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Jeffrey Jones

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2003 Benrinnes 15 Year Old "Old Particular" K&L Exclusive Single Refill Hogshead Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 12-02-2019
This is a balanced and absolutely delicious single malt. It is lively with a pretty floral nose with beautiful bees wax notes. In the mouth it is sweet and round with no smoke to get in the way of the lust malt and subtle bees wax flavors. With a splash of water there is the same flavor profile as above but it is more open and is softer. This is very easy to drink and shows why it is always a pleasure to taste something from Benrinnes.
Price: $74.99 Add To Cart

New Riff "K&L Exclusive Single Barrel #15-4917" Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (750ml)
Review Date: 12-02-2019
This is an intriguing and delicious barrel. The nose has interesting floral and caramel aromas that are unique and very nice. In the mouth there is a wonderful elegance that has floral and spice flavors along with the carmel and other typical bourbon flavors. With water the nose opens up. In the mouth the addition of water brings other flavors out, with brown sugar notes the most easy to taste and the other flavors are more subtle. There is a lot going on in this interesting and tasty barrel.
Price: $49.99 Add To Cart

2004 Ardbeg 15 Year Old "Chieftain's" K&L Exclusive Single Ex-Bourbon Barrel Cask Strength Unchill-filtered Islay Single Malt Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 12-02-2019
This cask of Ardbeg was aged to perfection. With and with out the addition of water it is lively and complex and there is a long finish. With out water it is more intense and with a little water there is a softer and more lush mouth feel. This product offers smoke, brine and a juicy malt aspects, all of which work together and make this a excellent offering for lovers of big, powerful peated scotch..
Price: $239.99 Add To Cart

Douglas Laing's Big Peat "Christmas" 2018 Limited Edition Cask Strength Islay Blended Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 12-01-2019
Master blenders at Douglas Laing created this wonderful whiskey using only single malts from Islay. The blend brings out some of the best aspects of the different distilleries. This years Big Peat lives up to its name. It is smokey, creamy and complex with subtle hints of brine. Not shy at all, it is a fun and lusty drink.
Price: $59.99 Add To Cart

2009 Ardmore 10 Year Old "Old Particular" K&L Exclusive Single Refill Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 12-01-2019
One of the nice things about this bottling is that it is light bodied and delicate. The nose is subtle with undertones of smoke. In the mouth it is pretty with malt flavors and a hint of savory. The Ardmore 10 has all of the right characteristics to make this an easy and enjoyable drink.
Price: $54.99 Add To Cart

1997 Benriach 21 Year Old "Chieftain's" K&L Exclusive Single Rum Barrel Finish Cask Strength Unchill-filtered Speyside Single Malt Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 11-30-2019
Absolutely delicious. The nose is very expressive and alive with bees wax and floral notes. It is a pleasure to just set and smell this single malt. In the mouth is is rich and round with the bees wax and honey flavors. It is full bodied and has a long finish. A little water opens it up and makes it softer but one can enjoy this product with and with out water.
Price: $169.99 Add To Cart

2016 Trébiac, Graves
Review Date: 11-29-2019
K&L has been selling Chateau Trebiac for many year for very good reasons. It is always bright, lively and delicious, and a fantastic value. 2016 is a wonderful and drinkable vintage, and the Chateau Trebiac reflects this with juicy, dark fruit flavors that are balanced with structure and character. Ready to drink now.
Price: $14.99 Add To Cart

Glen Moray 23 Year Old "Old Malt Cask" K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 11-26-2019
This is one of those whiskys that is easy to enjoy and should please any single malt lover. The nose is a beautiful mixture of wax and honey. The mouth of this selection is round and juicy with wax and honey flavors.All of the flavor aspects work together. My first thought when tasting this Glen Moray was that it is fantastic and a real treat.
Price: $99.99 Add To Cart

1997 Blair Athol 21 Year Old "Old Particular" K&L Exclusive Single Refill Hogshead Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 11-24-2019
This single cask has a lot to offer. It is delicious, unique and interesting. The nose is rich and teasing. In the mouth it is full bodied with lush malt flavors that are enhanced by dry savory undertones. I found this interaction with between the sweet and savory is both pleasing and interesting. This is a single malt to set with and think about. Don't overlook this treat.
Price: $109.99 Add To Cart

1979 North British 40 Year Old "Old Particular" Single Refill Barrel Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 11-24-2019
North British distillery is just outside of Edinburgh ,and from what I have so far tasted, produces tasty and elegant grain whiskeys. This forty year old is lively and full of finesse and flavor. The nose is sweet brown sugar. In the mouth it is mouth coating brown sugar but it not heavy and has a kiss of elegance. There is a long finish. With a little water the nose is the same as above but there are a subtle undertones of christmas spice. The mouth is the same as above but more elegant and delicate.
Price: $299.99 Add To Cart

