Mid-May Whisky Share- Scotch!!!

Mid-May Whisky Share- Scotch!!!

This month, let’s focus on SCOTCH!!!  The weather is beautiful and the temperatures are back into the 70’s. Many people say that whisky is a cold weather drink, but I disagree. Let’s share our whisky bottles from Scotland and enjoy the diverse flavor profiles that come from the land of lochs and legends! Bring a bottle of your own whiskey from your collection and share! Anyone that brings a bottle is welcome to taste any of the whiskeys on the table. Snacks and chocolates, too! I will always bring a few of my own for sharing, as well. *Anyone that’s been to our tastings knows that the bottles from my collection are always for sharing:) We will relax, light up a cigar and enjoy whiskey with friends. There is no rule about which whiskey to...

Cigars and Whisky -A Perfect Pair

Cigars and Whisky -A Perfect Pair

Cigars and whiskey go so well together… They have a lot more in common then how well they pair together… Whiskey production goes through many stages of development. Malting, milling, mashing, fermenting, distilling and aging. Tobacco goes through similar processes as well. Harvesting, curing, fermenting, aging, blending and rolling. Whiskey grains need to malted, which is the process of tricking a seed into waking up and activating its enzymes that will break carbohydrates in the seed down into sugars. Tobacco, when it is dried, or cured, the leaf loses moisture and releases its natural sugars. Whiskey grains then are ground and cooked at specific temperatures to extract soluble sugars from the mash. Tobacco leaves are left to dry naturally in...