Nikka Taketsuru 12y Pure Malt with Katherine at the Whisky Cafe

3rd round, Whisky Cafe.  Time to get weird.  We tried the Nikka Taketsuru 12y Pure Malt Whisky, Japan’s equivalent of a blend of single malts.  This was unlike any whisky I’ve had so far – almost as smooth as a liquor, clear tasting for such a dark drink. Me: smooth, clean, comfortable Katherine: light, fruity, … Continue reading Nikka Taketsuru 12y Pure Malt with Katherine at the Whisky Cafe

Montreal Scotch

Recent trip to Montreal with Katherine netted many scotch opportunities (scotchportunities), not this least of which was the SAQ on St Catherine’s.  This one shelf represents about a year’s pay for a lot of people.  That is awesome and ridiculous at the same time (awesadiculous).

Whisky Caramel Corn

So, I don’t know if you know this, but when you make homemade caramel corn as Katherine awesomely does, its actually kind of an interesting chemistry thing.  You basically boil sugar in butter to caramelize it without burning, then add vanilla extract, typically alcohol-based, that reacts with the whole mess to help it dry chewy … Continue reading Whisky Caramel Corn