Scotch Tasting at Sammy B’s
With the recent return of Will Ferrell’s scotch-drinking Anchorman character, Ron Burgundy is a perfect excuse to explore the basics of Scotch. With a rich history dating back to the middle ages when it was called “aquae vitae” or “water of life”. Scotch is simply malted barley that is distilled in Scotland in column stills or in pot stills. Single malts are composed primarily of barley, are made in a pot still and originate from one distillery. Blended or vatted, malts are are mixtures of single malts from different distilleries. So too are blended Scotch whiskies, except that they also include grain whisky, which is composed of corn and wheat and made in a column still. The good whisky is always kept in a special place whether its in a barrel, on a rack, on a shelf, in a cabinet, or even in a special room. Because of growing interest, good whiskey is in high demand… read more
Here is Pilar, Hemingway’s noble and iconic wooden vessel. The actual boat is no longer in existence but preserved in our memory and rebuilt more than once to adorn waterways, sheds and shops. Few classic wooden boats are made like this anymore. However distilleries are making craft rum for the nostalgic sailor just as they produce unique bourbon for the aspiring bootlegger. Papa’s Pilar Rum is actually rumored to be aged in Angel’s Envy bourbon casks giving it a robust flavor. This striking rum expression, Papa’s Pilar joins Angel’s Envy bourbon on the tasting table Thursday January 16th at the shop with the Angel’s Envy whisky guardian, Baker who will be on hand to answer any burning bourbon questions. Angel’s Envy is Lincoln Henderson’s last project before he passed last year. He is known for creating Woodford Reserve among other great whiskies.
Mark your calenders and join us from 4-7pm on January 16th to check out these gorgeous spirit expressions.
Hogue Cellars is an established family winery sourcing grapes from some of Washington’s foremost growing regions such as Yakima Valley and Walla Walla. These fruit forward wines come with a friendly price tag of just $9.99. Each varietal whether it be Merlot or Late Harvest Riesling is a true expression of what the grapes should be. Friday night we will surprise you with a couple of different wines from this noteworthy winery.