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K&L is a wine and spirits merchant with branches in Hollywood, San Francisco and Redwood City offering a wide selection of retail products as well as online wine auctions.
Occasionally it also bottles single cask malts at cask strength under the Faultline series, the labels of which are notable for openly pastiching the labels of older famous whisky bottlings. For instance, the Faultline Bowmore 15 Year Old (1997) features a very accurate reproduction of Silvano Samaroli’s 1966 Bowmore Bouquet label, only the K&L bottling replaces the carnations of the original with palm trees. Meanwhile Faultline’s 1989 23-year-old Cragganmore apes the aesthetics of the Diageo Special Releases Convalmore bottlings, and by extension the old 1930s-50s Glendronach distillery bottlings which have proved extensively influential in terms of label design.
K&L also offers a variety of different price tier wine clubs as well as regular wine auctions and a wide selection of aged, rare and vintage wines.
The business was founded in 1976 by Todd Zucker and Clyde Beffra Jnr, who still own the business today and have subsequently grown it into a California-wide enterprise. K&L’s first bottlings appeared around 2011 and have been followed intermittently ever since by further single cask releases.
K&L Wine Merchants
3005 El Camino Real
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