up and ready for tasting, and we’re excited to soon be selecting from a set of barrels of Weller 107 and Journeyman 120 single barrel bourbon!

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The first exclusive Colonial Spirits single barrel bourbon barrels of the year are queued up and ready for tasting, and we’re excited to soon be selecting from a set of barrels of Weller 107 Single Barrel Bourbon and Journeyman 120 Single Barrel Bourbon!

This weekend, we’d like to invite you to help us make the selection! So come on down to the store… SATURDAY, MARCH 5TH @ 2PM – WELLER 107 & JOURNEYMAN 120 SINGLE BARREL BOURBON SELECTION TASTING!

Single Barrel Bourbon

Single barrel bourbon is different from most bourbon, which is created by mixing multiple barrels in order to maximize consistency across the product line.

As a unique expression developed from the isolated environment of a single barrel, each barrel of single barrel bourbon is special, and different barrels of the same single barrel bourbon may differ significantly from each other.

Weller Old Antique is similar to Weller 107 Single Barrel BourbonWeller 107 Single Barrel Bourbon

We’ve selected several Weller barrels in the past and we’re excited to do it again!

Weller 107 is a known and respected quantity. A wheated bourbon with a balanced palate and a full-bodied flavor, it offers a complex taste and bold finish, with sweet fruit notes, a strong vanilla undertone, sharp spicy tones, and a cinnamon finish. Its diverse and unique characteristics compliment the high proof well.

Journeyman Featherbone Bourbon is similar to Journeyman 120 Single Barrel BourbonJourneyman 120 Single Barrel Bourbon

We’ve selected one Journeyman barrel in the past and it was a rousing success!

Journeyman is a familiar bottle around here. Locally grown Midwest organic corn makes up the lion’s share of this fine bourbon, balanced with a healthy dose of Michigan wheat for sweetness, a dash or rye for spice, and a bit of barley for smoothness. There is a well of pure genuine spirit here.

Single Barrel Bourbon Selection Tasting

The chance to select our own bottles is an exciting challenge. After all, our barrels should be better than what you can get on the shelf everyday!

We’ve requested and received samples of 3 different barrels from both Weller and Journeyman. The samples are pretty small, and the opportunity to taste and vote is limited to as long as the samples last… so get here early!

Again, the time for this special bourbon tasting is Saturday March 5th at 2pm, and the place is your favorite local liquor store, Colonial Spirits of Acton. See you then & there… and remember to look for the bottles of these special single barrel spirits on our store shelves soon!

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Scotch Tasting & Seminar with Scotch Master Peter Karras https://www.colonialspirits.com/aberlour-18-year-old-glenlivet-18-year-old-nadurra-oloroso/ https://www.colonialspirits.com/aberlour-18-year-old-glenlivet-18-year-old-nadurra-oloroso/#respond Tue, 23 Feb 2016 19:31:21 +0000 http://www.colonialspirits.com/?p=23875 Join us on Wednesday February 24th from 6:15-7:15pm for a special scotch tasting with a genuine scotch ambassador, Peter Karras!

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Peter Karras - Master of Scotch

Peter Karras

Aberlour 18 Year Old, Glenlivet 18 Year Old & Glenlivet’s Nàdurra Oloroso Sherry Cask Whisky…

JOIN US ON WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 24TH FROM 6:15-7:15PM FOR A SPECIAL SCOTCH TASTING WITH A GENUINE SCOTCH AMBASSADOR, PETER KARRAS!

This is not only an opportunity to taste three exceptional scotches, but also to meet a true scotch expert… and he’s even got the accent and kilt to prove it!

Peter has developed his expertise over many years of travel and tasting experiences. Peter’s passion for scotch is contagious and you’re sure to learn something new from him should you attend.

Fun, educational, and unique (and even with a little Scottish food). Even if you are already a scotch connoisseur, this event will take you to the next level.

Aberlour 18 Year Old

Aberlour 18 Year Old, Glenlivet 18 Year Old & Nàdurra OlorosoAberlour is known for it’s characteristic depth and spiciness. Intricately flavored and delicately refined, the 18 Year Old is the richest and most indulgent Aberlour expression. The greater age adds body and a rich resin character. Perfect in structure and memorably eloquent, Aberlour 18 Year Old is matured in the highest quality casks, where it develops deep Bourbon and Oloroso Sherry flavors.

Glenlivet 18 Year Old

Known as “the balanced and elegant one” among the Glenlivet lineup, the rich palate of this 18 Year Old is the result of a combination of several different cask types. The first-fill American Oak adds tropical fruitiness, and the second-fill European Oak brings additional complexity and imparts spicy hints. Wonderfully balanced with bursts of sweet oranges, Glenlivet 18 Year Old provides a long finish with spice and moist resin notes.

Glenlivet’s Nàdurra Oloroso Sherry Cask Whisky

Nàdurra means “natural” in Gaelic. Nàdurra Oloroso has been matured exclusively in first fill Oloroso sherry oak casks from the Jerez region of Spain (the casks most highly prized and sought by whisky makers). Double Gold medal award winner at the 2015 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, Nàdurra Oloroso is a bold innovation in single malt.

Sample the Scotch & Meet the Master

These exceptional scotches are exciting on their own, but with Peter’s personality this is sure to be a fun evening!

If you enjoy fine scotch, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to compare these three world class whiskeys and explore their history at with Master of Scotch, Peter Karras.

This seminar is free. If you would like to attend this scotch tasting, please reserve a spot as space may be limited. RSVP to Tim.

