A few months back, we did a vertical tasting of Plantation, featuring six single-cask expressions from the French bottler. We tasted blind and took notes in two different notebooks, then compared notes at the end. The Plantation single cask Barbados …
The Rusty Nail's signature ingredient is Drambuie, a scotch based liquor, sweetened with heather honey, and infused with herbs and spices.
Beet and Shochu in a delicious tiki style gin drink.
Finding some of their specialty casks can be tough, but I assure you it's worth the challenge.
The Groove Appeal is simple, just three ingredients and a topping of champagne, and it tastes delicious. you can pre-batch for a brunch.
GlenAllechie reopened in 1985, and went independent in 2017. The 2018 releases we tasted were the first released since their transition in ownership.
We tasted six Plantation rums. The Guatemalan expression is finished in Amburana, a South American wood. The dosage was also relatively light, at 8 g/L
The Queen's Bee storm is another in a series of quick to make champagne cocktails that are ideal for brunch. The drink is a riff on the Groovy Appeal.
The DOK rum, clocks in with roughly 4X the ester count of Smith and Cross. It's also unaged, and 69% ABV. Not a good "intro to rum" type spirit.
The whisky is 100% malt, and is a blend of sourced Scottish whisky and some distilled on site. It's finished for a year in casks that used to hold ale.