Articles Tagged: scotch

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.

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Five Drinks That Will Sleigh Santa

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When Santa comes tonight, surprise him! Instead of putting out milk and cookies, leave out cocktails and candies. I am sure that Santa would appreciate a hot toddy to warm him up or a classic Martini to get his blood flowing.

Here are our top five picks that will knock Santa’s socks off:

    Connie’s Hot Buttered Rum – one of my personal favorite’s. Santa is sure to love this drink and it will keep him

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Drambuie Review

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According to lore, Drambuie is fit for a King.  In fact, it was allegedly invented by a Prince of Scotland who would have been King of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland if his insurrection has succeeded.  We are speaking of Prince Charles Stuart, whose lineage included many of the Kings of Scotland and a few in England after the two countries united under James Stuart in 1603.  In 1745, Charles sailed to Scotland and with … Read more

Cadenhead’s Scotch Shop

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I recently visited Scotland and stumbled upon Cadenhead’s, Scotland Oldest Independent Bottler. As it was a trip with my mom, who I may have mentioned would have been a prohibitionist if she lived 100 years ago, it clearly wasn’t a DOTW trip (and I hadn’t researched where to buy some great scotch). But, I wanted to make sure that I brought the hubby back a bottle or two of scotch that wasn’t available or readily … Read more

Glen Grant 10 Yr. Single Malt Whiskey Review

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This scotch is the perfect spirit for beginning scotch drinkers.  It expresses the essence of scotch with its soft nose and palate expressions of dried fruit and kernal flavors, such as toffee, with none of the intensity or smokey peat that may turn off beginning drinkers.  This soft and approachable qualities also make it a great scotch to use in cocktails.  The Glen Grant 10 Yr. Single Malt Whiskey also clocks at an entry level … Read more

Presidential Cocktails

It’s Presidents Day. Not all of our Commanders in Chief have been drinkers, but many have.  George Washington and Thomas Jefferson even ran distilleries as part of their households. Distilling and brewing were quite common in those days.

Here are cocktails our Commanders in Chief preferred.

Gerald Ford: Gin and Tonic
Herbert Hoover: Martini
Richard Nixon: Rum & Coke
Franklin D. Roosevelt: Scotch or Brandy
Harry Truman: Bourbon
Lyndon Johnson: Scotch and Soda
Warren Harding: … Read more

Twelve Days of Christmas Drinks – Day 12

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

Twelve Drambuie Drummers Drumming

Ingredients:
1-1/2 oz Scotch
1/2 oz Lillet Blanc
1/4 oz Drambuie
Orange slice, garnish

Directions:
Shake all ingredients with ice. Strain into ice filled rocks glass. Garnish with orange slice.… Read more

Top Booze to Buy Your Boss

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The holidays are upon us. We know that most of you are expected to buy your boss a present for Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa. We think that booze is the perfect gift to buy, unless your boss is a recovering alcoholic and booze only makes things worse.

To impress your your boss, you need to pick a spirit that is cool, but not too trendy. You need a bottle that is expensive enough without being … Read more

Chivas Regal 12 Year Old Scotch Whisky Review

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The Chivas Brothers started as grocers in Aberdeen Scotland, then became purveyors of fine food stuffs and liquor, including rum, and starting in 1843, were given a Royal Warrant to supply Queen Victoria on her trips to Scotland. In the 1850’s, one of the famed Chivas brothers turned his attention to Scotch and developed a blended Scotch Whisky where softer grain Whiskys were blended with the aromatic but often harsher Single Malt Whiskys. Viola, a … Read more

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