Siciliano's Market News, August 5 Edition

This week's list of new and returning products follows a few words about our latest single barrel acquisition



Preamble by Steve Siciliano


We are pleased to announce that we have acquired an entire 53 gallon barrel of single malt Kentucky whiskey from Lexington Brewing and Distilling Company. Town Branch Single Malt Whiskey was aged seven years and was chosen by the Siciliano's staff from samples drawn from four different oak barrels. The whiskey is 99.9 proof and is retailing for $44.19/750ml bottle exclusively at Siciliano's.


The following are Siciliano's liquor buyer John Barecki's tasting notes for this exceptional single malt whiskey: Vanilla cream, honey comb, baking spice, citrus, dried fruit, brown sugar, cereal notes.


Featured Wines of the Week


Ercole, 2020, Barbera Del Monferrato, Italy, $15.59/1 liter- Many folks know the Barbera grape for its bright acidity, and this wine is no exception to the rule. Far less known is the fact that Monferrato’s most prestigious zones are dedicated to Barbera plantings. (The very opposite holds true in the Langhe, where Nebbiolo reigns supreme.) Typically planted to southern exposure, these vineyards yield wines of great depth and balance. (Source)

Ercole, 2020, Bianco Monferrato, Italy, $15.59/1 liter- At their best, wines made from the native grape variety Cortese boast a serious yet pleasing weight, pronounced minerality, and beautiful acidity. In fact, the Cortese-based wines of nearby Gavi are among the most treasured whites of Northern Italy. We have discovered that adding a touch of Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc further sharpens and thereby elevates this wine. Fun fact: Cortese was first documented in 1614, when the Castle of Casale Monferrato documented the grape in its ledger. (Source)

Ercole, 2020, Piemonte Rosato, Italy, $15.59/1 liter- With the aromatic draw of fresh-cut watermelon, this rosato screams summertime in all its resplendent fun. Two stalwart grapes of Monferrato, Barbera and Dolcetto, form this lively rosato. Following a soft pressing of the grapes, the juice is left in contact with the skins for only a few hours, lending the wine its light pink hue. Fun fact:Rosato accounts for a miniscule percentage of overall wine production in Piedmont, and 2018 marked the inaugural vintage of this Ercole bottling. (Source)



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Featured Spirits of the Week


Barrell, Seagrass Rye, Kentucky, $89.39/750ml- Seagrass highlights the grassy oceanside notes we love in rye and the opulence and spice of finishing barrels. It is a blend of American and Canadian rye whiskeys, with each ingredient meticulously sourced and finished separately in Martinique Rhum Agricole casks, apricot brandy casks, and Madeira barrels. (Source)



New and Returning Products


Abomination Everyday Fog, $4.69/16oz-DDH Double IPA w/ Mosaic, Pacific Jade, Citra, Summit & Enigma (Source)

Austin Brothers Blood Orange Peach Smoothie, $4.09/16oz-Brewed with Lactose, fermented with peach, and then aged on blood orange. This beer has a creamy like character that plays into the juicy characters of the New England style IPA. (Source)

Drie Fonteinen Hommage Bio, $59.69/750ml-3 Fonteinen Hommage is the result of macerating hand-picked whole sour cherries and raspberries on young lambic for at least four months, in a proportion of 760 to 800 grams of raspberries and 200 to 240 grams of sour cherries per litre of lambic. This fruit lambic is then blended again with more lambic to obtain a minimum intensity of 35% fruit. Hommage is a bodied raspberry lambic beer, with an intense deep red forest fruit bouquet. This unfiltered and unpasteurised lambic is all-natural with no artificial juices, syrups, or sugars added. (Source)

Elk Pineapple Dank Juice, $2.19/12oz

Ferndale Project Cancer Imperial Stout, $6.09/16oz

Ferndale Project Cherry a la Mode, $5.19/16oz-pie inspired sour ale rested on cherries, milk sugar and vanilla wafers. (Source)

Ferndale Projects Solo HBC 630, $6.09/16oz-new england double india pale ale double dry hopped with all experimental hop hbc 630. (Source)

Founders Highball Drifter, $4.29/12oz-There’s a new sheriff in town – meet Highball Drifter, a barrel-aged sipper inspired by our favorite bourbon-based cocktails. The second entry in our Bottle Shop Series, Highball Drifter presents aromatics of caramel and vanilla, dried fruit and spice while hints of cherry and bitter orange peel whisk you away like a tumbling tumbleweed. Call us old-fashioned, but we think you’re going to love it. 11% ABV. (Source)

