Blanton’s Single Barrel Bourbon

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The Blanton family was one of the first families of bourbon history. In 1881, Albert Blanton was born into this family, putting him on the fast track to success in the industry. By the age of 16, he was working in the Distillery as an office boy and eventually worked his way up to become president of the company in 1921. He quickly became a pioneer in the development of bourbon. During his 31 years as president, Albert Blanton was able to expand the distillery from 44 buildings to 144 buildings, the largest distillery of its day.

This expansion wasn’t his only mark on the bourbon world during this reign as president. He also created his own very B_originallimited supply of bourbon, his private reserve. This bourbon was bottled for himself to enjoy along with his family and friends and important ambassadors and dignitaries. Albert Blanton spent countless hours tasting barrel after barrel until he found a pattern. He found that the best barrels came from the “center-cut” or middle sections of what is now Warehouse H. From then on, those were the only barrels he used for his single barrel bourbons.

Albert Blanton’s legacy lives on still today. In 1984, Blanton’s bourbon was the first-ever single barrel bourbon sold commercially. Still, only a handful of barrels annually from the center-cut of Warehouse H are selected to become Blanton’s Single Barrel Bourbon.

Blanton’s Single Barrel Bourbon is reddish amber in color with a spicy aroma. The scents of dried citrus mixes perfectly with caramel and vanilla. The taste is sweet while still being full and soft. It is marked by a mix of burnt sugar, caramel, orange, and cloves making way for a balanced finish of vanilla and citrus.

Bottled at 93 proof, this bottle is truly something special. It has won internationally coveted awards, including a 2015 Gold Outstanding Medal from the International Wine & Spirits Competition and a 2015 Silver Medal from the New York Wine & Spirits Competition.

We want to help you get your hands on a bottle of Blanton’s Single Barrel Bourbon! Contact us today to reserve yours today!

Hess Select Chardonnay

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California. It’s the state that brings us major motion pictures and television shows. It’s the state that’s home to many of our favorite actors, entertainers, and celebrities. Yes, Hollywood is important, but so is Monterey. Because Monterey brings us wine. Specifically, Hess Select Chardonnay.

14_HSCH_MC_BttlThe 352 acre Shirtail Creek estate vineyard located in Monterey, California is the home to this classic wine. With the cooling fog, Pacific coastal breezes, and moderate temperatures, the climate is ideal for growing Chardonnay to produce wines with tropical notes and crisp acidity. Here, the growing season is longer than most places, allowing the grapes to evolve with many different layers of flavors that separate this as a Central Coast wine.

Hess Select Chardonnay is a new take on the most popular wine around. The signature lemon-lime flavor of chardonnay is combined with apple flavors, tropical notes, and just a hint of toasted oak to keep the wine in balance. Its natural acidity is the perfect complement to the complexity of flavors. Hess Select Chardonnay is crisp and clean while still being original and exciting.

Pairing well with a variety of meals and being able to stand along, this one-of-a-kind chardonnay is perfect for the holiday season! Parties, family gatherings, and celebrations alike, Hess Select Chardonnay promises to be a hit. Try it with your Thanksgiving dinner. Then again after a long day of shopping on Black Friday. After that, you’re almost guaranteed to want it at the rest of your parties leading up to the holidays. And even on New Year’s Eve. Any excuse to drink Hess Select Chardonnay will do.

You can pick up a bottle of Hess Select Chardonnay for just $9.99 at the majority of our locations or contact us to reserve your bottle! Come by today!

Jack Daniel’s Limited Edition–Frank Sinatra Century

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Frank Sinatra was like no other. With his numerous hit songs and distinctive voice, he was one of the most influential musical artists of the 20th century. Even today, Sinatra is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, with more than 250 million records sold around the world. He has received 11 Grammy Awards and has even dabbled in acting, starring in 60 motion pictures. Frank Sinatra was truly one of a kind…and so is Frank Sinatra Century, the Limited Edition Jack Daniel’s release.

During the peak of his career, Sinatra toured around the world, playing concerts in London, Paris, and beyond. At these shows, it wasn’t uncommon for him to toast his audience with a glass of Jack Daniel’s. To honor his life, his music, and his dedication to the brand, Jack Daniel’s is celebrating his 100th birthday with this unique and desirable whiskey.

