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Staff Favorites - Jeffrey Jones

Jeffrey Jones

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Basil Hayden's 10 Year Old Kentucky Bourbon (750ml)
Review Date: 06-17-2019
Bourbon comes in many different styles from rich and heavy to more light and delicate styles. This Basil 10 is a classy example of the light and delicate style .The nose is pretty with a subtle aromas. In the mouth it is juicy and elegant, light and balanced with a subtle vanilla finish. This is a first class bourbon that should please any whiskey drinker.
Price: $54.99 Add To Cart

Clan Denny Fettercairn 10 Year Old Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 06-17-2019
This is a great price for a wonderful and delicious single malt. The nose is sweet , subtle and inviting. In the mouth it is complex with creamy and fruity notes. I did not pick up any smoke aromas or flavors. It is so easy to drink and will be great alone or on the rocks.
Price: $44.99 Add To Cart

Woodinville K&L Exclusive Single Cask #1307 Cask Strength Straight Bourbon Whiskey (750ml)
Review Date: 06-17-2019
I have liked the Woodinville products since K&L first bought them for the store. This single cask of bourbon show cases this excellent spirit. There are beautiful aromatics that are full, complex and pretty. In the mouth it is complex, round and soft, a full bodied bourbon with a touch of spice. A great bourbon from the state of Washington.
Price: $69.99 Add To Cart

Douglas Laing's "Gauldrons" Limited Edition Campbelton Blended Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 06-13-2019
Another great blend of single malts from the people at Douglas Laing. When master blenders like the Laings combine different single malts it brings out the best and most interesting flavors that the single malts have to offer. The Gauldrons is a very successful example of this. The nose is interesting and mysterious, with sweet notes and a hint of salt. In the mouth it is creamy, oily and complex with a sweet finish that has light smoke notes.
Price: $64.99 Add To Cart

Michel Couvreur "Cap a Pie" Malt Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 05-27-2019
This blended whiskey has a beautiful expressive nose that is full of sweet and inviting aromas. In the mouth it is soft and round and very easy to drink. It is on the malty sweet side and will be great alone on on the rocks. The Cap A Pie is not a heavy or concentrated but light and a crowd pleaser.
Price: $69.99 Add To Cart

2017 Domaine Ostertag "Les Jardins" Riesling
Review Date: 05-25-2019
One of the fun things about wine is how they are different from year to year. Each vintage has its own personality. This 2017 Ostertag is light and dry with beautiful perfumed aromatics. It is clean and pretty with a refreshing finish.
Price: $29.99 Add To Cart

Foursquare/Hampden "Probitas" White Blended Rum (750ml)
Review Date: 05-25-2019
This delicious rum has a beautiful light color. In the mouth it was very soft and drinkable. It will go well in some cocktails but drinking it straight is an excellent option. It is pure and clean with layers of flavor. I did not pick up a lot of funk from the Hampden but nuance and expressive flavors . The rums from these two distilleries work well together.
Price: $24.99 Add To Cart

2004 Old Pulteney 13 Year Old "K&L Exclusive" Single Cask No. 231 Cask Strength Highland Single Malt Whisky 750ml (ships as 1.5L)
Review Date: 05-17-2019
This is an elegant and easy to enjoy single malt that should please a lot of people. It is complex with clean and soft malty flavors that are delicate and fine. All of this is enhanced with a creamy mouth feel.
Price: $109.99 Add To Cart

Russell's Reserve Single Barrel "#17-927" (Rick House H, Floor 4, Row 21, Level 2) K&L Exclusive Kentucky Straight Bourbon (750ml)
Review Date: 05-16-2019
I tasted this at the same time as barrel #399. Both barrels are very different. Barrel #399 is classic and rich and barrel #927 is a more delicate bourbon. It is a lighter color and is pretty, subtle and complex. A touch of water opens it up and gives it a creamy mouth feel. If you are looking for a bourbon that is a little different this is a good one to try.
Price: $64.99 Add To Cart

