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  On our honeymoon, we stumbled across what is apparently the only whisky distillery in New Zealand by sheer dumb luck. The distillery itself hasn’t been up and running for quite a few years, but all the stock was bought by another company and is still being packaged and sold. This means everything they have […]

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Whiskey Society write-ups are guest authored by the host of that month’s meeting. This month we were hosted by Sean Mellody of Mellody Brewing, and his well-behaved dog Barley.  After joining this new group of friends and whiskey drinkers last month, I was excited to host the group at my place in Queen Village. I was […]

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Note from Jon: as I mentioned in last month’s post, we’re going to have guest posts each month after meetings of the Whiskey Society by the host / person that chose that month’s bottles. This month we were graciously hosted by Sarah and Jordan, and Sarah was kind enough to provide us with a write-up […]

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The Smoking Jacket 1.5 oz Sandeman tawny port 1 oz Island of Geese Islay Scotch 0.75 oz Grand Mariner 2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters Baked apple slice Cinnamon stick Cut a thin slice of apple and put it in the oven on 400° for about 10 minutes. When the apple is done, take it out and […]

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1.5 oz Famous Grouse Scotch 0.5 oz Bitter Truth Apricot Liqueur 0.5 oz Green Chartreuse 0.25 oz Creme Yvette 3 dashes Bitter Truth Jerry Thomas Bitters 3 drops mint tincture Stir ingredients well with ice and strain into a coupe. Flame orange peel into drink and drop in to garnish. NOTES: Bitter Truth was kind […]

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1.5 oz Scotch 1 oz Ginger Syrup 0.5 oz Honey Syrup 0.5 oz Pimm’s 0.5 oz St. Germain 0.5 lemon juice 2 healthy dashes Whiskey Barrel Bitters Shake ingredients well with ice and pour over a large ice cube. Dash with seltzer (we’re talking like a tablespoon here, don’t drown the thing) and garnish with […]

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1 oz Scotch 1.5 oz ROOT 0.5 oz Applejack 0.5 oz Simple Syrup 0.25 oz Luxardo 5 drops Cinnamon Tincture Shake well with ice, serve up garnished with a maraschino cherry. NOTES: Not bad. Cinnamon could be a little stronger. Also might try with a decent rye instead of Scotch. I enjoyed it, but something […]

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1.5 oz Scotch 0.5 oz Benedictine 0.5 oz Lime Juice 0.5 oz Creme de Cassis 2 drops Absinthe 2 dashes Whiskey Barrel Bitters 2 drops Rosewater Shake ingredients well with ice. Pour into a rocks glass over crushed ice, splash with seltzer water, and garnish with a sprig of mint. NOTES: Finally got a scotch […]

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2 oz Blended Scotch 0.5 oz Absinthe 0.5 oz St Germain 0.5 oz Luxardo 0.5 oz lime juice Shake, serve up with a lemon twist. NOTES: Not great. Interesting flavor, but too syrupy. Like the base, but need better additions than used here. Share this post

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1.5 oz Scotch 0.5 oz St Germain 0.5 oz Luxardo maraschino liquor 0.5 oz lemon juice 0.25 oz sweet vermouth 2 dashes plum bitters Absinthe wash Wash a rocks glass with a few drops of absinthe. Combine all ingredients in a shaker and stir. Pour into absinthe-washed glass. Serve garnished with cherries. NOTES: First, don’t […]

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