Jack Daniel’s has aged this whiskey in specially designed barrels containing deep groves inside. This allows the whiskey to have more contact with the layers of oak and adds to the complexity of flavors. Bottled at 100 proof, the whiskey itself is amber in color, with hues of deep orange. The smell is oaky with a pleasant smokiness while remaining sweet like honey and tropical fruits. The taste is refined and robust with complex notes of citrus and coconut mixing perfectly with those of spiced oak and soft smoke. The lingering taste of charred spice and ripe fruits will leave you wanting to take another sip.

As if the whiskey itself wasn’t enough, this limited edition release is encased in a unique collector’s box containing a hardbound book and a replica of Frank Sinatra’s tie clip. The box’s midnight blue coloring acknowledges Sinatra’s nickname “Ol’ Blue Eyes” while the book gives tribute to “the man, the music, and the whiskey”. The replica tie clip doubles as a USB containing a previously unreleased soundtrack of his 1966 concert at the Sands Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The soundtrack includes some of Sinatra’s greatest hits, including Fly Me To The Moon, It Was A Very Good Year, and My Kind Of Town.

According to Jack Daniel’s, Frank Sinatra Century is one of the most limited edition whiskeys they have ever released. With quantity limited and demand high, you don’t want to miss your chance at this bottle! Reserve yours today by using our Contact Us form! And don’t forget to visit the Jack Daniel’s website to register your bottle!

Pikesville Rye Whiskey

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It used to be true that when one heard rye whiskey, they would immediately jump to Maryland Rye. The two were essentially synonymous. Some of the largest and most prestigious distillers were located in the state, dating all the way back to the 1700s. This was due in part to the large quantity of rye and wheat in the area as farmers planted these as cover crops for tobacco. These same farmers found it easier and more profitable to distill as opposed to ship the extra grain elsewhere.

The profitability of this industry led to the founding of L. Winn & Brothers Distillery. It was here in the 1890s that Pikesville Rye began being distilled. The brand was strong, until DSC04088__24984_zoomshattered by prohibition along with the rest of the Maryland Rye industry and reemerged after the ban. Now, Pikesville Rye is the last-standing brand from the Maryland Rye era.

After prohibition, Pikesville Rye was able to reestablish itself as a high-quality rye whiskey and continued distilling in Maryland. The distillery closed in 1972, but survived on existing whiskey stocks until 1982 when purchased by Heaven Hill, who moved the distillation process to Kentucky.

Among the whiskeys Pikesville Rye distills in Kentucky is the Pikesville Straight Rye Whiskey. This whiskey is aged six years and bottled at 110 proof. Its coloring is a pale copper and smells of cocoa with oaky notes underneath mixing perfectly with green apple. The taste is dry and spicy with honey, rye, and cloves with a softer vanilla and spice finish. It bites your tongue immediately so there is no mistaking that this is a rye whiskey. The finish is slow to return, but is warm and steady with the honey and vanilla flavors continuing.

The Pikesville Straight Rye Whiskey has won a Double Gold Award from the World Spirits Competition and Extraordinary and Ultimate Recommendation from the Ultimate Spirits Challenge. This award-winning whiskey continues to live up to its honors.

Get a bottle today using our Contact Us form!

Macallan 25 Year Scotch Whiskey

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Since its founding in 1824 in the heart of Speyside, Scotland, Macallan has built its reputation as one of the world’s leading single malt whiskies. In order to maintain this reputation, The Macallan takes control of every step of the process—not just its distillation, even making the casks.

The Macallan buys only the best barrels made of sherry oak after a study proving that the casks used account for more than 60% of the final aromas and flavors. They spend countless hours and a small fortune in the sourcing, crafting, seasoning, and caring for their casks.
Macallan 25As for the product, The Macallan focuses on the “new make” spirit. Macallan has more than 40 farmers growing barley specifically to become Macallan whisky and distills their whisky in curiously small spirit stills. The unique size of these stills provides maximum contact between the whisky and the copper, giving it the rich, fruity, and full-bodied flavors that are characteristic of The Macallan.

These rich and fruity flavor are no exception in the Macallan 25 year scotch. With its bright amber coloring, it has a robust scent with orange, pear, and spicy notes that develop a smoky character. The taste is intense with flavors of coconut, vanilla, apricots, and lemon alongside hints of nutmeg, cinnamon, and honey. The finish is full and long, leaving oak, orange, and spicy flavors lingering.