Russell's Reserve Single Barrel "#17-399" (Rick House D, Floor 4, Row 30, Level 1) K&L Exclusive Kentucky Bourbon (750ml)
Review Date: 05-16-2019
One of the best things about working with spirits is to get the chance to taste single barrel products side by side. I tasted the Russell's barrel #339 at the same time as the barrel #927. They were both very different and delicious. The barrel #399 is a lusty and classic bourbon, rich and round packed full of brown sugar flavors. A touch of water opens it up. Barrel #927 is delicate and subtle.
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1995 Le Brun de Neuville "Grand Vintage" Brut Champagne
Review Date: 05-09-2019
This is an older Champagne that has all of the influence of age but is also fresh and lively. There are notes of nuts but these flavors do not dominate and this Champagne is not tired or flabby. It has a bright and refreshing finish that make this an excellent aged Champagne.
Price: $99.99 Add To Cart

2016 Ridge Vineyards "Estate" Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon
Review Date: 05-06-2019
California Cabernet at its best. There is wonderful fruit but it is balanced out with structure and complexity.Over the past year there are few domestic cabernets that have so impressed me. This will be a great wine for a special dinner.
Price: $59.95 Add To Cart
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2017 Gundlach Bundschu "Mountain Cuvée" Sonoma County Bordeaux Blend
Review Date: 05-03-2019
A soft and easy drinker. There are nice delicate dark fruit flavors. It will be great alone and will go well with hamburgers and pizza. A great red wine for the summer.
Price: $16.95 Add To Cart

Four Roses Small Batch Select Bourbon (750ml)
Review Date: 05-02-2019
This is a blend of six and seven year old bourbons. For fans of Four Roses it is a must try, and for those who don't already know Four Roses bourbons, it is a chance to see how good this distillery is. The nose is all sweet and brown sugar like. In the mouth it is complex with a nice richness that is on the dry side. It opens up with a little water and becomes a little softer.
Price: $54.99 Add To Cart

Old Forester K&L Exclusive Single Barrel #4093 (Warehouse H, Floor 5) Straight Kentucky Bourbon Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 05-02-2019
The Old Forester single barrel selections are exceptional values. This barrel 4093 is no exception. The nose is pretty and inviting with a nice sweetness that has some very subtle savory and mushroom undertones. In the mouth it is soft and round but not too heavy. A touch of water opens this whiskey up making it seem slightly sweeter.
Price: $39.99 Add To Cart

2016 Stagård Riesling Steiner "Hund" Kremstal
Review Date: 04-27-2019
This is a fantastic dry Riesling. There is a lot going on with this wine, and it showed as it developed in the glass. The nose has light subtle floral notes. The mouth is mineral driven with the right amount of fruit. The fruit notes developed as the wine opened up. The finish is clean, crisp and very refreshing.

2016 Farnetella Chianti Colli Senesi
Review Date: 04-25-2019
A delicious and great value. There are dark red fruit flavors that are balanced out with a nice dry finish. There is a nice and smooth mouth feel. This will go great with pizza and pasta.
Price: $11.99 Add To Cart
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2016 Raul Perez La Vizcaína "La Poulosa" Bierzo
Review Date: 04-15-2019
This is an excellent red wine because it has a lot to offer. I tasted it when it had first been opened and after it has been open for a while. Both times if offered nice red fruit flavors that were enhanced with savory and subtle notes. The nose was bright and inviting with both tastings. The main difference with the extra air time was that this wine got a velvet mouth feel.This wine will go great with pork or similar dishes.
Price: $34.99 Add To Cart
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1997 Macduff 21 Year Old "Hepburn's Choice" K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 04-12-2019
This is the first time that I have had the chance to taste a single malt from this distillery. I am glad that I got to have this chance, because this is a very good single malt whisky. With one or two drops of water the nose opens up and is powerful and expressive, with aromas of wax, honey, and wood spice. In the mouth the honey, wax and spice notes continue with a creamy mouthfeel.
Price: $79.99 Add To Cart

1982 L'Encantada 35 Year Old "Del Cassou #187" Bas-Armagnac (750ml)
Review Date: 04-12-2019
This Armagnac is not too old and woody but is lively and concentrated with bright pronounced flavors. The nose is very complex with floral notes dominating. In the mouth it is full bodied, rich and complex. There is a long tongue coating finish that has a hint of spice.
Price: $139.99 Add To Cart

