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SILENT AUCTION

SILENT AUCTION

 

Auction Items: November 20 – December 2, 2017

Lot 1:
• High West – A Midwinter Nights Dram  – 98.6 Proof – 750ml
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High West – Rendezvous Rye Whiskey – 92 Proof – 750ml
• High West – Yippee Ki-Yay – 92 Proof – 750ml


High West – A Midwinter Nights Dram – 98.6 Proof – 750ml
A limited release of High West Rendezvous Rye finished in French oak port barrels.

How to enjoy: Recommended that you enjoy this special spirit neat, due to its many layers of complexity, next to a warm fire as the snow piles up on the window sill. Also pairs beautifully with Fig Newtons!

Nose: Black current, dried dates, sugar plums, maple candied pecans, marzipan, vanilla caramel, and toasted French oak spice
Taste: Rich and full bodied with dried fruits, fig syrup, and candied ginger
Finish: Abounding with spiced blackberries, clove, and cinnamon

High West – Rendezvous Rye Whiskey – 92 Proof – 750ml
Rendezvous Rye is the High West flagship whiskey. Almost every other straight rye whiskey you can buy today is barely legal, with 51-53% rye in the mash bill. Not Rendezvous Rye. It honors the way rye whiskey used to be made, with a high rye content and full, uncompromised flavor. With Rendezvous Rye, you get a taste of authentic rye whiskey.

How to enjoy: Great neat, with a little water, or on the rocks. The high rye mash bill also makes Rendezvous Rye perfect in one of the classic cocktails made with rye, like a Manhattan, an Old Fashioned, or a Sazerac.

Nose: A big nose of cinnamon stick, clove, vanilla, peppermint, caramelized sugar and dried fruit
Taste: Very spicy, with cinnamon, crisp mint and fennel, underlying sweet notes of caramel, molasses, vanilla, macaroon, cocoa, and candied fruit.
Finish: Takes hold with huge rye spice, cinnamon, orange rind, and vanilla and it lingers for ages.

High West – Yippee Ki-Yay – 92 Proof – 750ml
“One day, just for fun, we put some rye whiskey into barrels originally used to age wine. When we mixed the ‘vermouth-ed’ and the ‘syrah-ed’ we discovered an all-natural, not disgustingly sweet whiskey for the rest of us.” – High West

How to enjoy: Yippee Ki-Yay shows best at room temp, neat. With a little time in the glass sitting idle (just a few minutes) the bouquet really opens up to its full potential.

Nose: Cinnamon stick, cassis, star anise, dried thyme, rose petal and fruit leather; with time in the glass it opens up to notes of black cherry, rich cocoa nibs, brown sugar, and subtle clove
Taste: Bold cinnamon spice and orange rind, followed by silky layers of vanilla, blackberry, and dried herbs
Finish: Clover honey, black currants, and subtle mint


Starting Bid: $210.00
Bidding will only take place in the store.


Auction Items: November 20 – December 2, 2017

Lot 2:
2016 Top 100 Wine Spectator Wines
• #1 – Lewis Cellars – Cabernet Sauvignon – Napa Valley – 750ml
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#8 – 2013 Antinori Tignanello Toscana – 750ml
• #33 – 2012 Don Melchor – Cabernet Sauvignon – 750ml

#1 – 2013 Lewis Cellars – Cabernet Sauvignon – Napa Valley – 750ml
“Remarkably elegant and refined for a wine of this size and depth, with tiers of plum, blackberry and currant flavors, as well as subtle touches of black licorice that remain pure and graceful on the long, lingering aftertaste. Drink now through 2028.
James Laube, Wine Spectator

#8 – 2013 Antinori Tignanello Toscana – 750ml
“Aromas of graphite, smoke and tobacco introduce the cherry flavor in this expressive, focused red. Firm tannins and lively acidity balance the fruit and purity, while herbal, spice and mineral elements all gather steam as this plays out on the long finish. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2017 through 2027.” Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator

#33 – 2012 Don Melchor – Cabernet Sauvignon – 750ml
“Suave and refined, with rich, dense flavors of dried berry, dark plum, rose petal and bramble. Offers fine-grained tannins and accents of green olive. Finishes with hints of hot stone, dried beef and white pepper. Complex. Drink now through 2022. 7,400 cases made.”
KM, Wine Spectator


Starting Bid: $300.00
Bidding will only take place in the store.