2007 Dailuaine 12 Year Old "Old Particular" Single Sherry Butt Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 11-23-2019
If I had just one word to describe this single cask it would be that it is fantastic. Other words like delicious and interesting could also apply. The nose is pretty with a mixture of malt and spice. In the mouth it is rich and concentrated with spice and nut notes. With a little water it is full-bodied and mouth-coating with a depth of sweet and spicy flavors. There is a nice dry finish.
Price: $64.99 Add To Cart

2013 Bowmore 5 Year Old "Old Particular" K&L Exclusive Single Refill Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 11-23-2019
I usually like young single malts from Islay because they are so lively and expressive. This cask of Bowmore continues this tradition. I think that this selection tastes best with a little water. The nose has smoke and malt aromas but the smoke is subtle and not overpowering. In the mouth it is sweet and soft with notes of smoke. This Bowmore cask is a complex and a delicious treat.
Price: $44.99 Add To Cart

1997 Ledaig 21 Year Old "Chieftain's" K&L Exclusive Single Sherry Butt Cask Strength Unchill-filtered Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 11-22-2019
This cask of Ledaig from Tobermorey Distillery is expressive, interesting and inviting. Without water there are smoke, malt, and a hint of mineral-like flavors. With a little water it opens up and comes together. In the nose there is smoke with aromas of brine and malt. In the mouth, the smoke, malt, and brine flavors create a single malt that is delicious and lively. This cask of Ledaig is something to sip and think about.
Price: $149.99 Add To Cart

2007 Glenlivet 12 Year Old "Signatory Unchillfiltered Collection" 1st Fill Single Sherry Butt Cask Strength Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 11-22-2019
Sherry aged single malts are very popular at k&L and this bottling should please fans of this style of whiskey. The sherry influence is pronounced, helping make this a juicy and rich offering. The sherry aging comes through in the nose giving dried fruit and sherry aromas. In the mouth this Glenlivet is full bodied and lusty with the dried fruit and nut flavors dominating. There is a long finish. If you are thinking about buying this product I suggest that you do is sooner than later because in the past similar offerings have sold out quickly.
Price: $99.99 Add To Cart

2001 Ben Nevis 18 Year Old "Old Particular" K&L Exclusive Single Refill Hogshead Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 11-21-2019
What a fantastic treat. This single malt is bursting full of life and pleasure. Without water it is pure and clean with honey tones. With a touch of water it comes to life. The nose is malty and floral. In the mouth it is complex, with sweet malt and honey flavors, and a beautiful energy. Delicious and juicy, and there are no smoke flavors.
Price: $99.99 Add To Cart

1988 Bunnahabhain 30 Year Old "Old Particular" K&L Exclusive Single Refill Hogshead Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 11-18-2019
This 30 year old single malt is alive and packed full of drinking pleasure. In the nose there are savory and malt notes. In the mouth it is light bodied but is mouth coating with delicate savory flavors. With a splash of water the nose opens up and provides savory and bees wax aromas. In the mouth it becomes softer and more delicate. This excellent single malt offers finesse and shows what Bunnahbahain distillery is capable of producing.
Price: $349.99 Add To Cart

2005 Laphroaig 13 Year Old "Chieftain's" K&L Exclusive Single Sherry Butt Cask Strength Unchillfiltered Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 11-18-2019
Since barrels of single malt age differently and produce a range of flavors it is always a treat to taste something and see the variation on a theme from the regular releases.This tasty barrel is very interesting and fantastic. The nose has a burst of smoke that is almost pretty ( a word not usually associated with Laphroaig) with toasty undertones. In the mouth it is classic Laprhoaig with smoke , iodine, salt and malt. With water it opens up and becomes softer. There is a long finish with an interesting touch of spice.This single barrel is unique and interesting.
Price: $159.99 Add To Cart

1998 Glenburgie 21 Year Old "Old Particular" Single Refill Hogshead Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 11-18-2019
This is a great single malt and is a super value for a 21 year old single malt. In the nose it like sweet honey with a touch of bees wax. In the mouth these sweet honey notes continue in a full bodied and rich treat. Secondary flavors of spice and savory add complexity and make this a wonderful drinking experience. I think that this selection tastes best with a small splash of water.
Price: $109.99 Add To Cart

