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2000 Labégorce, Margaux $39.99

A great value in Bordeaux! This bottle is mature enough to drink now, but has time in hand if you want to keep it in the cellar for the future. We love it for its laid back elegance and classic balance. A must try for your next nice steak dinner.

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Free Spirits Tastings at K&L! Now that we have our license for spirits tastings in Redwood City and San Francisco, we’re excited to host regular free spirits tastings in those locations.  Check the Spirits Journal for an updated tasting schedule.

All tastings will feature different products from the Spirits Department and take place on Wednesdays in Redwood City and San Francisco. Visit our events page on Facebook or the K&L Spirits Journal for more information.

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Thursday
Mar202014

Pretty Much Whisky Heaven

Please listen to this lovely song to help set the mood for this blog post. Think wide eyed child full of wonder and pure, innocent, unsullied happiness. Then add hundreds of yards of warehouses containing hundreds of casks of Scotch, and an American in Scotland seeing this for the first time….Happy reading! 

There are independent bottlers, and then there is Signatory. They are the grandaddy of them all, with an immense warehouse that seems to stretch on endlessly. Full of anything you can dream up. It would be like taking the Hershey's Chocolate factory tour and then heading over with a golden ticket to see Willy Wonka and his Factory. 

A chocolate factory that consists of hundreds of tightly-packed barrels that span the length of many warehouses. It was our job to climb into the nooks and crannies, down the rows, over the top of barrels, behind casks, to hunt out the literally hidden beauties just waiting to be tasted. 

With so many amazing casks on my left and right, I had to put my inner Veruca Salt in check – "DADDY (David) I want to try that NOW!"

We methodically made our way through a symphony of casks. Some names rarely seen in the states, like 1995 Imperial and 1998 Mortllach; to barrels of 1980 Glenlivet and 1997 Macallan which certainly raise some eyebrows. So many amazing things. Too many, actually – the Signatory Warehouse is the everlasting Gobstopper of bottlers. 


All in all, we spent a thorough six hours combing through the rows and rows of barrels. Climbing ladders, and barrels, pulling bungs, tasting, spitting on the floor, making sure to leave no stone left unturned. There is no such thing as too much chocolate, and there is no such thing as too much whisky when it is this darn good.  The list of casks that we ended up with feels like the keys to the factory. We can't wait to share them with you!

-Kyle Kurani

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