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Jack Daniels Fire

Jack Daniels Fire Truck | Indianapolis

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April 26 | 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

5021 Kentucky Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46221

Jack Danie’s Fire Tasting with the Fire Brigade Truck!

Wild Turkey Rare Breed

Wild Turkey Rare Breed Tasting | Carmel

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April 18 | 5:00pm – 7:00pm

14580 River Road, Carmel, IN 46033

This is a special Wild Turkey Rare Breed tasting! On this day, at River Road only, you will be able to taste Wild Turkey Rare Breed and purchase for $29.99.

This bottle regularly runs for $45.99. Hope to see you there. Cheers!

Jeptha Creed

Jeptha Creed Tasting | Fishers

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April 15 | 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

7351 E 116th Street, Fishers, IN 46038

The Jeptha Creed Distillery is owned and operated by the Nethery Family and their 64-acre Farm. They grow almost all of the ingredients used in their spirits. Jeptha Creed has never been available in Indianapolis until now! Join us for a taste of Jeptha Creed Vodka and Moonshine.

Learn more about the Jeptha Creed Distillery here.

Jeptha Creed

Jeptha Creed Tasting | Carmel

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April 15 | 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

14580 River Road, Carmel, IN 46033

The Jeptha Creed Distillery is owned and operated by the Nethery Family and their 64-acre Farm. They grow almost all of the ingredients used in their spirits. Jeptha Creed has never been available in Indianapolis until now! Join us for a taste of Jeptha Creed Vodka and Moonshine.

Learn more about the Jeptha Creed Distillery here.

Jeptha Creed

Jeptha Creed Tasting | Greenwood

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April 8 | 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

954 N State Road 135, Greenwood, IN 46142

The Jeptha Creed Distillery is owned and operated by the Nethery Family and their 64-acre Farm. They grow almost all of the ingredients used in their spirits. Jeptha Creed has never been available in Indianapolis until now! Join us for a taste of Jeptha Creed Vodka and Moonshine.

Learn more about the Jeptha Creed Distillery here.

Jeptha Creed

Jeptha Creed Tasting | Indianapolis

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April 1 | 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

1317 W. 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260

The Jeptha Creed Distillery is owned and operated by the Nethery Family and their 64-acre Farm. They grow almost all of the ingredients used in their spirits. Jeptha Creed has never been available in Indianapolis until now! Join us for a taste of Jeptha Creed Vodka and Moonshine.

Learn more about the Jeptha Creed Distillery here.

Jeptha Creed

Jeptha Creed Tasting | Plainfield

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March 30 | 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

5014 Cambridge Way, Plainfield, IN 46168

The Jeptha Creed Distillery is owned and operated by the Nethery Family and their 64-acre Farm. They grow almost all of the ingredients used in their spirits. Jeptha Creed has never been available in Indianapolis until now! Join us for a taste of Jeptha Creed Vodka and Moonshine.

Learn more about the Jeptha Creed Distillery here.

Guinness

Guinness & Smirnoff Tasting | Indianapolis

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December 23 | 2:30 – 4:30 pm

9520 Uptown Drive, G, Indianapolis, IN 46256

Come sample Guinness Blonde, Guinness 200th Anniversary Edition, and Smirnoff Seltzer!

Guinness

Guinness & Smirnoff Tasting | Indianapolis

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December 22 | 4:00 – 7:00 pm

9609 N College Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46280

Come sample Guinness Blonde, Guinness 200th Anniversary Edition, and Smirnoff Seltzer!

Stranahan’s Black Label

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There is a new expression on the block!  Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey presents Diamond Peak, the Black Label of its original.  Aged for 4 years, this 94 proof whiskey is smooth enough to easily be drank neat.

Craft Distillery

Stranahan’s was founded by Jess Graber and George Stranahan, the whiskey’s namesake, in Colorado in 2004.  Colorado’s first microdistillery, they were also the state’s first legal distillery since prohibition.

Also being one of the first craft whiskey distillers in the US, Stranahan’s is said to have “kicked off the Colorado distilling craze”.  They are dedicated to making the smoothest, most distinctively-flavored whiskey on the market using hand-crafted distilling techniques and Colorado’s premium natural ingredients

image1Diamond Peak is selected from the oldest and rarest casks of American oak barrels that have been aged 4 years.  There are 6 total batches of Diamond Peak, hand bottled by volunteers at the Colorado distillery.

Tasting Notes from the Source

Stranahan’s Master Distiller Rob Dietrich has shared his tasting notes on Diamond Peak and are presented below for you:

Nose: Dried apricot, tack-shed leather, black licorice, hint of wet cedar.

Palate: Turkish, dark roast coffee, butterscotch oak, cayenne and Mexican hot chocolate with a parting gift of a rolling creamy finish.

Don’t Miss Out

This is a limited edition whiskey with only 6 batches out and even fewer available outside of Colorado.  Purchase your bottle at your local Payless Liquors store or reserve a bottle on our website.  Hurry before they are gone.

