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The Most interesting Vodka within the World? Vodka made out of Champagne Grapes – Guillotine Vodka

How Good is Guillotine, Champagne Grape French Vodka?

Guillotine is somewhat new French Vodka, launched in early 2018, that claims to be “a reduce above the remaining” due to being distilled from Champagne grapes.

Just like the super-famous and in style Gray Goose, Guillotine Vodka is made in France, however in contrast to Gray Goose the bottom ingredient in not grain however somewhat Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, the everyday Champagne mix grape varieties, and sourced from France’s Champagne wine area itself.

The “Vodka Revolutionnaire” is on the market in two variations. The Originale is a basic white vodka whereas the Heritage Version is a brown vodka aged in Armagnac and Cognac French oak casks.

Guillotine was launched to the US market in Could this 12 months, and it’s discovered there the help of American actor and singer Jamie Foxx who appears to “adore it”.

So, has utilizing grapes from one of many world’s best wine terroir made a distinction for crafting a super-fine Vodka?

I’m no Vodka professional. A wine professional somewhat! However I can admire a nice spirit after I style one.

And I’ve to confess being fortunately shocked by the precision of flavors, and by the smoothness of each Guilltine vodkas.

They’re delicately-scented, refined of their fragrant and taste expressions, and totally pleasing to sip. The very definition of a nice spirit!

Whereas the Originale stays a white Vodka, a reasonably impartial alcohol, with pungent gin-like notes to it when it warms up although, the Heritage Version clearly is one thing particular.

Most spirits which are aged in oak have stronger flavors to start out with earlier than they tackle the oaky affect. The results of ageing Guillotine Vodka in Cognac and Armagnac, Limousin oak barrels, is a fragile and exact oaky expression, full of caramel and hazelnut goodness, complemented by attractive citrus peel confit generosity.

Under are my full tasting notes for every of Guillotine’s vodkas, and the tasting video the place I analyzed and reacted ‘reside’ to my first impressions with the merchandise.

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Guillotine ‘Originale’ Grape Vodka – Assessment Notes

A transparent Vodka with each a pungent and delicate fragrant profile.

The aromas are comfortable and gentle to the nostril, however they’re additionally surprisingly aromatic, particularly because the Vodka warms up a bit of. Explosive notes of lime and lemon, include natural scents of juniper and white pepper, orange peel and star anise.

There’s one thing of a Gin’s fragrant profile, however a lot subtler and extra delicate…

The tasting sensation is totally comfortable and easy, with no edges or aggressiveness in any way, only a cloud of warming alcohol on a spherical and oily texture, with a burst of fruity and minty flavors.

A particularly delicate and easy Vodka, full of attention-grabbing, layered and zingy scents of herbs, citrus and delicate spices, delivering a sensation of purity and utter smoothness for a seamless tasting expertise.

A beautiful clear Vodka.

Guillotine ‘Heritage Version’ Oak-Aged Grape Vodka – Assessment Notes

With a shiny amber colour, not too darkish however definitely clearly with a heap of brown hues, this oak-aged Vodka matured in Cognac and Armagnac barrel is pungent and intriguing to odor at.

What surprises most at first odor, is the abundance of citrus peels scents. Orange, cumquat, lemon and lime peels make for a sensational first impression. Mushy natural scents of juniper and fennel, augmented by super-delicate scents of caramel and French vanilla, make for a really lifted but deep and sophisticated, charming sniffing expertise.

The palate although, is absolutely the revelation (or is it a revolution?) right here!

Similar to the Originale, it is a very comfortable and totally easy Vodka, dry and centered, but maybe sweeter in its expression that its clear sibling, the affect of the ageing in oak definitely.

From the mid-palate on although, are available silky oak phenolics, including a deepening textural component.

Flavors are explosive, dominated by warming candy citrus confit notes, layered with a heap of candy spices. It’s considerably like tasting a heat and comforting Christmas pudding that may have been generously lined in booze.

Vanilla, raisin, dried pineapple, cinnamon and clove, nutmeg and pepper, include dried apricot, prune and star anise. Your thoughts is taken to a frantic universe of flavors, but a really comforting and pleasing one.

Pure and exact fruity flavors are surrounded by the generosity of a myriad of spices and sun-dried fruits and the depth of advanced oaky scents.

The purity of a Vodka with a Gin-like edge, married to an oaky, Cognac-like complexity.

The entire makes for a uncommon, extremely satisfying, and distinctive tasting sensation. One thing I had by no means skilled earlier than.

Softer and fruitier brandy, even a nice one. Generously-scented like a Gin, but restrained and exact like a Vodka.

Maybe certainly, the Guillotine Vodka is a Revolution. No less than, it IS definitely a revelation….