Littlemill "Old Malt Cask" 29 Year Old K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 11-18-2019
A treat from a closed distillery. This is a chance to taste the excellent single malt that Littlemill was able to produce. The nose is sweet, complex and pretty. In the mouth it is complex with rich honey flavors. This single malt is light bodied and there are no smoke flavors. With a touch of water it really opens up and is fuller bodied.
Price: $249.99 Add To Cart

1995 Allt-a-Bhain 23 Year Old "Old Particular" K&L Exclusive Single Refill Hogshead Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 11-15-2019
This 23 year old is alive and expressive. The nose is very pretty with sweet honey and malt aromas. In the mouth it is light with wax, malt and subtle spice notes.Withe water, in the mouth it is pure with the same flavors as above but they are more subtle and complex. There is also a wonder nice mouth feel and in the nose pretty wax aromas.
Price: $119.99 Add To Cart

Tamdhu 19 Year Old "Old Malt Cask" K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 11-15-2019
This is a pretty single malt. With out water it is pure and light with soft malt flavors. A little water opens it up providing subtle aromas of honey and wax. In the mouth, it is pure and soft with subtle honey and floral notes. There is long finish. It is pleasurable and drinkable with and with out the addition of water, but I think that it is better with a touch of water.
Price: $79.99 Add To Cart

Bowmore "Old Malt Cask" 21 Year Old K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 11-15-2019
This is a wonderful single barrel of Bowmore. It is lively, delicious and interesting. I tasted it with and with out water. With out water the nose is expressive with the smoke notes dominating the experience. In the mouth there are smoke and sweet malt flavors. It was better with a splash of water that opened the single malt up. Smoke still dominated the nose . In the mouth there are flavors of smoke and sweet malt but it is more complex and there is a savory undertone. Also, there is a nice creamy mouth feel and a long finish.
Price: $149.99 Add To Cart

Mal Bien Green Tape "Victor + Emmanuel Ramos" Batch 0218 Verde (A. Rhodacantha) Mezcal (750ml)
Review Date: 11-14-2019
If I could only use a few words to describe this fabulous mescal they would be delicious, intense and concentrated. The aromas are smoky,savory and intense. In the mouth there are concentrated smoke and savory flavors that are packaged with a nice sweet wrapping. There is a long finish.
Price: $84.99 Add To Cart

Mal Bien Green Tape "Felipe + Ageo Cortes" Batch 0318 Arroqueno (A. Americana) Mezcal (750ml)
Review Date: 11-14-2019
Each of the Mal Bien green tape mezcals are distinctive and delicious. The Arroqueno jumped from the glass with aromas that were an interesting floral and savory mixture with a kiss of smoke. It was very pleasant. In the mouth, it was soft with savory mineral notes and an interesting ash under tone. Unique and delicious.
Price: $99.99 Add To Cart

2016 Viña Olartia Crianza Rioja
Review Date: 11-14-2019
This is an excellent Rioja for a great price. It is ready to drink now with bright fruit flavors balanced out with structure that help make it a complete wine. This wine provides a delicious experience and will go well with pork and chicken dishes. One can also drink it alone.
Price: $12.99 Add To Cart

2017 Domaine Weinbach Riesling Alsace
Review Date: 11-11-2019
For lovers of dry Riesling this wine has a lot to offer. It is balanced with nice fruit and dry honey and floral flavors, and a crisp finish. I thought that it was absolutely delicious with purity and energy. Great alone it will also go well with food. Domaine Weinbach is a top producer in Alsace and this wine show the quality and joy that gave this producer a well earned reputation.
Price: $26.99 Add To Cart

2018 Chehalem "INOX" Willamette Valley Chardonnay
Review Date: 11-11-2019
This wine show cases the wonderful Chardonnay fruit of Willamette valley in Oregon. It is not aged in oak barrels and this allows the fruit to show its character and flavors. The Inox is round and pretty with focus and energy. It has bright fruit but is clean and has a nice crisp finish. This will compliment both fish and fowl dishes but is easy enough to drink alone.
Price: $17.99 Add To Cart

2016 Mount Edward Pinot Noir Central Otago
Review Date: 11-11-2019
This is an excellent Pinot Noir that is ready to drink now. It is bright and fresh with nice fruit flavors that are balanced and elegant. In a recent staff tasting it showed very well in the company of other first class New Zealand Pinot Noirs. Complex, soft and delicious, it will go well both alone and with food.
Price: $29.99 Add To Cart

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Maker's Mark 46 K&L Exclusive "Barrel #6" Private Select Kentucky Bourbon (750ml)
Review Date: 10-14-2019
This barrel tastes better with a splash of water,which seems to open it up and to release the flavors and aromas that this barrel has to offer.The nose is sweet with a floral background.In the mouth it is a rich honey sweet with some subtle spice flavors. The finish is long and sweet.
Price: $69.99 Add To Cart

