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Favorite Bottles: Top Holiday Spirits

Liquor Gift Ideas

If there’s a time of year when you need a special bottle of something, it’s the holidays. Whether you’re looking the perfect gift for those you really appreciate, or need a memorable bottle to open up and share with family and friends, we’ve made sure to bring in our favorite picks to feature in the shop. 

Here is our selection of Gin, Vodka, Rum, Mezcal, Whiskey, Scotch, and even Chartreuse that we find especially delicious and interesting. Plus, they’re easy on the eyes! Cheers!




Uncle Val’s Botanical Gin – A delightfully dry gin made with cool, crisp cucumber & aromatic citrus. As well suited to a Gin & Tonic as a dry Martini, this bottle is a real treat for the gin lover in your family.  Make a Botanical Spritzer

St. George Botanivore Gin – A remarkably well balanced gin in the London Dry style. Deeply aromatic, its juniper flavors blend seamlessly with note of citrus & herbs. Try it in a Dorflinger

St. George Terroir Gin – This heady gin is made with botanicals that grow in California. It has a big nose of spruce tips, with a finish of laurel & oranges. Our recommended cocktail: Terroir Martinez

St. George Dry Rye Gin – Rye is super spicy! This gin is electric with bright, spicy, dry rye flavors. Perfect for a Dry Rye Negroni.



Karlsson’s Gold – Made from seven separate distillations from virgin Norwegian potatoes. Incredibly smooth, with a rich mouthfeel and a creamy, lingering finish. Neither Eric or Liam are allowed to bring it home anymore – it goes too fast. Try it in a Black Gold (Karlsson’s on the rocks with a crack of black pepper).

Jewel of Russia ‘Ultra’ – Each unique, hand-painted bottle contains one of the purest spirits we’ve ever encountered. It’s almost like drinking nothing at all. How do you drink this? Shake over ice & strain. That’s it.

Mezcal Tequila


Xicaru Silver – Made from 100% Espadin agave, smoked over mesquite, and crushed in the traditional Tahona method, this is a Mezcal of distinction. From its earthy start to its finish of light citrus notes, this is the perfect bottle for the Mezcal lover in your life, or for someone longing to be introduced to the world of Mezcal. Fantastic in a Mezcal Paloma – Pour 1 oz. of Xicaru in a highball glass with ice, and top with grapefruit soda.

Pierde Almas Coñejo – This remarkable Mezcal is only made once a year, and in very limited quantities. It’s produced by wrapping fruit, almonds, and anise in a rabbit & hanging it in the still, rather like a gin is produced. The final product is akin to drinking a big, beautiful, smoky, citrusy roast. Made for sipping.



Grand Ten Medford Rum – Grand Ten Distillers, in Boston, has brought back a lost, forgotten style of rum with their Medford. Made from a sour mash of blackstrap molasses, it’s creamy, buttery, & hugely aromatic. This is a whiskey lover’s sipping rum. Looking for a cocktail featuring Medford Rum? Make a Palmetto.

Clement 6 Year Grand Reserve – A true sipping rum, the Grand Reserve is a blend of rums aged for years in different oak casks – some in French Limousin, some in charred new American oak. The resulting blend of finish rums has flavors of almonds & biscotti, hazelnuts, tarragon, & green tea. Delicious as is.



Chartreuse Green – Truly in a class of its own, Chartreuse is the creation of Carthusian monks, who have been passing down & perfecting their recipe for centuries. Trying to describe the flavor of Chartreuse is like trying to describe your first kiss. It’s strange & wonderful, ethereal & delicious all at the same time. If you need a Chartreuse cocktail, we recommend a Chartreuse Smash.

Chartreuse Green V.E.P. – As if a bottle of Chartreuse wasn’t good enough, the monks also make an extra aged version. As far as we can tell, it’s made from unicorn tears, ambrosia, and the laughter of children. It’s a rare treat, and a stunning example of the heights people can achieve when they put their minds to it.



