Spanish Wine Dinner Menu

Spanish BodegaChef Jamil and Chef Catherine are pleased to release the menu for our Spanish Wine Dinner set for 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 4, 2016. Robert Schafer of Classical Wines of Spain will be hosting this special event as he showcases highly-rated wines from his prized portfolio. Welcome
Passed Hors d’Oeuvres Duck Picadillo Empanada with Romesco Sauce Crispy Oyster Shooter with Yellow Tomato Gazpacho Chorizo & Shrimp Croquette with Smoked Paprika Aioli Cava “Extremarium”, Mont Marcal, ES, NV First Course Pan-Roasted Striped Bass  with Spiced Crawfish Bisque Butternut Squash Risotto Crispy Chorizo, Roasted Baby Carrots & Fava Beans Chardonnay “Barrel Fermented”, Principe de Viana, Navarra, ES Verdejo, Martinsancho, Rueda, ES Second Course Second Course Coriander-Crusted Breast of Duck Braised Pork Belly, Anise Carrot Purée,English Green Peas, Baby Artichoke & Pinos Manchuela Reduction Bobal “Old Vine”, 11 Pinos, Manchuela, ES Red Blend "C", Bodegas Carchelo, Jumilla, ES Third Course

Fennel-Crusted Colorado Rack of Lamb Truffled White Beans, Shiitake Mushroom Ragù, Roasted Parsnips, Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes & Ribera del Duero Demi-Glace 

Tempranillo “Reserva”, Valenciso, Rioja, ES Tempranillo, Condado de Haza, Ribera del Duero, ES Dessert 

Crème Caramel Black Mission Figs & Candied Fennel

Bodegas Toro Albala " Don PX Reserva", Monteilla-Moriles, ES, 1986 
$95 per person, plus tax and gratuity Click here to register online now, or call 941-366-0007, ext. 229 for phone reservations, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Held monthly under candlelight at Michael’s Wine Cellar, Michael’s Wine Dinners are extravagant, multi-course feasts paired with fine wines from around the world. Reservations are required as seating is limited for this special event.    
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June 4 Wine Tasting

Michael's Open House Wine TastingSchool's (almost) out for the summer and we think it's time for mom and dad to enjoy a relaxing Saturday afternoon at Michael's Wine Cellar! Please join us for Michael's next "Open House Wine Tasting," monthly casual, walk-about wine tastings featuring 50+ international wines! June Open House Wine Tasting Saturday, June 4, 2016 2-4 p.m. $10/person Click here for online reservations, or simply join us at the door.
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Spanish Wine Dinner

Please join us for Michael's first wine dinner of the summer!  Michael's Wine Cellar will host a magnificent Spanish Wine Dinner at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 4, 2016. Wine Dinner Round Table FEATURED SPANISH WINES: Welcome Cava “Extremarium”, Mont Marcal, ES, NV First Course Chardonnay “Barrel Fermented”, Principe de Viana, Navarra, ES Verdejo, Martinsancho, Rueda, ES Second Course Bobal “Certified Organic- Old Vine”, 11 Pinos, Manchuela, ES Red Blend "C", Bodegas Carchelo, Jumilla, ES Third Course Tempranillo “Reserva”, Valenciso, Rioja, ES Tempranillo, Condado de Haza, Ribera del Duero, ES Dessert Bodegas Toro Albala " Don PX Reserva", Monteilla-Moriles, ES, 1986 $95 per person, plus tax and gratuity Click here to register online now, or call 941-366-0007, ext. 229 for phone reservations, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Held monthly under candlelight at Michael’s Wine Cellar, Michael’s Wine Dinners are extravagant, multi-course feasts paired with fine wines from around the world. Reservations are required as seating is limited for this special event.    
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Wine Tasting VIPs

SPECIAL GUESTS ALERT! AnthonyOliveHamiltonRussellAnthony & Olive Hamilton Russell of South Africa's Hamilton Russell Vineyards will be pouring their prized Chardonnay and Pinot Noir at this weekend's Open House Wine Tasting! Join us in the Wine Cellar, 2-4 p.m. this Saturday, May 14. Admission is $10/person. Click here for online reservations or simply join us at the door.
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Rosé Wines for Mom