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Copos Nature by Cellers Unio: An Organic Red that Puts Shame to Many https://www.colonialspirits.com/copos-nature-cellers-unio-organic-red-wine/ https://www.colonialspirits.com/copos-nature-cellers-unio-organic-red-wine/#respond Mon, 22 Feb 2016 07:05:07 +0000 http://www.colonialspirits.com/?p=23835 Separated by the Pyrenean Mountains from southern France, it’s no secret that Catalonia has got it going on. A product of Catalonia, Copos Nature by Cellers Unio is an organic red wine that puts shame to many.

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Copos Nature by Cellers Unio: An Organic Red that Puts Shame to Many

It’s no secret that Catalonia has got it going on. A roughly triangular region in Spain’s far north-east corner, Catalonia is separated by the Pyrenean Mountains from southern France, with which it has close historical ties. With a distinct history stretching back to the 11th century, many Catalans think of themselves as a separate nation from the rest of Spain. In fact, the Catalonian language is entrenched in the laws enacted by the local Parliament.

CataluynaCatalonia (Catalunya in the local parlance) is made up of four provinces – Girona, Tarragona, Lleida, and Barcelona. It is in the latter where most of Catalonia’s nearly 8 million people live. As the key political and economic hub of Catalonia, Barcelona is, of course, a huge travel destination. And why not?

People often look to the 1992 Summer Olympics as Barcelona’s coming out party. The town’s ascendancy, fueled by many components including the worldwide attention foisted on the Balearic Islands and the culinary heights climbed by Ferran Adria were just the beginning. The fact is that the whims of fashion have little to do with it. Catalonia has been IT for a long time. This is the home of Dali and Miro. It is where Picasso went to school and began his “Blue” period. The architect Gaudi, whose mind-bending vision is a Catalan touchstone, is said to be “God’s architect”.  It was the Catalan Exposition of 1929 where Mies Van Der Rohe (he of “God is in the details” and “Less is More”) first came to international prominence. The “Barcelona” chair is still a design icon. Catalonia was MODERN before the word had meaning.

And it continues.

There is no “siesta” in Catalonia. Barcelona burns white hot — its football team is by far the world’s most followed sports team on social media. Think about the intensity of Sox, Pats, Bruins, and Celtics fans, then add them all up and triple it, you’d then be in the range of FC Barcelona. Catalonia is the richest region in Spain, but also, one of the most indebted. There is a lifestyle intensity that is reflected in a passionate separatist movement. In Catalunya, if you want to grab a coffee they say, “Fotem un café,” which literally translates to, “let’s go make love to a coffee.”

In short, Catalonia has no time to suffer fools, and will cling to what it values with an unmatched fervor.

Meanwhile, for decades, Spain has hovered in the top two spot of world wine production, with most of it for export. And co-operatives are an important part of Spanish winemaking, responsible for close to 50% of total production. And like other historic wine regions rich in grapes like the Southern Rhone in France and the Alto Adige in northeastern Italy, Catalonia is endowed with a concentration of co-ops.

Cellers Unio – Catalonian Co-op

Cellers Unio LogoFormed more than 70 years ago, and independent since 1963, Cellers Unio is different from the rest. Co-ops can be seen as a fruit dumping ground where 90% of the fruit is sold off as distillate. Not so at Cellers Unio, here they are dedicated to certified organic production and make wine from all 11 Catalonian DO’s.

At CU, the sum is greater than its parts as the winery is able to blend organic grapes from different terroirs to make wines that work for discriminating palates. Although Spain’s production is high, consumption is relatively low. Catalans demand a wine that works with their varied cuisine — think shrimp, peppers, eel, jamon, olives, tomatoes, garlic, octopus, and sheep’s milk cheese all within three or four tiny courses – that is equally at home during a blazing hot summer lunch or an arduous Saturday evening that goes deep into Sunday. The wine has to be fresh, buoyed with some spice and acid and girded with enough staying power to work with robust flavors. And it has to be low in alcohol because one bottle probably won’t get it done.

Cellers Unio Copos Nature

Copos Nature – Catalonian Bistro Wine

Copos Nature by Cellers Unio is made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo, and Mazuela (Carignan). The Cabernet brings the body, color, and tannin, the Tempranillo the aromatics and silky texture, and the Carignan the spice. It’s made entirely in stainless steel tanks for the aforementioned brightness and freshness, and it is well under 14% alcohol. This is truly Catalonian Bistro Wine by, for, and of the people.

One more thing.

Thomas Calder

Thomas Calder

For a long time, wine professionals have urged consumers to look at the back label of wines for the facts rather than be seduced by the clever front label. And although we rather like the simple Copos Nature label that suggests not only wine glasses and bottles but also Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia, it is the back label that contains a crucial reveal. Right at the top is “Thomas Calder Selections”.

Calder is a Paris-based broker that the Wine Spectator described as “the most important man in French wine you’ve never heard of.” The Washington Post says that Calder’s name “is as close to a quality guarantee that you can find these days”. Calder has helped introduce some of the most up and coming French superstars into the USA, and represents nearly 200 artisanal estates and winemakers.  9 of them are in Spain – 4 in Catalonia. He works with two co–ops in all of Europe. Suffice to say that a Paris-based wine broker tastes a lot of wine. Calder went out of his way to bring Copos Nature to the United States.

Break off a piece of Catalan life and try Copos Nature. “Qui no s’arrisca no pisca” — you will never succeed if you don’t take  a chance. We like to think we’ve got the odds stacked in your favor.

Angus Smith – Vineyard Road Importer/Distributor

 


Copos Nature by Cellers Unio deal…

  • Retail Price: $11.99 per bottle
  • Limited Time Bottle Price: $9.99
  • Case Price: $105.48 ($8.79/bottle)

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*Copos Nature by Cellers Unio is in stock only for a limited time.


 

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