The Macallan 25 year scotch has received a perfect 100 out of 100 scoring from the Beverage Testing Institute and Gold at the International Spirits Challenge. This makes it the perfect drink to take with you to your holiday parties! Your family and friends will love you for it!

Reserve yourself a bottle today by using our Contact Us form.

Evan Williams Single Barrel Bourbon

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Evan Williams began distilling bourbon on the banks of the Ohio River in 1783. Little did he know at the time that this would lead to the crafting of a full family of bourbons, including the five-time Whiskey of the Year award-winning Evan Williams Single Barrel Bourbon.

Each year, the Master Distiller at Evan Williams Distillery hand selects the barrels that meet his exacting standards to be bottled as a single barrel bourbon. Each bottle is vintage dated with the year that it was placed in the barrel and the year it was bottled. Additionally, the bottles contain the exact serial number of the barrel from which the bourbon was taken.

This year, the bourbon is bottled at 86 proof and has a delicate amber gold coloring. Smells of dark caramel and charred wood entice you to take sip. At first, the bourbon contains maple syrup, vanilla and toffee notes which make room for a candied fruit, cinnamon spice, and refreshing mint taste. The finish is long, relaxed, and graceful.

While Evan Williams Single Barrel Bourbon can be enjoyed alone, it also mixes well as a part of these recipes.


  • 1 1/2 oz. Evan Williams Single Barrel
  • 1/2 oz. Dubonnet Rouge
  • 1/4 oz. triple sec

Build and stir in cocktail glass or rocks glass over ice. Garnish with a cherry or lemon twist.


  • 3/4 oz. Evan Williams Single Barrel
  • 3/4 oz. apple liqueur
  • 5 oz. spiced cider

Pour all ingredients into a mug and garnish with a cinnamon stick.

Evan Williams Single Barrel Bourbon is available at all locations, or you can reserve your bottle via our Contact Us form!

2015 Old Forester Birthday Bourbon

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Old Forester is the longest-running bourbon brand on the market today. Since 1870, it has been continuously produced in the U.S., including through Prohibition when it was marketed as a medicinal product. To celebrate its founder, George Garvin Brown, the brand annually releases a limited edition bottle around his birthday, September 2nd. Now, the 2015 limited edition release is here and it’s even better than those in the past.

12049262_10153641050149287_4626671053312604773_nThis year makes the 14th straight year of the release of the birthday bourbon and the experience is obvious. In contrast with previous years, this release contains fewer sweet notes and more spice, creating an overall bolder pour. The Old Forester 2015 Birthday Bourbon is bottled from a single day of production (June 13, 2003) and was aged for 12 years in a single warehouse. During these 12 years, the barrels were placed directly next to windows and a heating duct, exposing the bourbon to unusually hot temperatures. This heat resulted in very intense wood-delivered characteristics dominating the palate.

With a medium amber coloring, Old Forester’s 2015 Birthday Bourbon is much less fruity than previous releases. Instead, the scent is that of toasted oak mixing with vanilla, burned caramel, and plenty of spices, namely cinnamon and clove. The warm spice taste is perfectly sweetened with hints of honey and creamy vanilla. The initial heat and spice dissolve quickly, making room for a long and sweet finish of caramel and hints of orange peel.

Just over 13,000 bottles of this unique bourbon were produced, making it a highly coveted find. You don’t want to miss your chance at acquiring one and we’re here to help. Stay tuned on our social media and check your email for information on how you can enter for the chance to win the right to purchase a bottle for yourself!

Yellowstone Limited Edition Bourbon

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Yellowstone Bourbon has a lengthy history dating back to the late 1800s. At one time, the American whiskey brand was the largest selling brand out of Kentucky and was in association with legendary distiller J.B. Dant.

In 1993, Luxco, an alcohol distributor, took possession of Yellowstone. They never distilled the bourbon themselves, opting to simply buy in it in bulk & bottle it under the brand’s name. But now, Luxco has invested in half ownership of the Limestone Branch distillery, whose president and distiller, Steve Beam, happens to be a fourth generation descendent of J.B. Dant. Limestone Distillery has been assigned production of the Yellowstone brand and their first release is here! It is the Yellowstone Limited Edition Bourbon.

