STRIKE LIQUOR GOLD IN CALIFORNIA
4 CALIFORNIA WINE AND SPIRITS THAT ARE HARD TO FIND OUTSIDE THE GOLDEN STATE
OUR STATE HAS IT ALL
According to the United States Department of Agriculture, California’s three most valuable agricultural products are milk and cream, shelled almonds, and – our favorite – grapes. Ever since we rose to prominence with our wine-making skills in the mid-seventies, California wine has been a hugely popular drink all over the world, and we have so many amazing ones to choose from including pinot noir and zinfandel.
There are other iconic alcoholic drinks that originate from this colorful state, such as the cocktails White Russian, tequila sunrise, and Shirley Temple, plus many delicious amber ales, and even California whiskey – we feel like the list of amazing California beer, wine, and spirits is growing by the second!
RARE FINDS FOR YOUR CELLAR
Here at Sam Liquor and Cigars, we have worked hard to discover some of the best California liquor — and drinks from other parts of the world – all of which you would be hard-pressed to find in any other US state. Here we go with our top 4!
#1 BOGLE PINOT NOIR CALIFORNIA
From the Bogle family’s amazingly fruitful 50-year-old wine-making business – preceded by generations of the family’s farming – this is a wonderful wine that comes from years of dedication and hard work. Using a unique combination of fruit from the Russian River Valley, the coastal hills of Monterey, and the Clarksburg Delta, this is a true gem: a garnet-colored wine from the Wine Enthusiasts’ American Winery of the Year 2019.
#2 BLUE LABEL CALIFORNIA LIMITED EDITION BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY
This limited edition Johnnie Walker Blue Label honors the magnificence of our unique state, from its amazing coastline to the monumental hills, all with its own unique character. This whiskey was made from a selection of rare casks from Speyside and Highland distilleries – including Cardhu, Clynelish, Benrinnes, and smoky Islay malts. Johnnie Walker is one of the most recognizable names in the world of liquor, but we love how they keep things fresh with new releases and limited editions – keeping California liquor stores like us on our toes! (Note that the word ‘whisky’ is spelled the Scottish way, without the ‘e’!)
#3 NULU TOASTED BARREL 'CALIFORNIA EXCLUSIVE' SINGLE BARREL SELECT BOURBON WHISKEY BATCH CA2
This drink is made from expertly selected uncut and unfiltered barrels of four to six-year MGP bourbon finished in a freshly toasted barrel. The bourbon sits doing its wonderful thing in toasted barrels for one to four weeks, then it is tasted throughout the finishing process to ensure it has exactly the right balance.
Although it is made in Kentucky, we adore this unique and outstanding toasted single-barrel whiskey that is dedicated to our glorious state – and you will struggle to find it in many places, so get it quickly!
#4 JAM CELLARS BUTTER CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2018
This is a full, rich, and luscious cabernet made in the tradition of the best traditional California wine makers. You will fall in love with Butter Cab just like we did thanks to its smooth feel and succulent, deep-red fruits. It has been aged in a unique oak blend so that there is a wonderful hint of vanilla in this wine’s lingering finish. A rollercoaster of amazing flavors and aromas – that’s the Californian way!
SAM LIQUOR – A RARE & UNIQUE COLLECTION
If you are looking for something special and exciting to sip at the end of a long day or on a special occasion with friends, your first port of call should be our list of rare and unusual whiskeys, spirits, and wines.
We believe that liquor should be more than something to drink without thinking – that’s why our team works hard to locate the best drinks for you to enjoy from all over the US and all over the world, making our collection truly unique. Looking for a kosher whiskey? We can help! Need unusual liquor gifts? We have them!
ALL YOUR OPTIONS IN ONE PLACE
Here at Sam Liquor, we know the importance of having options – for you to be able to select the perfect bottle based on taste, occasion, style, budget, and even the food you want to enjoy with it. After all, pulling out the same old bottle every time you fancy a tipple is not very exciting, is it?
Whether you want to shop online with us for your own curated liquor store delivery, or would prefer to come along and shop locally at our store in San Diego, we are here and always happy to help.
As well as the unusual kinds of liquor, we also carry all of the classic and standard spirits you might be looking for. So it doesn’t matter whether your favorite is whiskey or rum, gin, or vodka, we have something for every palate and every personality.
CONTACT US FOR A CHAT ABOUT YOUR NEXT BOTTLE
Our team is passionate about the amazing industry we are lucky to work in, so we spend a lot of time finding the best on the market – simply for your enjoyment.
With that in mind, if you need any advice on what drinks to try next, please feel free to contact us!