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This is the last of the deliveries and not a moment too soon. What are you pairing with The Aftermath? Are you choosing something from the Book Bar shelves or are you choosing from your own stock?

Here are the last few of my picks. NOTE: Selections are subject to change depending on the storyline and our treasure finds.

The symbol on the bottle is the Cross of Lorraine, a French emblem that symbolizes courage, honor, and perseverance.

Naturally aged for at least four and a half years, the bold and full-bodied blend of D’USSÉ VSOP Cognac is made from a selection of the finest Eaux-de-vie, including some that were carefully matured in the cellars of the Château de Cognac.

On the nose, it reveals a powerful bouquet, rich in woody notes layered with touches of cinnamon and floral notes.

Tasting Notes

Distinctively and unexpectedly smooth, each taste reveals hints of spices and almonds with undertones of honey and dried fruits as the grand finale.

Cost: $28-60 (size) Can be found in most local wine and spirits locations near you.


The Federalist Honest Red Blend pays homage to one of the most highly regarded American presidents of all time, Abraham Lincoln.

Tasting Notes

A good entrance with flavors of dark fruits and spice.

A rich round mouth feels with a long finish.

Dark purple with aromas of plums, blackberry, cassis, and black current with a hint of spicy vanilla from time in barrel. Delicious entry, rich mid-palate, and supple tannins with a touch of black cherry shining through. The dark fruits and spice carry through a long finish with a great concentration of flavor.

Cost: $16-20 Can be found in most local wine and spirits locations near you.


The 2016 Cigar Bourbon Barrel-Aged Cabernet Sauvignon from Cosentino Winery begins with a pleasing, bourbon-filled aroma of blackberry and black cherry along with lots of wonderful baking spice, cocoa, coffee, vanilla, caramel, and more. Limited Release.

Tasting Notes

Layered with aromas of blackberry jam, brown sugar, coffee, and smoke against a similar palate framed by silky tannins and a hint of toast on the lingering finish.

Cost: $16-22 Can be found in most local wine and spirits locations near you.


Cooper & Thief: Born from Mischief (Interesting)

Crafted by Cellarmaster, Chris Leamy, our wine is aged for three months in bourbon barrels, which gives way to soft, velvety tannins with a subtle heat. The combined result is a rich flavor, with a long, lingering finish.

Tasting Notes

Cooper & Thief Red Blend is a dark and jammy red wine blend loaded with bourbon-inspired flavors and aromas.

Cost: $22-26 Can be found in most local wine and spirits locations near you.


Introducing Cask & Barrel Bourbon Barrel Aged Cabernet Sauvignon. This premium Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon is aged in Kentucky Bourbon Barrels to expand the depth of the Cabernet's complexity and elegance.

The unique characters of the Bourbon Barrels imparted nuances adds a new spectrum of style to the already wonderful robust rich Cabernet Sauvignon.

Cost: $17-20 Can be found in local wine and spirits locations near you.

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