Saturday, December 13, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
Renowned on Vancouver Island from coast to coast---and even farther afield---for its sweet hazelnut-and-chocolate flavor, Dirty Squirrel returns to Spiritmerchants for what may turn out to be the mere blink of an eye---last year we had trouble keeping our patrons from unloading the truck themselves!
Friday, October 24, 2008
"On the tongue, Gosling's Old is sweet and heavy. Like many fine rums, it carries as much sensation as flavor, tingling through the mouth and providing a surprisingly instant feeling of comfort to the throat and chest. It tastes of oak and aged fruit, while still clinging tightly to its core rum heritage.
"Gosling's Old is more refined and approachable than Gosling's Black Seal. But - unlike with so many other rums - this premium option doesn't reduce its market-level cousin's standing so much as it offers a refreshing alternative. I will continue to enjoy Gosling's Black Seal on a regular basis without pining for the technically superior Gosling's Old. Rather, Black Seal will continue on as a beloved staple in my rum collection for ordinary consumtion, while Gosling's Old will be untouched save for special occasions."
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Our first shipment of Phillips Crooked Tooth disappeared so quickly that it hardly had time to hit the floor! But don't despair---we're getting 10 more cases on October 30th! Be there early, or be there disappointed!
Thursday, October 16, 2008
It was bound to happen---Spiritmerchants' most requested rum, pre-packaged in its most popular final form! Available to even the most modest Australian since 1985, we've only just received a huge order of Bundaberg Rum & Cola, which we're offering up in either singles or 6-packs! A Spinnaker's exclusive!
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Here's what its maker has to say about it: "Victoria Gin blends ten organic and wild botanicals, from juniper berries to rose petals, and balances the characteristic evergreen flavor of juniper with notes of citric, floral and spice"
Now, you may disagree as I do with the use of "floral" as a noun, but there's no disagreement about the quality of the product! But wait, there's more--- "Victoria Gin is distilled in small batches in a gleaming handmade wood-fired copper pot-still. Only the middle part of each run, the 'hearts', is saved for bottling. The result is an intensely-flavored spirit that is as full-bodied and complex as a fine single-malt whiskey."
I'm not sure I like the switch from singular to plural ("middle part" to "hearts") in that last bit, but once again, the quality of the product silences all complaint about its promotion! This is great stuff, and it's going to fly off the shelves now that it's here! Come and get it!
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
This Spinnaker’s exclusive was brought to my attention a couple of years ago by a friend who had to fly home to Quebec to get his beloved Sortilege. With a little hard work we were able to get some into the store, but with word-of-mouth it didn’t take long for a fan base for this beautifully exotic beverage to develop, and the 10 cases we'd picked up didn't last long. Even non-whisky drinkers loved it, with its subtle aromas of vanilla and spice cake---and of course, whiskey and maple.
So months later, the wait is over and Sortilege is back in the store! But with only 10 cases coming in the time to jump on the bandwagon is now---it hasn’t even hit the floor yet and I already have a list of people waiting…. So hurry up and get some Maple Whisky today!