Top 10 List

Staff Favorites – Under $25!!!

Requiem Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

88 Points, WE. Requiem is a blend of grapes from six sites across the Columbia Valley.Each component is vinified separately and then undergoes a series of blending trials, looking for purity of fruit, complexity and outstanding quality that consistantly overperforms.

Paetra Pinot Blanc 2019

Our 2019 Pinot Blanc was hand harvested from old-vines grown at 750 ft above sea-level. It was fermented in 100% neutral oak barrels. The resulting wine is very pure and mineral with hints of pear, exotic fruit and bright acidity.

Ricosoli Toscana 2016

Ruby red color with delicate aromas of red berries and small red fruits followed by a soft mouthfeel with nice acidity giving way to a well-balanced and pleasant finish.

J Mourat Collection Blanc 2018

Light gold in color, the Blanc Collection displays aromas of green orchard fruits, lanolin and white flowers. This medium-bodied wine has a sharp, broad acidity that delivers incredible freshness and helps to deliver a long, concentrated finish.

Tombacco Biferno Rosso Riserva 2014

90 Points, DWW. The brilliance of the garnet reflections on an intense ruby red, the Biferno is a wine with a full and aromatic taste. Olfactory nuances ranging from ethereal vanilla to sharp notes of spices and cinnamon. In the mouth it is rich, velvety and harmonious, perfect with meat dishes.

Domaine De Pallus Messanges Rose 2019

100% Cabernet Franc. Salmon pink; Full palate with fresh strawberry and citrus notes. Direct press, 3 months in stainless steel. Winemaker Bertrand's "Messanges" line is his younger, fresher expression of his vineyards.

Santa Julia Malbec Reserva 2018

91 Points, JS. Dark violet with blue hues. Nose of ripe red and black fruits such as cherries, plums, and blackberries. Notes of vanilla, chocolate, and snuff. Medium-bodied flavor, with soft tannins and balanced acidity with a fruity and spicy finish.

Ameal Loureiro 2019

With ripe citrus skin, lemon blossom, and green grass on the nose, this wine is like standing in a lemon grove on a warm afternoon. The palate is fresh and crisp, but there’s a mineral density present that gives serious structure to this otherwise fun-loving wine.

Chateau L'orangerie Bordeaux Rogue 2018

Moderately dense garnet with purple. Very appealing, clean and youthful aroma of healthy, mature dark cherry and damson plum with faint spice notes. The wine is round, supple and medium bodied and imparts a soft final impression with the barest touch of tannin.

Scarpetta Pinot Grigio 2018

This wine showcases some of the best sites in Friuli-Venezia Giulia for this aromatic varietal. Light straw color with just a hint of salmon. Aromas of both stone fruits and melon. Melon and stone fruits with minerals and medium body. Pinot Grigio has such a great range.

Single Malts

Single Malt Scotch has always been near and dear to our hearts. We strive to source the newest, hottest, and the best of what is available in Rhode Island.  Our passion for Single Malt is only rivaled by our passion for fine wine!

Benriach Heart Of Speyside 40%

Region: Speyside

 

 

Notes & Flavors

 

A bottle of Benriach's no-age-statement Heart of Speyside whisky, the entry point into the distillery's award-winning range. This fruity and spicy whisky is a great introduction to the spirit of Speyside.

$4299

Benriach 'curiositas' 10 Year 46% Speyside

Region: Speyside

 

 

Notes & Flavors

 

The Benriach Curiositas uses a heavily peated malted barley as the cereal varietal to produce a unique, fresh, peated expression. This rare peated single malt, from the Heartland of Speyside, has wonderful overtones of peat reek, combined cleverly with a background of fruity, floral, heathery notes and an appealing presence of oak wood in the finish. Traditionalists believe that peated malts achieve optimum balance of peat-bittersweet and oak infusion after 10 years of maturation. In fact, peated Benriach is a return to the original Speyside character and flavor of malts typical of the nineteenth century. Curiositas is a distinctive and welcome addition to the Speyside scene - this is a dram to be savored with a dash of water. Rich amber color. An explosion of aromatic peat reek, with fragrant hints of honey, fruit and mellow oak. An avalanche of peat, followed by an extravagant and complex mix of fruit, heather, nuts, oak wood and spices.

