Terrapin Maggies FarmhouseThis refreshing summer offering has all the flavor and aroma of a freshly picked peaches combined with the complexity of a well-executed farmhouse ale.  Some of you may remember Maggie’s older sister, Side Project Volume 7, one of Spike’s first forays into farmhouse ales; this version is just as lovely and refreshing.
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Ola Dubh 30thHarviestoun Makes Ola Dubh 30 by taking their Old Enging Oil and aging it for up to six months in casks that previously held Highland Park’s very special 30 year old single malt whisky. Read More

Hewitt Cabernet2009 Hewitt Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon – Napa Valley (Rutherford)

94 Points Wine Enthusiast “Editors Choice” – “Quietly, Hewitt flies below the radar, often producing Cabernets that, while not cheap, rival their pricier competition. Consider their ’09 a deal. It’s dry, smoothly tannic and complex, offering waves of black cherry jam, mocha, licorice and smoky oak. You can drink this lovely wine now, but it should develop in the bottle over the next 10 years.”

History of Hewitt – “The site that is now Hewitt Vineyard was first planted to vines in 1880, when Dennis Hanrahan bought the parcel bordering Gustave Niebaum’s Inglenook (now Rubicon Estate). The Hanrahan Ranch survived Prohibition by shipping grapes east to home winemakers. In 1962, William A. Hewitt, head of Deere & Company (John Deere), bought the vineyard and replanted it to Cabernet Sauvignon with the help of famed wine master André Tchelistcheff.”

scotch-sillyIt offers a finely wooded nose hinting at hazelnut, and is therefore distinct from traditional British scotches. It has a more rounded taste letting a discreetly full-bodied bitterness come to the fore, and will naturally seduce you.

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