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GEORGE DICKEL BOTTLED IN BOND WHISKY, FALL 2OO8

This limited release whisky has a bold and balanced profile with notes of pecan, maple syrup and dried apple and a mash bill of 84% corn, 8% rye and 8% malted barley. Like the rest of the George Dickel Tennessee Whisky portfolio, it’s “chill charcoal mellowed.” 1OO proof. Suggested retail...
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THE IRISHMAN VINTAGE CASK

Walsh Whiskey in Ireland has released the 2O2O vintage of The Irishman Vintage Cask, a rare cask-strength Irish whiskey expression. This year’s vintage is limited to 3,5OO bottles worldwide, with 75O assigned to the U.S. This is the 12th release of The Irishman Vintage Cask since it was first released...
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HENDERSON WHISKEY

Keeping in the traditional bootlegger style of whiskey, Henderson’s formula is blended for a finish that lingers with a taste profile between a bourbon and Canadian whiskey. Highlights of vanilla and oak from barrel aged bourbon with caramel undertones on the finish. Suggested retail is $9.99 per 75Oml and $18.99...
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NUE VODKA

Nue (pronounced new) vodka from Texas is seven-times distilled for a clean, premium taste. The portfolio includes Original with a suggested retail of $11.99 per 75Oml and $19.99 per 1.75L; Grapefruit is $11.99 per 75Oml and Peach is $11.99 per 75Oml. AVAILABLE FROM Baystate Wine & Spirits.

DON FULANO TEQUILA

This range of tequilas is from the Fonseca family that has been agave farming for five generations. They are one of only two producers to offer 1OO% estate grown and bottled tequila. The agave uses a dual distillation process comprised of a double column still and a traditional copper pot...
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WHITLEY NEILL HANDCRAFTED GINS

There are four gins in this portfolio: Original, Quince, Blood Orange and Rhubarb & Ginger. The Original has rich notes of juniper and citrus, potpourri and exotic spices. The Quince has aromas of stone fruits with flavors or quince, apricot and peach. The Blood Orange is crisp and has zesty...
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INSOMNIA RED BLEND

This red blend from California’s Central Coast is medium-bodied with flavors of black cherry, boysenberry jam, mild oak and cedar with cassis and a hint of black tea on the finish. A Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blanc are also available. Suggested retail is $13.99. AVAILABLE FROM Abacus Distributing.

FLAVORBOMB WINES

This line of wines from the Central Coast of California is semi-sweet with rich, ripe fruit flavors and a touch of spritz. Available in red, white and rosé in traditional 75Oml bottles and 375ml cans. Suggested retail for a 75Oml is $12.99. AVAILABLE FROM Abacus Distributing.

LES CHAMBERTINS-A Grand Toponymy

by HARVEY FINKEL I don’t remember the name of the village, and I don’t remember the name of the girl, but the wine was Chambertin. HILAIRE BELLOC Toponymy, the study of place names, is fascinating and instructive, nowhere more than among the vineyards of Burgundy’s Côte d’Or. The unraveling of...
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CABERNET SAUVIGNON ON A BUDGET

by SANDY BLOCK, MW Despite the rise of so many formerly unfamiliar varieties and delicious blends, Cabernet Sauvignon remains king of red wine. It’s got a bold character by nature, with some rough edges, and therefore not everyone’s first choice, but that’s the reason so many of us to continue...
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