Liquor World Traveler


Kent Starr, Liquor World, Fayetteville, ARWelcome to the November edition of the Liquor World Traveler. We love this time of year, as the seasons change and holiday festivities begin.

Pick up your tailgating supplies.

We've got some beautiful new wines, spirits and seasonal and craft beer.

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We appreciate you,
Kent Starr

A cocktail with bold, bright apple flavor, made with
Jack Daniel's Tennessee Apple, new at LW.
Read below for a description.

Jack Apple Fizz

2 oz. Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Apple Whiskey
1/2 oz. Lemon juice

Pour over ice. Top with soda. Garnish with lemon.

Thanks to for the recipe and photo.

Picket Fence Pinot Noir
Russian River Valley
Sonoma County, California

Picket Fence wines grew out of a long friendship and a shared desire to create handcrafted wines that reflect the awe-inspiring appeal of Sonoma County's Russian River Valley. This spectacular region is a place of unparalleled beauty with unique growing conditions and vineyards. When they decided to make a wine together, Picket Fence embraced the Russian River Valley as their winemaking home.

Picket Fence also reunites old friends, vineyard manager Pete Opatz and winemaker Don Van Staaveren, two wine legends who have crafted some of Sonoma County's most highly acclaimed wines. Pete brings intimate knowledge of the Russian River appellation and cultivates flavorful grapes that fully express the exceptional characteristics found in Picket Fence vineyards. Don blends these grapes to reveal their true essence, creating luscious wines with the classic Russian River profile of richness and balance.

Created in small lots, Picket Fence Pinot Noir celebrates their passion for the Russian River Valley and sentiment that wine is a way of bringing family and friends together.

"I find this wine has rich aromas of raspberry jam and brandy- macerated cherries. Its luxurious density and beautiful structure are hallmarks of this Russian River Pinot Noir. Round flavors and balanced tannins finish with nuances of vanilla and star anise."
-- Alison Crowe, Winemaker

Vineyards: "I sourced this wine from our vineyards throughout the Russian River AVA. The fog of the Russian River banks gave the wine freshness while fruit from some of the warmer vineyards helped bring in richness and depth. Our vineyards up and down the Russian River appellation yielded barrel lots that were deeply colored and richly flavored."

Rich aromas of raspberry jam and brandy-macerated cherries. Round flavors and balanced tannins finish with nuances of vanilla and star anise.

San Simeon Chardonnay
Monterey, California

Along California’s Central Coast, the Monterey appellation of Monterey County provides an ideal climate for growing Chardonnay. This cool climate is highly influenced by the maritime influence of the Pacific Ocean. Starting at the Monterey Bay, morning fog and afternoon wind concentrate flavors while preserving the natural acid balance of the grapes.

San Simeon family farms estate vineyards is in Monterey to ensure the ultimate level of grape quality. The well-drained, loamy sand soils of the Santa Lucia Highlands and Arroyo Seco AVAs create a unique terrier, perfectly suited for Chardonnay.

San Simeon's dedication to quality continues in the cellar. Winemakers Anthony Riboli and Arnaud Debons employ traditional techniques: barrel fermentation, lees stirring, and sur lie aging. All vineyard lots are fermented separately to preserve their individual flavors. After fermentation, careful blending creates the greatest degree of complexity.

San Simeon Chardonnay is a rich, mouth-filling wine with ripe, tropical fruit flavors with complements of citrus and pear. The nose reveals bright fruit and toasty oak with hints of vanilla and spice. Mineral notes express the rocky terroir of the vineyards. This structured and well-balanced wine shows a lengthy finish with potential to age.

Michele Chiarlo Barbera d’Asti

Michele Chiarlo sources grapes from strictly selected Barbera vineyards with excellent exposure to produce a superb, balanced wine. The choice vineyards are in the southern area of Asti province, especially the hills around Nizza Monferrato. Temperature controlled maceration and fermentation on the skins yields the dark, rich color that is typical of great Barberas. The wine is aged in large French oak casks before release.

88 Points
2016 vintage

89 Points
Tasting Panel
2016 vintage

Tasting Note: Medium bodied and robust with rich, ripe fruit on the nose and an elegant palate.