$5599

Benriach 10 Year 43%

Region: Speyside

 

 

Notes & Flavors

 

This BenRiach 10 Year Old marks a significant milestone – it is the first expression from the Benriach core range to be created predominantly from whiskies distilled at BenRiach since Billy Walker took over in 2004.

Natural tawny amber in colour from a mix of American and European oak casks, it has a fruity top-note (fresh apple, with a hint of powdered ginger) with a vanilla sponge base; these aromas are well translated by the taste, which is sweet overall, with light acidity, referencing peaches and lemon zest; a creamy texture and a long, warming finish.

BenRiach fans will not be disappointed with soft and rich notes coming to the fore. Typical sherry notes all also in the mix which all BenRiach fans will be truly excited about.

$5599

Ardbeg 10 Year

Region: Islay

$5739

Dalmore 12 Yr

Region: Bourbon

"Matured for an initial nine years in American white oak ex-bourbon casks before being carefully divided. One half continues its maturation in bourbon barrels, the other half is transferred to 30 year old Matusalem oloroso sherry casks. Complex, yet balanced, The Dalmore 12 year old is the epitome of the Dalmore house style."

"Deep amber color. Bold aromas of roasted pecans and almonds, sea salt, cedar, leather and incense with a silky, dryish medium body and a long, dried apricot, spice, melted chocolate, and mineral finish. A rich and delicious, nicely sherried single malt. Rating: 91." Beverage Testing Institute.

 

$5999

Port Askaig Islay 110%

Region: Bourbon

 

 

Notes & Flavors


Port Askaig is a range of Islay single malt whiskies that embodies the unique spirit of Islay and its people. Its character brings together the robust smokiness and soft fruitiness found in this beguiling island. The range has been developed to appeal to the most discerning of whisky connoisseurs while also appealing to the novice whisky drinker. We have selected exceptional casks of Islay single malt and created a range that we believe will become recognized as an Islay classic.

NOSE: Old-fashioned licorice, saltwater taffy, fresh oyster shells and citrus spray

PALATE: Rich lemon oil with peat smoke, dark chocolate and crunchy barley sugar

FINISH: Cinnamon spice slowly fades to a flavor of dried apples and pears

 

A-, drinkhacker.com


"A very pale straw color is the first inkling of how gentle this whisky will be. The nose is classically Ardbegian — light on its feet but oily, with significant floral overtones atop gentle petrol notes. The palate is equally quiet, despite bottling at 55% abv it shows more delicate floral notes, light vanilla, and a spritz of citrus. At the same time, there’s a backbone here — peat smoke, but with a character that comes across like it’s been well-filtered and refined, like a cigar detected from across the room, one which makes one wonder, maybe I should find one of those cigars for myself…"

$6599

Port Charlotte 10 Year, 46%

Region: Islay

Now this spirit has reached its first landmark age - ten years. Ten slow years maturing in our Islay warehouses, soaking up the "ozone"-rich marine air that blows in off the Atlantic. And, significantly, this is the first time that we have had the luxury of being able to offer an age-statement Port Charlotte as part our core portfolio, rather than just a limited edition. This 10-year-old is now here to stay - the classic, elegance and finesse of Bruichladdich seamlessly married with the power and presence of heavy peat, left to mature slowly and un-hurried for 10 Islay years. Very special.

$6999

Kilchoman Small Batch No.2 48.5%

Region: Islay


Notes & Flavors


This Small Batch Vatting, exclusively available in the USA, combines ex-bourbon barrel and ex-sherry cask matured Kilchoman at 46% ABV with one specially selected Madeira Cask at natural cask strength.

70% Bourbon / 25% Madeira / 5% Sherry  :  48.5% ABV

$6999

Aberlour 'a'bunadh' Alba 58.7% Batch 002

Region: Highland

 

Notes & Flavors

 

 

Color:: Medium-pale wheat.

