A Couple of Whiskeys for Thanksgiving

It is not to late to add a few items to your bar for  your Thanksgiving get together. If you family get gatherings are anything like some I know you may need it.

Here are a couple of Whiskeys I have had the pleasure of trying as of late.

Woodford Reserve Double Oaked

The whiskey starts with standard Woodford, which is distilled in both copper pot and column stills before aging in heavily charred white oak barrels. Double Oaked starts off with standard Woodford Reserve before undergoing an inventive finishing process.

Once the standard Woodford is dumped, it’s then placed in a second barrel for an additional 9 months of aging. These barrels have been toasted twice as long, and charred far more lightly, than the first barrels. The result is a different type of “seasoning” to the wood that is designed to provide a dramatic impact on the flavor of the finished whiskey.

However when all is said and done this is one very, very smooth Whiskey. Priced at about 50+ USD it may not be the cheapest, but hey it is the holidays.

My second discovery is

Monkey Shoulder Scotch

A superb blended malt whisky from William Grant, (one of my favorite distilleries) made with single malts from the company's three neighboring distilleries in Dufftown. The result is a smooth, creamy, supple and very malty Scotch which works superbly well neat, over ice, or in whisky cocktails (where it really excels).

Priced at a modest 30 USD it will be a welcome addition to your rolling stock for your holiday guests.

The Professor


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