2017 Château de L'Ou "Can't Get Enough" Cotes du Roussillon Villages Rouge
Review Date: 04-08-2019
This is medium bodied lovely blend from Chateau de L'Ou has nice dark fruit flavors that are easy and delicious, but dry and balanced. My first thought when I tried this wine was that this wine is elegant and complex. While it is a pleasure to drink alone, it will go well with lamb or pork dishes.
Price: $24.99 Add To Cart
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1998 Chateau de Vacquié 20 Year Old Unfiltered Haut-Armagnac (750ml)
Review Date: 03-29-2019
This quality Armagnac is pure and clean and a real drinking pleasure. The nose is expressive, sweet, floral and rich. In the mouth it is delicate but full bodied with round fruit flavors. It is mouth-coating and bigger and richer than the Vacquie 1991. I think that this should please any brandy drinker.
Price: $79.99 Add To Cart

1991 Chateau de Vacquié 27 Year Old Unfiltered Haut-Armagnac (750ml)
Review Date: 03-29-2019
This is a beautiful Armagnac that is packed full of drinking pleasure. If I had to sum up this Armagnac in just a few words, I would said that it is pure and pretty. The nose has sweet floral notes that are seductive. In the mouth it is soft and delicate with a nice fruit nuance. It is round and very easy to drink and there is a nice long finish. This should please any brandy lover.
Price: $99.99 Add To Cart

1988 Fitte et Laterrade 30 Year Old "Domaine Le Chaou" Bas-Armagnac (750ml)
Review Date: 03-29-2019
This Armagnac is imported by Charles Neal which means that it is unique, interesting and of high quality. The nose is dark and earthy with a layer of floral and fruit.In the mouth it has a nice rich dark fruit aspect that accompanies earth and mineral notes. I added 2 to 3 drops of water and it really opened up making it softer, richer and the flavors more accessible. The two vintages of Laterrade we now have in stock are different from each other, with the 1988 being the most rich.
Price: $129.99 Add To Cart

1987 Fitte et Laterrade 31 Year Old "Domaine Le Chaou" Bas-Armagnac (750ml)
Review Date: 03-29-2019
This Armagnac is imported by Charles Neal which means that it is unique, interesting and of high quality. The nose is interesting with dark earthy and mushroom aromas. In the mouth it is full bodied and rich with rustic earth and dark fruit flavors. I first tasted it without water but then added about 2 drops of water which opens this Armagnac up, expanding the flavor profile and adding a creamy element to the mouth feel.
Price: $139.99 Add To Cart
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2005 Balblair 13 Year Old "K&L Exclusive" Cask No. 224 Cask Strength Single Cask Highland Single Malt Whisky 750ml (ships as 1.5L)
Review Date: 03-29-2019
This single malt is 55.6% abv but is easy to drink out of the bottle. But it is still better with a little water because the water opens the Balbair up and gives it a creamy mouth feel. The nose is interesting and complex, with sweet floral and a touch of vanilla and honey notes. In the mouth it is malty and round. It is not heavy and has a beautiful balance.
Price: $89.99 Add To Cart

2005 Bruichladdich Peated (Port Charlotte) 12 Year Old "Alexander Murray" Cask Strength Small Batch Single Malt Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 03-28-2019
This selection of Bruichladdich is lively and tasty. In the nose there are hints of beeswax and complex sweet aromas. In the mouth it is soft and creamy, rich and round. A splash of water opens it up and it becomes a little more creamy. It drinks well with or without water. I did not get any smoke aromas or flavors in this single malt.
Price: $99.99 Add To Cart

2017 Chateau de L'Ou "I Have a Dream" Côtes du Roussillon-Villages Rouge
Review Date: 03-17-2019
I love the name of this wine and I respect the work that this winery does. This is a delicious wine that delivers on its own merits. It has a wonderful velvety mouth feel and lush red and dark fruit flavors. It is balanced, and not a jammy fruit bomb, it is dry and fruity.

Glenmorangie "Allta" Private Edition Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 03-14-2019
This is a delicious single malt that should appeal to many people. In the nose, there are honey and wax aromas. In the the mouth, it is what one would expect from Glenmorangie, a whisky that is both tasty and easy to drink. It is subtle and sweet, with balance and finesse. There is a juicy, mouth-coating finish. I think that this is better without the addition of water.
Price: $99.99 Add To Cart

2016 Josmeyer "Le Kottabe" Riesling Alsace (Organic-Biodynamic)
Review Date: 03-09-2019
This is a wonderful dry Riesling. It has nice, soft fruit, balanced with a hint of minerals and a clean finish. Pure and medium-bodied, it goes down very easy. It will go great foods like roasted chicken and pork but is very delicious alone.

