(Recipe by Scott Hill below)
Pop Quiz. Question 1: Name the man depicted on a bottle of Old Grand-Dad. Answer: Basil Hayden. Question 2: Have a pour of Basil Hayden’s and tell me the difference between it and Old Grand-Dad. Answer: $20. Ok, to be fair, $20 and maybe a year or two of age.
Host: Lee Bullock
What is the difference between a single grain and a single malt whisky? Consumers and even some bartenders have a misconception that single-malt Scotch is not a blended whisky, but this is a myth. Single-malt scotch is a blend, but it’s a very specific type of blend. In fact, nearly all whiskies on the market today are blends—bourbons, ryes, Tennessee, scotches, etc.
At this past January’s monthly meeting , Flight Club sampled six different Maker’s Mark offerings. We promised to post tasting notes. This past week, Chris Crow, Stephen Netherton, Scott Hill, and Jay Cary got together and (re)sampled five aged Maker’s Mark products. Their groupthink tasting notes are below:
This is a great article about the whiskey production process – An Absurdly Complete Guide to Understanding Whiskey. Not absurdly long, but complete enough to educate the reader to a level beyond most pedestrian whiskey drinkers. This can be a reference to revisit as you try new whiskies and pick up on their unique attributes.