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Whisky & Cheese Pairing Event

Posted By on December 18, 2018

Last Wednesday I hosted a Whisky & Cheese Event with some wonderful pairings.   Jura 10 with Coastal Cheddar Jura 10 is so much improved over the original with a nutty, wisp of smoke, oily, with a sweet finish. Coastal is made in Dorset England, aged for 15 months and after which it gets a sweet taste and a distinct crunch which is the result of the calcium lactate crystals formation, which occurs naturally. Glenmorangie 18 with...

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Whisky & Cheese – A Brilliant Pairing

Posted By on December 17, 2018

My latest Whisky & Cheese paring event was a huge hit. I first promoted this perfect marriage 15 years ago with the sole intention of trying something different to increase single malt whisky awareness. Years later, I realized there are many reasons on why indeed the two work so well together. Have you ever sat down with a variety of cheeses and wine and really found good partners? Maybe its not really the cheese but rather what...

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Holiday shopping for single malt Whisky

Posted By on December 10, 2018

Since my return from the UK in mid- October, I have been busy with many whisky events. From full six course dinners with the Tomatin range of single malts, to whisky & cheese pairings and many in-store promotions. A question asked for many years is what’s the best age to buy a single malt? I am convinced its 18 years old and actually many are better than an older expression for a fraction of the cost we pay for the old and rare...

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Enjoy Gin in the Winter

Posted By on October 27, 2018

Yes, you can enjoy Gin all year round! While gin & tonic still makes up 90% of gin sales, that is slowly changing. If you live in Spain where gin is king, one can enjoy a G & T anytime. However, here in Canada or the UK, where winter can be so cold a warmer drink is far more enjoyable.  The answer – change the tonic for a good Ginger Ale or Ginger Beer depending on the cocktail. One of my favorites is ” The...

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The Ginstitute London Visit

Posted By on October 25, 2018

  I had the pleasure to visit the Ginstitute in London recently. It was a Saturday which means market day down Portobello Road. It’s been quite some time since I last saw so many thousands of people one on street and making my way to # 186 Portobello Road took some doing weaving through the lines of tourists. The Masterclass began with a presentation on the history of gin and follows quite closely to my Gin Experience classes. I did...

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Gin Dinner

Posted By on August 21, 2018

I had the opportunity to present six amazing gins at my first full Gin Dinner earlier this month. The Watch that ends the Night Restaurant, in Dartmouth, offers a wide selection of themed dinners. I had the pleasure of hosting a whisky dinner for them back in May. With each course, a gin cocktail and a sample of each gin was provided for guests to sample and experience each food pairing. Citadelle, Ungava, Portobello Road, Gin Mare,...

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