On Tuesday Night I was lucky enough to try something I might otherwise have never tried. I went to one of my local Chinese restaurants Jun Ming Xuan with a couple of friends. One of them had just bought a bottle of Cattier Saphire Champagne and we popped it in an ice bucket to cool.
I’ve talked about this whiskey a lot and finally I’ve got round to doing a tasting. This I must say has to be one of my favorite whiskeys. It’s one I recommend if anyone is looking for a special gift or just something to display on the bar. Sorry not too many images on this one. I did the tasting in my PJ’s in front of the TV.
A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to take a short break to the United Arab Emirates. On the plane ride from London Heathrow to Abu Dhabi they were serving Lanson Black Label as their “House” Champagne. So having more than a couple of hours to spare I thought I’d do a tasting.
Royal Salute Scotch Whisky as one of the leading global sponsors of polo across four continents, have now launched a limited edition bottle to celebrate the fact.
The weather is getting warmer and summer is just around the corner. Well unless you live int he UK, then its still cold but hopefully summer is just around the corner. Either way Malibu has a fantastic way to keep cool on those hot summer days.
No one can deny that this bottle of vodka looks stunning. Each bottle is made by hand with a hand made crystal glass dragon inside which makes it very difficult to photograph. Suspended in the vodka is 23 carrot gold leaf that certainly looks impressive. The actual vodka is made in Russia and uses winter harvested rye. This is believed to provide a much cleaner and crisper vodka without the oiliness associated with some less premium vodkas.
Champagne gets its name from the region in north eastern France where all champagne is made. The Champagne valleys were millions of years ago part of a vast ocean. As the many small shelled sea creatures who lived here died they sunk to the bed of the ocean. Over millions of years of this the shells were compressed into chalk. This chalky ground is the perfect environment for growing grapes. The chalk keeps the vine s moist but absorbs any excess water stopping the routes of the vines from drowning.
Jack Daniels has had many famous people adopt the brand as their own however non have been as famous as Frank Sinatra. To celebrate this Jack Daniels have launched a variant of the Tennessee whiskey dedicated to this wonderful singer. The whiskey has been distilled and aged in a slightly different way to the regular Jack Daniels. It has been made to be as colorful and as bold as Frank himself.
Recently I was given a bottle of Jameson from our local Pernod Ricard Representative after I told him I had never tried it. He told me to take it home and let him know what I thought. At first I must be honest I wasn’t expecting much. Jameson is a reasonably priced whisky and I was expecting an equally mediocre taste. I am pleased to say that I was pleasantly surprised.
For more than a century, Chivas Regal has been famous the world over for its whisky style. At its heart is an extraordinary selection of malt whiskies, including Strath Isla, from the oldest operating distillery in the highlands.