It's that time again! Time to share what we'll be tasting this week at the shop. Our tastings start at 6 pm and can be enjoyed by any guests over 21-years-old. Tastings are free and don't require a purchase. Join us at Jersey Wine & Spirits at 492 Jersey Ave in Jersey City.
Thurday, December 1 2016 - Filibuster Whiskey/Bourbon Tasting
Filibuster Bourbon - “Aged in American oak casks, then finished in “white-wine seasoned French oak barrels,” this honey-hued whiskey has rich, powerful aromas of apricots and butterscotch. On the palate, surprising floral accents transition into honey and rounded stone-fruit notes, with a bit of a tannic pucker on the finish.” Their Bourbon is a blend of older and younger barrels – 4-6 year being typical. Once they batch, they then “Dual Cask” age for 60-90 days in a combination of red and white-wine seasoned wine barrels prior to bottling, to add aromatic complexity, and a soft, supple finish.
Filibuster Boondoggler- “The Boondoggler” is a wholly different approach to blending. They use various mash bill elements, including Corn, Barley & Rye and a wide selection of barrels to achieve a complex and flavorful Whiskey like nothing else out there. Their proprietary aging method includes time in New American White oak, Red & White wine-seasoned French oak, and Fino & Pedro Ximenez Sherry casks. “The Boondoggler” is neither a Bourbon or a Rye in the traditional sense, but combines elements of both for a one of a kind taste experience.
Friday, December 2 2016 - Tora Bay Sauvignon Blanc, Estampa Caremenere
Tora Bay Sauvignon Blanc- Crisp and aromatic with honeysuckle, fresh herbs and wonderful acidity on the clean finish.
Estampa Carmenere- "Dark, concentrated and powerful, this Carmenère-heavy blend pumps out huge cassis, blackberry and cola aromas in front of a racy, tannic, jet-powered palate. Baked, lemon-blackberry and cola flavors are earthy and forceful. Tobacco and cedar notes along with hard tannins push the finish. Drink through 2018."
We hope to see you at the shop for our weekly tastings. Questions? Give us a call at (201) 763-5888.