2016 Rickshaw California Pinot Noir
Review Date: 02-22-2019
This wine is a beautiful value Pinot Noir. The nose has nice cherry aromas. In the mouth there are nice red fruit flavors. What makes the Rickshaw so nice is that it is not a fruit bomb. There are nice fruit flavors but it is a dry wine that is balanced and a joy to drink. Good alone or with food.
Price: $14.95 Add To Cart

1987 Strathclyde 30 Year Old "Old Particular" K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 02-11-2019
This bottling of Strathclyde has a lot to offer. In the nose it is light with hints of caramel that one would expect. In the mouth it starts out soft and pretty, but this is just a teaser, because it becomes more concentrated and sweet. A touch of water opens this whiskey up and showcases the juicy richness.
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1988 North British 30 Year Old "Old Particular" K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 02-11-2019
For the past few years grain whiskeys have been very popular. This bottling of North British shows why. The nose is light and easy with caramel notes. In the mouth this whiskey really shows its good side. It is delicate, pretty and light with a soft spice undertones.It is such a please to just sit back with and enjoy. There is no peat or smoke in this whiskey.
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2015 Lilian Ladouys, St-Estèphe
Review Date: 02-11-2019
A recent customer favorite in past vintages, this delicious year should continue this history. The lush 2015 vintage shows its influence with nice deep red fruit flavors that are balanced with subtle earth notes and a crisp finish. Although there is nice fruit, this is not a fruit bomb but a tasty wine that has all of the elements in place. It will go great with hearty foods.

Maker's Mark 46 "K&L Exclusive Barrel #906" Private Select Kentucky Bourbon (750ml)
Review Date: 02-08-2019
Each Maker's Mark Private Select Barrel is unique . This selection is rich and sweet with vanilla and spice undertones. It has mouth coating flavors but is not too heavy.It should be on the top of the list for anyone looking for a wheated Bourbon. Barrel 906 tasted much better after a touch of water, which opened it up and made it lively and delicious.
Price: $69.99 Add To Cart

Tom's Foolery Cask Strength Single Barrel #121 Ohio Straight Bourbon Whiskey (750ml)
Review Date: 02-07-2019
Another winner from Tom's Foolery. It is rich and balanced with soft and juicy flavors.It is big and intense with vanilla notes coming forward, adding complexity and pleasure to this selection. With a little water it becomes a little more soft and creamy but is still a big and rich beauty.
Price: $54.99 Add To Cart

Tom's Foolery Bottled in Bond Single Barrel #150 Ohio Straight Rye Whiskey (750ml)
Review Date: 02-07-2019
This classic and delicious rye has a lot to offer. The nose is a sweet inviting mixture of grains and spice.In the mouth this theme continues, wrapped in a full bodied and juicy whiskey.With a little water this single Barrel becomes creamy and rich with a nice long finish. This selection is good with and without water and worth taking a look at.
Price: $49.99 Add To Cart

2010 Caol Ila 8 Year Old "Old Particular" K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 02-07-2019
When I think of Caol Ila distillery it is as a single malt that is a little more subtle and delicate than some of its neighbors on Islay. This Old Particular that was distilled in 2010 is a good example. With out water, the nose is a mixture of fruity malt aromas with a hint of smoke and the mouth is in the same direction.With a touch of water, this single malt it becomes better with the flavors and aromas opening up, becoming more complex and enjoyable. Although there are smoky influences they do not dominate this whiskey but play a secondary role.
Price: $69.99 Add To Cart

2009 Talisker 8 Year Old "Old Particular - K&L Exclusive" Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 02-07-2019
From my experience young Talisker selections are really good. They are lively , expressive and delicious. This Old Particular that was distilled in 2009 is no exception. With out the addition of water the nose is smoke and sea and the mouth is sweet and round.It is the addition of water that makes this product shine. The smoke and sea aromas open up and become more pronounced. The flavors are more open to taste with sweet malt, salt and a kiss of smoke coming through.
Price: $72.99 Add To Cart

Gift Box - Port Dundas 28 Year Old "Sovereign" K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 01-26-2019
This is a focused whiskey,light and on the dry side, with a pretty floral aspect. It is one of the most interesting and best grain whiskeys that I have tasted so far. It is complex and a little water opens it up and makes it more subtle and delicate. But I think that it was best without the addition of water.
Price: $0.00 Add To Cart