D’Usse – This is a newcomer for us, and we were impressed with its intense flavors (of cinnamon & clove) and its light, creamy mouthfeel. This is a great bottle for the Cognac drinker in your life who’s looking for something new. D’Usse makes an impressive Vieux Carre.

Cognac Louis XIII

Remy Martin Louis XIII – This legendary blend contains no spirit less than 50 years old. It has subtle & nuanced flavors of hazelnuts, truffles, & prunes. Distinct & impressive, this is truly a gift for someone very deserving.

Whiskey - Tin Cup


Tin Cup – American Whiskey at its finest, Tin Cup is a new release from Jess Graber out of Colorado. Distilled from grain and a generous amount of rye, it’s light & lively on the palate, with a dry finish that makes it equally as suited to cocktails as it is to a few cubes. Wonderful in a classic Old Fashioned.

Michters Celebration Bourbon Whiskey

Michter’s Celebration – Hand selected by Master Distiller Willie Pratt, this extraordinary blend of 20 – 30 year old Bourbons & Ryes is going to make one very lucky person very, very happy. It could be you!

Bruichladdich Scotch Whiskey


Bruichladdich The Classic Laddie – Previously known as the ‘Laddie 10’, this unpeated Single Malt is made from 100% Scottish barley, carefully distilled, and aged in American Oak. It’s equal parts fruity, malty, biscuity, creamy, & delightful. The perfect bottle for the Whiskey lover in your family.

Macallan 25

Macallan 25 Year Sherry Oak – One of the highest rated & consistent Single Malts in the world, the Macallan 25 Year exhibits deep & profound notes of cinnamon, wood smoke, dried fruits, and a touch of citrus. The kind of gift that lets people know what you really think of them.

– The Bottles Team

Just Peachy

We’re trying to hang on to summer as long as we can, but this fall weather also has us thinking of everything that comes with the season. In order to satisfy both cravings, we are pairing a Bourbon Roasted Peach Cheesecake (yummm!) with a German dessert wine called Beerenauslese.

Bourbon Peach Cheesecake & Dessert Wine Pairing

The round, juicy, acidic, yet sweet yellow peaches are used in all areas of cooking, baking, and creating drinks. It’s also often an aroma of wines. They scream home, comfort, and summer. And the Beerenauslese? It’s a dessert wine that tastes like fall with its color, deep flavors, and sweetness.

If I was to ask you about peaches would you automatically think Georgia? Well, surprise surprise, peaches actually originated in China as early as 2000 BC. China is also the world’s largest producer of the fruit. Growing in Persia and the Roman empire by the first century AD, peaches were favored by kings and emperors, a prized treat in France, and are symbolic in many cultures.

Containing less than 70 calories, 3 grams of fiber, and tons of vitamins A and C, peaches are divided into two types: clingstones and freestones. Both of these varietals can either have a white flesh which are typically very sweet with little acidity, or a yellow flesh that tends to have more of an acidic tang coupled with sweetness.

Fun fact: “The world’s largest peach cobbler” is made every year in Georgia measuring 11 feet by 5 feet and contains 75 gallons of peaches! Holy Moley!!

Dessert Wine

Heinz Eifel Beerenauslese

A magnificent wine-culture deeply rooted in tradition, Germany has the Romans to thank for planting vineyards along the rivers 2,000 years ago.

Heinz Eifel, driven by determination to follow tradition and pay respect to the years of wine-culture, founded the Römerhof winery in 1979 in the heart of the Mosel Valley. They produce a brand of German wines crafted to reflect the distinctive character of the vineyards, using the highest quality grapes and processed with only the most modern techniques and technology.

A true testament to the “Art of German Winemaking,” this Beerenauslese is unbelievable. A late harvest wine, it delivers aromas and flavors of ripe pear, peach, honey, and caramelized fruit with a slight bitterness that carries over to the lightly sweet finish.

