Scotch Tasting 12/18

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on December 13, 2010 No Comments yet

This next tasting Herbie Loebl from Artisan Brands has selected a highly desirable collection of limited editions bottlings. Not in the best bars in South Florida  have we seen  a selection so exciting; the true fan and the “rookies” that will attend, are in for mind blowing scotch experience. This is a  free event !

If you Purchase any of the bottles that we taste on Saturday you will receive 10% off.

 

HOLLYWOOD VINE FINE SCOTCH TASTING!

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

7:00-9:00 pm

No charge for tastings

Atholl Brose Scotch Liqueur

It is reputed that Atholl Brose dates from 1475 when a mixture of whisky, oatmeal and honey was placed in a well to trap John, Lord of The Isles. Dunkeld Atholl Brose is a Scotch Whisky Liqueur made to an ancient and secret recipe, containing certain herbs and uses only the finest 12-year-old malt Scotch whisky resulting in a smooth delicious liqueur.

Retail $67.99

 

Benromach Traditional

Using only the finest Scottish malted barley and the purest spring water from the nearby Romach hills, Benromach is crafted by our experienced distillers. Checking each stage by hand they personally ensure that only the highest quality spirit is filled into sturdy oak casks. The casks full of new whisky are laid down to mature at Benromach Distillery for many years where our experienced distillers can regularly check them. Only when it is matured to our highest quality standards is it labeled Benromach Traditional. Benromach Traditional is rich and mellow with fruit and malty tones, balanced with a hint of smoke.Without waterNose: Citrus fruits (lemons & limes) with hint of honey and pine resin. Peaty malty notes in the background. Palate: Smoky with cereal and malt flavors. Dries up with spicy/peppery notes followed by a delicate floral edge.  With water. Nose: Sweet, chocolate and fudge aromas. Floral elements and a hint of phenols.

Retail $32.99

 

Glen Grant Single Malt Scotch Gordon & MacPhail, 15 year old

Gordon and MacPhail’s selection of Glen Grant 15 Year has a fresh and bright nose with notes of zest and spice. The palate displays notes of spice, dark stewed fruit and hints of char. The finish is lengthy with a warm spice fade.

Retail $82.99

 

Gordon & MacPhail (“Smith’s Glenlivet”), 21 year old

“The single malt that started it all”.

Well-rounded and pleasingly sweet, with ripe red strawberries, raspberry, tropical fruit, graham cracker, white chocolate, and anise, all on a bed of toffee. Some charred oak on the finish. This whisky has a gentle, soothing persona.

The Glenlivet 21yr Single Malt: two double gold, one gold, and one silver medal from the San Francisco World Spirits Competition between 2007 and 2010 and scores of 94 and 93 from the Beverage Testing Institute between 2009 and 2010.

Retail $155.99.

 
Gordon & MacPhail Strathisla 25 year old

Gordon & MacPhail’s bottling of 25 year old Strathisla, Scotland’s oldest Highland distillery. Nutty sherry richness is held up by unusual and expansive fruits – dark plum, guava, and a touch of banana leaf. The sherry richness takes over on the palate with a nice holiday spice and an oily texture. Strathisla is the home of Chivas Regal and this bottle is somewhat reminiscent of their wonderful 25 year. Another fabulous value for the Macallan lovers who can’t justifiy spending $600 for that distillery’s heavily sherried 25 year bottling.

Retail $199.99

Usquebauch Reserve Old & Rare Flagon Bottle

“Usquaebach” (Oos: Ke: Bah) was derived from the ancient Gaelic phrase, “uisge beatha” meaning water of life, from which the word “whisky” is derived. Usquaebach, once reserved only for royalty, aristocrats, and notables, was first introduced in the United States at the 1969 presidential inauguration.Usquaebach has gone through several incarnations since it was first created in 1768. From 1768 to 1842 it was single malt. Between 1842 and 1904 it became a vatted Scotch whisky (a blend of single malts, often from different years from the same distiller, but never any grain whisky). Then, in 1904, it became a ‘malt-rich’ blend, where 85% of the blend was malt whisky and 15% was grain whisky. An American company, 12 Stone Flagons bought the distillery in 1973. Starting in the 1980s they began to release a line of aged Highland Single Malt whiskies to broaden their product base.

Retail $114.99

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