Archive | June, 2014

Some History on Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban Scotch

20 Jun

At the end of the eighth century AD, on a windy peninsula in the far North East of Scotland, one of the most significant pieces of early European sculpture, the Hilton of Cadboll Stone, was being carefully carved by the Picts.

Centuries later, battered by time and half destroyed, the original stone was relocated to the National Museum in Scotland for safe keeping. The highly skilled carvings on the Cadboll Stone would come to inspire our brand emblem, motivating us to commission Barry Grove, a local sculptor, to recreate the stone by hand with a hammer and chisel.

Work began on this enormous slab of sandstone in 2000, but it would take Barry over four years of painstaking labour before the sculpture, a testament to the skill of both the ancient Pictish and modern day Scottish people, could be re-installed on its original location, on Glenmorangie Distillery land.

This Signet was from Moët Hennessy USA, Mastering Wine and Spirits:

A little history on one of our fine Scotch – Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban Scotch

20 Jun

Scotch Tasting this Thursday and more….

3 Jun

Colonial Liquor will be sponsoring a Scotch Tasting this Thursday, June 5 at Flaherty’s Restaurant in Honeoye Falls. My hope is that this becomes an annual event that will include bourbon and select wines . This inaugural gathering is a no-charge event though tickets (available at Colonial Liquor) are required for entrance.


We begin seating at 3:00 and the first pour will be at 3:30. Six single malts, one blend, and one liqueur will be offered at about ten minute intervals. Jonathan Ferrante will be speaking on the Gordon and MacPhail products and I’ll handle the others. Plenty of water and salty snacks will be available. Discounts on the sample products will be offered to attendees. Hope to see some new faces.




The Triple Crown concludes this Saturday and a record crowd is expected at Belmont Park to see if California Chrome can become the first triple crown winner in 36 years. Current form says he should get the job done but 13 before him have tried and failed. And five of those appeared unbeatable. My magic eight ball says he gets beat but I don’t know by who. A sloppy racetrack could be his biggest adversary.


We’ll try new shooter Tonalist. He should be in front early in the race and although his breeding suggests the mile and a half distance of the Belmont Stakes to be too far, he comes from top connections and has already won over the Belmont strip.


May they all get home safely.

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