Santa Margherita Chianti Classic

An authentic Italian Chanti made from grapes grown in the heart of Tuscany’s Classico region. An exquisite expression of the Sangiovese grape, with substantial acidity from the low pH of the soil of this region.

Tasting Notes: The aromas of this complex red wine range from cherries and plums to gladiolus flowers and earthy flint. The tannic, oak-aged flavors are bright and round, with a dry, warm, earthy finish.

Grapes: Sangiovese (85%), Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon (15%)

Aslan Rosso Super Tuscan
Toscana, Italy

Anna and Mario Monticelli are Napa Valley winemakers that have expanded their wine projects into Italy. They travel to Fattoria San Felo to meet with winemaker Fabrizio in the vineyard and winery. Anna and Mario create the blend for the Aslan Maremma Toscana Rosso using Fabrzio’s individual lots.

The vineyards consist of sandstone soils rich in schist. The Mediterranean climate is influenced by sea breezes, sun-filled days and cool nights. The sea has an important impact on the local microclimate with temperature variations that are never too extreme. The grapes ripen slowly, leading to fresh and elegant wines rich in taste and minerality.

Their main objective is the production of high quality wines through meticulous care at each stage of the production process, from cultivation to bottling, with the goal of enhancing the flavors and aromas of the terroir through patient and careful attention to detail.

What is Super Tuscan, you might ask? It’s a term used to describe red wines from Tuscany that include non-indigenous grapes in the blend, such as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. These “unsanctioned” blends are producing high quality wines.

Lorenza Sprits 4 Pack Cans

Fabulous, zesty and effervescent. Rosé + Bubbles. Easy with a paper straw straight from the can, or on ice. Made with dry rose from old vines.


Fernando de Castilla Sherry

BLEND: 100% Pedro Ximénez

VINEYARDS: Grapes are grown on estate vineyard “Montalbán” on white albariza soils containing 70-80% limestone.

Pedro Ximénez is made by drying the grapes under the hot Spanish sun, concentrating the sweetness. The grapes are then pressed and begin fermentation while fortified to 15%. Because the wine has not completed fermentation, much of the sugars remain where it is aged oxidatively in the traditional solera and criaderas system of oak barrels. The average age of the wine is 8 years.

Riverset Rye

At 93 proof, this small batch rye whiskey is incredibly smooth. Look for undertones of vanilla and oak and a pleasant, lingering finish of cinnamon and allspice. Great for cocktails or slow sippin'. 

Broken Barrel Bourbon Whiskey

Broken Barrel Bourbon features a unique blend of corn, rye, and barley that makes it perfectly balanced to infuse. They taste the Kentucky-distilled bourbon after six months to ensure quality and then move the bourbon into steel tanks. In the latter containers, the batches incorporate their OAKBILL: new French oak, ex-bourbon barrel, and a blend of sherry cask staves. Rich, complex, layered and beyond beautiful,

40% French Oak Staves
40% Ex-Bourbon Cask Staves
20% Sherry Cask Staves

Don Julio Private Cask Reposado

Don Julio Reposado Private Cask Tequila has been aged for 10 months in a single cask, hand-selected by their master distiller. The Private Cask edition has a nuanced flavor that varies from barrel to barrel. This tequila is bottled at 85.4 proof.

Blue Note Bourbon

Premium Small Batch Bourbon
Blue Note Bourbon is made to honor the deep, music history of Memphis,” says Big River co-owner McCauley Williams. The bourbon is “as smooth as the blues.”
In addition to being “extremely smooth,” Blue Note Bourbon has “strong notes of caramel, butterscotch, and spice.”

Svedka Orange Cream Pop Vodka

Nostalgia with a twist. All-natural flavors of zesty oranges with a swirl of vanilla and cream.

The Walking Dead Bourbon
Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

From the creators of The Walking Dead comes a limited-release Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey like no other. With a light caramel nose, taste of fruit, and a smooth and spicy finish, this whiskey is crafted for the living but sought out by the dead.

Set in an apocalyptic world where the dead feed off the living, society has crumbled to the verge of extinction. There is no government, no stores, no mail delivery, no cable TV. But luckily, there is bourbon. walk

Barrel Bourbon Batch 021

Barrell Bourbon Batch 021 is the culmination of two separate projects used to contrast one another. The first is a blend of 10-year-old barrels from TN, IN, and KY. They sorted these barrels into 3 groups by their most defining characteristics: one group of the most corn-forward and buttery barrels, one group of the woodiest barrels, and one group of easy-drinking lower proof barrels. The result was three different ingredients, each designed to bring a particular aspect to the final product. 

