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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,
“While everyone will recognize … Read more
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
New 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
In the town of Kilbeggan, Ireland sits one of the World’s oldest distillery. It dates back to 1757. After siting idle for over 50 years, Cooley Distillery (now Beam owned), began making whiskey in Kilbeggan once again. One of the 2 copper pot still used to make Kilbeggan is a 180 year old beauty from the Tullamore Dew Distillery.
They started distilling in Kilbeggan in 2010, so the whiskey we are drinking was made at … Read more
D’usse Cognac VSOP is the lastest offering from Bacardi’s Chateau de Cognac, the Cognac house that produces Baron Otard. This is not your ordinary bottle of Cognac. It’s producers have gone for a completely different look on the bottle. It’s a bit gothic, a bit midieval with a double cross on a squat bottle with a glass topper. It looks pretty bad-ass for a Cognac. I guess that this is your granddad’s Cognac. Oh, and … Read more
Fall has arrived! While I generally a bit depressed by the arrival of the cold weather and the end of summer, the one thing that I look forward to is pumpkin season. Like Richard Cristy of the Howard Stern Show, I love all things pumpkin. According to the New Yorker, “pumpkin is the new black”. Needless to say, we were very excited when a bottle of Pinnacle Pumpkin Pie vodka arrived at our doorstep just in time for Halloween and Thanksgiving. My only request is that they ratchet up its pumpkintude. …Read More
Named after a little creek that ran by Abraham Lincoln’s childhood home, Knob Creek was created by Booker Noe, grandson of James Beam and sixth generation Master Distiller. Booker wanted to create a Super-Premium bourbon in the pre-prohibition style.
Knob Creek is a traditional bourbon with approx 70% corn and equal parts wheat and rye. It is aged for 9 years in 4-charred oak barrels and made in small batches. This process provides a sweet … Read more
Baker’s Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is aged for seven years in new oak barrels. It is a small batch bourbon made from the favorite recipe of Baker Beam, Grandnephew of Jim Beam.
Appearance: clear, medium amber with bronze hues and viscous legs
Nose: clean, medium with mellow notes of corn, grain, butterscotch, vanilla, oak with a touch of cream
Palate: Dry, well integrated alcohol with a slight drying quality, medium notes of corn, grain, cinnamon, … Read more
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