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Bourbon and Cheese Tasting Event

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Saturday, October 12th

from 2:00 - 5:00 pm at both Caraluzzi's Wine & Spirits locations and sample bourbons from our exclusive collection.

Caraluzzi's Wine and Spirits' exclusive bourbon collection includes hand-picked barrels from the most popular distilleries including Knob Creek, Jefferson's Reserve, Buffalo Trace and Old Forester. These barrels are carefully chosen by our expert staff, looking for particular notes within a brand’s flavor profile. Because no 2 barrels are the same, each batch is numbered, includes our logo, and is only available for a limited time. These special bottles have become a customer favorite and make great gifts and pair easily with a variety of cheeses for tasteful entertaining.

THE BOURBON:

Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve, Caraluzzi's Wine & Spirits Private Barrel: Each bottle remains unblended, highlighting the singular characteristics of Knob Creek's finest hand-selected barrels. Rich vanilla and caramel notes.

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THE CHEESE

Pair with Kerrygold Aged Cheddar - a pasteurized grass-fed milk that is aged for one year, resulting in a rich full bodied cheddar with a smooth finish. Complements the warming flavors of vanilla, nuts and oak of the bourbon.

THE BOURBON:

Knob Creek Single Barrel Select Rye, Caraluzzi's Wine & Spirits Private Barrel:Expansive notes of herbs and rye with nuances of oak lead to a bold rye spiciness with undertones of vanilla and oak.

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THE CHEESE

Pair with King's Choice Havarti. Regarded as Denmark's most famous cheese, Havarti has a rich, buttery aroma and creamy flavor. The mild tanginess balances the bold spice finish from the Rye.

THE BOURBON:

Old Forester, Caraluzzi's Wine & Spirits Private Barrel: The Caraluzzi W&S barrel came from the 1st level of the "O" warehouse, which is similar to a dunnage warehouse where Barrels rest on the warehouse floor. The flavor profile is caramel, brown spice and sugar, nice dry,  with a rye spice edge in the finish.

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THE CHEESE

Pair with Cabot Smokey Bacon Cheddar, two flavor profiles that are a match with any bourbon... smokey and bacon, need we say more?

THE BOURBON:

Jefferson's Reserve Very Small Batch, Caraluzzi's Wine & Spirits Private Barrel: A big, sophisticated bourbon that has a lot of flavor up front, a lot of weight mid palate, and a deep, wonderful finish.

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THE CHEESE

Pair with Belgioioso Extra Sharp Provolone, the twelve month aging process creates the strong, sharp, robust and aromatic cheese, with a creamy texture. These two have rich and complex tastes with a lot of flavor up front - real pallet pleasers.

THE BOURBON:

Blanton's, Caraluzzi's Wine & Spirits Private Barrel: Blanton’s Original set the standard for single barrel bourbons in 1984. The taste profile is sweet, with notes of citrus and oak. The creamy vanilla nose is teased with caramel and butterscotch, all underscored by familiar baking spices such as clove, nutmeg, or cinnamon.

 

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THE CHEESE

Pair with Chavrie Goat Cheese, a fresh creamy, soft & tangy yet not overly goatee cheese with a smooth texture matches with the sweet notes of citrus and oak from the bourbon.

THE BOURBON:

Buffalo Trace Single Barrel, Caraluzzi's Wine & Spirits Private Barrel: This deep amber whiskey is pleasantly sweet to the taste with notes of brown sugar and spice that give way to oak, toffee, dark fruit and anise.

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THE CHEESE

Pair with King's Choice Gouda, Holland's most popular cheese, King's Choice is aged from one to four months. This Gouda features a creamy mellow flavor that dances with the bold bourbon flavors on your taste buds.

THE BOURBON:

Barrel Bourbon, Caraluzzi's Wine & Spirits Private Barrel: The E Series (E540) has a bouquet of autumnal flavors, baked goods, vanilla and caramel. Since the E Series entered the barrel in the winter, it was able to extract more wood sugars each summer while it aged for 14 years - creating a well-balanced and layered bourbon.

 

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THE CHEESE

Pair with Joan of Arc Brie. Usually paired with champagne or dessert wines, top with a fig preserve or a rich honey and find that the sweet and buttery flavors complement the soft vanilla & caramel notes of the bourbon.