Rose WineMichael's talking rosé wine on Suncoast View this afternoon. If you think mom would appreciate pink wines more than pink roses, stop by the Store to pick up a special bottle for mom today or tomorrow! Many of Michael's picks are available for under $20 from Michael's Wine Cellar.
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Sip & Shop in May

Michael's Wine Cellar Retail Store Through the month of May, we invite you to "sip and shop" at Michael's Wine Cellar each Saturday afternoon. Sip & Shop on Saturday, May 7, 2016 Trebbiano "San Benedetto", Zenato, Lugana, IT, 2013 - $12.95 Arneis "Blange", Ceretto, Langhe, IT, 2013 - $19.95 Molise Rosso “Ramitello”, Di Majo Norante, IT, 2011 - $15.95 Sangiovese, Alverdi, Rubicone, IT, 2014 - $9.95 Sip & Shop on Saturday, May 21, 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Honig Cellars, Napa Valley, CA, 2014 - $16.95 Chardonnay, Reata, Carneros, CA, 2012 - $19.95 Merlot "Bench Vineyards”, Pedroncelli, Dry Creek Valley, CA, 2013 - $14.95 Zinfandel “Old Vine”, XYZin, CA, 2013 - $14.95 Sip & Shop on Saturday, May 28, 2016 Moscatel Seco "Botani", Jorge Ordonez, ES, 2011 - $17.95 Albarino, Legado del Conde, Rias Baixas, ES, 2012 - $15.95 Granacha "Old Vines", Breca Garnacha de Fuego, Calatayud, ES, 2013 - $9.95 Tempranillo "Dehesa La Granja", Alejandro Fernandez, ES, 2007 - $19.95 Of course, on Saturday, May 14, we invite you to join us for the Wine Cellar's monthly Open House Wine Tasting. Admission is $10 per person for this casual, walk-about tasting featuring 50+ international wines.  Click here for directions to Michael's Wine Cellar. Regular store hours are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday – Saturday. For the convenience of shopping 24 hours a day online, simply click here to shop our web store.
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Garden to Plate Wines

Please join us for a special "Garden to Plate" wine dinner at Selby Gardens! Featured-Items-GardentoPlateWineDinnerWines from around the world hand-picked by Michael, a remarkable menu designed personally by Phil, a picturesque bayfront garden prepared to host an extra-special wine dinner…. at the end of this month! All are welcome to join us for the highly-anticipated “Garden to Plate” Wine Dinner hosted by Nora & Billy Johnson and Jenny & Ken Pendery on Thursday, April 28 at Selby Gardens. Click here for details and reservations. Featured wines will include: 2011 Szegeti Pinot Noir Brut Rose, Austria This sparkler is a brilliant salmon color with red gold highlights. Aromas of strawberries and red cherries carry through to the palate, which finishes with a lively acidity and a delicate mousse. 2014 DeMorgenzon Maestro White, Stellenbosch, South Africa On the nose and palate, there are concentrated orange and yellow stone fruits, as well as notes of spice and zesty citrus. The palate is full-textured, leaving you with a lingering aftertaste. It is an elegant wine with persistent nuances of honeysuckle and frangipani. 2014 Domaine Hubert Brochard Sancerre, Loire, France The Domaine Hubert Brochard Sancerre Blanc Aujourd'hui Comme Autrefois offers flavors of citrus and grapefruit with subtle floral nuances. Balanced with a lively acidity, this Sancerre Blanc is best enjoyed chilled and has an aging potential of 3 to 5 years. 2008 Marques de Grinon Summa, La Mancha, Spain Deep ruby-red in color with purple reflections, this wine shows rich notes of dark berries, clove, smoke and pepper. On the palate, layers of mineral and fruit notes are interwoven, accompanied by soft tannins, silky texture and excellent concentration 2013 Renacer Enamore, Mendoza, Argentina Dark ruby red in color, Enamore offers supple aromas of ripe berries, raisin, and plums. Sensual notes of exotic spices, charcoal and chocolate are seamlessly layered with the fruit. Full bodied, rich and complex, with a long finish beautifully framed by fine-grained tannins. This is a very special wine that will surprise many wine lovers.
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May 14 Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting Guests at Michael's Wine Cellar Michael's monthly Open House Wine Tasting will be held the SECOND Saturday in May. (Regulars, please make note in your calendars!) Please join us in the Wine Cellar for this casual, walk-about tasting featuring 50+ international wines. May Open House Wine Tasting Saturday, May 14, 2016 2-4 p.m. $10/person Click here for online reservations, or simply join us at the door. We hope you'll be able to attend Sarasota's favorite wine tasting!
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Sip & Shop in April