Larceny: A Lawless Bourbon

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Let us travel back in time to the year 1870, shortly after the Civil War. John F. Fitzgerald, a simple man, built a distillery on the banks of the Kentucky River, where he sold his bourbon to passengers on rail lines and steamships and to members of private clubs. Fitzgerald then made the decision to sell his brand to the one and only Julian “Pappy” Van Winkle for a small fortune of $10,000.

But more to this story has been uncovered in recent years. In 1999, a member of the Pappy Van Winkle family revealed a different side to Fitzgerald. It seems he wasn’t the man or the distiller he claimed to be — he was actually a bonded treasury agent, which meant that as a member of the Treasury Department, he was one of the only people allowed to carry keys to the barrel storage warehouses. As a man with a taste for fine bourbon, he used this luxury as an advantage to swipe the best barrels from all around as they aged and add them to his own “Fitzgerald barrels.”

Thus, the Old Fitzgerald Bourbons were a combination all the best barrels around. With the pick-up from Van Winkle’s, Old Fitzgerald was immortalized. What made it unique was the mash bill that contained wheat, rather than the other grains which were used in recipes at the time. This provided a softer, rounder profile to the bourbon.

Today we recognize Larceny Kentucky Straight Bourbon as a tribute to the lawless John E. Fitzgerald and his impeccable taste in bourbon. Larceny is made of corn, wheat malted barley and rye mash. Once the grains are milled, they are cooked in the Kentucky limestone water. After fermentation, the bourbon is aged in honey barrels for six to twelve years. Once the aging process is complete, the bourbon is bottled at 92 proof. Below you will find color, aroma, tasting and finishing notes.

Color

Bright copper coloring.

The Nose

The aroma is a blend of buttery bread, honey, vanilla and toffee. You may also notice hints of butterscotch and honeysuckle.

On The Palate

Enjoy a velvety taste on the tongue with a pleasant hint of spice. The taste also includes a rich mouthful of caramel and cinnamon.

The Finish

A tad short, but the finish embodies an even warmth and notes of honey sweetness.

Larceny has received high ratings from the following:

  • Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2013: 93 points
  • Wine Enthusiast: 93 points
  • Named in Top 20 Spirits by Spirit Journal
  • Best Buy by Whiskey Magazine

Have you had a chance to try the unruly Larceny? Let us know what you thought in the comments below!

Organic Whiskey that Celebrates the Past and Embraces Change

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There’s something to be said for the small craft distilleries out there who take pride in producing some of the boutique, non-Kentucky bourbons on the market. One that comes to our mind is Journeyman Distillery in Three Oaks, Michigan. Their journey to make a hand-crafted, organic whiskey is one about restoring tradition while celebrating change. From the building where it’s crafted to the bottle it comes in, Journeyman Whiskey is one that remains true to its roots. They are certainly a front runner in the growing organic spirits industry today. Here is a brief introduction of the story behind the Journeyman Distillery:

Journeyman’s originator, Bill Welter, had special requirements when it came to finding the location for the distillery. Luckily, they found the perfect spot. Originally a factory for buggy whips and corsets, the building had a history of its own. E.K. Warren, the former factory owner, was ironically a prohibitionist whose claim to fame was making women’s corsets out of turkey feathers instead of whalebone. The maple hardwood floors are the same ones that were there in the 1800s. The concrete bar made in Grand Rapids has the coordinates etched in the side, thus making its mark on the historic location. The Journeyman Distillery truly evokes a distinct ambiance for visitors to enjoy.

The Journeyman bottle also pays homage to the brand’s authenticity and tradition. Simple, yet classic, the shape of the Journeyman bottle looks similar to those of 1800s. The label design is original artwork and the head is hand-sealed with wax.

Meanwhile, Silver Cross, Buggy Whip Wheat and Featherbone are all flavors that play into the rich history behind the old factory:

  • Silver Cross Whiskey is an explosion of four-grain flavor. It’s a 90 proof spirit that we recommend for mixing into cocktails; or let it shine on its own, with a couple drops of water. Silver Cross is unlike any whiskey you have had before with a sweet, luscious caramel essence and a hint of spicy red pepper.
  • Buggy Whip Wheat is appropriately coined after one of the products that was manufactured in the distillery in the 1800s. Bottled at 90 proof, it has a powerful grainy aroma with a sweet undertone. The taste of the whiskey has a bit of caramel, earthy leather and nutty flavor. We recommend Buggy Whip on the rocks for a sweet, light taste.
  • Featherbone Bourbon is another name that celebrates the history of Warren’s featherbone corsets. This bourbon is made from 70% corn, 20% wheat and small amounts of rye and barley. The aroma is an inviting, fresh corn smell, with hints of vanilla. At first sip you will notice a strong oak taste with spices, grains and leather.
Barrel racks are displayed to show visitors the process of making the spirits. 

 

If you get the urge for a road trip, we strongly recommend a visit to the Journeyman Distillery in Three Oaks, Michigan in order to experience its great heritage firsthand. Meanwhile, right now at Payless Liquors we have barrels of each—the Silver Cross Whiskey, Buggy Whip Wheat, and Featherbone Bourbon. But they are on limited supply! Reserve your bottle today and embrace the richness of Journeyman’s voyage.

For more information on Journeyman’s Distillery, their story and products be sure to visit their website.