Friday Tasting – Firestone Walker Brewing

This Friday, July 14, Wyatt’s is offering a free tasting of beer from Firestone Walker Brewing.

Firestone Walker is California’s fourth largest craft brewery and known for producing full-flavored hoppy ales.

Friday’s beer flight offers a sampling  of the following: 805 Ale, Pivo Pilsner, Union Jack IPA, and the recently released Mocha Merlin.

Tasting hours for the free Firestone Walker event this Friday will be from 4-6:45 pm, at Wyatt’s Outlaw Saloon, in the back of the store.

All of this week’s featured items will be on sale! As always, all participants must present valid I.D.

Sadly, this will be our last tasting of 2018! After this, we will be focusing all of our knowledgeable, experienced staff on helping you fill all of your festive gift hunting and holiday party planning needs.

 

Thursday Tasting – Rodney Strong Vineyards

This Thursday, December 13, Wyatt’s is offering a free tasting of wines from Rodney Strong.

Rodney Strong Vineyards began over 55 years ago, when celebrated American dancer Rod Strong settled in Sonoma County to pursue a second lifelong creative passion: winemaking. Rodney Strong Vineyards was the 13th winery bonded in the then-newly discovered Sonoma County wine industry. Through the years, Rodney Strong Vineyards has earned the reputation for critically acclaimed Single Vineyard and Reserve wines, outstanding Estate releases, and best-in-class Sonoma County varietal wines.

We will be sampling the 2017 Rosé of Pinot Noir, Chalk Hill Chardonnay, Russian River Pinot Noir, and their Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon.

Tasting hours for this event will be from 4-6:45 pm, at Wyatt’s Outlaw Saloon, in the back of the store.

All of this week’s featured items will be on sale!

As always, all participants must present valid I.D.

The Jefferson Wood Experiment 5 pack is the perfect gift for any Bourbon lover

Looking for that special standout gift for the whiskey lover in your life? Check out the Jefferson Wood Experiment. jeff-wood1

Retailing at about $100, it’s no more financially damaging than a bottle of good Scotch, but much more memorable.

Each pack contains five 200 ml bottles of a different range or style of barrel cooperage. (Right off the bat, that’s a full liter of specialty whiskey, versus the standard 750ml bottle. But the definitive qualifier here is not the quantity, but the quality.)

The inspiration behind Jefferson’s Wood Experiment Collection came from spending time in a wine cooperage in Missouri. Wine cooperages are different than what you find in Kentucky as they have different treating processes which are more focused on toasting, slow cooking, and searing to bring different flavors to the forefront.

It was at this point that the Jefferson team asked, “How could we change up what the final flavors of the bourbon are after we mature it in typical bourbon barrels?”

They started with their 4-year-old bourbon that had been aged in new charred white oak barrels and finished it in 13 different environments/vessels. There were many combinations with which to experiment–new bourbon barrels, new wine barrels, wine barrel heads on a new bourbon barrel, inserting oak staves that have been seared, or oak cubes that have been slow cooked, etc.

jeff-wood2Over a period of 32 months, they charted the characteristics of each experiment monthly and analyzed how the different treatments affected the outcome of the final whiskey.

Jefferson decided to bottle up five of these experiments into 200 milliliter samples so you can see for yourself how small changes can make a vast difference.

This 2016 kit consists of five bottles, with a random selection from each of the 13 different available experiments in each package.

For those who have been curious about how much a particular oak barrel can season the flavor of a whiskey, ever thought of hosting their own bourbon tasting, or just appreciate the unique creativity involved in the whiskey making process, this is an ideal opportunity.

Act now, though! Jefferson’s Wood Experiment sampler is in high demand, but short quantity, for the holidays.

December is a prime month for capturing the best annual short batch releases in premium whiskeys. You can find the Jefferson Wood Experiment and other limited specialties at Wyatt’s Wet Goods, where we offer you a myriad of selection and choice, all year round.

UPDATE: The Jefferson Wood Experiment pack is now on sale at Wyatt’s–$20 off through December 23!

Saturday Tasting – Longtucky Spirits

This Saturday, December 8, Wyatt’s is offering a sampling from Longtucky Spirits .

Longtucky Spirits is a popular craft distillery in Longmont, Colorado, featuring local ingredients, owner built equipment, and a festive cocktail lounge. Longtucky has already amassed this impressive list of bottlings:

Longtucky Silver: Using the locally historical ingredient of sugar beets, Longtucky Silver is a Colorado-style rum made with 75% Colorado sugar beet sugar and 25% Florida organic molasses. They use a sour mash process, recycling some of each batch into the next one in order to create its depth of flavors. Its aroma carries a welcome sweetness with notes of tropical fruit. There are elements of dark bread and molasses, but its structure is clean with light, with earthy spices and a gently finish of toasted coconut.

Shine: Corn for this unaged Western style whiskey is grown at nearby Schlagel Farm and the barley is malted at Root Shoot Malting in Loveland. This clear “white dog” makes an excellent entry level whiskey and is excellent for cocktailing.

Fire: Unlike some brands that rely on artificial flavoring or contain glycol, this variant of their Shine corn whiskey is a party favorite finished with real cinnamon and ginger for an authentic, true taste.

Longtucky Gin: This Alpine dry style gin is distilled with locally sourced juniper, spruce tip, sage, coriander, and lavender for a uniquely Colorado botanical profile. It will really open up your next martini or tonic.

Lusca Spiced Rum: Like Silver, Lusca is made with local grains and snowmelt from Longs Peak, infused with black cardamom, vanilla, orange, mace, allspice and clove. Lusca makes a hearty addition to any warm rum recipe or tiki punch.

For a fun session, check out their tasting room, the Longtucky Lounge, at 350 Terry Street, #120, just east of Main Street.

You’ll get your legal choice of four in Wyatt’s free Saturday tasting, from noon-4:45 p.m., at the Outlaw Bar in the back of the store

All tasting items are on sale all day long. As always, participants must show proper I.D.