Michael's Wine Cellar Retail Store Through the end of April, we invite you to "sip and shop" at Michael's Wine Cellar each Saturday afternoon. Sip & Shop on Saturday, April 16 Rose “Pinot Noir”, Balletto, Russian River Valley, CA, 2015 Chardonnay “Estate”, Hook & Ladder Vineyards, Russian River Valley, CA, 2013 - $16.95 Chardonnay, Martin Ray, Russian River Valley, CA, 2014 - $17.95 Pinot Noir, Inman Family, Russian River Valley, CA, 2011 - $19.95 Sip & Shop on Saturday, April 23 Sauvignon Blanc "Game Reserve" Graham Beck, ZA, 2014 - $19.95 Chenin Blanc, Vinum Africa, Stellenbosch, ZA, 2011 - $16.95 Red Blend "Babel", Babylonstoren, ZA, 2013 - $18.95 Pinotage, Passages, Coastal Region, ZA, 2014 - $16.95 Sip & Shop on Saturday, April 30 Rose “Vinha Grande”, Casa Ferreirinha, Douro, PT, 2014 - $16.95 Torrontes "Series A", Zuccardi, Salta, AR, 2013 - $13.95 Malbec "Crios" Susana Balbo, Mendoza, AR, 2014 - $14.95 Carmenere “Casa”, Lapostolle, CL, 2013 - $12.95 - $12.95 Of course, on Saturday, May 14, we invite you to join us for the Wine Cellar's monthly Open House Wine Tasting. Admission is $10 per person for this casual, walk-about tasting featuring 50+ international wines.  Click here for directions to Michael's Wine Cellar. Regular store hours are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday – Saturday. For the convenience of shopping 24 hours a day online, simply click here to shop our web store.
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Chardonnay Blind Tasting

ChardonnayOn Tuesday, May 10, Michael's Wine Cellar invites you to a Blind Tasting of Chardonnays from around the World. This special class lead by our own Robin Schwartz will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m.! Please register now and join us to taste six different Chardonnays from six different locations around the globe. Admission is $20 per person. Click here to register online or call 941-366-0007, ext. 229.
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Hamilton Russell Vineyards Dinner

Held monthly under candlelight at Michael’s Wine Cellar, Michael’s Wine Dinners are extravagant, multi-course feasts paired with fine wines from around the world. Please join us for our next event! Hamilton Russell Vineyards (South African) Wine Dinner Wednesday, May 11, 2016 7 p.m. at Michael's Wine Cellar $95 per person, plus tax and gratuity  This wine dinner will be hosted Winery Proprietors Anthony & Olive Hamilton Russell who will be traveling from South Africa for our event! AnthonyOliveHamiltonRussellAnthony Hamilton Russell took over Hamilton Russell Vineyards from the founder, Tim Hamilton Russell, in 1991. Anthony narrowed the winery's focus to Pinot noir and Chardonnay only and registered Hamilton Russell Vineyards as an Estate, committing to work only with grapes from their terroir. Anthony with his wife Olive along with their winemaking and viticultural teams are completely dedicated to expressing the personality of the Hamilton Russell Vineyards terroir in their wines. Tiny yields and intense worldwide demand keep the elegant, highly individual, Estate grown Pinot noir and Chardonnay in very short supply. Anthony & Olive look forward to offering you the following featured wines from their portolio during this special five-course South African Wine Dinner: Welcome 2015 Southern Right Sauvignon Blanc First Course 2015 Hamilton Russell Chardonnay 2008 Ashbourne Sandstone Second Course 2014 Southern Right Pinotage 2008 Ashbourne Third Course 2014 Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir 2007 Ashbourne  Click here for online reservations or call 941-366-0007, ext. 229 to register via phone. (Phone reservations are available Monday through Friday,  9 a.m. - 5 p.m.) Reservations are required as seating is limited. 
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Featured Whiskies

