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The Austin Wine Merchant offers an assortment of fine spirits for the classic or innovative cocktail, as well as essential bar accessories. See our selections just below.

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Potocki Wódka   The Famous Grouse Finest Scotch Whisky Belle de Brillet Extra Liqueur Poire Williams au Cognac  
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Potocki Wódka

The proof is in the product. Potocki Wódka is clearly a labor of love. At every step of production, care is taken to honor taste and quality. The result of this artisanal process is an aromatic yet smooth vodka which clearly stands out among the myriad more commercial offerings. Potocki Wódka is created from the highest quality rye grain sourced in fields around the distillery in central Poland. Fresh from the harvest each August, the grain is milled and cooked under pressure. Yeast is then added to start fermentation yielding a low alcoholic strength mash. The mash goes through two slow distillations in a column still. It is regularly tasted until the optimal distillation level is reached. The "head" and the "tail", that is the initial and final ends of the distillate, are discarded to ensure high quality as their taste characteristics are not optimal. The resulting pure distillate is mixed with a pure distilled water to the required bottling strength of 40% alcohol by volume. No additives, such as citric acid or glycerine, are used. The common process of charcoal filtration is intentionally omitted as this would unnecessarily strip the vodka of its character (and flavor, mind you). We find the end result a most compelling spirit: discernably a distillate of a fine quality rye grain with an alluring warmth and breadth and purity of aroma; warm and smooth and round in texture (please note the texture), a wholly satisfying, engaging and pure eaux-de-vie de seigle polonais. We give this fine spirit our highest recommendation.

$35.00 the bottle

The Famous Grouse Finest Scotch Whisky The Famous Grouse Finest Scotch Whisky

Named after the Red Grouse, Scotland's national game bird, The Famous Grouse Scotch Whisky is testimony to the unsurpassed blending skills of Matthew Gloag & Son, Ltd., a family business founded in 1800. Among the finest malt whiskies, such as The Macallan and Highland Park are married with exceptional grain whiskies for an unusually long period in fully seasoned oak casks, thus creating a blend of the smoothest possible character. Raised in the Highlands, The Famous Grouse is proud to be Scotland's favorite whisky. We recommend it most highly!

$21.25 the 750ml bottle

Belle de Brillet Extra Liqueur Poire Williams au Cognac Belle de Brillet Extra Liqueur Poire Williams au Cognac

This is one of France's great classic liqueurs, an original blend of Brillet Cognac and the essence of Poire Williams. Perfectly matured Bartlett pears are carefully selected, then picked at their peak of ripeness, macerated then blended with fine Brillet Cognac. A most flavorful, contemplative and, to be sure, irresistible liqueur  —  absolutely delicious!

$45.00 the 750ml bottle

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