Monday, November 29, 2021

Tierra Noble Anejo Tequila

Tierra Noble Anejo Tequila is on my TOP Shelf. In today's blog, I intend to cover the following.
-Brief history behind this tequila
-Distillery information
-Tasting notes
-SJ's Rating & review

Their website claims the distillery La Estacada is one of the highest distilleries in the world. At the height of 7200 ft, the fresh forest, clean air & unique purity of its springs do their magic in making this tequila. 
Tierra Noble Anejo is aged for 2-3 years which gives its mellow smooth flavor. Well, time to see if this claim is true. Enjoy my tasting notes. 😁

Vital Stats- Tierra Noble Anejo Tequila
Price- $46.99 for 750ml
Age- 2 to 3 years
ABV- 40%
Region/Country- Mexico
Distillery/company- Premium de Jalisco, Jalisco,Mexico
Awards won- None found but I give it a gold Medal 👏

Tasting notes-
Serving glass- Tumbler
Serving style- Neat
Appearance- Medium Gold

Aroma- Blue agave (of course SJ! its a Tequila 😆), citrus, chocolate, vanilla, oak
Flavor- Spicy yet smooth, blue agave, citrus, vanilla
Body- Full 
Finish- Spicy, rich, warm. Long & lingering. 
SJ's Rating- TOP Shelf
This is top-tier stuff, traditionally made Anejo Tequila. Damn good. All I can say, try it!
Occasions- After thanksgiving dinner
Food Pairing- Grilled cornish hen(with milestone soup & Brussels sprouts). The aromatic and flavorful tequila went pretty smooth with the spicy hen and soup. 

SJ's Pro tip- Great for sipping, don't use it for a margarita(use a cheaper Blanco tequila instead)

I had an amazing time discovering this traditionally made tequila and enjoyed every sip of it. I encourage you to give it a shot. Cheers! Enjoy Responsibly. 
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Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Scatter Brain Peanut Butter Whiskey

Scatter Brain Peanut Butter Whiskey is a no-brainer- In my BOTTOM Shelf. I am not digging down further on this because it tastes terrible. 
Enjoy my tasting notes!

Vital Stats- Scatter Brain Peanut Butter Whiskey
Price- $18.99 for 750ml($0.99 cents for 50ml sampler)
Age- NAS(No Age Statement)
ABV- 35%
Origin- USA
Bottled by Universal Brands, Princeton, USA
Awards won- None

Tasting info-
Serving glass- Glencairn Glass
Serving style- Neat
Appearance- Medium gold

Aroma- Peanut butter(of course), vanilla, chocolate, maple syrup
Flavor- Sweet, some hint of peanut butter, sugary syrup kind of taste
Body- Non-existent
Finish- Too sweet, non-lingering
SJ's Rating- Bottom shelf
This is way too sweet for my taste, I threw it away after half a sip.  It is like liquid candy with alcohol -not my cup of tea. I would rather have a Slurpee than this.
Occasions- None
SJ's Pro tip- Avoid this one. For alternate sipping whiskies check out my other TOP Shelf recommendations. 

Some good some bad and some so-so, that's how it goes when I try different whiskies every time. I still enjoyed putting this together and am sure it has helped you. 
Pick something from the top shelf, not this one! Cheers, Enjoy Responsibly!
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Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Bushmills The Original Irish Whiskey

Bushmills The Original is on my Middle Shelf. In today's blog, I intend to cover the following:
-Brief history behind this whisky
-SJ's Rating
-Tasting notes
-SJ's Pro tip

Established in 1608, Bushmills is the oldest licensed distillery in the world according to the website. With over 400 years of whisky making experience, there is no doubt it has honed the triple distilling process churning smooth and mellow liquid gold :-)
Bushmills Original is a blend of their pure single malt whiskey and a lighter grain whiskey.  It is light and a versatile whiskey. 
Now, enough said it is time for my world-famous review, :-) Enjoy!