You know that feeling you get after you have just tasted something that is out of this world? That’s exactly how we feel about this wine and food pairing. You will be thanking us once you try it.

Peach Cheesecake Recipe

Bourbon Roasted Peach Cheesecake
Yield: 10 – 12 Servings
Time: 6 1/2 hours (it’s worth it)

Bourbon Roasted Peaches:
8 ripe, firm peaches
6 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
2/3 cup Bourbon (Use Four Roses Small Batch or Old Granddad)
1/4 tsp Salt
1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar

2 1/4 cups graham cracker, crumbs
1/2 cup toasted pecans, finely chopped
1 stick unsalted butter, melted
1/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/4 tsp Salt

Cheesecake Filling:
4 large eggs, separated
2 vanilla beans, seeds removed
1/2 cup granulated sugar
16 oz. cream cheese, cut into small pieces
3 Tbsp all-purpose flour
1 cup heavy cream

Method of Preparation
1. Roasted peaches: Position the oven racks to upper-middle and lower-middle and preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Line 2 rimmed baking sheets with foil.

2. Slice 4 of the peaches into 3/4 inch thick slices and the remaining 4 into 1/4 inch pieces. Arrange each size in a single layer on their own baking sheet.

3. Whisk together the melted butter, bourbon, and salt in a medium bowl. Divide the mixture in half and drizzle each over the peaches. Sprinkle 2 tbsp of sugar over each baking sheet of peaches. Toss and rearrange them in a single layer.

4. Roast until the peaches are tender and the liquid is syrupy. This should take about 15 minutes, swapping the sheet trays halfway. Transfer the baking sheets to a cooling rack for about 20 minute.

5. Crust: Decrease the oven to 350 degrees and move the rack to the middle. Line the exterior of the springform pan with foil.

6. Combine the graham cracker crumbs, pecans, melted butter, brown sugar, and salt in a medium bowl  until the crumbs are thoroughly saturated in butter. Press the mixture into the bottom and up the sides of the pan, stopping about 1/2 inch from the top of the pan.

7. Bake the crust until golden, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack for about 15 to 20 minutes.

8. Cheesecake Filling: Decrease the oven to 275 degrees. In a large, clean and dry (important) bowl, whip the egg whites and vanilla bean seeds on medium speed until soft peaks form. This should take about 2 minutes.

9. Gradually add the sugar and continue whipping until stiff peaks form, usually about another 1 – 2 minutes. If you are using a stand mixer, transfer the egg whites to another bowl and clean the one you just used.

10. In the medium bowl, beat the cream cheese, egg yolks and flour on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add the heavy cream and continue to beat until creamy and smooth. Remember to scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed. Once creamy and smooth, stir in the diced peaches.

11. Stir 1/3 of the egg whites into the cream cheese mixture, then, very gently FOLD (important) in the remaining egg whites. Scrape the batter into the cooled crust and bake until the cheesecake is set but still slightly wobbly in the center, 75 – 90 minutes. Turn off the oven and let the cheesecake remain in there another 20 minutes.

12. Transfer the cheesecake to a cooling rack and cool for an hour. Transfer to the refrigerator to cool until completely chilled and set, at least 3 hours. Remove the cake from the springform mold and set on a serving dish. Top it with the sliced peaches and serve. Source

by Kimberly Vroegindeweij

4 Classic Bourbon Cocktails for Fall

There’s nothing like that warm whiskey feelin’ to help adjust to cooler nights. So, to ready yourself for fall, here are a few of our favorite bourbon cocktail recipes. They’re classic, easy to make, and delicious to boot!

– The Stone Fence incorporates freshly pressed apple cider…live dangerously (like we do) and try a Tripping Hazard as well. Our own ‘special’ recipe, a Tripping Hazard uses Downeast Hard Cider instead of regular ‘ole apple cider. It’s the Dark N’ Stumbly of the fall!

– A Whiskey Fizz is good for your digestion, and gets you tipsy at the same time.

