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The Glenlivet Nàdurra Triumph 1991

New from the Glenlivet, comes a unique single malt created from a single-source grain Triumph Barley. Distilled non-chilled filtered and then aged 18 years in Speyside, this is the Glenlivet’s first ever single-varietal scotch.

The Glenlivet Nàdurra Triumph 1991 single malt has a light golden hue. Its nose is extremely smooth with a slight fruitiness and tones of butterscotch.

Aged 18 years, the Glenlivet Nàdurra Triumph 1991 is like velvet on the tongue. It has … Read more

Johnnie Walker Blue Label vs. Chivas Regal 18

We were recently asked to taste two amazing whiskies head to head, Johnnie Walker Blue Label vs. Chivas Regal 18.

Chivas Regal 18

Chivas Regal 18 includes over 20 of Scotland’s rarest single malt whiskies

Quite strong on the nose with a slight oakyness.

The color is a rich dark amber.

On the tongue Chivas 18 is smooth, fruity and warm with caramel accents. Every sip is smooth, velvety and wonderful.… Read more

Johnnie Walker Blue Label

Holiday Gift Pick: Black Bull Blended Scotch Whisky

Normally, when I pick a scotch, it’s single malt all the way. But Black Bull 12 year blended scotch was a Whiskyfest find that I wouldn’t mind finding wrapped up for me under the tree this year!

Bottled by Duncan Taylor, which has a great stable of whiskies, this scotch is very mellow. The light vanilla and sherry nose gives way to a slightly peaty honeyed scotch that goes down smooth.

So if you have … Read more

Best of Whiskyfest

Whiskyfest San Francisco was Friday. There were a lot of men in kilts but they were outnumbered by bottles of whiskey. 200 different kinds available for tasting. We got a shot at tasting some that weren’t available to the general public. Throughout the next week, we’ll be sharing detailed reviews of our favorites. To whet your appetite, here are some of our picks from this year’s festivities:

Ardmore 30 — A truly layered and unique

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CC Old Fashioned

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In celebration of another season of Mad Men, I have been making a whole bunch of Old Fashioned Cocktails. Some with bourbon, some Irish Whiskey, some scotch. This week’s drink is a Old Fashioned made with Canadian Whisky (yes, no ‘e’). I am drinking one now, although I substituted Angostura Orange Bitters for original Angostura Bitters. this recipe call for a simple lemon peel. Is desired, you can make this Old fashioned the ‘new’ way … Read more

Father’s Day Gift Guide

Looking for a Father’s Day gift that is both thoughtful and quick?

These picks are unique liquors that stand out among other spirits of the same type. What better way to show Dad that you think he’s one of a kind.

I’ve included multiple price ranges, but these were chosen for their taste and not their price tag.

Here are a few liquor picks for the discerning Dad on your gift-shopping list:… Read more

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Three Rivers

 Tried the Three Rivers Cocktail on a recent trip to NYC, although it hails from Canada. We recommend using Canadian Whiskey, but you can fake if their is none on hand. The addition of the other two “rivers” Dubonnet, a wine based aperitif flavored with herbs, and Triple Sec. This give the drink a bit of spicy sweetness In Quebec it would be called the Trois Rivieres.

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Nuclear Testing Identifies Vintage Scotch Frauds

Some people are paying thousands of dollars for vintage scotch. And scientists say a lot of it is fake. (Well, it’s real scotch … just faked to seem old.)

How can they tell? Easy. Scotch made after 1950 has more radioactive particles due to the proliferation of nuclear bomb testing.

“So far there have probably been more fakes among the samples we’ve tested than real examples of old whisky.”

The technique the scientists use is

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Crown Royal Derby Drinks

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Crown Royal participates in Derby Weekend by sponsoring the Crown Royal American Turf Stakes since 1995. The race, a 1�-mile race for three-year-old horses, runs just prior to the Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs.

Crown Royal created these race-inspired drinks, the Crown of Roses and the Royal Stretch, to celebrate the spirit of the sport. The Crown of Roses� deep color is inspired by the garland of roses presented in victory circleto … Read more

The Celtic Buck

A “Buck” is a cocktail made with ginger ale, lemon or lime juice and a base spirit. This variation is made with Scotch whisky.

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