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New Arrivals of this week

So as of this week we have brought some nice stuff:-

1.Captain Morgan 1671 spanish oak rum.

A fine distinctive Caribbean rum blended with a unique blend of spices with notes of dried fruit, vanilla, caramel and oak. Finished with Spanish oak to deliver a smooth and refined drinking experience.

2.Union Anthem Golden Ale

In honor of the 200th anniversary of Francis Scott Key’s penning of The Star Spangled Banner just outside of Fort McHenry right here in Baltimore, we’ve brewed up this easy drinking, all-American beer. Our take on a classic American style, the Cream Ale, this light golden ale is brewed with American grown barley, wheat, corn, & oats and lightly hopped with Columbus for bittering and a kiss of floral Mosaic. This all-American classic is just the thing to make you sing!

3.Elysian Immortal IPA

A Northwest interpretation of a classic English style, golden copper in color and loaded with New World hop flavor and aroma.

4.Six Point Rad

The proprietary blend of fruit juices bursts with citrus essence, balanced by a smooth wheat beer base. It’s the ultimate summer crusher in a 16 oz can. Shane weighed in on the finished brew: “No one in their right mind would dispute it being… TOTALLY RADICAL.The recycling continues!” 

5.Flying Dog Agave Cerveza

Flaked maize makes up one third of the malt bill and highlights the distinctive corn and cracker flavor typically found in Mexican lagers. The agave and lime peel impart a distinctively zesty character and a crisp, clean finish. If sticking a lime in it is how you like it, go right ahead.

6.Jefferson Reserve Bourbon

Our flagship bourbon is where we define the Jefferson’s taste: big and bold with hints of spice, toffee and leather. The Reserve is the perfect marriage of four different recipes of bourbon, one of which is an elder statesman. The result is bourbon that, like Thomas Jefferson, is sophisticated, complex and unforgettable.

Year: 2011 (933/2400 Bottles | Batch No.88)
How I Drank It: Neat, in my special bourbon glass (please don’t be jealous)
My Nose Noticed:*

Butterscotch | Raisins | Vanilla (Special Note: Very little alcohol smell)

First Sip: Oak | Tobacco| Brown Sugar
The Burn**: Nice and smooth on the front of the tongue with just a little burn on the back as you swallow. Not to much of a finish in back but there is a nice warm finish across my tongue that was different from other bourbons.

Update: 10 minutes after starting this review the burn started it’s way up my throat very slowly and methodically. It was gone and came back. Simply amazing and definitely something special. Let me know if your experience the same things or not. 

Neat, Splash or Rocks: This is a nice and smooth bourbon that can easily be drank neat. However, adding a bit of water really expands this one and makes it better. It’s like the flavor profile got stretched wider but not more intense. So I have to say that adding water is probably the best way to enjoy this bourbon.
Share With: People you like and with whom you genuinely want to share a great glass of bourbon. Some might say not to waste it on bourbon newbies but I think it’s a great choice to help introduce them what a more complex and mature bourbon tastes like.
Worth The Price: Jefferson’s Reserve Very Old comes in the $50-60 range in most places. I believe that to be a fair price for something that is this smooth and can be easily enjoyed in a multitude of ways.
Bottle, Bar or Bust: This is a must have bottle at home if you’re looking to upgrade the level of your collection. If you can enjoy what this one brings to the party you are on your way to becoming a true bourbon lover.
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