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Highland Park Loki Single Malt Scotch Whisky Review

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Loki, is the second bottling in Highland Park’s Valhalla series. This limited edition single malt scotch is named for Loki, the Norse God of mischief or fire or both. He may not even be a full God, his status has been debated for many years. He is also a shape-shifter, for all you True Blood fans.  What does this have to do with Whisky?

Gerry Tosh, Global Marketing Manager, says,

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Mama Walker’s Breakfast Inspired Liqueurs Review

post iconNew from Pernod Ricard comes Mama Walker’s, a new line of breakfast inspired liqueurs. …Read More

Making Sense of Wine – Literary Monday

post iconMatt Kramer is a nationally renowned wine writer who has been writing and teaching people about wine since 1976. He brings an incredible amount of experience and expertise to the subject. In his first book Making Sense of Wine, Mr. Kramer puts this knowledge to good use. …Read More

Doolittle Raiders to Enjoy 1896 Hennessy Cognac

post iconEach year, the Raiders toast and turn the goblet of their fallen comrades, whose name is also inscribed upside right. When two remain, they will toast with the bottle of Hennessy. …Read More

Shellback Silver Rum Review

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Shellback Rum is a new offering from Grande Antilles Cane Spirits (Gallo). 

A mid-range offering, Shellback Silver and Spiced versions. Made at the famed West Indies Rum Distillery in Barbados, Shellback Silver Rum is made using a combination of pot and column still distillates that are then blended together.  The resulting rum, is smooth and fruity. It makes a killer base for rum punch. 

Appearance: Clear with viscus legs

Nose: Clean, youthful with medium notes … Read more

Shellback Spiced Rum Review

post iconNew on the rum scene is Shellback Rum from the folks in Modesto, Grande Antilles Cane Spirits (Gallo). No, it is not produced in Modesto, the rum is made at the famed West Indies Rum Distillery in Barbados. …Read More

Harry’s ABC of Mixing Cocktails – Literary Monday

post iconMany, many moons ago, and not too long after we started DOTW (and before the recent cocktail revolution), we made a journey to Paris. We were excited to try the Bar Hemingway at the Ritz (where we were turned away for not being dressed nice enough) and even more excited to try Harry’s Bar. …Read More

Ice Balls and Free Scotch with The Macallan

The Macallan brought their road show to SF this week with loads of their amazing single malt scotch and ice balls! If you see this guy around town this weekend, make sure to have him buy you a few fingers of Macallan. …Read More

Vodka Distilled – Literary Monday

post iconTony Abou-Ganim, one of America’s elder statesmen of mixology, recently released Vodka Distilled, a masterpiece on the subject of Vodka. Vodka is America’s most consumed spirit but is largely on the outs with the cocktail crowd. Mr. Abou-Ganim thinks that this is an unfortunate state of affairs, and I happen to agree with him. …Read More

Drink What They Drink On Mad Men

post iconWith another season of Mad Men starting up, w thought we’d dip in the archive and pull out some classic they’d be enjoying in the 1960s. …Read More

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