Vital Stats-Bushmills The Original Irish Whiskey-Signature blend
Price- $19.99 for 750ml ($1.89 for 50 ml pictured sampler)
Age- Minimum of 3 years
ABV- 40%
Country of Origin- Ireland
Distillery- Old Bushmills Distillery, Antrim, Northern Ireland
Awards won- Gold 2010, San Francisco Wine & Spirits competition

Tasting info-
Serving glass- Glencairn Glass
Serving style- Neat 
Appearance- Light gold

Aroma- Chocolate, oak, citrus, spices
Flavor- Sweet, vanilla, spices
Body- Medium
Finish-Spicy, warm & lingering. Not so smooth. 
SJ's Rating- Middle Shelf
It lacks a bit on the finish & body to be on the top shelf. Overall a value Irish whiskey for the price. 
Occasions- Casual
Food Pairing- Nepali (Chuira,masu ko achar)

SJ's Pro tip- Go for Jameson if you want a better Irish whiskey

It was a pleasure exploring this Irish Whiskey. I am sure you will find this information helpful. Cheers! Enjoy Responsibly. 
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Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Guinness Drought stout

Guinness Draught Stout is on my TOP Shelf. In today's blog, I do not want to preach the choir since it is a world-renowned Irish beer enjoyed by millions all over the world.  Cheers! to a cold one! Enjoy my tasting notes. 

Vital Stats- Guinness Drought stout(beer)
Price- $8.99 for 6 pack
Age- NAS
ABV- 4.2%
Region/Country- Ireland
Brewery- St Gate Brewery,Dublin, Ireland
Beer Style- Stout
Awards won- Bronze in Ireland for stout

Tasting info-
Serving style- Chilled(of course :-))
Serving glass- Tall beer glass
Appearance- Dark

Aroma- Chocolate, hops, coffee
Flavor- Hops, coffee,oak, dark chocolate
Body- Full
Finish- Bittersweet, long & lingering
SJ's Rating- Top Shelf 
There really is no way of describing the beauty of this beer, you will have to try it if you have not done so yet. lol
Occasions best enjoyed- Casual
SJ's Pro tip- Great for winter
Food pairing- Chocolate cookies. The dark flavor of this beer compliments chocolate

As always it is my pleasure to inform, revive and entertain my readers. Enjoy Responsibly! Cheers once again!
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Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Whistlepig Piggyback 6 Rye Whiskey

"One World Many Malts" Whistlepig Piggyback is on my Top Shelf. In today's blog, I intend to cover the following
-Tasting notes
-SJ's Rating & review
-SJ's pro tip
-Occasions best suited
For the history behind this whisky and distillery info check out my previous blog Whistlepig 10

Piggyback is 100% rye whisky aged for 6 years in American Oak barrels. There is something very unique about Canadian Rye whisky and this one stands out from the crowd with its high quality. 

Vital Stats-Whistlepig Piggyback 6 Rye Whiskey
Price - $49.99 for 750ml( $5.99 for the pictured 50ml sampler )
Age- 6 years
ABV- 48.28%
Country of Origin-Canada
Bottled by- Whistlepig Whisky Co, Bardstown, KY,40004
Awards won- Double gold, San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Tasting info-
Serving glass- Glencairn glass
Serving style- Neat
Appearance- Dark Amber

Aroma-Vanilla, oak, cinnamon, citrus, honey
Flavor-Rye, vanilla, oak
Finish-Smooth, rye pungent, sour, warm
SJ's Rating-Top Shelf
This is the best rye whisky I have ever tasted. Robust ABV, high quality, amazing aroma, and flavor. It's got it all to be on the top spot. 
Occasions- Connesour tasting
Food Pairing-Jhol momo

SJ's Pro try- Go for Whistlepig 10 as well
I enjoyed this unique rye whisky from Canada and encourage that you to toast one(or two 😉) with family and friends. Cheers! Enjoy Responsibly!
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