The balancing of these three ingredients proved difficult as the woodier ingredient so easily dominated the other two, but also brought a viscosity and mouth feel that we found very intriguing. Ultimately, we chose to integrate 18 carefully chosen 14-year-old barrels into the final blend. This allowed them to keep the dry, woody, and palate coating characteristics they loved so much in the 10-year-old blend by accenting them with a fruitier, gentler 14-year-old component. The result, Barrell Bourbon Batch 021 is a wonderfully autumnal bourbon, built on a dry toasty backbone with hints of butter and fruit layered in for complexity and contrast. 

A blend of straight Bourbon Whiskey
Distilled and aged in Tennessee and Kentucky
Selection of 10 to 14-year-old barrels
Aged in American white oak barrels
Crafted and bottled in Kentucky
106.34 proof cask strength bottling

Mash Bill: corn, rye and malted barley

Flavor Notes: Tangy berries in a dry, oaky nose lead to a rich and nutty palate that showcases exotic notes of sumac and rose. The berries return in a long, spicy finish.

Appearance: Oiled Leather.

Nose: Opens with a tangy blackberry note supported by a dry oaky character. Blonde tobacco, sunflower seeds, iced tea, and cardamom are gradually joined by a growing peppermint note. Sweeter pastry notes such as cider donut, apricot danish and Turkish delights can be found. While not as floral as some batches, the nose is lifted by Creme Yvette, milkweed, pollen and peach skin. Slate and ginger ale offer a refreshing counterbalance.

Palate: Rich and nutty, cocoa butter supports ample macadamia nut, nougat, and tonka bean. Orange blossom honey and apricot are joined by more exotic notes of rose, loganberry and sumac.

Finish: The blackberry note from the nose returns alongside elderberry, and quince paste that evolve into lingering spicy notes of cocoa nib, aniseed and raspberry leaf.

With a few drops of spring water
The pastry and floral notes grow bolder, exhibiting almond croissant, hazelnut spread as well as buttercup, heather and saffron. The palate grows earthier, on licorice root, cassia bark and chestnut honey, while the finish dries out with crabapple, cranberry, and Amarena cherry.

El Dorado Single Barrel Rum

Guyana- A combination of pronounced, sweet sugar-cane nose with a dry, medium-bodied flavor. Rich aromas of sweet cigar smoke that leads to an initial smoky tobacco flavor and finishes with roasted cinnamon apple. Enjoy!


Jack Daniels Tennessee Apple

Jack Daniel's Tennessee Apple has the unique character of Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey coupled with crisp green apple for a fresh and rewarding taste. It's bold, refreshing, and exceptionally smooth. Made with real apples, blended with Old No. 7. Bold, crisp character.

Brown Bomber Hard Coffee
Cold Brew & Latte

Craft brewed hard coffee. A great tasting ready-to-drink coffee with malt liquor that's the perfect companion for any occasion! Brown Bomber is only made with natural ingredients. Their Dangerously Delicious blend of cream, malt, flavor, and Colombian coffee contains nothing unnatural.


Crown Royal Peach Back in Stock

Crown Royal Peach Flavored Whisky is a Limited Edition from Crown Royal. To create this extraordinary blend, Crown Royal whiskies are carefully selected by their master blender and infused with the juicy flavor of fresh Georgia peaches. The result is a vibrantly delicious whisky, bursting with the luscious flavor of peach and the distinctive smoothness of Crown Royal. Enjoy Crown Royal Peach Whisky on the rocks or mixed with iced tea for a refreshing tasting cocktail.

High Noon Sun Sips, 4 Pack

Real vodka + real juice = Hard seltzer. No added sugar. 100 calories.

High Noon Sun Sips are the easy drinking, always socializing, great tasting, sun-toasting, blue sky celebrating, memory-making – awesomeness – in a can – hard seltzer.

Grapefruit - A fan-favorite. Fizzy, citrusy, and slightly sassy, but so refreshing. Pair with your sparkling personality and favorite people for 100% real good times.