WhiskeyFollowing the popular Whiskey Obsession Festival, Michael's Wine Cellar is thrilled to host a special Whiskey Tasting - featuring the BEST OF The Whiskey Obsession Festival - at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12. Here are the select spirits offered at this special tasting, recognized as just a few of the "best of!" Scotch, Aberlour A’Bunadh Bourbon “Ocean”, Jefferson’s Whiskey "Pecan", William Wolf Whiskey "Diamond Peak", Stranahan, Colorado Whiskey "Straight Rye", Michter's US*1, 750ml Bourbon "Double Oaked", Woodford Reserve Click here to register for the "Best of" the Whiskey Obsession Festival Whiskey Tasting at Michael's Wine Cellar. Admission is $25 per person and reservations are required.
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Best of Whiskey

WhiskeyOur team looks forward to hosting the Grand Tasting of the Fourth Annual Whiskey Obsession Festival on Friday, April 1 in the Ballroom. Click here for details and tickets to the Whiskey Obsession Festival, and prepare to explore hundreds of fine spirits from Japan, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, France, and the US! Following the popular Whiskey Obsession Festival, Michael's Wine Cellar will host a special Whiskey Tasting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12. The intimate tasting will feature select spirits recognized as the "Best of" the Whiskey Obsession Festival's Grand Tasting set for Friday, April 1. Click here to register for the "Best of" the Whiskey Obsession Festival Whiskey Tasting at Michael's Wine Cellar. Admission is $25 per person and reservations are required.
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April Events

ChardonnayEnjoy a Bordeaux Wine Tasting, casual Saturday afternoon Wine Tasting or the "Best of" the Whiskey Obsession Festival this April at Michael's Wine Cellar. The Michael's On East culinary team is challenged to design five-course menus inspired by exquisite wines each month for its popular wine dinner events. This month, lovers of French wines will rejoice as Michael Klauber himself hosts a Bordeaux Wine Dinner at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 2 at Michael's Wine Cellar. Admission is $125, plus tax and gratuity, per person and reservations are required as space is limited. Click here to register. It's also almost time for another Open House Wine Tasting at Michael's Wine Cellar. But regulars, need to pay attention to the calendar this April. Michael's April Open House Wine Tasting will be held on the SECOND Saturday of the month, 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, April 9. Admission is $10 per person. Click here to register. Following the popular Whiskey Obsession Festival, Michael's Wine Cellar will host a special Whiskey Tasting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12. The intimate tasting will feature select spirits recognized as the "Best of" the Whiskey Obsession Festival's Grand Tasting set for Friday, April 1. Admission is $25 per person and reservations are required. Click here to register.
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4/2 Wine Dinner Menu

