Clement’s 3 year anniversary cellar sale: raffles, rare beer, whiskey, Pappy Van Winkle

Another beautiful year has passed and it’s time for our Clement Street store to celebrate it’s 3rd birthday. Which means one of the best Cellar Sales of the year!

Here’s what we have on deck for Sunday, April 3 starting at 10 a.m.:

1. Cellar Sale from 10 – 11 a.m. Rare and vintage selections will be available from the following companies:

BEER: Deschutes, Firestone Walker, Anchorage, Tilquin, Drie Fonteinen, Cantillon, Prairie Artisan Ales, Perennial, Goose Island, Russian River

WHISKEY: Buffalo Trace, Heaven Hill, Four Roses, Michters, Orphan Barrel, Suntory, High West

A full list of all items will be released Friday in our email newsletter.

2. General Sale from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Discounts of 10% off all sales except cellar and raffle items (15% off for Club Members with Club Cards, cellar and raffle items excluded).

3. Raffle: We’ll be raffling off the ability to purchase very rare picks throughout the afternoon. Our final schedule and list of all raffle items will be released this Friday in our email newsletter, so be sure you’re signed up on our list!

Rules & Conditions for Raffle

1. Raffle tickets will become available one hour prior to each drawing.
2. You may only enter a particular raffle once. If you attempt to enter multiple times, you’ll be disqualified from all raffles.
3. You must be present when your number is called. If you are not in the store, we will have no choice but to draw another ticket.
4. THIS IS NOT A FREE BOTTLE GIVEAWAY! You are entering to win the opportunity to purchase a particular bottle. If you’ve ever attempted to find any of these products, you’ll know that this is a fine prize indeed!


Whiskies of the World 2016 Gallery


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Come try our exclusive barrels this Saturday at Whiskies of the World!

This Saturday, Whiskies of the World comes to San Francisco! The experts at Healthy Spirits will also be in attendance, pouring some Healthy Spirits exclusive whiskies. The event is sold-out at this point, but if you happen to be going, be sure to stop by and try our offerings!

  • Healthy Spirits Exclusive Smooth Ambler Cask Strength 8 Year Rye
  • Healthy Spirits Exclusive Smooth Ambler Cask Strength 9 Year Bourbon
  • Healthy Spirits Exclusive Corsair Cask Strength Triple Smoke
  • Healthy Spirits Exclusive Mosswood Cask Strength Espresso Barrel

For more info about Whiskies of the World, check out their website!

When: Saturday, March 26, 2016 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm (Dram Club & VIP hour begins at 5:00pm)
Where: SF Belle Hornblower Yacht (remains docked)
Pier 3 Embarcadero, Washington, San Francisco, CA 94111 – United States


Agave Spirits Menu at Cortland

Hello World, just wanted to share with you our inventory of agave spirits here at the Cortland location which might just have the best curated selection of agave spirits in SF.  If you’re into agave and think you’d like to build upon your existing selection we have an agave club curated by yours truly.  I write a pretty comprehensive profile for each month’s selection including interviews and insider insights.  If you’d like to join you can do so easily here.  If you have any questions feel free to send me a message at!

