New Stuff

Finally got to taste the new Bulleit Rye which should be in stock by this Thursday afternoon.  From what I understand it's LDI rye but this is a bit more spicy and sweet than the Redemption or Willett.  This has the cinnamon and baking spices that the others lack.  A very nice, easy going 95% rye that should help ease the burden that Rittenhouse has been carrying.  This will retail for the same price as Bulleit Bourbon - $21.99.  A very good deal for such a tasty whiskey.

I decided to bring in the Nolet Gin, a $49.99 spirit that charms you immediately on the first sip.  Made with peaches and raspberries, as well as juniper, this is a perfumy and exotic gin that grabs the senses with a vice grip before lulling the taste buds into a stupor.  Very good, made by the Ketel One people who know gin far better than they do vodka.  Get this if you really love high-end gin.

I continue to be impressed by Belvedere.  I decided to bring back the vodka as well as the "intense unfiltered" stuff that has a bit more rye flavor.  These vodkas are soft, creamy, and very sippable.  I am intrigued by the idea of bringing vodka back.  I think there is something about vodka people are missing and I think that Belvedere might be the brand to show them the way.  It's as good if not better than every other high end product out there, so why not?  I might as well start somewhere!

-David Driscoll

David Driscoll