Julien Miquel

Be taught extra in regards to the Guillotine Vodka challenge, about Founder Paul Berkman and Accomplice Jean-Luc Braud (ex- Remy Cointreau) on

Prickly Pear Margaritas and Infused Tequila The Right Way to Mix The World Renowned Panty Dropper Recipe

Article by Gail Graham

Perhaps you have had a Prickly Pear Margarita? Careful before you answer. You might have been bamboozled with heavy juices, or corn sweetner crammed syrups. There are a lot of imposters out there that although they carry the name “Prickly Pear Margarita” they’re not telling the truth. Acquiring a Prickly Pear Margarita lately can be like a blind date – A Margarita Dating Game of Chance. Prickly pears are the fruit on the Opuntia cacti, which develop wild all over the Americas and many parts of the world. Known as “tuna”, cactus pears are sweet, quite often used to create candies as well as jam and juice. Having said that, they’re not easily obtained in a nearby food market, ought to be peeled carefully to cut out the tiny spines on the outer skin, and even if you locate them and endure the peeling process, we are even now 10 days preparing procedure away from infused tequila.The ideal recipe involves infused tequila such as 2.5 oz of Voodoo Tiki Desert Rose® Prickly Pear Infused Tequila; 1/2 oz agave nectar, 2 oz fresh lime juice. Combine all ingredients in a glass with ice cubes and shake. Serve your creation on the rocks, or strain into a martini glass for Mar-Tiki Style. Decorate with a lime wheel. Bar Chefs and devotees of prickly pear margaritas celebrate. Viva Bartenders, that create correct Prickly Pear Margaritas. The true Prickly Pear Margarita is bursting with taste. It is ultra-premium 100% blue agave infused tequila, is completely natural with out unnatural coloring. She’s a light shade of pink, gorgeous to the eyes and including complex flavor blends that are delightful on the tongue, please welcome the winner and only valid Prickly Pear Margarita – Prickly Pear Infused Tequila Margarita. The Panty Dropper It commenced accidently enough. At a holiday trade show in 2008 a seminar guest of the fairer sex sampled a Voodoo Tiki Tequila® Desert Rose® Prickly Pear Margarita. She licked her lips and remarked with wide eyes, “I better be very careful with these or I’m prone to lose my panties!” The surprising, and hilarious caught fire at that trade extravaganza as future buffs came by in gangs asking, “Can I try that Panty Dropper.” If you want to infuse your own private, i suggest you find airtight mason jars, or to invest in a real “Infusion Jar”. The peeled pears are combined with the tequila and the jar is sealed. The jar ought to then be stored in room temperature dry area, and shaken 3-5 times per day for 6-10 days depending on individual taste. You heard right. High priced and difficult to locate fruits, peeling, avoiding cactus spine accidents and as many as 10 days of 3-5 shakes each day? But hold out, prior to starting to reaching for the Vodka, Voodoo Tiki Tequila features a stress free solution. Voodoo Tiki infused tequilas can be purchased in Lime Infused (known as Green Dragon) and a Blue Raspberry and Kiwi (Blue Dragon). In addition, Voodoo Tiki additionally features classic tequilas, likewise all natural 100% blue agave, which come in hand crafted glass bottles, etched and dipped in sealing wax and each highlighting an actual glass “Tiki” sculpture within. All these ultra-premium tequilas come in Platinum, Reposado and Anejo. Thus far however, Desert Rose remains the far and away very best seller driven by the popularity of the Prickly Pear. Production is very limited, and the line is only carried by “top shelf” alcohol shops.Just what is the Magic formula? You will be pleasantly surprised to uncover this recipe – and 99 more – are available free online on the Voodoo Tiki web-site.

A journey into the world of malt whisky with Uisge Beatha

Article by Samantha

“Too much of anything is bad, but too much of good whisky is barely enough” – Mark Twain

Every lover of malt whisky sooner or later becomes a connoisseur and a collector to some extent, which often is a natural journey of discovery into the world of Malt Whisky. Uisge Beatha – a unique concept to showcase finest single malts of Scotland, is one of the catalysts of the journey.

Uisge Beatha is a scot Gaelic word for ‘aqua vitae – water of life’ from which the word whisky is derived and is pronounced as ISHKA – BAHA. The concept sought to demystify the complex world of malt whisky for new consumers and engage them in learning about the origins, get expert advice on malts and tasting the myriad flavours of whisky. The concept went on to win the coveted industry honour of Best Speciality Concept Frontier Award at the TFWA World Exhibition in Cannes.

Thereon, several airports introduced the concept at their duty free shops with their nuances, including the duty free shop in Delhi, India. This showcases malt whisky from Scotland and offers to customers and malt connoisseurs an overwhelming choice and unique experience. Even a booklet representing the entire range, complete with tasting notes and advice has been developed which are given away to passengers who take a keen interest in Malts.

Malt Whisky is a unique drink produced with passion, bottled and aged with exceptional care by true craftsmen giving it a distinctive character and a special experience enjoyed by millions of people all over the world. To the whisky connoisseur, single malts are quite simply the crème de la crème of whisky, the epitome of quality, luxury and exclusivity.

