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The following Single Malt is $5.00 off price shown until November 8, 2014

Bowmore Islay 12 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Islay, Scotland $59.85 (330803) 40.0% alcohol
Well paced, well priced and well… delicious. After a light splash of water, perfumed aromas abound with abundant smoky notes mingling with piquant spice, herbs and buckwheat honey. It’s smooth, almost mellow on the palate with a replay of smoke interlaced with vanilla bean and wisps of salinity and crème brulée on the citrus-laced finish. My highest compliment—this was tough to spit. (Vic Harradine)

Red Wine

**** drink or cellar 
Red Knot Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
McLaren Vale, Australia $17.95 (91702) 14.0%
This has dark berry fruit and spice with toasty, smoky aromas on the nose. It washes over the palate with dark ripe cherry and ripe sweet mulberry fruit. It’s medium-plus bodied with good texture. This is an easy-going Shiraz showcasing very good flavour and depth. It lingers on the finish, balanced and fruit forward. (Vic Harradine)

The following wine is $3.00 off price shown until November 8, 2014

****1/2 drink or cellar 
Ascheri Barolo 2010
DOCG Barolo, Italy $35.25 (341107) 14.0% alcohol
Lilac, cedar, spice and herb aromas interweave portending a tapestry of flavour. A rich river of tang-laden flavour coats the palate with blackcurrant and dark juicy cherry to the fore, nicely balanced with red cherry and wisps of cranberry and red currant jelly. It’s mid-plus weight with great mouth feel and loads of racy flavour. It finishes with a soft tannin underpinning and lip-smacking tang—pours well with osso bucco. (Vic Harradine)