92nd Percentile, Ratebeer.com
Brewer's Notes: Up until the Second World War, dark beer was the predominant beer type in the Munich area. The hard water found in the region played a special role in producing this specialty. In his book “Beer International”, the world-renowned English beer writer, Michael Jackson, accurately describes the Ayinger “Altbairisch Dunkel” as: “A good example of its kind. Impenetrably dark with a golden-brown gleam when held up to the light, and with a warm aroma and malty taste, while summoning up coffee taste sensations on going down. It is brewed from five types of malt (two of which are torrified dark), and it is only lightly hopped.” It is produced using the traditional double fermentation process.
90-95 Points, WE
Gluten-Free | Star-K Recommended
Recommended by Jay, Spirits Lead @Abercorn St.
90-95 Points, Wine Enthusiast
Initial nose finds traces of charcoal and roasted grain which are followed by sweeter aromas of grain mash and pipe tobacco. Entry is smoky and charred; the midpalate is oily, moderately viscous, semisweet and robust. Ends on a bacon-like note. A very well-made American pot still vodka.
91 Points/Best Buy, WE
91 Points/Best Buy, Wine Enthusiast
An excellent value, this Speyside spirit offers fresh apple and tropical fruit aromatics. It's relatively sweet up front, showing maple and vanilla, though a citrusy note unfolds midpalate and it finishes crisp and bracing, with a faint puff of smoke. Ideal for mixing whisky highballs.
95 Points, USC
Pennsylvania | GMO-Free Potatoes
95 Points, Ultimate Spirits Challenge
You certainly canêt hide that this vodka was made from potatoes. The starchy white potato character starts out on the nose and follows through to the palate. A subtly oily mouthfeel is the clincher.
About the Distillery: Pennsylvania Pure Distillers employs traditional artisan methods of distillation in an effort to craft the highest quality distilled spirits that are 100% made in the USA. Not only does Boyd & Blair utilize locally grown, GMO-free potatoes for its vodka, the distillery prides itself on its lack of automated controls. Boyd & Blair is produced from its own original mash, taste is the guide throughout the distillation process, and it is brought to proof using reverse osmosis water produced on-site. The goal is a zero carbon footprint throughout the production process.
10% Mixed Case Discount
Columbia Valley, Washington
40% Merlot, 39% Syrah, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, 6% Malbec
Columbia Winery Red Blend is primarily a blend of Merlot and Syrah. Sourced from Washington’s finest growing regions, the supple Red Blend wine has a solid, fruit-forward foundation of fresh blackberry, cassis and blueberry flavors, with hints of ripe raspberry and red cherry. Soft, approachable tannins are enhanced on the medium-bodied palate with Syrah’s notes of pepper and clove, with a mouth-filling texture. Notes of vanilla, toasted oak and brown spice linger on the Red Blend’s long finish.