Whiskey Business 2015

Whiskey Business 2015

If you like tasting new Whiskeys for a night out with friends or to meet new people then Whiskey Business is for you.  Held in The Farmers Market in Royal Oak it was poised to be a great night.

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Background

My friends had introduced me to this event last year when it came up as a Groupon deal.  Unfortunately due to bad timing I could not make it out.  I had to hear about how good it was for several months after that.  So when the Whiskey Business event came up for this year, I made sure I had this date open on my calendar. read more

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The Macallan Sienna Whisky Review

The Macallan Sienna Whisky Review

I’ve recently had the pleasure of enjoying The Macallan Sienna an offering from their 1824 line up.  Here I’ll let you know how it tasted, but first to satisfy my curiosity I had to do a little research on the brand.

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Brief History

A long time ago, 1824 to be exact, a school Teacher and barley Farmer in Scotland founded The Macallan distillery.  His name was Alexander Reid.  Things were much different then, for example whisky would be made and drunk new.  That’s right, no aging.  Their website describes “Six Pillars” to which they attribute the ‘fame and character’ of their single malt whisky.  The pillars are: Spiritual Home, Curiously Small Stills, Finest Cut, Exceptional Oak Casks, Natural Colour, and The Macallan itself.  I’ll talk about the two that interested me the most, Finest Cut and Exceptional Oak Casks. read more

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