2017 Foxglove Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon
Review Date: 01-13-2019
Foxglove has good track record of producing delicious wines for a reasonable price. The 2017 Paso Robles Cabernet continues this tradition. It is ready to drink and enjoy now with soft body and dark fruit flavors.This wine will be great alone or will go well with hearty foods.
Price: $14.95 Add To Cart

George Dickel "K&L Exclusive" 9 Year Old Single Barrel #L8269K1006 Tennessee Whiskey (750ml)
Review Date: 01-07-2019
This single barrel of George Dickel is delicious and pleasant. It has a nice velvet mouth feel with some subtle dry wood notes. It continues on to be sweet and easy with caramel richness. It is not heavy or big but a balanced and delicious bourbon.
Price: $44.99 Add To Cart

George Dickel "K&L Exclusive" 9 Year Old Single Barrel #L8263K1002 Tennessee Whiskey (750ml)
Review Date: 01-07-2019
I usually taste cask proof products with and without water. This barrel I think is with much better with a small splash of water. Although good without water , the water really opened this bourbon up, bring flavors and aromas to their best expressions. With water the the nose is sweet rich caramel with pretty floral notes. In the mouth it is concentrated with the caramel and subtle spice flavors. There is a nice mouth feel to this whiskey.
Price: $44.99 Add To Cart

Wathen’s Barrel Proof "Barrel #69 San Francisco" K&L Exclusive Cask Strength Single Barrel Straight Kentucky Bourbon (750ml)
Review Date: 01-06-2019
This is a wonderful single barrel selection because it is both delicious and it has some unique qualities What so unique about this bourbon is the mouth feel that, after a splash of water, is round with a creamy or velvet feel to it. The nose is a sweet caramel invitation and the mouth is sweet with some spice undertones. There is a nice long finish.
Price: $79.99 Add To Cart

1996 Tobermory 22 Year Old "Old Malt Cask" K&L Exclusive Single Refill Sherry Butt Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 12-29-2018
This is one of my favorite direct import selections this year. The quality of the selections is very high and the Tobermory has good company. The nose has honey and wax aromas that have very subtle savory undertones. In the mouth it is round, smooth and fruity ( but not sweet).It is complex and almost creamy.
Price: $89.99 Add To Cart

2007 Benrinnes 11 Year Old "Old Particular" K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 12-17-2018
Benrinnes makes solid and tasty single malts. This bottling continues this history. The nose is bright with honey and wax aromas. In the mouth it is lively with honey notes. It is mouth coating and there a hint of sweetness. There is a long sweet finish. A touch of water opens this selection up and makes it more pleasurable.
Price: $54.99 Add To Cart

2010 Glen Garioch 8 Year Old "Old Particular" K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 12-13-2018
Delicious and interesting. This bottling is very complex with a sweet and savory flavors that complement each other. There is a nice dry finish and the sweet and dry aspects work well together. There is lot going on in this unique and tasty single malt.
Price: $49.99 Add To Cart

1995 Loch Lomond ("All Malt") 22 Year Old "Old Particular" K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 12-13-2018
This is a light and pretty single malt. In the nose there are subtle notes of floral and honey that work well in harmony. This continues in the mouth producing a very enjoyable whiskey. Although not exactly as light as some of the Japanese whiskeys, the Loch Lomond is on the light side and would be a perfect alternative to a Japanese whiskey for some one who wants an older whiskey. ( Most Japanese whiskeys in stock as I write this have no age statement).
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2006 Balmenach 11 Year Old "Old Particular" K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 12-10-2018
This is from a distillery that we don't get to see often as a single malt bottling. In many ways it is a very pretty whiskey. The nose is really nice with sweet honey and spice aromas. In the mouth the sweetness continues but is balanced out with a pleasant dry finish. With water it opens up and becomes more complex with honey nuances and a dry finish.
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1994 Miltonduff 24 Year Old "Old Particular" K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 12-10-2018
We don't get to see a lot of Miltonduff which is ashamed. It offers a wonderful flavor prospective to the single malt selection at K&L. The nose has bright nice pear fruit like aromas that have wax and honey undertones. In the mouth the entry is sweet, followed with concentrated flavors that have dried fruit nuances. There is a long finish. I thought the Miltonduff 24 was enjoyable with and without an addition of water.
Price: $129.99 Add To Cart

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