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    Entries in Highland Park (3)

    Friday
    Jan042019

    Give It A Shot - Duncan Taylor Dimensions Highland Park 19yr Single Barrel Whisky

    The podcast you are about to watch was about 9 months in the making. Actually the more we think about it, the time it took to get to this point was longer. Much longer. The reality is that this podcast was a journey that took about ten years to reach the destination. We say ten years because the idea for us to start our website happened over ten years ago. We will talk about that in more detail over the next few months as we celebrate our 10 year anniversary with all of you. The events that directly made this possible began about 9 months ago. It is hard to believe, but we have now been streaming live via Twitch since early last year and it is because of those of you who support us in any way that we were able to try the beverage that we will feature in this video. Because of your appreciation for what we do, we found ourselves in the position of being able to purchase a beverage well outside of our normal budget. As our way of saying thank you, we did not try this particular beverage until we could be on camera to record a podcast live and share it with you. We narrowed our choices down to materials in the spirit world, specifically a bourbon or scotch. With a little bit of research and the help of Scott at Total Wine, we narrowed our choices down to a final four and ultimately to the winner. Without further adieu, the beverage we chose was the Duncan Taylor Dimensions Highland Park 19 Year single malt scotch whisky.  What did we think? What do you think?  Let us know in the comments below or join us live on Thursday nights to give us your feedback while we are live streaming on Twitch. 

    If you have any ideas for future episodes of "Give It A Shot" or just have a question, you can always send us an email to AboutBeverages@q.com.

    You may click on the media player to listen directly on our website, right click the link below to download and listen to it later, or subscribe to us and never miss an episode. Enjoy!

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    Tuesday
    Sep102013

    It Came From the Archives! Episode 23: Scotch Part 1

    This show originally aired on March 14th, 2011.  Welcome to episode 23 of the AboutBeverages.com podcast!  In this epsiode we will be talking about, and enjoying, some single malt scotch.  Ten scotches to be exact.  We are going to divide this podcast into two parts and try five scotches in each part.  In part one, we will begin by discussing what makes scotch unique and different from other types of whiskey.  Then it's off to the tasting room to begin tasting the first five single malt scotches.  Next week in part two of the podcast, we will try the remaining five single malt scotches along with some final discussion about our favorites.  This two part podcast series would not have been possible without the help of a friend and contributor to the show, Fitz.  Keith and Fitz both work for Trader Joe's and they have had numerous discussions About Beverages, one of which obviously involved scotch.  Fitz has a great deal of passion not only for a wide variety of beverages, but for food as well.  He has a highly developed sense of taste, a vast internal database of prior experience from which to draw, and a keen knack for pairing libations of all kinds with a wide array of foods.  We were happy to welcome him to the tasting room for all of these reasons and, in all honesty, because he graciously offered to provide us with all of the scotches that we tried.  Without further adieu, let's taste some scotch!  If you have any ideas for future episodes of "Give It A Shot" or just have a question, you can always send us an email to AboutBeverages@q.com.

    You may click on the media player to listen directly on our website, right click the link below to download and listen to it later, or subscribe to us and never miss an episode. Enjoy!

    Link Lounge

    Here are the links for the things we talked about during the podcast.

    Tasting Notes - Single Malt Scotch Pt 1

    Wine Spectator

    Malt Advocate

    Scotland and Whiskey

    Malt Whiskey Trail

    Right click to download podcast

    Monday
    Mar142011

    AboutBeverages.com Podcast: Episode 23 - Single Malt Scotch Part 1

    Welcome to episode 23 of the AboutBeverages.com podcast!  In this epsiode we will be talking about, and enjoying, some single malt scotch.  Ten scotches to be exact.  We are going to divide this podcast into two parts and try five scotches in each part.  In part one, we will begin by discussing what makes scotch unique and different from other types of whiskey.  Then it's off to the tasting room to begin tasting the first five single malt scotches.  Next week in part two of the podcast, we will try the remaining five single malt scotches along with some final discussion about our favorites.  This two part podcast series would not have been possible without the help of a friend and contributor to the show, Fitz.  Keith and Fitz both work for Trader Joe's and they have had numerous discussions About Beverages, one of which obviously involved scotch.  Fitz has a great deal of passion not only for a wide variety of beverages, but for food as well.  He has a highly developed sense of taste, a vast internal database of prior experience from which to draw, and a keen knack for pairing libations of all kinds with a wide array of foods.  We were happy to welcome him to the tasting room for all of these reasons and, in all honesty, because he graciously offered to provide us with all of the scotches that we tried.  Without further adieu, let's taste some scotch!

    You may click on the media player to listen directly on our website, right click the link below to download and listen to it later, or subscribe to us and never miss an episode. Enjoy!

    Link Lounge

    Here are the links for the things we talked about during the podcast.

    Tasting Notes - Single Malt Scotch Pt 1

    Wine Spectator

    Malt Advocate

    Scotland and Whiskey

    Malt Whiskey Trail

    Right click to download podcast