– Need that sophisticated look? Make a Manhattan — be sure to use Luxardo maraschino cherries — they’re possibly the best maraschino cherries out there.

To shop the recommended bourbons & ingredients, swing by Bottles, and look for our Bourbon Special display. And if you’d like to learn more about our featured whiskeys this fall, you can read our latest post here to learn even more.

Perfect to lay out at your next party!


Stone Fence

2 oz. Bourbon (Evan Williams 1783)
Bitters (Fee Brothers Whiskey Barrel-Aged Bitters)
Fresh pressed apple cider

Get a big glass & fill with ice. 
Pour in 2 ounces of bourbon (Evan Williams 1783), and maybe, just maybe a dash of bitters. Fill with Freshly pressed cider from your local orchard. Drink it!

trippingTripping Hazard (our ‘special’ recipe)

2 oz. Bourbon (Evan Williams 1783)
Bitters (Fee Brothers Whiskey Barrel-Aged Bitters)
Downeast Cider

Get a big glass & fill with ice, p
our in 2 ounces of Bourbon and maybe, just maybe a dash of bitters.  Fill with Downeast Cider. Drank it!


Whiskey Fizz


2 oz. bourbon (Rittenhouse Rye)
1/2 oz. simple syrup
Half a lemon
Seltzer water
Mint, lemon zest, or fruit garnish

Get a highball or similar glass & fill with crushed ice, a
dd 1/2 oz. simple syrup, pour in 2 oz. bourbon (Rittenhouse Rye), and squeeze in half a lemon. Stir the bejeezus out of it, top with seltzer water, and garnish with mint, lemon zest, and/or fruit.


Just make a Manhattan, Dangit

3 oz. bourbon (Henry McKenna)
1/2 oz. vermouth (or more to taste, use Noilly Prat Vermouth)
Bitters (Fee Brothers Whiskey Barrel-Aged Bitters)
Maraschino cherry

Get your best martini glass. I
n a shaker, add 3 ounces Bourbon (Henry McKenna), toss in a few dashes of bitters, and add 1/2 ounce sweet vermouth (or more, to taste). Shake the living heck out of it & strain into your cocktail glass. Drop a maraschino cherry in there and act sophisticated.

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Learn All About Heaven Hill Distilleries – Small Batch Bourbons, Bottled-in-Bond, and Beyond!

heavenhillIn the spirit of welcoming in the fall season, we are having a new Bourbon Special at Bottles! We’re featuring a wide range of whiskies by Heaven Hill DistilleriesAmerica’s largest independent family-owned producer of Bourbon, who holds the second largest inventory of bourbon in the country. They make great bourbons like Elijah Craig, Evan Williams 1783, Rittenhouse Rye, and much, much more. Below we’ve outlined some of the featured whiskeys from our display. So take a read, soak it in, and swing by the store today and grab a bottle or 5 off our new display!

henrymckenna1 copyHenry McKenna 10 Year, Bottled in Bond 
By law, a Bottled in Bond whiskey must be bottled at 100 proof, aged for a minimum of four years in a government warehouse, and must contain whiskey from a single season of distillery production. Henry McKenna is one of our all­-time favorite whiskies, from anywhere in the world. Bold without being pushy, and deceptively boozy, you’re gonna want Henry in your corner on a night out (or in)!
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Bernheim Wheat Whiskey
A straight whiskey that utilizes winter wheat to bring out extremely soft, sweet, slightly herbal flavors. Very good on its own and eminently mixable, this is a truly unique whiskey!
elijahcraig_12yrsmallbatch copyElijah Craig 12 Year
These days, you don’t see a lot of 12 year old Bourbon out there, and certainly not at an affordable price. Elijah Craig 12 is a truly small batch bourbon ­ each batch is blended from no more than 70 hand selected barrels. The result is a clean & bracing whiskey, with clear vanilla & oak notes.
evanwilliams_1783_1 copyEvan Williams 1783
1783 was the year the first official distiller opened in Kentucky, and this Bourbon pays tribute to that Kentucky spirit. A small batch version of Evan William’s Black Label, it’s dry & toasty, with a beguiling zesty & spicy finish.


