Pappy Van Winkle Drawing Wines And More West in Milford CT

There are Bourbons, and then there are those made by Pappy. Buffalo Trace Distillery, located in Frankfort Kentucky, is producing the best, most award winning, and hardest to get Bourbons.  Due to the HIGH demand and LOW supply of these products, we have decided the fairest way to sell these bourbons listed below is to have a random email drawing. This month, we are pleased to announce our first annual:

VAN WINKLE DRAWING

Emails will be selected simultaneously on Dec 18th, 2013 @ 2pm.
The fortunate folks selected will have the option to purchase one of the following:
Pappy 23 YearVan Winkle 12 Year, or Old Rip 10 Year.
If you would like to enter our drawing, we ask that you sign up in person at:
Wines and More West, 242 Boston Post Road in Milford, CT.

 

Here’s the line-up:

Pappy Van Winkle 23 YearPappy Van Winkle 23 Year: This very rare, limited edition bourbon takes generations of distilling know-how to produce. Only the most careful and expensive distilling method can be used to create a whiskey as special as this one. Each barrel ages for 23 years and is carefully selected from the heart of the warehouse. This whiskey should be enjoyed neat.

 

Tasting Notes:

Early aromas of caramel and cream with soft notes of oak, nuts and leather. Features a sweet taste composed of vanilla, maple and honey joined by complimentary flavors of citrus and spice. Has a long lasting oaky finish, along with many of the early flavors.

Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 YearVan Winkle Special Reserve 12 Year: “A perfect combination of age and proof. The 12 years of aging and medium proof of 90.4 seem to be just right in creating a very pleasant drink of whiskey. This fine bourbon can compete with any excellent cognac as an after-dinner drink.” -Paul Pacult (Bourbon Enthusiast).  Rated 98 by the Beverage Tasting Institute.

 

Tasting Notes:

Highlighted by light aromas of dried mango, cocoa, fruit and spiced peach. Flavors of honey, oak and tobacco dance on the pallet. The finish is balanced and dry, with a lingering tingle.
Old Rip Van Winkle 10 YearOld Rip VanWinkle 10 Year:  At 107 Proof, this wonderful bourbon is bottled as close to barrel proof as possible. This whiskey is as smooth as any you will find. The more water you add to whiskey from its natural barrel proof to its bottle proof, the harsher it becomes. This 107 barrel proof seems to be just right. This bourbon takes a back seat to none. Rated 94 by the Beverage Tasting Institute. 

Tasting Notes: 
A sweet vanilla nose with caramel, pecan and oak wood. Smooth, mellow flavor consisting of robust wheat, cherries and oak. Features a long, smoky wheat finish with hints of fruit, spice and oak tannins.

 

Here’s a sampling of some of our other limited release spirits.  Of course they don’t last long so don’t hesitate to stop in and check out our selection:

Corner creek Bourbon Reserve 750ml – $25.99
 Corner-creek-Bourbon-Reserve This Reserve Bourbon is an exceptional marriage of the finest wheat, rye and corn which is aged for 8 years in American oak and smoothed to perfection with Kentucky Limestone water. Corner Creek is only lightly filtered so that it retains all of its complex flavor and is bottled in as natural and pure a state as possible.
Parkers Heritage 7th Edition Bourbon 750ml – $94.99
 Parkers-Heritage-7th-Edition-Bourbon This year, Parker is keeping things simple. Mr. Beam(Master Distiller)  has selected 100 favorite barrels from Heaven Hills’ inventory in the company’s Deatsville warehouse, from the top tiers of Rickhouse EE. The whiskey is 10 years old, non-chill-filtered, and bottled at 96 proof, Parker’s preferred strength.
Jefferson’s Chef Collection Bourbon 750ml – $47.99
 Jefferson’s-Chef-Collection-Bourbon Jefferson’s Chef Collection is a collaboration with Chef Edward Lee, of Louisville fame, and founder Trey Zoeller.  “chef’s collaboration”  is a “fruit-forward” bourbon with a spicy Jefferson’s 10 year-old Straight Rye Whiskey inspired by Chef Lee’s food.  While Jefferson’s is embarking on a new venture, they still promise the hand crafted quality spirit they are well known for providing drinkers.
Elmer T Lee Single Barrel 750ml – $31.99
 Elmer-T-Lee-Single-Barrel Named after Master Distiller Emeritus Elmer T. Lee, this whiskey is hand selected and bottled to the taste and standards of Elmer T. Lee himself.  The nose brings notes of clover, vanilla, and old leather. The flavor balances fruit, honey and vanilla with a light spiciness. A long and warm finish.
Jack Daniel’s Holiday Select Bourbon 750ml – $59.99
 Jack-Daniel’s-Holiday-Select-Bourbon Jack Daniel’s Holiday Select is the whiskey that was specifically selected and drawn from the barrels used to craft our 2013 Barrel Tree in Lynchburg.  Every year Jack Daniel’s releases this holiday special much to the pleasure of all bourbon drinkers!
Laphroaig Cairdeas Port Wood Scotch750 ml – $87.99
 Laphroaig-Cairdeas-Port-Wood A wisp of Laphroaig smoke is hiding amongst sliced blood oranges, grapefruit, raspberry bushes and a hint of pot pourri. Clotted cream and lemon zest develop. Notes of  blackcurrants and sweet marmalade show strong with more savory pepper notes.  Expect some fruity yet dry finish
Glenmorangie 1993 Ealanta 750ml – $105.99
 Glenmorangie-1993-Ealanta Glenmorangie Ealanta has a soft toffee and butterscotch aroma, followed by vanilla and a curious strong hint of stewed fruits with a hallmark Glenmorangie top note of menthol. Glenmorangie Ealanta is bottled at a strength of 46% and is non-chill-filtered for extra texture and mouth feel.
The Balvenie Tun 1401 Scotch 750ml – $280.99
 The-Balvenie-Tun-1401 Expect a nose of Fragrant, fruity and malty on the nose with barley sugar sweetness and soft vanilla. The taste has a sweet start, followed by a luscious explosion of tangy citrus and gentle spices. Mouth-filling honey combines with vanilla syrup and hints of oak tannin. Expect a rich lingering sweetness as it finishes.
Cold River Gin – Gluten Free750ml – $29.99
 Cold-River-Gin Find the perfect balance of botanical flavor with the handcrafted gin that promises genuinely good taste.  Using a recipe that dates back to the early days of British gin, Cold River uses their own secret blend of seven traditional botanicals that are steeped for the perfect amount of time to infuse the essential flavors. The end result is a true handcrafted American spirit that delights the true gin lover with a perfectly dry, exquisitely balanced and invigorating taste experience.
Prairie Organic Gin 750 ml – $18.99
 Prairie-Organic-Gin Introducing our new Prairie Organic Gin. An enjoyable herbal blend made with time and care. With a hint of juniper and a delicate finish, this is gin that’s light, refreshing and everything you want from organic spirit.
Westford Hill Rime Organic Vodka 750ml – $21.99
 Westford-Hill-Rime-Organic-Vodka Ct’s own Westford Hill Vodka is now available!  Produced from American-grown organic corn. It’s all-natural, with no additives or flavor bridges frequently seen in other commercial vodkas to smooth out the rough edges such as glycerine. Rime is made from distilled corn and pure Westford Hill spring water tucked aways in the rolling hills of northern Connecticut.
Casa Dragones Tequila 750ml – $264.99
 Casa-Dragones-Tequila The signature taste of Casa Dragones is what makes us unique. By focusing on creating a smoother, more refined tequila, we softened the intensity to diminish any “wince” or harsh aftertaste. One sip and you’ll immediately taste the difference. Casa Dragones is 100% Blue Agave Joven Tequila: elegantly smooth and perfect for sipping.
Don Julio 72th Anniversary Tequila 750ml – $51.99
 Don-Julio-70 Don Julio 70 Añejo Claro is the culmination of 70 years of knowledge, expertise and innovation that brings the smoothness of a Blanco and the complexity of an Añejo together for a totally unique tequila experience. Don Julio 70 Añejo Claro is aged eighteen months in American white-oak barrels and then carefully filtered to bring out its crisp agave flavor.
Crown Royal XR- Waterloo Distillery750ml – Please call for pricing.
 Crown-Royal-XR-Waterloo The nose opens to hints of fresh lumber, cedar, sweet licorice, floral and perfumed rye notes, then hints of pine. Dry grain, mash, hayloft, then sweet cigarette tobacco follow.   Crown XR Begins with mild toffee, like faintly floral corn whisky, and surprisingly, it tastes a bit salty. It’s sweet, but not cloying. Sweet rye baking spices show themselves right away then after a lot of other action they come back with hot flashes of cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, and generic ‘rye’ spices.  Longish, peppery, and warm, with bitter zest in the middle, then hot and vaguely sweet with hints of toffee.  This Distillery is no longer in production.  Once this stock is gone, Crown Royal Lovers will say good bye the Crown XR- Waterloo Distillery