MEZCAL (including sotol, bacanora, raicilla and non DO agave distillates)
Alipus – San Andres
Alipus – San Juan
Alipus – San Luis
Alipus – Santa Ana Del Rio
Bacanora D.O. (La Niña del Mezcal)
Del Maguey Crema de Mezcal
Del Maguey Iberico
Del Maguey Pechuga
Del Maguey Santo Domingo Albarradas
Del Maguey Tobala
Del Maguey Vida
Del Maguey Wild Tepextate
Derrumbes – de Charcas, San Luis Potosi
Derrumbes – de Santiago Matatlan
Derrumbes – de Tzitzio, Michoacan
Dos Volcanes Blanco
Dos Volcanes Reposado
El Jolgorio Cuise
El Jolgorio Mexicano
El Jolgorio Pechuga
El Jolgorio Tobala
Fidencio Clasico
Fidencio Madre Cuixe
Fidencio Pechuga
Fidencio Tepextate
Fidencio Tierra Blanca
Ilegal Añejo
Ilegal Joven
Ilegal Reposado
Koch Arroqueño
Koch Barril
Koch Coyote
Koch Ensamble de maguey cirial, tobasiche, tobala y de lumbre
Koch Lumbre
Koch Madre Cuishe
Koch Mexicano
Koch Olla De Barro – Espadin
Koch Tepextate
Koch Tobala
Koch Tobasiche
La Venenosa Costa de Jalisco – Rhodacantha
La Venenosa Occidental de Jalisco – Maximilliana
La Venenosa Sierra del Tigre – Agave Inacquidens de jaliso
La Venenosa Sur de Jalisco – Agave Angustifolia
Marca Arroqueño
Marca Negra Dobadaan
Marca Negra Espadin
Marca Negra Tepextate
Marca Negra Tobala
Mayalen Borrego
Mayalen Guerrero
Mayalen Wild Cupreata
Mezcal Amaras Cupreata
Mezcal Amaras Espadin
Mezcal Arroqueño en Barro
Mezcal Ensamble en Barro
Mezcal Real Minero – Barril
Mezcal Real Minero – ensemble con espadin, largo tripon, barril
Mezcal Real Minero – Pechuga
Mezcal Real Minero – Tobala
Mezcal Real Minero Largo
Mezcal Vago Elote
Mezcal Vago Espadin
Mezcal Vago Mexicano
Mezcal Vago Tobala
Mezcales de Leyenda – Oaxaca
Mezcales de Leyendes – Durango
Mezcales de Leyendes – Guerrero
Mezcolsfera – tobala 50%/madre cuishe 50%
Nuestra Soledad – San Baltazar Guel
Nuestra Soledad – San Luis Del Rio
Nuestra Soledad Espadin
Nuestra Soledad Stgo. Matatlan
Peloton De La Muerte
Pierde Almas Conejo
Pierde Almas Espadin
Pierde Almas La Puritita Verde – Espadin
Pierde Almas Lumbre
Pierde Almas Pechuga
Pierde Almas Tequilana Weber
Pierde Almas Tobaziche
Quiquiriqui Matatlan
Quiquiriqui San Juan Del Rio
Rey Campero Cuishe
Rey Campero Espadin
Rey Campero Jabali
Rey Campero Madre Cuishe
Rey Campero Mexicano
Rey Campero Tepextate
Rey Campero Tobala
Sotol de Hacienda – Añejo
Sotol de Hacienda – Blanco
Sotol de Hacienda – Reposado
Sotol Por Siempre
Wahaka Espadin
Wahaka Espadin Botaniiko
Wahaka Espadin Manzanita
Wahaka Joven Ensamble
Wahaka Joven Madre Cuishe
Wahaka Reposado con Gusano
Wahaka Tepeztate
Wahaka Tobala
Wahaka: Vindo De Mezcal – Ixtero de Jalisco
Wahaka: Vindo De Mezcal – Papalome de Oaxaca
Wahaka: Vindo De Mezcal Agave Azul de Michoacan
Ambhar Añejo
Ambhar Blanco
Ambhar Repo
Arette Artisanal Añejo
Arette Artisanal Blanco
Arette Artisanal Repo
Arette XA
Arte Nom Añejo 1146
Arte Nom Blanco 1549
Arte Nom Reposado 1414
Asombroso Añejo
Asombroso Blanco
Asombroso Reposado
Casa Dragones Gift Set
Casa Nobles Joven Barrel Proof
Don Abraham Añejo
Don Abraham Blanco
Don Abraham Reposado
Don Abraham XA
Don Felix Añejo
Don Felix Plata
Don Felix Reposado
Don Julio 1942
Don Julio Añejo
Don Julio Blanco
Don Julio Reposdao
Don Pilar Añejo
Don Pilar Blanco
Don Pilar Extra Añejo
Dulce Vida Añejo
Dulce Vida Blanco
Dulce Vida Garrison Brothers Añejo
Dulce Vida Reposado
Dulce Vida XA
El Ladron Agave Spirit
El Luchador
Espolon Blanco
Fortaleza Añejo
Fortaleza Blanco
Fortaleza Reposado
Grand Mayan Blanco (Triple Distilled)
Hacienda Vieja Blanco
Hacienda Vieja Reposado
IXA Añejo
Mi Casa Añejo
Mi Casa Blanco
Mi Casa Reposado
Revolucion Añejo
Revolucion Reposado
San Matias Extra Añejo
Siete Leguas Añejo
Siete Leguas Blanco
Siete Leguas Repo
Tequila 30-30 Añejo
Tequila Ocho Añejo
Tequila Ocho Blanco
Tequila Ocho Reposado
Villa Lobos Tequila Añejo
Villa Lobos Tequila XA

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Healthy Spirits’ Recipes: Classic Hot Toddy with Whiskey

Without a doubt we can all agree: this rainfall is much needed. As many of us are likely opting to stay indoors these nights, what could be a better warming opportunity than to break out some cocktail recipes?

The Hot Toddy is a tried and true O.G. cocktail. Not only a classic cold-buster (in case the rain takes your health down with it), it’s quick to execute and comes to life with quality ingredients.

Below you’ll find our recommended recipe for the classic Hot Toddy with whiskey. And if you come into any of our three Healthy Spirits locations, our whiskey experts will gladly connect you with a bottle of whiskey that will do this old faithful justice.

