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1996 Bowmore 16 Year Old Faultline Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky IN STOCK NOW!


Bladnoch "Young" K&L Exclusive Heavily Peated Single Barrel #57 Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky IN STOCK NOW!


Bladnoch 11 Year Old K&L Exclusive Lightly Peated Single Barrel #303 Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky IN STOCK NOW!


Bladnoch 23 Year Old K&L Exclusive Single Barrel #1054 Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky IN STOCK NOW!


Talisker "The Speakeasy" K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky IN STOCK NOW!


2005 Glenrothes 8 Year Old K&L Exclusive "Sovereign" Single Sherry Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky IN STOCK NOW!


1997 Glengoyne 16 Year Old K&L Exclusive "Sovereign" Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky IN STOCK NOW!


Kilchoman K&L Exclusive Single Bourbon Barrel #172 Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky IN STOCK NOW!


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2013 K&L Exclusive Scotland Whisky Still Available

1991 Cambus 21 Year Old K&L Exclusive Signatory Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Grain Whisky 750ml IN STOCK NOW!


2002 Bowmore 11 Year Old K&L Exclusive "Exclusive Malts" Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky 750ml IN STOCK NOW!


2005 Island Distillery 7 Year Old K&L Exclusive "Exclusive Malts" Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky 750ml IN STOCK NOW!


2001 Royal Lochnagar 10 Year Old Faultline Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky 750ml IN STOCK NOW!


1995 Glendronach 18 Year Old Single PX Barrel Cask Strength Blended Scotch Whisky 750ml IN STOCK NOW!


1994 Benriach 19 Year Old Single Bourbon Barrel Cask Strength Blended Scotch Whisky 750ml IN STOCK NOW!


1989 Cragganmore 23 Year Old Faultline Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky IN STOCK NOW!


1992 Longmorn 21 Year Old Faultline Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky IN STOCK NOW!


1987 Mortlach 25 Year Old Faultline Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky IN STOCK NOW!


1983 Miltonduff 30 Year Old Faultline Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky 750m IN STOCK NOW!


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Saturday
Feb112012

What Does K&L Do With Empty Barrels?

When we buy a barrel of Bourbon from Four Roses or Buffalo Trace, they bottle the whiskey for us and send it over in cases - but they send the empty barrel too!  As any Scotch drinker knows, used Bourbon barrels are quite valuable to a distillery looking to get some more wood contact on their spirit.  In the past, I've sent one barrel up to Germain Robin to fill with their Low Gap whiskey, and another two over to Davorin at Old World Spirits to age some fruit distillate.  However, one of our first barrels from Buffalo Trace went to Drakes Brewery in the East Bay and they filled it with locally-made sour beer.

After 18 months in that barrel, our beer buyer Bryan Brick is ready to show off the goods tonight.  We haven't had it bottled yet, but Bryan got Drakes to fill a keg and send it over to the best beer garden on the peninsula - Gourmet Haus Staudt in Redwood City.  Tonight, beginning at 6 PM, Bryan will be behind the bar, filling up glasses from what I've heard will be the most amazing beer of 2012.  Bryan is not usually giddy about anything, but his review of our new Kalinda Bourbon Barrel-aged Sour has me positively excited.  We'll have it bottled in 750ml soon enough, but to taste it on tap tonight should be truly special.  Our whole store is heading over after we close to get our hands on some.

Gourmet Haus Stadt, 2615 Broadway Street, Redwood City - Be there! (and remember to go around to the back entrance)

Oh.....and maybe we should take that sour beer barrel and do something with that! 

-David Driscoll