Michael-BordeauxWe are thrilled to announce the featured menu and wines for our Bordeaux Wine Dinner - hosted by Michael Klauber himself! Saturday, April 2, 2016 7 p.m. at Michael's Wine Cellar Featured Wines & Menu: PASSED HOR D'OEUVRES Grilled Prosciutto Wraps with Stilton, Pears & Endives Tuna Crudo with Fresh Gooseberries & Ginger-Scallion Vinaigrette Blue Crab Fritters with Stone Ground Mustard Aioli Champagne Pommery "Brut Apanage", NV FIRST COURSE Butter Poached Maine Lobster Scallion-Farro Risotto, Young Peas, Roasted Butternut Squash, Foie Gras Nage & Crispy Salsify Root Chateau Carbonnieux Blanc, Pessac-Leognan, 2010   SECOND COURSE  Pan-Roasted Maple Leaf Duck Breast Baby Turnips, Pearl Onions, Sautéed Trumpet Mushrooms, Truffle Pommes Purée & Porcini Crème Aü Jüs Chateau Cantemerle, Haut-Medoc, 2010 Chateau de Chambrun, Lalande-De-Pomerol, 2010   THIRD COURSE  Black Pepper-Crusted Bison Loin Mashed Cauliflower, Thyme-Buttered Heirloom Baby Carrots, Braised Cipollini Onions, Fava Beans, & Bordeaux Demi-Glace Chateau La Dame de Montrose, St. Estephe, 2009 Chateau Les Pagodes de Cos, St. Estephe, 2009   DESSERT Apricot Tian & Peach with Almond Cream Chateau Suduiraut, Sauternes, 2010 Click here or call for reservations as this event is expected to sell-out quickly: 941-366-0007, ext. 229. $125 per person, plus tax and gratuity
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Bordeaux Wine Dinner

Michael-BordeauxMichael's extravagant five-course wine dinners are often hosted by visiting winemakers, but some of our most popular events are hosted by a true Bordeaux expert: our own Michael Klauber. Please join us for a special Bordeaux Wine Dinner featuring fabulous wines from top vintages - hosted by Michael himself! Saturday, April 2, 2016 7 p.m. at Michael's Wine Cellar Featured Wines: Welcome: Champagne Pommery "Brut Apanage", NV First Course: Chateau Carbonnieux Blanc, Pessac-Leognan, 2010 RP: 90pts Domaine de Chevalier Blanc, Pessac-Leognan, 2010 RP: 94pts Second Course: Chateau Cantemerle, Haut-Medoc, 2010 RP: 93pts Chateau de Chambrun, Lalande-De-Pomerol, 2010 RP: 93pts Third Course: Chateau La Dame de Montrose, St. Estephe, 2009 RP: 91pts Chateau Les Pagodes de Cos, St. Estephe, 2009 RP: 94pts Dessert: Chateau Suduiraut, Sauternes, 2010 RP: 94-96pts Click here or call for reservations as this event is expected to sell-out quickly: 941-366-0007, ext. 229. $125 per person, plus tax and gratuity
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Debut Vintage of Ulysses

PRE-SELL FOR NEW CHRISTIAN MOUEIX ESTATE: ULYSSES Ulysses Wine Pre SaleWe are thrilled to offer wine lovers a special pre-sell opportunity to purchase “Ulysses,” the New Napa Estate of Christian Moueix of Chateau Petrus and Dominus. Contact Michael’s Wine Cellar (941-366-0007, ext. 249) to secure your bottles ($169.95) of the debut vintage! Very limited. The wine, estate bottled, calls to mind “authenticity, purity and radiance.” Ulysses is a distinctive Cabernet Sauvignon with a touch of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. It should be decanted prior to serving. Our first vintage, Ulysses 2012, is a finely sculpted wine with elegance and lift. "The 2012s are so delicious to drink now and they really are crowd pleasers in every sense of the word." - James Suckling, 97 Points "I had the privilege to taste this new estate vineyard wine from Christian Moueix several months before the 2012 would be released. Moueix purchased the old Schmidt Ranch, which is just to the north of his iconic Napanook vineyard. The AVA is different, as he is on the southern border of the Oakville appellation. This is pure valley floor soil with great drainage, just to the south of Martha's Vineyard and the famous To Kalon of both Mondavi and Andy Beckstoffer. Several vintages have been made, but not yet released. The first official release is the 2012. This is a completely different style of wine than those produced at Dominus. While the property is much smaller (40 acres vs. the very large Napanook vineyard), a similar élevage is employed, with 40% to 50% new French oak, and bottling after the wine spends 20 months in wood. Moueix told me that the site, even though it is so close to Napanook, is warmer in the summer by several degrees and colder in the winter, Additionally, the soils are deeper. What Moueix has done is produce a wine that is in complete contrast to Dominus. The wines of Dominus are known for their silky complexity, and even though there is virtually no Merlot in any of the top vintages, they always have an almost Pomerol-like lushness and opulence. Ulysses, on the other hand, is a Napa version of a first or second growth Pauillac. The crème de cassis, the licorice, the purity and the graphite notes are present in all three of these vintages, just in varying degrees." - Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, 93 Points
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March 5 Tasting

