Kilchoman West Coast Tour 2017 !!!

Kilchoman West Coast Tour 2017 !!!

The 2017 Kilchoman West Coast Tour is almost upon us, it’s not too late to make plans to attend one of the tastings! For the tour, Kilchoman distillery released a limited release of Machir Bay, bottled at cask strength.   You can pick up one of these collectible bottles with a custom label at any of the participating locations, on the day of the tasting at that location.  Additionally, you can talk Kilchoman with the sons of the distiller – George and Peter, dressed in Scottish regalia, while they sign your tour bottle, or anything else you want to bring for them to sign. ABV: 60% Bottles Available: 840 RRP: $75-$80 Check out the graphic below, as well as the detailed schedule below that. 9/4 – THE MIXING GLASS   1-4pm 3313 Hyland Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 +1 714-975-9952 9/4 – SEVEN GRAND   6-7pm 515 W 7th St #200, Los Angeles, CA 90014 +1 213-614-0736 9/5 – EVERSON ROYCE BAR 1936 E 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90021 +1 213-335-6166 at the Silverlake Fine Arts District 9/5 – SILVERLAKE WINES 1948 E 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90021 +1 213-335-6235 9/6 – THE DAILY PINT   7:30-9:30pm (SOLD OUT) 2310 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405 +1 310-450-7631 9/7 – WADES WINES   6-9pm 30961 Agoura Rd #321, Westlake Village, CA 91361 +1 818-597-9463 9/8 –  TOTAL WINE   12-3pm 1010 N Rengstorff Ave, Mountain View, CA 94043 +1 650-965-8422 9/8 – USBG (United States Bartender’s Guild) at SP2   12-2:00pm 72 Almaden Avenue, San Jose, CA 95110 +1 408-299-2000 free for current USBG members and $10...
Scotch & Scones

Scotch & Scones

We recently sent some samples to a blogger in Boston who owns the blog “Scotch & Scones”.  Tammy writes about her Scotch musings and reviews, as well as baking stories and recipes. She alternates every week, with the occasional pairing of the two.     We became friendly, ended up chatting, one thing led to another and the next thing we knew we were expecting scones in the mail.  Being a Scotch reviewer, they came with tasting notes:   “Nose: Cream dominates, then a touch of caramel and vanilla sneaks in.   Taste: Flaky and soft, slightly crunchy from the topping, not overly sweet, chocolate slips in from behind. Finish: Chocolate lingers on the tongue with a gentle sweetness that slowly fades.   Comments: These scones begs for some strawberry jam or lemon curd with clotted cream alongside a cup of tea…a lovely afternoon snack! (See my posts “Time for Tea” and “I’ll Have That On The Side – Part I & II” for recipes)”   Well, I had a little tasting myself, and here are my tasting notes Nose: It starts out with a reminder grandma baking in the kitchen.  Hints of hugs, love, and repeated stories.  I also kept whiffing a baked-in parmesan cheese that was never there, which I attribute to a pleasant yeast in her mix, and a distinct but welcome lack of excess sugar.     Palate: The palate starts with a soft, buttery crumble that seems like it’s going to fall apart, but holds together just enough to give you a clean bite, and a gentle wrestling with the tongue, which is to be savored.  Melting in...