Building your own home bar can be a daunting task. With an endless number of spirits to choose from, deciding what deserves a spot on your shelf isn’t easy, but we are here to help. Just add the spirits listed below to your collection and you will be off to a great start! Want a […]
This is the season we gather together for parties, open houses and special dinners. If you have family, friends and coworkers coming over, it’s not always the right occasion to break out your most prized bottles of wine. That’s why we’re providing your go-to list of wines that are high quality and will please a […]
It’s hard to believe Thanksgiving is just around the corner. As you start planning your menu, you might also want to consider what wines you’ll serve alongside those heaping platters and casserole dishes. Check out the following recommendations from our trusty wine buyers- they have something lined up for every possible entree, and a few […]
Glen Keith 24 Year Old Single Barrel Single Malt Scotch – the newest edition to V&T’s hand-selected cask program!
Since we started our single cask program several years ago, we have brought back some deliciously unique whiskies from Scotland to a very appreciative audience. Casks from The Isle of Arran, Glendronach and Caol Ila distilleries were devoured with gusto, so with our supply all but exhausted in early 2016, I made another pilgrimage back […]
Here are our latest newcomers! Sanaig Single Malt Scotch – Kilchoman’s Master Distiller John MacLellan may be gone, but his legacy lives on in this new regular release from Islay’s farm distillery. Sanaig, named after a rocky inlet close to the distillery, is predominantly Oloroso sherry cask-dominated and takes up residence on the shelf next […]
Ted Huber has been distilling a long time. While many of today’s craft distillers were running around in diapers, Ted was running spirit through the imported German still at his family’s farm in Boden, southern Indiana. The Huber family have been farming this land since 1843, when Simon Huber emigrated from Baden-Baden in Germany, bringing […]
I write this with a heavy heart. This was one of the last casks that Jon MacLellan selected before he passed away on Easter Sunday after a long battle with cancer. Jon was the Distillery Manager at Kilchoman, and I had the pleasure of meeting him on my first trip to Islay back in 2012.
Damian and Brendan are on the hunt to find some great wines for the store and have been doing a terrific job seeking out well-made and well-priced vino from lesser-known producers; meanwhile Jordan and I have been attempting to do the same for our French brandy section. It was while I was flipping through a […]