Priscilla – Lysholm No. 52 Botanical Aquavit

While you might have heard of Linie Aquavit, the name Lysholm probably does not ring a bell. However, they are the same family that made Linie Aquavit a renown label. The relatively new No. 52 is now a new version to show off aquavits potential for mixing. I thought I would take advantage of that and use the aquavit in a version of a Paloma. A highball you usually do not associate with the caraway flavoured spirit.

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Lonely Hunter – Bunnahabhain 12 Years

I cannot tell you why, but when working on a cocktail with the Bunnahabhain 12 Years I thought about the Hunter cocktail. This drink almost cannot be called a cocktail anymore, because it originally only includes two ingredients. Nevertheless, it is a great combination of whisky and cherry liqueur. What I can tell you straight away is that it works very well with the Bunnahabhain!

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Spirited News 01/2019: Blended Malt and Rum

For the first Spirited News of 2019 I want to present to you a whisky and a rum. Both spirits have in common that they come from smaller, but well renown producers. On the one hand, the Epicurean is a blend of  Lowland single malts which belongs to Douglas Laing’s Remarkable Regional Malts series. On the other hand, the Admiral Rodney HMS Royal Oak is a special version to commemorate the battle of Battle of the Saints.

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New Waves – Chairman’s Reserve Rum

After the short detour from Tiki month with last weeks Finest Spirits article, we are back to Tiki drinks. This time I built the “New Waves” cocktail around a mango purée my sister brought back from El Salvador. While I had a few ideas on my end, I decided to again use the Foodpairing website. This way I made sure that I ended up with a great and balanced flavour profile.

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Three Rings – B My Gin & Farthofer Old Plum Eau De Vie

This week is again about gin. I already reviewed the B My Gin, but the new edition comes with a slightly higher alcohol content. This is also the reason why I had to give the already great gin another try. On top of that, this article also features a oak aged plum eau de vie from renown distiller Josef Farthofer. Yes, I combined both exceptional spirits in a single cocktail.

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December’s Traditions – Port Charlotte 10 Years

When you think of heavily peated Islay single malt, you often think of the distilleries on Islay’s South coast. However, since a few years another distillery on the island set out to challenge the familiar names in the peated malt business. Bruichladdich, a traditionally none peated single malt, also has a line of heavily peated scotch, they sell under the Port Charlotte label. In this article, I will take a closer look at their new 10 year old bottling.

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