evanwilliams_2004singlebar copyEvan William Single Barrel
Bottled from a barrel aged near the top of Heaven Hill’s rickhouse, where the average temperature is much higher. The resulting whiskey has penetrated deep into its barrel, picking up remarkably nuanced flavors of cocoa, black tea, vanilla, cedar, and a light citrus quality.
evanwilliam_whitelabel1 copyEvan Williams White Label, Bottled in Bond
By law, a Bottled in Bond whiskey must be bottled at 100 proof, aged for a minimum of four years in a government warehouse, and must contain whiskey from a single season of distillery production. This antiquated system helped protect farmers and distillers in the past, giving them a government backed cash crop and tax breaks on warehousing. Now­a­days, it just means good, quality Bourbon.
rittenhouserye1 copyRittenhouse Straight Rye
A spicy rye whisky that smells and tastes like running through a field on a warm summer day. This 100 proof expression loves to be mixed, though it can be consumed on the rocks if you want to put some hair on your chest!



Don’s Cigar Pick: Alec Bradley Occidental Reserve Corona

Sometimes, there’s nothin’ better than the perfect drink and a cigar to match. Don’s selection this week is Alec Bradley Occidental Reserve Corona  ( 6 x 43 ). The ultimate compliment to this cigar? Henry McKenna 10 Year, a Bottled-in-Bond, Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.

Alec Bradley Occidental Reserve Corona Cigar

Don first smoked this brand when it was first introduced in the 1990’s. A consistently high quality cigar from one of the Dominican Republic’s outstanding cigar factories, and the same factory that makes Avo cigars among many.  Occidental Reserve is a blend of three Dominican tobaccos along with Indonesian longfiller, finished off with a Connecticut shade wrapper.  The smoke is well balanced; expect an even draw and burn. A fine quality cigar and great value!

Cigar and Bourbon Pairing - Occidental Reserve and Henry McKenna

Occidental Reserve needs to be paired with Henry McKenna 10 Year. Smooth and creamy, seductively full-bodied, and one of the best bourbon values at Bottles. It’ll be tough finding a better value, 10-year-old bourbon than Henry McKenna. Cheers, and enjoy!



Don’s Cigar Pick of the Week: Rocky Patel “Robusto” with W.L. Weller ‘Antique’ Bourbon


This week, Don has selected a somewhat fuller bodied cigar from the Rocky Patel Vintage Collection, a 1990 Vintage Robusto (5.5 x 50). The wrapper is a 12 year-old Honduran Broadleaf Maduro and the filler tobacco was aged for 5 years. Broadleaf Maduro can initially appear strong or overpowering. In Spanish, Maduro means “ripe” or “mature” however these wrappers actually have a slightly sweet finish.

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Cigar press at Honduran cigar factory. Photo by Duncan Smith

The Robusto is also box pressed. This means that the cigars are placed in a dress box, stacked on top of each other and physically pressed to give the cigars a square shape instead of the usual round construction. There is a never ending debate among cigar smokers as to whether box pressed cigars smoke differently than round ones. Some say box-pressed cigars burn a bit longer and taste strong, but according to Don:

“They only difference that I have found between the two rolls is an occasional difference in the ‘draw’ and mouthfeel.”


This aged maduro would pair well with W.L. Weller ‘Antique’ Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. Not to be confused with the Weller 12-Year or Special Reserve, the Antique is a 7-Year aged wheated amber bourbon with sweet notes of vanilla and a long spicy finish. It’s delicious over ice as the weather warms up and a perfect compliment to the robust Rocky Patel.




Rocky Patel Vintage 1990 ‘Robusto’ – $9.99
W.L. Weller ‘Antique’ Kentucky Straight Bourbon – $21.99



Oaxaca Tequila Hot Chocolate & Bourbon Latte!