Maker's Mark 46 K&L Exclusive "Barrel #5" Private Select Kentucky Bourbon (750ml)
Review Date: 10-14-2019
The Maker's Mark Private Select single barrels are a great variation on a theme. There is the nice soft sweetness of the regular Maker's Mark 46 but the volume is turned up with more flavors and nuances. This barrel is mouth coating,rich and sweet, with wonderful spice and honey notes. With a touch of water it is still intense but becomes more elegant and pretty. I think that one could drink this whiskey with and without water.
Price: $69.99 Add To Cart

Russell's Reserve Single Barrel "#19-345" (Rickhouse CN F, Floor 6) K&L Exclusive Kentucky Straight Bourbon (750ml)
Review Date: 10-12-2019
Another interesting and delicious selection. I tasted this single barrel bourbon with and without water. Without water the nose has caramel notes that lead to an expressive, round, juicy, and concentrated sprite. There are beautiful spice notes that help round out this bourbon. With a drop or two of water, the nose is deep, complex, and interesting. In the mouth, barrel #345 is still concentrated, and the honey and caramel sweetness are expressed more fully. The spice notes are still there, but are a little more subtle.
Price: $64.99 Add To Cart

Russell's Reserve Single Barrel "#19-1108" (Rickhouse CN A, Floor 4) K&L Exclusive Kentucky Straight Bourbon (750ml)
Review Date: 10-12-2019
For me this was the barrel that was the most like a good piece of candy. The nose has floral and vanilla aromas, and in the mouth it was sweet, with butterscotch and caramel flavors. A touch of water continues this flavor profile, but opens the bourbon up a little. Although sweet and pretty, this barrel has a certain amount of elegance to it to help make it a delicious treat.
Price: $64.99 Add To Cart

2014 Bunnahabhain Staoisha Heavily Peated 4 Year Old "Signatory Unchillfiltered Collection" Dechar/Rechar Cask Strength Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 10-11-2019
Young, lusty and full of zest. Although it is young it is a treat to drink now. The nose is full of smoke with vanilla and floral aromas. In the mouth it is round and lively with smoke, juicy malt influences and subtle savory notes. It is very complex and there is a lot going on in this single malt. With water the floral aromas are a little more expressive but there is still plenty of smoke. In the mouth the smoke and savory flavors are a little softer and more subtle.
Price: $69.99 Add To Cart

Old Potrero "K&L Exclusive Barrel #12" 63.33% Single Malt Straight Rye Whiskey (750ml)
Review Date: 10-09-2019
Both of the single barrel offerings that are now in stock are unique and very good. Tasting them side by side shows why the single barrel bottlings are so interesting. Barrel #12 is elegant and a little lighter in body than Barrel #13. Subtle spice and savory notes are present, wrapped up together with a pleasant sweetness. A splash of water gives it a creamy mouthfeel. Barrel #12 can be enjoyed with or without the addition of water.
Price: $99.99 Add To Cart

Old Potrero "K&L Exclusive Barrel #13" 63.21% Single Malt Straight Rye Whiskey (750ml)
Review Date: 10-09-2019
It is very nice to be able to taste individual and unique single barrels of Old Potrero. Of the two offerings that are now in stock, they are both different from each other and very good. The Barrel #13 is concentrated and rich; just layered with flavors and complexity. With a splash of water a hint of spice comes through. I think that one could drink this with or without water, depending on what tastes one is looking for.
Price: $99.99 Add To Cart

2016 Hirsch Zöbing Riesling Kamptal
Review Date: 10-08-2019
A beautiful, expressive and delicious dry Riesling that outperforms its price. In the nose there are subtle floral notes. In the mouth this wine is focused and full of energy, with nice, balanced fruit and a clean and crisp finish. There are also some mineral notes to complete the package.
Price: $22.99 Add To Cart

2018 Wittmann "Estate" Riesling trocken (dry) Rheinhessen
Review Date: 10-04-2019
This dry riesling is delicate and energetic. The aromatics are beautiful and inviting with a light floral note. In the mouth is is light, pure and very complex. It is a wine that one can drink alone for with light foods.
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart

2015 Can Mayol Loxarel "999" Brut Nature Rosat Classic Penedes
Review Date: 09-30-2019
This is an absolutely delicious sparkling wine. The nose has bright berry aromas and in the mouth it is juicy and round. It is a dry sparkler that is pure and clean and very easy to drink. There is a quality wine here for a very reasonable price.
Price: $13.99 Add To Cart

2017 João Cabral Almeida "Camaleão" Minho Alvarinho
Review Date: 09-30-2019
This wine was one of the stars for me at a recent staff tasting and showed well when it was on the stage with other first class wines. It has a lot to offer with its beautiful aromatics, and lean and crisp body. It is alvarinho at its best. This wine is complex with a wonderful integration of fruit, mineral notes and a pleasant crisp finish.

