Month: February 2017


An Evening With Brenne, Benromach, Glen Grant and Linkwood

Welcome back friends.  This entry is actually a little older than the rest, as it’s the first time I started to write about Whisk(e)y, so it’s also much shorter.  The evening was hosted by The Museum of The American Cocktail and the samplings included Brenne, a French Single Malt, Benromach a Single Malt Scotch, Glen Grant a Single Malt Scotch and Linkwood, another single malt scotch.

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Einstök Icelandic Pale Ale

We don’t normally write about beer, but I’ve fallen in love with everything Einstök sells, and since they’re lineup is so small it’s not a huge chunk of time to write about them.  The Icelandic Pale is one of the most atypical beers of its kind that I’ve ever had in that it doesn’t conform to all the expected profiles of a Pale Ale…

…It’s a tasty beer and surprised me with the fact that it’s not hop forward, though it has somewhat of a bitter flavor the first few sips.  It has a few notes of a sour beer mixed in with fruits and a bit of a malty flavor.

The color is a gorgeous golden yellow similar to Stella Artois, though slightly darker.

Surprisingly we managed to get some aroma on the nose but it was nothing impressive or unique, but rather typical of a Pale Ale.

In all, a great fruit and malt forward beer and one that I will be stocking my fridge with.  Skäl!

Burns Night at Seven Grand with Islay Scotches: Bowmore, Laphroaig and Auchentoshan

Arriving just after 6 pm I eagerly walked up to one of the most well-known Whisky bars in Downtown Los Angeles, Seven Grand, for a Burns Night celebration. As I arrived I immediately sought out our host for the evening, Silimath Weir, Los Angeles’ very own “Protector of the Peat”; to greet and catch up with my friend.

The Los Angeles Protector of The Peat, Silimath Weir, nosing some Scotch.

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Einstök Wee Heavy – An Icelandic Scotch Ale!

Normally I don’t write about Beer, but when it’s a Scotch Ale I have to check it out, and man am I glad I did!  I think I have a new favorite beer…

Wee Heavy from Einstök, I think I love you!

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