Pineapple - Tastes like escaping to a Tahitian over-ocean cabana. Also perfect for day drinking by any available body of water. Sand between toes not included.

Black Cherry - A juicy burst of flavor that’s a little tangy and a little sweet, always bubbly and bright. Tastes like crashing a rooftop bar for an impromptu pool party (with a dozen of your closest friends).

Watermelon - Backyard barbecue’s best friend. This hard seltzer is the real deal. An easy-drinking, natural match for people who know Saturdays are holidays.

Prairie Basic Becky Imperial Stout (Pumpkin)

An imperial stout from Prairie Artisan Ales that would feel right at home during Halloween.

Basic Becky is an 11 percent ABV imperial stout brewed with allspice, caraway, cinnamon, cloves, coriander, nutmeg and pumpkins that will be brewed and packaged in 12-ounce bottles at Krebs Brewing Co. in Krebs, Okla. In an email, Zach Prichard, owner of Krebs Brewing, told Tenemu that the Basic Becky is made up of a brand new “bigger and thicker” base stout that has never been used before.

A stout with the same name was originally released as a draft-only option late last year, but that version came in at a slightly higher 13 percent ABV. 11% ABV

Stella Artois Cider Spritzer

A bubbly and refreshing cider made from crisp apples & hibiscus, it is the perfect complement to your afternoon. Using centuries of French & Belgian tradition, Stella Artois created this naturally gluten-free spritzer specifically for the wine glass. It impeccably pairs with an apple walnut salad, romano cheese, prosciutto and apricot jam.

Bubbly ~ Always sparkling and always refreshing.
Crisp ~ With the taste of tart apples and botanicals, Stella Artois Spritzer is crisp and sharp.
Naturally Gluten Free
Crafted to be naturally gluten free, keeping the spritzer light and delicious.

Scarlet Letter Pear Kiwi from Core

The official craft brewery of the Arkansas Razorbacks. Arkansans are a proud force, reigning from all walks of life. We are visionaries, explorers, athletes, artists, creators, hunters, soldiers, brewers, and so much more. Just like you, we're bound together by our insatiable desire to be our best, regardless of the endeavor. We dare to be different, and never hesitate to break the status quo. And no, we don't all step in the same shoes, but that's a good thing. We are Core of Arkansas, and we have a brew for every breed. Try our latest brew, Scarlet Letter Pear Kiwi.


Lagunita Hazy Memory IPA

A Succulent and Murky Hazy Monster
So, we… uh… you know. It’s, like, a… well… hmm. So you know when you, like, go somewhere with something to, like, say and all, and then you get there and you totally forget? Let me go back to where I was to see if it’ll come back to me. Hold on… OH YEAH! So…

Beer Specs:
Hazy Memory ~ We're going a bit blurry on this nebulous release... Hazy Memory is a cloudy IPA full of oats and smooth wheatly-esque-ish-ness, packed with some of the murkiest, juiciest, turbid Loral 291, Hallertau Blanc, Galaxy, and Citra Hops. It's a huge flavor you won't forget! 8.0% ABV, 55 IBU

Wichita Brewery

We are now carrying beer from Wichita Brewing Co. They create hand-crafted ales, souts and IPAs that are jam-packed with flavorful hops and character. Come and check some of them out.

Oskar Blues One-y IPA Cans

Oskar Blues Brewery Introduces New One-y 100 Calorie Hazy IPA

Oskar Blues Brewery announces the release of One-y 100 Calorie Hazy IPA, a hoppy new addition to the brewery’s year-round lineup.

So how do they make a full flavor IPA while keeping calories low? Head Brewer at Oskar Blues Pilot Brewery in Lyons, Juice Drapeau, explained that it requires piles of hops. “We put a ton of hops into the beer, which provide aromatic, flavorful oils and contribute to the mouthfeel,” he said. One-y is dry-hopped with El Dorado, Comet and Citra hops, and Mosaic and French Aramis appear in the whirlpool.

The new release is a 4% ABV hazy IPA delivering citrusy flavors of orange peel, tangerine and lemon zest balanced with biscuity malt and presented as a 100 calorie wonder. Big, fruit-forward, herbal vibes will make craft beer lovers forget it’s low cal.

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