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...

Bourbon is Not Scotch…

Bourbon is not Scotch. Silly and obvious, I know, but after reading an article where a man was blasting bourbon distilleries for removing age statements, I feel it must be said. Many bourbon drinkers today are first introduced to brown liquors through scotch. It makes sense. You grow up, you want something a little stronger and little more “top shelf”. Scotch is wonderful stuff, so you try other brown liquors and discover that bourbon is sweeter and bolder in many ways and you want to explore more…but the age statements are lower and it can’t be as good, right? Wrong. Bourbon is not Scotch. Bourbon is aged in brand new, charred oak barrels. (They don’t need to in American white oak, but they tend to be.) I usually use the analogy of...