Thanksgiving (Wild) Turkey Cocktails!

We’re not American, but welcome any opportunity to celebrate with drinks. A list of cocktails recipes from Wild Turkey just in time for Thanksgiving gave us just the excuse. We managed to visit the Wild Turkey distillery when in Kentucky last year and although we missed the tour, the modern visitor centre still had aContinue reading “Thanksgiving (Wild) Turkey Cocktails!”

Rebel Yell Whiskey Tasting

Last week we took part in the latest Tweet Tasting with the samples being sampled being supplied by Rebel Yell. The original Rebel Yell recipe was invented in 1849, at the Stitzel-Weller Distillery in Kentucky (now owned by Diageo, and home to the Bulleit Frontier Whiskey Experience). The name Rebel Yell comes from the ConfederateContinue reading “Rebel Yell Whiskey Tasting”

X FLASKS Hip Flasks — X marks the Spot!

The list of useful accessories available for the whisky / spirits drinker is relatively small, but a hip flask is right up at the top. We own many flasks in the Braw Spirit household, ranging from the free gift we got when buying a bottle of Laphroaig at the airport through to a rather swankyContinue reading “X FLASKS Hip Flasks — X marks the Spot!”

Kaleidoscope Whisky Bar at SMWS Queen Street

This summer, the Scotch Malt Whisky Society’s flagship venue at 28 Queen Street had a complete refurbishment. Spiral stairway at SMWS, 28 Queen Street The members room and restaurant were each moved up a floor, leaving ground floor free to host a new whisky bar; Kaleidoscope. Queen Street has been open to non-members for over aContinue reading “Kaleidoscope Whisky Bar at SMWS Queen Street”

“The Exceptional” whiskies by Sutcliffe & Son

“The Exceptional” is a range of whiskies by American independent bottlers Sutcliffe & Son and we were given the opportunity to sample them as part of a tweet tasting hosted by The Whisky Wire. The Exceptional releases consist of small batch blends which are married in first-fill Oloroso Sherry casks. The range was originally introducedContinue reading ““The Exceptional” whiskies by Sutcliffe & Son”

Jack Ryan’s 12 year-old ‘Beggars Bush’ Irish Whiskey

The Ryan Family have been the proprietors of the Beggars Bush Public House on Haddington Road Dublin since 1913, and had historically produced “Ryan’s Malt” in association with Dublin Whiskey Distillery until it closed in 1946. To celebrate the centenary year of ownership, they recreated the whiskey and launched Jack Ryan’s “Beggar’s Bush” 12 yearContinue reading “Jack Ryan’s 12 year-old ‘Beggars Bush’ Irish Whiskey”