Scotch Facts June 12, 2014

Written by: Justin Runyon
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SCOTCH FACTS

If you know me, then you know I enjoy the occasional cocktail after work. I’m specifically a fan of whisky, with a preference for Scotch whisky, and I consider myself our team’s whisky expert. Weekly I share what I call, “Scotch Facts: Your Weekly Dram of Whisky Wisdom” with my office friends and I thought you might like to see it too. Cheers! – Justin

Whisky Fact of the Week:
Counterfeit Scotch is a big problem for Scotch, estimated to cost the Scotch industry £500 million a year. One of the strangest imitations is made by mixing cane sugar, caramel coloring and a bit of flavoring with whisky.

Your New Favorite Bar:
The Libertine Liquor Bar – Indianapolis, IN. Low lighting, high spirits and a great place to try some of the most interesting cocktails in Indiana. They’ve got a great rotating menu of different things you won’t be able to pronounce (well, most of us won’t) and a very cool vibe that beckons you to just go for it and order something strange. You might meet your new favorite cocktail here. http://libertineindy.com/

Lagniappe (a little something extra):
Apparently we just missed it, but from June 4-6 the very first pub located inside of a crane opened for three days of elevated whisky experience: http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/06/worlds-first-crane-pub-opens-150ft-in-the-air/

Got any Scotch Facts you want to send my way? Just tweet me @justrunyon.