Wine, Spirits & Other Drinks

image009Mackinlay’s Shackleton Whisky

Mackinlay’s ‘The Journey,’ also known affectionately as ‘Shackleton’s Whisky,’ is a world-famous replica of the century-old malt whisky found under explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton’s hut, entombed in the ice in the Antarctic since 1907. Whether dad’s a brown spirits connoisseur or rare objects collector, this would be the most unique gift he could receive— literally— as only 100,000 were recreated from the original liquid. The first batch of 50,000 sold out in less than 9 months. It’s a collector’s item and a piece of history, and is not just another bottle of whisky— it’s a bottle of whisky with a story.
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William Hill Estate Chardonnay

Chardonnay is California’s mostly widely planted grape variety and it is also America’s most popular wine choice with consumers.  Of all the regions in California, none is as prestigious as the Napa Valley. Located in the southeastern corner of Napa on a series of rolling hills, William Hill Estate produces a classic Napa Valley Chardonnay: full-bodied, richly fruity and with hints of vanilla and spice from oak aging. The Napa Valley Chardonnay also has excellent acidity, which balances the wine and makes it very refreshing. The Winery also produces Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, but it is best known in the press and with consumers for its excellent premium Chardonnays.
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Clos du Bois Rouge

Clos du Bois Rouge is a light yet flavorful red blend that’s a perfect gift for the wine lover in your life. Clos du Bois winemaker, Gary Sitton,sourced grapes from more than 500 acres of estate vineyards in Sonoma County to create this unique red blend.

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Linie Aquavit

Linie Aquavit has been Norway’s most prestigious and exclusive aquavit for over 200 years. From maturing in oak casks previously used to age sherry, Linie Aquavit acquires a hint of sherry flavor. Linie’s casks cross the equator twice on ocean ships over a four-month voyage under conditions that create the smoothest aquavit. It’s made from potato spirit, with notes of caraway, aniseed, sherry and vanilla, which create a rich, herbal flavor.

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Dreaming Tree Wines

Dreaming Tree Wines is a new wine portfolio from world-renowned musician Dave Matthews and award-winning winemaker Steve Reeder. A collaborative effort between Matthews and Reeder, The Dreaming Tree wines are a reflection of the duo’s shared passion for making quality wine accessible to all.  The Dreaming Tree wines portfolio, founded and harvested in California’s wine country, is aptly named after the Dave Matthews Band track, “The Dreaming Tree,” from the 1998 album, “Before These Crowded Streets.”  The collection includes the 2010 Central Coast Chardonnay, 2009 North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon and 2009 North Coast Crush red blend, available nationwide with a suggested retail price of $14.99.

 

 

 

 

 

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Spice Lab Himalayan Salt Tequila Shot Glasses

Let the party get started!  These extraordinary shot glasses have the finely veined, translucent appearance of rose quartz, but actually are carved from the finest quality, food grade Himalayan pink salt. These glasses naturally add the perfect nuanced, salty note to your favorite tequila. No need for messy table salt, just serve with lime wedges for a bite of citrus tartness.

And be warned – your shot will get saltier the longer it sits – so drink up!  Then wipe dry between each use (to keep a bit of salty brine from forming) and you are ready for another. Salt is a long-lasting, naturally anti-bacterial mineral so these glasses require just a little care to become your favorite party starter for years to come. Do not put in the dishwasher, simply wipe dry between each use.

Holding 1.5 ounce, these shot glasses come in boxed sets of four available online exclusively at www.uncommongoods.com  for $30 or can be ordered in quantities for resale by contacting sales@thespicelab.com.