Founders Oktoberfest, $1.49/12oz-

Griffen Claw Screaming Pumpkin, $2.39.16oz-Amber ale brewed with roasted pumpkin and spice with cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice & ginger - lightly hopped with a spice background. (Source)

Guezerie Tilquin Maquereau, $35.69/750ml-The Oude Groseille à Maquereau Verte Tilquin à l'Ancienne is a spontaneous fermentation beer obtained from the fermentation of frozen green gooseberries in young lambics, blended with 1, 2 and 3 years lambic to reach a final concentration of fruits of 260 grams per liter. Unfiltered and unpasteurized, this beer is refermented in the bottle. Ingredients: water, malt, wheat, hops, gooseberries. (Source)

Hacker Pschorr Oktoberfest, $1.99/12oz-A golden Amber colour, typical of malt aromas, defined by the various malting barley from the Bavarian countryside, complimented by a light hoppy note. (Source)

Left Hand White Russian Nitro, $2.99/16oz-With coffee, vanilla and notes of chocolate, this is a beer that really ties it all together. But, well, that’s just, like, our opinion, man. (Source)

Left Hand Wook Bait, $2.29/12oz-IPA - American

New Holland Coastal Dreams, $4.69/16oz-Over four pounds per barrel of Denali, Simcoe and El Dorado hops make this Double NEIPA the juiciest IPA we’ve ever canned, with notes of pineapple, mango and grapefruit. (Source)

New Holland Ichibod, $1.99/12oz-As the leaves begin to change and the weather cools, Ichabod makes his annual return from Sleepy Hollow. Ichabod is named after the classic Washington Irving tale, and has the taste of pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg in every sip. (Source)

Off Color Spots, $2.99/16oz-Sour - Fruited Berliner Weisse

Rake/Bharami Every Breath Like A Bomb, $5.99/16oz-

Rake/City Built Bloody Heart of the City, $4.89/16oz-City Buit collab - Session Sour with passion fruit, banana, and vanilla. (Source)

Rake/Speciation Superorganism, $5.99/16oz-Speciation Collab - Triple Dry Hopped Triple IPA w/Galaxy, Citra, and Cryo Simcoe hops. (Source)

Rake/Transient The End of All Things Evil and Ugly, $4.39/16oz-Rustic Dark Saison w/ Dark Seafoam Candy: Transient Artisan Ales Collab- 8.5-% ABV. (Source)

Shorts Nicie, $2.09/12oz-Nicie is an American Pale Wheat Ale brewed with orange zest, lemon zest, coriander, and a hint of peppercorn. Orange-gold in color and light in body, Nicie is infused with the scents and flavors of fresh citrus. The subtle taste of coriander and spice of peppercorn makes this ale both refreshing and complex. Nicie is the perfect accompaniment to a summer day. (Source)

Three Floyds Alpha King, $2.29/12oz-A bold yet balanced American Pale Ale with slight caramel sweetness and aggressive citrus hoppiness. This is our flagship beer. (Source)

Three Floyds Barbarian HAze, $2.29/12oz-At long last, we bring you our take on a Hazy IPA. It’s no secret that most of our portfolio is hop forward, flavorful, and unfiltered. With Barbarian Haze, we took the hopping protocol a bit further, using some new age brewing alchemy coupled with our old school heavy handed approach. Fans of the style will recognize the complex soft malt character that helps balance the generous hop additions for supreme drinkability. (Source)

Three Floyds Gumball Head, $2.29/12oz-An American wheat ale brewed with white wheat and dry hopped with hand-selected hops from the Yakima Valley. Bright and refreshing with a lemony finish. (Source)

Three Floyds Lazer Snake, $2.29/12oz-LazerSnake is a good old fashioned Indiana Pale Ale. Brewed with Special Bavarian hops that give LazerSnake it's smooth non-filtered appeal to all craft beer and macro enthusiasts. (Source)

Three Floyds Robert the Bruce, $2.29/12oz-A full-bodied Scottish-style Ale with a well-rounded malty profile and roasted biscuit-like notes. (Source)

Three Floyds Space Station Middle Finger, $2.29/12oz-From the dawn of time, humans have looked to the sky for answers. Space Station Middle Finger replies to all from its eternal orbit. Behold and enjoy Space Station Middle Finger, a bright golden American Pale Ale. (Source)

Three Floyds Zombie Dust, $2.49/12oz-This intensely hopped and gushing undead Pale Ale will be one’s only respite after the zombie apocalypse. Created with our marvelous friends in the comic industry. (Source)

Transient Dripping Hazard, $5.49/16oz-Hard seltzer with cherry, key lime, vanilla and lactose sugar

Transient New Patience, $3.79/16oz

Transient Vacation Sauce, $5.49/16oz