Mulholland American Whiskey (750ml)
Review Date: 09-20-2019
This very likable whiskey is soft and easy with a pleasant richness that is juicy and balanced and not to heavy. The entry is sweet and round with a nice mouth feel. There is a nice sweet finish. Great alone or on the rocks, it will make wonderful cocktails.
Price: $29.99 Add To Cart

2015 Guido Rivella "Fausoni" Barbaresco
Review Date: 09-17-2019
This is from one of my favorite producers who is working with the nebbiolo grape. He seems to bring out the best that this grape and region have to offer. It is classic with inviting and expressive aromas that lead to a full bodied wine.It is complex with fruit, earth, acid and tannins all coming together to make a delicious wine. It is on the young side but will open up with a few hours of decanting. This will go well with hearty foods.
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2017 Ermacora Pinot Bianco Colli Orientali del Friuli
Review Date: 09-09-2019
This Pinot Bianco tasted really good in a recent staff tasting and it out performs its price. It is pure and clean with a wonderful creamy mid palate. It is complex and balanced with a crisp finish that makes one want to reach for another glass. The Ermacora Pinot Bianco is good alone but will go well with fish, fowl or vegetarian dishes.
Price: $15.99 Add To Cart

Michel Couvreur "Peaty Overaged" K&L Exclusive Malt Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 09-09-2019
This Michel Couvreur Malt Whiskey is a perfect marriage of smoke and sherry aged spirit. It is balanced and not heavy, with the sherry aging adding a kiss of influence but not dominating the spirit,creating a well integrated whole. There are a nice amount of smoke aromas with subtle sweet undertones. On top of this it is complex and will surprise and delight.
Price: $79.99 Add To Cart

2007 Foursquare Rum Distillery 12 Year Old "Ex-Bourbon Cask" Exceptional Cask Selection Mark VI Single Blended Barbados Rum (750ml)
Review Date: 08-30-2019
This is from one of my favorite rum distilleries, and the 2007 is an excellent example of what Foursquare is capable of. The nose is expressive, with caramel and subtle floral notes. In the mouth, there is a great entry, with rich and complex flavors, and a mouth-coating texture. This is an excellent rum with no water, but with one or two drops of water it opens up and becomes softer and a little more subtle.
Price: $74.99 Add To Cart

Foursquare Rum Distillery 14 Year Old "Empery" Exceptional Cask Selection Mark IX Single Blended Barbados Rum (750ml)
Review Date: 08-30-2019
This a real deep and complex rum. The nose has an interesting forest floor aroma, with some nice sweet notes. In the mouth it is round and rich, with a rustic mineral sub-theme. It is concentrated, with dried fruit, caramel, and a touch of funk flavors. I preferred this rum with a touch of water.
Price: $99.99 Add To Cart

New Riff Kentucky Wild Gin (750ml)
Review Date: 08-26-2019
This is a gin for people who are looking for a gin with botanical notes. The nose has nice lively juniper aromas. In the mouth I got botanical and savory flavors with a touch of spice. This gin will make a great gin and tonic.
Price: $32.99 Add To Cart

New Riff Bottled-In-Bond Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (750ml)
Review Date: 08-25-2019
This is a medium bodied bourbon with a wonderful sweet nose with caramel notes. In the mouth there are caramel and honey flavors with a pleasing dry finish. I though that it was very good with and without the addition of water. It will be great alone or in cocktails.
Price: $44.99 Add To Cart

New Riff Bottled-In-Bond Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey (750ml)
Review Date: 08-25-2019
This is a very easy to drink rye. It is soft and smooth with a hint of spice. The thing that comes through are the sweet notes that help wrap the whole package together. This will be wonderful to drink alone and will go great in cocktails.
Price: $44.99 Add To Cart

2016 Haut-Vigneau, Pessac-Léognan
Review Date: 08-19-2019
Haut Vigneau has year after year produced delicious and exceptional wines. The 2016 is no exception. It has some nice dark fruit that is complex and balanced out with nice structure . It is inviting and ready to drink now and will go well with hearty foods.

2016 Senejac, Haut-Médoc
Review Date: 08-19-2019
2016 is a very drinkable and wonderful vintage. The Senejac 2016 show cases this vintage by being a complete and balanced wine. It is wonderful to drink and has nice fruit, a hint of earth and good structure.

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