Balblair Single Malt Scotch – US Launch

May 25, 2010

In this guest post, Dylan Ho of Eat Drink & Be Merry recaps an exclusive tasting event at The Edison, celebrating the U.S. launch of Balblair Single Malt Scotch.

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The Nose Knows: Tasting the Dalmore with Richard Paterson

April 29, 2010

Last month I was invited to sample several expressions of The Dalmore single malt Scotch at an intimate event held at the Varnish. The tasting was conducted by Richard Paterson (aka “The Nose”), third generation Master Blender for Whyte & Mackay, which owns and operates The Dalmore. Paterson is also the author of Goodness Nose…

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I Love the Smell of Juniper in the Morning – the Gin Symposium

April 7, 2010

Photos by Soul Brother Photography for Pernod Ricard (SB) Bartenders and cocktail enthusiasts recently gathered at the Hollywood Roosevelt for the Gin Symposium, presented by the English Gins of Pernod Ricard: Plymouth, Beefeater, and Beefeater 24. The all-day gin immersion was hosted by Audrey Saunders and Simon Ford, with a stellar list of presenters who…

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April 5: Why Wait Till Mayo? Tequila Tasting at Malo

April 3, 2010

This Monday, April 5, Malo hosts Why Wait Till Mayo?, a “100% tequila social” presented by the Tequila Appreciation Society. Following on last summer’s successful Ultra Premium Tequila Tasting, guests will be able sample top notch tequilas, nibble on Malo’s tasty apps, and get their groove on in Malo’s upstairs event area. Making return appearances…

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All Roads Lead to Classic & Vintage Spirits

March 7, 2010

As the global cocktail renaissance marches on, mixologists and cocktail enthusiasts continue to utilize the highest quality spirits to anchor classic cocktails and new school creations alike. Founded by Domaine Select Wine Estates (DSWE) in 2009, Classic & Vintage Artisanal Spirits gathers many of these boutique spirits into a single impressive portfolio. Several of these…

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Reconstructing the Balvenie Signature Deconstruction Dinner

March 1, 2010

photos by Lena Watanabe Last year, famed Speyside distillery The Balvenie released Batch No. 2 of Signature, a 12 year old single malt Scotch created by Balvenie Malt Master David Stewart in celebration of his 45th year in the whisky industry. The Signature is a marriage of three different casks: first-fill bourbon barrels, refill casks…

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