Category Archives: spirits

Anatomy of a Great Home Bar

Building your own home bar can be a daunting task. With an endless number of spirits to choose from, deciding what deserves a spot on your shelf isn’t easy, but we are here to help. Just add the spirits listed …

Glen Keith 24 Year Old Single Barrel Single Malt Scotch – the newest edition to V&T’s hand-selected cask program!

Since we started our single cask program several years ago, we have brought back some deliciously unique whiskies from Scotland to a very appreciative audience. Casks from The Isle of Arran, Glendronach and Caol Ila distilleries were devoured with gusto, …

New Scotch Malts

Here are our latest newcomers! Sanaig Single Malt Scotch – Kilchoman’s Master Distiller John MacLellan may be gone, but his legacy lives on in this new regular release from Islay’s farm distillery. Sanaig, named after a rocky inlet close to …

Starlight Distillery Vine & Table Hand Picked Single Barrel Bourbon

Ted Huber has been distilling a long time. While many of today’s craft distillers were running around in diapers, Ted was running spirit through the imported German still at his family’s farm in Boden, southern Indiana. The Huber family have …

Tribute to Jon MacLellan

I write this with a heavy heart. This was one of the last casks that Jon MacLellan selected before he passed away on Easter Sunday after a long battle with cancer. Jon was the Distillery Manager at Kilchoman, and I …

Tradition runs deep in Armagnac

Damian and Brendan are on the hunt to find some great wines for the store and have been doing a terrific job seeking out well-made and well-priced vino from lesser-known producers; meanwhile Jordan and I have been attempting to do …

Keeping it Fresh – Adeplhi Rare Scotch Whisky Selections

The choice in Scotch whisky has never been better. Despite what you may hear about shortage of stocks, our shelves have never been fuller with really good and interesting malts. However there is one area that was lacking when it …

Fuentesceca

Fuenteseca Tequila, the work of Enrique Fonseca, a legend within the agave world.

Back in April, our customers were treated to something very special when we introduced Fuenteseca Extra Anejo 7 Year Old Tequila to the store. I had tasted a sample of this earlier in the year and was absolutely blown away …