It’s cold outside today so we took a trip (do we really need an excuse?) to New Harvest Coffee & Spirits located in the newly restored Arcade in downtown Providence, RI. We met with Assistant Manager, Erick Ambrust who mixed up a couple of delicious hot cocktails to warm us up; Bourbon Latte and Oaxaca Tequila Hot Chocolate. (Pronunciation video here>)If you’re ever wandering around DownCity in the cold then definitely drop in and give these a try!Check out their recipes below and stop by our store to grab all the ingredients you need when those single-digit temperatures get truly terrifying…

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new harvest coffee, bottles fine wine, winter cocktails, bourbon latte, tequila hot chocolate, bourbon, tequila, oaxaca
Oaxaca Tequila Hot Chocolate 
8 oz Steamed milk
1.5 oz Dark chocolate syrup
1.5 oz Casamigas Blanco Tequila
Top with whipped cream (homemade & delicious at New Harvest!)
Garnish with chili powder and dark chocolate shavings
new harvest coffee, bottles fine wine, winter cocktails, bourbon latte, tequila hot chocolate, bourbon, tequila, oaxaca
new harvest coffee, bottles fine wine, winter cocktails, bourbon latte, tequila hot chocolate, bourbon, tequila, oaxaca
Bourbon Latte
8 oz Steamed Milk
2 oz Espresso
.5 oz Cinnamon simple syrup
1.5 oz Your Favorite Bourbon
*We used Evan Williams Single Barrel, but also recommend Redemption High Rye!

new harvest coffee, bottles fine wine, winter cocktails, bourbon latte, tequila hot chocolate, bourbon, tequila, oaxaca
Their artisanal coffee beans are harvested, milled, roasted and brewed sustainably.
new harvest coffee, bottles fine wine, winter cocktails, bourbon latte, tequila hot chocolate, bourbon, tequila, oaxaca

Mixing up their homemade whipped cream!

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new harvest coffee, bottles fine wine, winter cocktails, bourbon latte, tequila hot chocolate, bourbon, tequila, oaxaca
Stay warm, folks!
Bottles Fine Wine – 141 Pitman Street, Providence, RI

New Harvest Coffee & Spirits – The Arcade Providence 130 Westminster Street, Providence, RI


Great Bourbon for a Bargain!

Bourbons for a Bargain

Who doesn’t love bourbon? If you’ve indulged during the holidays, you may be looking for a whiskey that doesn’t decimate your wallet. That’s why we’ve put together a list of great bourbons, all of which are under $20. Stop by our store, shop our bourbon display, and treat yo’ self!

Old Grand Dad Bottled in Bond Bourbon Whiskey
First distilled by Basil Hayden himself, Old Grand Dad is a high -rye bourbon with a spicy, robust finish. $18.99

Evan Williams Bottled in Bond Bourbon
Full of juicy grain & vanilla notes with a long, dry finish. $17.99
Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond Bourbon Whiskey
Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond – 100 proof
A wheated bourbon with a lighter, more floral finish than it’s high-rye cousins. $11.99

What does Bottled-in-Bond mean?
Bottled-in-bond refers to American spirits that have been aged and bottled according to a set of specific US regulations. The spirit must be the product of one distillation season and one distiller at one distillery and stored in a government warehouse for at least 4 years. The purpose of the 1897 Bottled-in-Bond Act was to create a standard of quality for Bourbon whiskey. The Act created incentive by allowing distilleries to delay tax payment until the aging of their whiskey was complete.