Yellowstone’s Limited Edition Bourbon is the perfect mix of a seven-year rye whiskey, a seven-year wheat whiskey, and a 12-year rye whiskey. Some of these whiskies were chill filtered while others weren’t and each brings a unique flavor to the mix. The result has great depth and complexity. To ensure greatness, Steve Beam hand-selected the barrels of 12-year bourbon that he thought would round-out the flavor profile, creating an experience for the drinker.

And he didn’t stop there. In order to maximize the flavor of this bourbon and ensure the three whiskies mixed perfectly together, Steve Beam removed the 12-year rye from its barrels and poured the seven-year bourbon in. This allowed the younger whiskey to pick up more mature flavors, like hints of cinnamon and caramel along with smoky notes.

Due to the historic ties between Limestone Distillery’s president and Yellowstone Bourbon and in honor of the 105th anniversary of his great-grandfather selling his Old Trump Distillery, Steve Beam opted to bottle this bourbon at 105 proof.

Yellowstone’s Limited Edition Bourbon pours with a dark, rich amber color and scents of sweet fig, cinnamon, vanilla, and oaked caramel. The taste is that of toffee, vanilla, and oak which makes way for a spicy finish containing notes of rye and cinnamon.

With just 6,000 bottles produced, this is truly a limited edition find. Make sure you don’t miss your chance! Reserve a bottle using our Contact Us form.

Russell’s Reserve Rye

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Rye whiskey was America’s first indigenous whiskey style, but over the years, its popularity faded away. Until now. Rye whiskeys are back and are once again a hot topic in the whiskey market.

The use of rye adds a bold, spicy flavoring to the whiskey rather than the pure sweetness of a bourbon. In order to call a whiskey an American rye whiskey, it must be made with a mash containing no less than 51% rye. Since rye is not only expensive but also hard to use, many distillers use the minimum amount required…but not Wild Turkey. Wild Turkey’s Russell’s Reserve Rye is made with a mash that is 65% rye and aged for 6 years, giving it a complexity that is hard to come by.Image result for russell's reserve rye single barrelFrom the looks of it, Russell’s Reserve Rye is like any other whiskey with its coppery amber coloring. However, the taste sets it apart from the rest. Right away, it is clear Wild Turkey places a huge emphasis on their rye as the first sip tastes remarkably similar to rye bread. This flavor is joined by that of vanilla, caramel, and oak with just a hint of spice. The finish is long as the taste of caramel, dill, and of course rye mix and slowly fade.

Try these recipes to best experience what Russell’s Reserve Rye has to offer:


  • 2 oz. Russell’s Reserve Rye
  • 1 ¼ oz. Southern Comfort
  • 1 oz. Sweet Vermouth
  • 1 dash of Angostura Bitters

Combine ingredients in a mixing glass filled with ice. Stir and strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with three brandied cherries.


  • 1 oz. Russell’s Reserve Rye Whiskey
  • 1 oz. Amaro Nonino
  • 1 oz. Lustau East India Solera Sherry
  • 1 dash Regan’s Orange Bitters No. 6

Place all ingredients in a mixing glass. Add large ice cubes and stir. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with an orange peel.

Russell’s Reserve Rye Whiskey has a very limited availability. Use our Contact Us form to get yourself a bottle today!

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Wild Turkey Master’s Keep

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Wild Turkey’s master distiller Jimmy Russell used to believe that bourbon is best when aged between 8 and 12 years, claiming that any longer and the bourbon loses its vanilla and caramel flavors. Well, it looks like he has changed his mind! Alongside his son, Eddie, he has released a new 17-year bourbon by the name of Master’s Keep.

Master’s Keep is the oldest bourbon that Wild Turkey has ever released to the American market. Originally distilled in 1996, Jimmy and Eddie were forced to place the barrels in a brick warehouse due to a shortage of space in their usual metal-sided warehouses. Over the years, the pair began to notice a different taste which they attributed to the lack of circulation and lower temperatures of the brick warehouse. Instead of dumping these barrels as a failure, they continued to allow the bourbon to age longer to what turned out to be near perfection.


After 17 years, the father-son team discovered that unlike most bourbons, these barrels had lessened in proof over time. Bottled at a barrel-proof of around 87 proof, Master’s Keep still has the same light amber coloring and sour corn scent of the rest of Wild Turkey’s bourbons, but the difference is in the taste.