Primarily Malt Whisky has three ingredients – water, barley and yeast. Sugar is extracted out of the barley by letting it grow a bit and then mill it. Then water is added to it and the sugar is drained out. The sugar liquid is then added to yeast which is further cooked, distilled and matured. And Scottish malts come mainly from four main regions within Scotland – Speyside, Highland, Lowlands and Islay.Every malt at Uisge Beatha is unique with its rich history, encased in beautiful bottles that simply provide one of the fascinating and indulgent experiences. Some of the finest malts are available at Uisge Beatha, like the Cardhu, Glenfiddich, Johnnie Walker Green Label, the Glenlivet, Caol Ila, Taliskar, Scapaand many more.

The Uisge Beatha also stocks some of most expensive and best crafted malts aged with care, like the Highland Park Vintage, Macallan Limited Edition, Glengoyne, Dalmore, Auchentoshan 50 YO, Bowmore and more. This unique single malt platform brings to table the best from the world of whisky and also offers a chance to know, learn and grow for the malt lovers.

The journey of discovering malts is endless, one which once you embark on, we are sure you’ll enjoy!

Drambuie – The World Loves a Bogan

The One Centre has created another ground breaking total branding program for Drambuie. Entitled Made for a Prince (not a bogan) and launched on November 28 via a dedicated website ( Made for a Prince invites viewers to enter the kingdom of the famous Scottish Prince, Charles Stuart, and to learn about the 260-year-old Drambuie legend. Curiously, Drambuie has chosen to release some of the research behind the program, the Drambuie bogan research tapes, which provided the stimulus behind the creative direction. To date the tapes have been downloaded an incredible 100000+ times and featured on websites and blogs across the globe.
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Johnnie Walker – The Man Who Walked Around The World

A short introduction to the world of Grant’s whisky

Our global ambassador Ludo Ducrocq gives a short introduction to the history behind Scotland’s oldest family blend. He also shows you how to ‘nose’ a dram of Grant’s. We’d like to say a big thank you to DJ Sonny who provided the music, and Jason, Alain and the rest of the Fine Young Man Production crew for the footage.

Punch Drink – A Favorite Drink Around The World!

As with many foods, the history of a punch drink is varied. One source states that its derivation is Persian meaning five, because 5 ingredients were initially combined to form this concoction. Another source states that its origin is British dating back to the seventeenth century. Punch referred to a cask that held 72 gallons of which a punch bowl could made.

Punch is typically served at parties in large, wide bowls known as punch bowls especially around the holidays.

There are many types of punches both alcoholic and nonalcoholic originating from various parts of the world.

Hawaiian Punch was created in 1934 as an ice cream topping. The main ingredients were original shipped from Hawaii.
In the early 1950s, it was discovered that a sweet drink could be made by mixing the topping with water. This is the basis for the drink we know today.

Rum punches are very popular in the Caribbean islands. Bajan Rum Punch is one of the oldest punches presumably created in the rum distilleries in Barbados. Travelers on cruises to the islands experience the “Rum Punch of the Day.”

Agua Loca is a very sweet potent drink you can experience in Mexico. Beware, the name literally means crazy water.

Sujeonggwa is a Korean traditional fruit punch and is made with persimmons, ginger and cinnamon.

Feuerzangenbowle is a German drink made with heated dry wine, cloves, cinnamon sticks and orange peel.

Kool-Aid, the basis for many punches, started as a fruit flavored liquid concentrate. In 1927, the powder form was created. Kool-aid as we know it now was distributed by General Foods as early as 1953.

This Louisiana Rum Tea Punch Recipe is a great addition to any party. The rum is optional!

Louisiana Rum Tea Punch Recipe

1 – 12 ounce can Canada Dry Ginger Ale 1 – 6 ounce can pineapple juice 2 1/2 cups Lipton Ice Tea Mix with Lemon (sweetened), do not add water Coconut Rum to Taste


Mix all ingredients (except rum) in a gallon container. Fill 3/4 full with water.
Add rum. Add ice.

Makes a gallon of delicious rum punch. Omit the rum. This Punch Drink is still great no matter where you live!

Hot Butterbeer recipe – How to make your own hot version of the Wizarding World drink

This is an unofficial recipe. You’ll need 1 liter of cream soda 2-3 tbsp of butter 2-3 tbsp of brown sugar ¾ cup heavy whipping cream 4 or 5 Werther’s Original hard candies 2-4 shots of butterscotch schnapps (optional, depending on the age of Muggles) Whipped cream Bring the cream soda to a boil. Melt the butter and brown sugar together until the sugar has dissolved. Pour the butter and sugar mixture into the boiling cream soda. Add the heavy whipping cream. Add the Werther’s Originals, stir continuously until they melt. Add the Butterscotch Schnapps shots if you’d like. Top it off with some whipped cream. Serve hot and enjoy!
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