Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban Review

Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban Review

On my last trip I purchased a bottle of this single malt scotch whisky.  Since I’ve always enjoyed the offerings from Glenmorangie, and I had not tried this one yet, it was an easy decision.

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Brief History

Starting with their brand symbol, you know Glenmorangie means business.  They chose the Cadboll Stone as an inspiration for their brand.  They describe it as a ‘treasure’ possessing ‘intricate carvings’.  I tend to agree.  When I saw it for the first time it struck me as highly detailed, bold, and masterful statement.  It could not be better depicted as by a video they released.  This video follows two Master Craftsmen with distinctly different disciplines who Glenmorangie commissioned to bring their symbol to life.  Check it out below: read more

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The Foundry Pub

The Foundry Pub Review

I was on a food tour in Windsor, Ontario recently upon which we visited three eateries.  One stood out, The Foundry Pub.  It had several elements that worked.

The Venue

The atmosphere walking in was pleasant.  We were coming in at night and the lighting was adequate so that you could see where you were going but you were not blinded by bright lights. As you walked in they had their industrial-looking Foundry Pub sign near the entrance inside.  There was a nice plush seating area on the right and as you continued walking in we found the standard bar stools and tables on the center of the room.  On the far left of the room was a nice bar.  The stools, tables, bar and even some of the walls were wood for that nice pub feel. read more

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Luksusowa Vodka Review

Luksusowa Vodka Review

I’ll be honest, while I appreciate all libations of the alcoholic variety, I’m not big on Vodka.  Which is exactly why I wanted to expand my palette and delve into this classic drink.  Think of it as a Vodka review from the perspective of a Vodka newbie.  I always want to make sure I do some background research on the brand the first time I write about it, so here’s what I found for the Luksusowa Vodka.

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Brief History

Oh my, was I ever pleasantly surprised after visiting their website.  It is one of the wittiest sites I’ve ever come across, hilarious, yet tasteful (pun intended)!  While their product is on the forefront, the site is laid out as “The Man’s Guide to Manliness”, I love it.  And it is filled with “Manly Tips”, thirty-three of them to be exact.  I found a little doodle of their entire history since 1928, it was just below tip # 26.  According to their site Luksusowa Vodka has always been made in Poland and as of 2000 they are exclusively produced in Zielona Góra, a city in Poland.  They’ve won many accolades throughout the years , as of 2011 they have accumulated 42 medals and awards. read more

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