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Scotch Facts

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:
Scotch Facts are just the beginning; you can actually attend The Scotch Whisky Training School in Edinburgh and get the full-on whisky education you always dreamed of. They’ll teach you everything from differences in the history of whisky to the art of blending. More info: http://www.scotlandwhisky.com/trade/ScotchWhiskytrainingschool/

Your New Favorite Bar:
Jack Rose – Washington, D.C. You could spend your entire life in this place and never try all the whiskies. Oh, and they have whisky on draft. If you’re ever in D.C., make sure you stop here. http://jackrosediningsaloon.com/

Lagniappe (a little something extra):
Did you know: There’s an initiative going on in the UK right now to turn whisky by-products into biofuel that can power cars? Check it out: http://www.clickgreen.org.uk/news/national-news/124862-whisky-powered-vehicles-take-step-closer-to-commercial-reality.html

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

 

 

 

Scotch Facts

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:
More than 50 percent of the purchase price of a bottle of whisky in the U.S. goes to federal, state and local taxes.

Your New Favorite Bar:
The Standard Pour – Dallas, TX. A staple on Saturday nights in Dallas’s McKinney Ave. area, you’ll find a very classy atmosphere that’s not too dressy to be unwelcoming but still upscale and date-night worthy. Ordering on weekends can be tough as the bar gets very, very packed, but throughout the week the well-decorated interior and charming outdoor patio area are great places to grab a dram or try one of their signature cocktails which include the appropriately named Standard Pour.

Lagniappe (a little something extra):
Is there a whisky bubble right now? Will it burst? Do your research: http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/scotch-whisky-market-booming-investors-say-1.2677304

Scotch Facts

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.

Scotch Facts

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:
Let’s go way, way back for this fact: did you know the distillation process was invented about 4,000 years ago in ancient Mesopotamia? Next time you see a Babylonian you can buy them a drink.

Drunken Vocabulary (Words and terms to impress your friends while drinking):
Mouthfeel: Exactly how it sounds – the way the whisky feels in your mouth. It’s a weird one!

Lagniappe (a little something extra):
You can crowdsource anything these days, and according to Glenmorangie, even whisky can be crowdsourced. Not the distillation, though: fans were invited to upload pictures to create a moodboard to influence the design and marketing in addition to choosing the name of their new single malt brand. Check it out: http://www.thedrum.com/news/2014/04/23/glenmorangie-releases-image-crowd-sourced-new-whiskey

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

Scotch Facts

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:
So you brought your new bottle of whisky home, but how should you take care of your new bundle of joy? Make sure you keep it upright in a dark place at room temperature, and remember not to keep it crying for your attention too long after opening because once you open it, it begins to oxidize and change.

Drunken Vocabulary (Words and terms to impress your friends while drinking):
Rich: Tasting note used to describe a high intensity of character, but can also mean that there’s a sweet aroma associated with it as well.

Lagniappe (a little something extra):
If the price of some vintage whiskies hits in the thousands of dollars, is it worth investing in whisky? Some say it can do pretty well if you have a solid product and hold it over a good number of years, so that single malt you just bought might have some bonus value in a few decades. Of course, if it doesn’t end up doing that well financially, you could always drink it!

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

Scotch Facts

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:
Canadian whisky is considered the lightest of all whisky because it traditionally consists of a blend of two components: a base whisky and a flavoring whisky. The base whisky is usually made from corn and the flavoring whisky made of a high rye content.

Drunken Vocabulary (Words and terms to impress your friends while drinking):
Clean: term used to describe the whisky being free from off-notes of any source. Different from “neutral”, though.

Lagniappe (a little something extra):
Do YOU have a whisky hoarding strategy? Be prepared: http://www.esquire.com/blogs/food-for-men/rare-whiskey-hoarding-strategy

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