Proving himself wrong, Jimmy Russell’s Master’s Keep was able to maintain the caramel and vanilla taste throughout the aging process. These flavors mixing with honey, oak, and a chocolate bitterness make room for a slightly sour yet dry finish, setting it apart from other Wild Turkey bourbons.

Master’s Keep was released to the American market just last month! Request your bottle today by using our Contact Us form and be among the first to taste the newest Wild Turkey bourbon!

Hibiki Japanese Harmony

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Founded in 1899, Suntory Whisky was founded with the desire to create a whisky embodying the true essence of Japanese nature. Over 100 years later, this blend has been released in the United States as the Hibiki Harmony Japanese Whisky.

img_hibiki01The Hibiki Harmony Japanese Whisky is a blend of the finest whiskies produced by the House of Suntory, each with at least 10 malts and grains with a variety of flavors and aromas that complement each other to perfection. With its amber color and hints of rosemary, fruitiness, and sandalwood in the aroma, this whisky will not disappoint. The flavor is a delicate mixture of honeylike sweetness, orange peel, and white chocolate, with a subtle spice that lingers, making you want to take another sip.

Earning many awards and honors, including the International Spirits Challenge Gold Award, Hibiki Harmony Japanese Whisky is held as one of the most prestigious whiskies in the world. Because of this, demand is high and the whisky can be very limited. Get your bottle today at our East Street store (3825 S. East Street, Indianapolis, IN 46227) or reserve it today by using our Contact Us form!

GYSOT! Gas Monkey Tequila

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Wooo!  Get you some of this!  Richard Rawlings of Gas Monkey Garage introduces Gas Monkey Cinnamon Tequila.  This tequila is 100% blue agave from Mexico, infused with natural cinnamon, 69 proof, and made in America.

Rawlings has held several jobs to feed his car habit including a firefighter, police officer and paramedic all before he was 21 years old. He then went on to build a printing and advertising company that he eventually sold to fund his greatest venture – Gas Monkey Garage.  Since 2012, it has been the focus of Discovery Channel’s Fast & Loud.

Here are few Monkey inspired cocktails for you to try:gasmonkeyoptimzed


  • 1.5 oz. Gas Monkey Cinnamon Tequila
  • cinnamon sugar mix
  • lime slice

Rim shot glass with cinnamon sugar. Add chilled Gas Monkey Cinnamon Tequila. Shoot with lime.


  • 1.5 oz. Gas Monkey Cinnamon Tequila
  • 2.5 oz. agave nectar
  • fresh lime juice
  • lime slice
  • salt

Add first three ingredients into an ice- filled shaker. Shake and strain into salt-rimmed rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with lime slice.


  • 1.5 oz. Gas Monkey Cinnamon Tequila
  • 4 oz. orange soda
  • fresh jalapeño slice

Mix together over ice and garnish with jalapeño.

Pick up your bottle of Gas Monkey Tequila at your local Payless Liquor stores and keep Saturday, September 5 open. The one and only Richard Rawlings will be at our store located at 9310 N. Michigan Road for a tasting and bottle signing from Noon – 1:30pm.  GYSOT!


2012 Rombauer Chardonnay

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Sitting on a tree covered knoll overlooking the Napa Valley is Rombauer Vineyards which was founded in 1982 by Koerner and Joan Rombauer.  The winery features caves that extend for over a mile into the hillside and they provide a constant temperature and humidity which result in optimum conditions for aging Rombauer wines.

TRombauer Vineyards Chardonnay Carnerosheir unique style of Chardonnay has developed over time with select vineyards from the Carneros region. The cool climate and clay soils offer ideal conditions for their Chardonnay grapes.

The 2012 Rombauer Carneros Chardonnay was aged for ten months in American and French Oak. It is a soft yellow color that will darken with age. You’ll notice bright, vibrant tropical fruit aromas flowing from the glass while underlying grapefruit and lime add depth and character to the aroma. The palate features layers of cantaloupe, pineapple and vanilla. A mouthwatering finish leaves you wanting another sip.  And the flavors only develop further as the wine ages.

Rombauer wines are consistently ranked high in the wine trade journals. Many of the finest restaurants throughout the country include Rombauer wines on their list and feature them by the glass.  And you can find your bottle at select Payless locations or you can reserve your bottle online by using our Contact Us form.


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