On the nose:: Delightfully odd, in the sense of diverging from my expectations. “Peaches and cream” would be a reductive descriptor, but there’s so much more to this. Imagine a whole jungle full of exotic fruits (mango, papaya, lychee, guava) married with an entire dairy worth of milk derivatives (buttermilk, Greek yogurt, crème fraiche). This vacillates along a sinusoid between these two poles, bouncing from rich fruitiness to smooth creaminess and back again. As I sniff longer, there’s also a cereal note and a slightly soapy nuance.

In the mouth:: Zippy to start; this does not make much of an impression at the front of the mouth. The midpalate once again echoes the bipolar nature of the nose, with an interplay of milky and plump, tropically fruity flavors. I also get the sweet cinnamon flavor of apple pie filling. This transitions to the finish with both the flavor and texture of soap. At the back of the tongue, I get a slightly stale flavor of old cut tobacco and dried autumn leaves.

Review from Malt-Review.com

$8999

Macallan 15 Double Cask Matured**

Region: Bourbon

 

 

Notes & Flavors

 

The Macallan Double Cask 15 Years Old is a balanced single malt whisky created by bringing the perfect harmony of two oaks into one exceptional single malt whisky. Sherry seasoned American oak adds delicate vanilla to the subtle spice of European oak, delivering a whisky with a sweeter, warmer taste and character.

Two distinct oaks create the perfect harmony within one exceptional single malt whisky. Our Double Cask whiskies are aged in two types of oak, in specially selected hand-crafted casks seasoned with dry Oloroso sherry. American oak imparts delicate flavours of vanilla, citrus and butterscotch. European oak delivers the unmistakable subtle spice of The Macallan. Once matured after 15 years, these two exceptional whiskies unite to create a distinctive single malt with a sweeter, warmer taste and character. Enjoy it neat, over ice or in a serve.


Color: Golden butterscotch.

Nose: Dried fruit, toffee and vanilla with smooth oak and baked apple. Balanced with notes of honey and chocolate.

Palate: Sweet raisin and sultana builds with hints of vanilla, wood spice and citrus.

Finish: Warm with ginger turning to caramel and citrus, with a lingering and creamy mouth feel.

$12999

Dalmore Cigar Malt

Region: Highland


"The Dalmore Cigar Malt Reserve benefits from a judicious selection of aged stocks drawn from casks of three types: American white oak ex-bourbon casks, 30 year old Matusalem oloroso sherry butts and premier cru Cabernet Sauvignon wine barriques. Bottled at 44% alcohol by volume, the body, structure and character of this extraordinary expression is the perfect complement to a fine cigar." -thedalmore.com

"Back due to popular demand in the U.S., this new incarnation of the Cigar Malt sees the percentage of ex-oloroso 'Matusalem' sherry wood ramped up from 60 to 70 percent. Pass the Partagas! Spicy Christmas cake with rich sherry notes on the nose. Fragrant, with figs, cinnamon, ripe oranges, and glacé cherries. Robust sweet toffee and mango flavors, with oloroso sherry, vanilla, and lively spices. Medium to long in the finish, with ginger, treacle, and licorice. Rating: 92." -Gavin Smith. Whiskyadvocate.com

 

$13999

Benriach 21 Year, 46%

Region: Speyside

 

 

Notes & Flavors

 

Nose: Ripe summer fruit compote with contrasting candied peel and a warming stem ginger background.

Color: Bright autumn gold.

Taste: Soft vanilla and cinnamon give way to tangy red fruits and citrus peel. Barley sugars and honeyed malt build into the long, sweet and satisfying finish.

$19999

Balvenie 21 Year 'port Wood'

Region: Banffshire

To create The Balvenie PortWood Aged 21 Years, a marriage of rare Balvenie is transferred to port casks, or pipes, which have held fine port wines. Here it is sampled regularly by The Balvenie Malt Master to ensure that just the right amount of character is imparted by the port casks, enhancing and developing the single malt whilst preserving its original characteristics. In duty free The Balvenie PortWood Aged 21 Years is non chill-filtered and bottled at a higher strength of 47.6% abv.

TASTING NOTES. NOSE: A perfume of fruity and ripe raisin notes, backed by a nutty dryness. TASTE: Refined with remarkable character, it is creamy and silky with fruit, honey and spice notes. FINISH: Long, gentle, nutty.

 

$22999