Classic Hot Toddy with Whiskey

• 1½ ounce whiskey
• 1 tablespoon honey
• ½ ounce lemon juice
• 1 cup hot water
• Lemon wedge
• garnish with a cinnamon stick and star anise (optional)

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New inventory and deals at Healthy Spirits (Bernal Heights)

Howdy folks, Eli here reporting from the apex of Cortland Avenue.  The sky is gray, the rain intermittent and the wind is cold.  Perfect weather for big coats, beanies and whiskey.  Below you’ll find a glimpse of our new inventory at Cortland and this week’s sale.



Mezcalosfera:  Produced by the founders of Mezcaloteca and Maestro Mezcalero, Felipe Cortes.  It’s a blend of Tobala and Madrecuixe.  Only 3 bottles available, priced at $189.99.  Agave Club members can pick it up for $169.99.

-Tasting Notes:

I drink my mezcal from a Glencairn glass which narrows the aromas. Putting your nose in the spirit and moving it away allows you to experience the aromatics of this mezcal in layers.  At the furthest point which is for me, about 3″ inches away I smell very sweet cake frosting.  Moving on in, I get bright, green and lush aromatics reminiscent of fresh nopales (steamed cactus), I also get pine and well done salted pork of all things.

On the palate, I the first thing I get is a sweet flame which coats my entire mouth instantly and in it’s dissipation, the piney-ness really stands out. It’s very herbaceous and ends dry and with black peppercorn, cucumber and candy corn sweetness.

Mezcal Marca Negra:  Another amazing line up from a few fantastic distillers.  I have the Espadin $69.99, Tobala $146.99, Dobadaan $149.99, Tepeztate $159.99 and last but definitely not least we got the rare Arroqueño $159.99.

Mezcal Tosba:  Two cousins from Oaxaca came here in the late 90’s to realize the American Dream and were inspired by what they saw happen in the Silicon Valley.  One of them went back to Oaxaca and studied under the mezcaleros, the other went to business school and together they started Mezcal Tosba.  They cultivate their own Espadin, Tobala and their Pechuga is made with local fruits from the local tropical forest and it really comes through with notes of banana, mango and fresh wet earth.  Espadin $63.99, Tobala $159.99 and the Pechuga is $109.99


Leopold’s American Small Batch Gin 40%: Juniper, orris root and hand zested American pummelos and oranges. 40% $42.99

Leopold’s Navy Strength American Gin 57%: Because it was stored next to gunpowder munitions on naval warships, Navy Strength gin was distilled to a proof just high enough that if it spilled during battle, the ship’s gunpowder would still ignite.  Each botanical is individually distilled and then blended together to produce this beauty.   $52.99

Hayman’s Old Tom Gin 40% – Smooth, botanical intensive and flavorful English Gin with a bit of sweetness.  $32.99

Engine 49 California Gold Gin 40% –   This style of gin is made by letting the botanicals sit in the neutral grain spirit after distillation.  If you love herbal tea, this taste like herbal tea. $34.99


The Scarlett Ibis Trinidad Rum 49% – Blend of 3-5 year aged Trinidad rums.  To retain the character of the sugar cane it is not chill filtered.  $37.99

Denizen Aged White Rum 40% – Blend of amazing small batch rums sourced from Trinidad and Jamaica.  Honestly the best white rum I’ve had for $20.

Denizen Merchant’s Reserve 43% – Another beauty of a rum from the Denizen blenders.  $34.99


Great King Street.  We got two new scotch blends from Compass Box.  The Glasgow Blend is rich with peaty-smokiness, underpinned by sherry cask-aged whiskies, full of dried fruit and wine character.  Palate is full and round with a little sweetness.  The Artist’s Blend is a blend of rich single malts and single grain whiskies.  Both are available in 375ml bottles for $29.99.

Black Saddle 12yr Bourbon 45%- Who said older whiskies are hard to find?  Black Saddle is back in the shop for $54.99


Modern Times: City of the Dead

Modern Times: Hooloomooloo Double IPA

Modern Times: Fruitlands Sour Apricot Gose

Modern Times Orderville: Dank Mosaic IPA

Modern Times: Floating World: Tropical ‘otherworldly’ Ipa

Coronado/Bear Republic Collaboration: It’s called MerBear.  We have two different bottlings of this, one from each brewery that took a slightly different twist on the recipe.  Try them both at Healthy Spirits.

Almanac – Peach de Brettaville

Almanac – Elephant de Brettaville

Paradox Beer Co– Skully Barrel no.37 & Hell for Stout

This is just a glimpse of the inventory we got in this week.  We get in a ton of new items all the time and there are differences in inventory between our three (soon to be 4) shops, so it’s worth it to follow us on social media.  The Book, The Instant Gram and the Tweeter are all good ways of keeping up with us. 