Four Roses Yellow Label Bourbon Whiskey
Produced by blending Four Roses proprietary 10 recipes of bourbon for a full, round, & lush experience. $19.99
W.L. Weller Special Reserve Bourbon Whiskey
A Bottles favorite! A wheated bourbon perfect for mixing; light & floral. $16.99

Watch Liam, our whiskey expert, talk about W.L. Weller Bourbon: http://youtu.be/XNc4LbbEpOw

Old Heaven Hill Very Rare Old 8 yr Bourbon Whiskey
Old Heaven Hill Very Rare Old 8 yr (Liter) – 86 proof
Rare, out of production, and crazy cheap. Get it while you can! $14.99
Rebel Yell Bourbon Whiskey
Rebel Yell – 80 proof
Based on W.L. Weller’s original wheat recipe – it’s long & smooth with a clean finish. $14.99
Hochstadter's Slow and Low Rock and Rye Whiskey
Ok…so this isn’t Bourbon. But, it’s a cocktail in a bottle that uses Rye Whiskey. Basically, an Old Fashioned in a bottle! Serve over ice.  $19.999 – 750ml, $11.99 – 375ml

Looking for Bourbon Cocktail Ideas? Click below:

Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon Tasting Showdowns at Bottles in Providence, RI

We are excited to announce a free series of Pappy Bourbon SHOWDOWN events where we match up the infamous Pappy Van Winkle whiskies in a blind tasting against a foreboding whiskey competitor! Round One takes place in our Providence liquor store on Thursday, November 21st, 2013 with Pappy 20 Year versus Colonel E.H. Taylor Single Barrel. Free tickets will be handed out at 5:30pm and are limited to the first 100 guests, 21+. Blind tasting and voting will begin at 6pm and the winner will be announced after the tasting has concluded.


Guests will also be able to enjoy music by local Providence musicians, The Silks starting at 5pm! All tastings are free and open to the public, 21 and over.


 Round Two will take place on December 12th, sign up for our Newsletter for details!
Type in your email at the bottom of our website, www.bottlesfinewine.com
Julian Van Winkle III at last year’s Bottles tasting & dinner event in Farmstead in Providence, RI

Pappy Van Winkle Bourbons are the most sought-after products in any liquor store. Here at Bottles in Providence, Rhode Island, we receive daily requests for this hard to find bourbon, which speaks to its enormous appeal and superior quality. Last year, we were honored to host Julian Van Winkle III of Pappy Van Winkle Bourbons for an in-store talk and signing, followed by a bourbon dinner at Farmstead later in the evening. 

We have NO Pappy for sale!
We offer the very limited amount of Pappy that we get to our very best, frequent and local customers. We feel the fairest and best way for us to sell this extremely sought after Bourbon is to reward the Bottles’ Loyal — those that support us year in and year out. However, we always carry the most complete selection of Bourbons that are available to us. If you would like a Pappy Alternative, please let us know, we’d be happy to help! 
– The Folks at Bottles www.bottlesfinewine.com

Bottles is located at 141 Pitman Street Providence RI 02906
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Introducing St. George Spirits

For over three decades, St. George Spirits in Alameda, CA has been distilling extraordinary artisanal spirits, from botanical gins to single malt whiskey. These spirits are wonderful all year round, but make for special gifts and housewarming presents during the holidays. Their character and quality are excellent for sipping as well as mixing unique cocktails. Cheers!

St. George produces three different gins, Terroir (shown above), Botanivore and Dry Rye. The Terroir Gin is earthy with notes of pine and chaparral while the Botanivore uses a fresh blend of herbs and flora. One of our favorites is the Dry Rye Gin which is distilled with a 100% rye base, making it the perfect gin for whiskey lovers!

St. George has been distilling (but not selling) their Absinthe Verte since way before 2007, when the ban was lifted in the US. Now, we’re finally able to taste the infused brandy, wormwood, fennel and loud botanicals that make up this delicious concoction.

Rum isn’t just for summer any more! The intensely grassy and earthy St. George Agricole Rum has a strong kick, perfect for sipping through the winter.

Breaking & Entering Bourbon Whiskey is straight up stolen from Kentucky! The St. George crew went down South to grab a couple hundred used barrels from bourbon distilleries. And then created a blend that is uniquely their own with notes of warm maple, eucalyptus, cloves, and cinnamon.