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Sunday, April 24, 2016

Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon Class


"If you are a brave explorer who enjoys testing the fabulous flavors of the 
global culture, then join us on this weekly exploration. These posts will cover 
everything from the latest cocktail craze to the wonderful world of wine." -Chad




Pappy Van Winkle is the poster child for BUCKET LIST BOURBONS. It has been around since 1893 and is so hard to get that it sells out almost as soon as it comes into stores. Legions of adoring fans usually know before retailers do, exactly when it will be arriving. Since most large stores only receive a single bottle per year, most people are left reading about it instead of tasting it. This scarcity and high demand often drive retailers to jack up the price as much as fifty times what they bought it for.

Here at White Horse Wine and Spirits we operate with a different mentality. Instead of jacking up the cost and only letting one lucky soul enjoy this luscious libation, we choose to offer a class so that more people get to enjoy this treat. After tasting this almost impossible to find bourbon, you can then decide for yourself if it is really what everyone hypes it up to be.

If you would like to see what all the fuss is about and cross these bourbons off your bucket list, join us on Thursday, May 26th at 7pm. We will be opening the Van Winkle 10 year, Van Winkle 12 year, Pappy Van Winkle 20 year and our own Four Roses Single Barrel Bourbon. These bourbons will be specially paired up with fresh handmade food from our own Market at White Horse Wine and Spirits. Class spots fill up fast, so sign up in store or online at www.whitehorsewine.com (under the class tab). Classbooks are only $40 and will reserve you a seat in this limited 12 person class.

If you can't make this class, keep your eyes open because we will be offering another one in the Fall. Cheers!

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Dogfish Head Belgian Tripel

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global culture, then join us on this weekly exploration. These posts will cover 
everything from the latest cocktail craze to the wonderful world of wine." -Chad
Dogfish Head, Belgian Tripel

April 16th, 2016 is RECORD STORE DAY (started in 2007) and Dogfish Head is the official beer. "What is Record Store Day?" you ask. It is a national day to support indie music stores around the country. In honor of this, Dogfish Head has released a new beer called Beer to Drink Music To. Dogfish Heads liquid tribute to Record Store Day, Beer To Drink Music To, was created as the perfect beer for fans to pair with their favorite songs. The ingredients are inspired by some of our favorite tunes: Orange Peel {Orange Crush by REM} Peppercorns {Sgt. Pepper by The Beatles}, Candi Sugar {Sugar On My Tongue by Talking Heads}, and Cardamom {Mock Song by Phish}. The result is a Belgian-style Tripel and a perfect marriage between beer and music. “The enjoyment of a beautiful beer with an amazing album at the same time is an exponentially awesome experience,” -Dogfish Head founder Sam Calagione

Chad the Tie Guy's Drink of the Week: Belgian Tripels are a great style of beer for everybody to try because they are light in body but bold in flavor. These beers are very easy drinking, despite their high alcohol content (9%). If you really want to experience the full flavors of this beer, serve it cool but not cold and put it in a wine glass (or a belgian tulip glass if you have it). This is a must have for enjoying a warm Spring day of yard work!

Style: Belgian Tripel
Alcohol Content: 9%
IBUs: 30


Food Pairings: Enjoy this beer after shopping at your favorite local record store with our Surfer Sandwich made with our curried mango chicken salad and organic field greens on a fresh multigrain roll.

Items in italics are available at the Market at White Horse Wine & Spirits