Highland Park Scotch is amazing and so is the story of the ownership of Highland Park (we only have so much space so we are focusing on Highland Park’s ownership). As many of you may know, a certain percentage of the Scots have never been happy about the unification of England and Scotland (Scotland finally became part of the United Kingdom when James VI of Scotland became James I of England upon the death of … Read more
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2 oz The Glenlivet Scotch Whiskey
1/2 oz Hiram Walker Caramel Apple Liqueur
2 dashes orange bitters
Fill a large rocks glass with a large ice cube. Add each ingredient and stir gently.
Courtesy of Hiram Walker.… Read more
2 oz Glenrothes Select Reserve
1 oz Combier Orange Liqueur
3/4 oz vanilla syrup
3/4 oz orange juice
Shake and strain neat into a cocktail glass, garnish with a light dusting of powdered cinnamon.
Courtesy of The Glenrother.
Want to make you own Vanilla Syrup? Here’s how!
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This week has been the week of Brugal rum for us—an intensive tasting and then a soirée. We can’t say that we minded as it gave us a couple of opportunities to try this outstanding new entrant into the rum market.
Brugal 1888 is the newest offering from Brugal Rums, a distillery out of the Dominican Republic, that was interestingly enough founded in 1888. Brugal 1888 isn’t your ordinary rum; as Brugal proclaims, this is … Read more
This scotch spends time in not one, not two but three different types of wood casks. While most scotch spends time in used barrels that come from all over the world (port, sherry, wine, bourbon and whiskeys), it’s rare that they spend time in more than one type of cask. In this case, the result is pretty spectacular.
Auchentoshan (good luck saying or spelling it) is a Lowland Scottish distillery that triple distills its scotch. … Read more
Just in case you need an excuse to drink Scotch: Today is National Scotch Day. So drink a dram to celebrate! Scotch is a polarizing whisky … most people either love it or hate it. I fall into the “love it” camp.
The strong character of this whisky often makes it a challenge to mix, but when it’s done right, a Scotch cocktail can really blow your mind. Here are a few to try:… Read more
1 oz Irish whiskey
½ oz Scotch whiskey
½ oz lemon juice
½ oz simple syrup
2 dashes orange bitters
Combine all the ingredients in a shaker filled with ice, shake well, and strain into a martini glass.… Read more
Party season’s over, it’s time to re-stock
By Chris Koch
This article originally appeared in TheSpir.it
It’s not your fault, you tried very hard: armfuls of Charles Shaw, a case of Cava from World Market, a few bottles of the Captain for your party’s signature cocktail. Just 24 hours ago you felt well stocked, defended, a discount beverage moat dug deep around your liquor cabinet. It just simply wasn’t enough.
The marauders are gone now. … Read more
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