THIS WEEK (FRIDAY 2/13/15): In addition to our weekly selection of your favorite wines we will also be including Elijah Craig 12 Yr and Don Pancho Rum!
Champagne & Spirits Tasting
February 13th, 2015
Elijah Craig 12 Year Old Small Batch Bourbon
Elijah Craig was named for a reverend who lived in Virginia. He kept a warehouse where he stored barrels and one day experienced a devastating fire. He used the charred casks regardless and found they imparted a lovely character. This is a great 12 year old small batch bourbon, named in his honour.
NOSE: Quite thick and full. There is a beautiful sweetness with notes of toasty oak, toffee, spicy stewed fruits, a touch of resin and a lovely creme anglaise character.
PALATE: Full and sublimely smooth with notes of stewed Bramley apples, malmsey, a touch of aniseed and a hint of spice.
FINISH: Good length with toasty oak notes and a creamy sweetness.
Don Pancho Origenes 8 Year Rum
True to the Cuban Style, Don Pancho used Molasses from 100% estate grown and hand harvested sugarcane and proprietary yeast he developed himself. The youngest barrel going into the blend is 8 years old.
• 100% Estate Grown Sugarcane - the same variety used by Don Pancho in Cuba.
• Hand Harvested Sugarcane - ensuring the highest quality stocks are utilized.
• Proprietary Yeast - developed by Don Pancho.
• Molasses – true to the Cuban style.
Copper Column Stills – the unique properties of copper give the rum a unique character and the column still allows only the highest quality “heart” of the distillation to be captured.
AROMA: Balanced layers starting with caramel, leather, French vanilla, butter, charred oak.
TASTE: A medium body carries fine aromatic scents and flavors of oaky vanilla, figs, and butterscotch well into the long tapering finish that reinforces the smoothness throughout the duration.
We're serious when we say that we're wine enthusiasts. We get to taste wines almost daily to hand select what wines to put on our shelves and we only pick the finest. Out of those wines that we select there are certain wines that stand out whether it's because they're fitting for the weather or just simply delectable and we can picture them with a perfect meal or they're that something just to sip at the end of a long day. Those wines that stand out, we believe, deserve a chance to be on display.
Every Friday we choose several wines to share with our customers and educate our guests on the wines they're tasting. Some come to try out a new varietal or wines from a specific region while others join us because their favorite varietal is in the spotlight and they need to taste each wine to decide which label to buy. Whatever the reason we love having all of our customers stop in to check out our current favorites.
The night of the tasting all of the wines on display are on a special sale for all of our guests that attend. Don't skip on the chance to taste your next favorite wine and get it for a discounted price! If your particular with your wines, feel free to give us a call and see what tasting we have coming up. It ranges from Rosé to Italian wines and anything in between.
Our complimentary tastings are set up in a way that allows our guests to arrive at any point during thetime period. The tastings are meant to be a fun, social, educational & tasty experience!
We are located 1 block from the Jennifer St. exit at the FRIENDSHIP HEIGHTS metro station. We have ON SITE parking (space is limited). If you are driving and are unable to obtain a spot in our garage the parking on side streets is free and has a 2 hour time limit until 7 PM (no limit after 7). You may also park in the bank parking lot across the street AFTER 6 PM!! Please let us know if you have any questions!
When & Where
Paul's Wine and Spirits
5205 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Paul's Wine & Spirits
If you want a great selection at the competitive pricing of a national retailer, with the one-on-one attention from any one of our dedicated wine consultants, then look no further than Paul’s. Conveniently located between downtown Washington and the Beltway near Mazza Gallerie, we offer free garage parking to customers and easy access to the Red Line Metro at Friendship Heights. Whether helping you plan for a special event or guiding you to the perfect wine to celebrate a cherished occasion, let 30 years of a family owned and operated business remind you what customer commitment is all about.
Fine Wine and Spirits at Tremendous Savings
We feature popular brands and hard-to-find bottles of wine from across the globe, all at unbeatable prices. Over forty single malt scotches are also available and always on sale, as well as the trendiest names in today’s top-shelf vodkas.
Gift-giving made easy, perfect for any occasion. Available in any denomination.
In addition to our free weekly wine tastings, also keep an eye out for our semi-annual Portfolio Wine Tasting with the fine folks at Maggiano’s Little Italy – now in our eleventh successful year – as we raise money and awareness for charities close to our hearts.