SAVE 15% this week on:

High West Whiskies: Double Rye, Rendevous Rye, American Prairie, Son of Bourye, Bourye and Campfire.

Small Food Hands: Gum Syrup, Grenadine, Tonic Syrup, Orgeat and Passion Fruit Syrup

Corsair Whiskies.  We have the Ryemageddon, Wildfire, Galaxy, Mosaic, Oatrage and last but not least our exclusive Triple Smoke.

Rami’s Mommy: We have our own line of hummus, spicy hummus, baba ganoush and jalepeño lebani.  No preservatives and made fresh every week.  Try them out!

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New Arrivals at Healthy Spirits on Cortland Ave. More Deals.

Hey there, this is Eli from Healthy Spirits, just wanting to share this week’s new arrivals and sales items.  Deals are in effect thru next Friday (3/11/16).



St. Elder – Fantastic Elderflower liqueur at a fantastic price – $24.99
Aperitivo Cappelletti Vino Aperitivo – Delicious Italian wine based aperitif – $22.99
Alessio Vermouth Bianco – Soft, elegant and creamy white vermouth $19.99
Alessio Vermouth Rosso de Torino – Soft, creamy, lush and almost cognac like red vermouth $19.99
Mezcal Tosba – Founded by two cousins to bring money into their community; they make amazing sustainable mezcal. Espadin – $63.99, Tobala $99.99 and Pechuga $159.99
Dad’s Hat Pennylvania Rye – A strong attention to detail is evident upon sipping on this juice.  We have the 90 proof rye and the 94 proof version finished in Vya Vermouth Barrels! $49.99 & $54.99
Smooth Ambler Yearling – Aged 3.5yrs presented at 46% in 375ml bottles $32.99
Smooth Ambler Contradiction – 100 proof blend of straight bourbons 750ml $74.99


10 Barrel Brewing 6pks – Joe IPA, Apocalypse IPA and Riding Solo Pale Ale
Victory Brewing – Agave IPA, Hop Ranch Imperial IPA
Session Premium Lager 6 pks
Ballast Point 6pks – Watermelon Dorado, Pineapple Sculpin, Calico
Uinta 6pk– Ready Set Gose
Dragon’s Milk Bourbon Barrel Stout 6pks
Modern Times Floating World – Tropical Otherwordly IPA 22oz

We also got a lot of your favorites back in stock, get em while the getting is good.

Michael Sarrazin Cremant de Bourgogne Brut (French White) – $31.99
Mustilli Greco Sannio Sant’agata dei goti (Italian white) – $19.99
Domaine Muret Viognier (French White) – $11.99
La Closerie des Lys 2014 (French White) – $10.99

This Week’s Deals

15% off any Kilchoman Scotch Whiskies

15% off Ardbeg Scotch Whiskies

15% off Dulce Vida Tequila

15% North Coast Brewing (Old Rasputin, Scrimshaw, Red Seal, Old Stock and much more)


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Rare Japanese Whisky Release March 12th: Yamazaki Sherry, Yamazaki 18 year and Hibiki 17 year

Howdy Folks,

Happy to announce the arrival of Yamazaki Sherry Cask! The number 1 rated whisky in the world from last year’s Whisky Bible. Interest and demand for this whisky are at an all time high, especially since it’s never been available in the US before. The current version is older than last year’s holy grail, with some barrels exceeding 25 years, and is comprised entirely of first fill sherry cask aged whisky. Early reviews suggest this year’s version is even better than Whisky Bible’s top 2015 choice.

Because of the extremely limited availability of this whisky we have decided to release our one bottle in the form of a raffle, and just for good measure some other choice Japanese whiskies from our cellar. Our Castro shop will host what we’re calling “Rare Japanese Whisky Day” Saturday March 12th when the doors open at 11am.

We’ll have some Yamazaki 12 year and Hibiki 12 year (no longer made) available right when the doors open, but come early as we expect those to sell out fast. Here are the times for the rare whisky raffles:

Noon: Hibiki 17 year $179.99

1pm: Yamazaki 18 year $299.99

2pm: Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2016 $499.99

Multiple winners will be pulled for the noon and 1pm raffles, and then one bottle of the grand prize Yamazaki Sherry will be raffled at 2pm. You must be present in the shop to get a raffle ticket and when the drawing is called to be a winner. Winning the raffle of course means you’ve won the right to purchase the bottle. Hibiki 17 year raffle tickets will be handed out between 11:45am and noon, Yamazaki 18 year tickets between 12:45pm and 1pm and so on.

All other Japanese whiskies will be discounted 20% from 11am to 2pm, so even if you don’t win a raffle it’ll be a great day to stock up on Japanese whiskies. Don’t miss out!

Rare Japanese Whisky Day: March 12th 2016, 11am to 2pm

Healthy Spirits Castro

2299 15th Street, San Francisco CA, 94114