Wine Glass & Bottle at SunsetTis the season for visitors! From family and friends taking advantage of our gorgeous weather for the entire season, to nieces, nephews or grandkids visiting during spring break, it's time to find new "house wines" to entertain at your place. Join us tomorrow, 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, March 5 in the Wine Cellar, to taste dozens of international wines and discover a few new favorites to take home. Click here to register online in advance, or simply join us at the door. Admission is $10 per person.
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Wine Dinner Menu

Jamieson Ranch VineyardsWe're thrilled to announce the menu for next Saturday's Jamieson Ranch Vineyards Wine Dinner set for 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at Michael's Wine Cellar! Admission is $95 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Space is limited and reservations are required. To make wine dinner reservations, click here or call 941-366-0007, ext. 229. Jamieson Ranch Vineyards Wine Dinner Menu & Featured Wines  Passed Hors d’Oeuvres Shrimp Ceviche Cara-Cara Orange, Heart of Palm, Meyer Lemon & Avocado Parfait Ahi Tuna Tartare Fresh Ginger, Cracked Black Pepper, Blood Orange Olive Oil Crispy Pork Chicharon Taco Cilantro-Marinated White Onions on Corn Tortillas Prosecco, LaLuca, Veneto, IT, NV   First Course Pan-Seared California Halibut Fava Beans, Butternut Squash, Toasted Walnuts & Parsnip Hash Braised Pork Belly, Crispy Shallots & Roasted Garlic Seafood Nage Sauvignon Blanc “Silver Spur”, Jamieson Ranch Vineyards, Napa Valley Chardonnay “Egan Vineyard”, Reata, Sonoma Coast   Second Course Syrah-Braised Kobe Beef Short Rib Artisan White Grits, Crispy Baby Artichokes, Green Peas, Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes & White Truffled Demi-Glace Pinot Noir, Reata, Sonoma Coast Red Blend “Whiplash” Jamieson Ranch Vineyards Third Course   Porcini-Crusted Lamb Tenderloin Trumpet Mushrooms, White Bean Purée, Carrot Emulsion, Crisp Salsify & Thyme Cabernet Demi-Reduction Cabernet Sauvignon "Double Lariat", Jamieson Ranch, Napa Valley Zinfandel “Whiplash”, Jamieson Ranch Vineyards, Lodi   Dessert   Milk Chocolate & Chestnut Cream Macaron Candied Orange Peel, Poached Figs & Grand Marnier Anglaise Port, Delaforce “LBV”, 2008
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Limited Release Whiskey

OrphanBarrel-TheGiftedHorseLimited Release Whiskey: The Gifted Horse from Orphan Barrel The Store has obtained another limited release whiskey from Orphan Barrel! Call or stop in the Wine Cellar ASAP to purchase one of six bottles available of “The Gifted Horse.” (Available for $99.95/bottle.) Here's how this exclusive bottle came to be, from our friends at Orphan Barrel: As we were preparing our next Orphan Barrel release, the unthinkable happened, we made a whopper of a mistake, emptying barrels of much younger whiskey into a batch of beautiful 17-year-old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. With bated breath, we tasted this monumental blunder… and quickly agreed this was one gift horse we shouldn’t look in the mouth. With a final balance of roughly 39% 17-year-old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey ad 61% 4-year-old Corn Whiskey and Indiana Bourbon Whiskey, this unusual blend has aromas of apple skins, almond and toffee, and tasty hints of cream caramel, oak resin and bosc pear. Our gaffe is your gift. We hope you’ll agree that this happy mistake created something surprisingly special.
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Sarasota, FL 34239