Liquid Assets has two great tastings this week. Friday April 13, from 4PM to 7PM will be a tasting of Brockmans Gin. Saturday April 14, from 5PM to 7PM stop by for a tasting of four scotch whiskeys.
Tasting on Friday, April 13, 2018 from 4PM to 7PM
Brockmans Premium Gin was created with a focus on quality. The finest botanicals were sourced from around the world, and hundreds of different recipes were tried before they landed on what Brockmans Premium Gin is today. The aroma of this gin is bright and floral. There are notes of hibiscus, strawberry and a hint of raspberry. The aroma is strong but evaporates quickly in the air. Overall a very inviting and pleasant aroma. On the palate there is quite a bit of heat. It is very sweet with notes of gingerbread and angelica at the beginning and then notes of raspberry lemon cake, blackberry, coriander and ripe berry. It ends very dry yet refreshing. Just after the finish one will want to take another sip of the inviting gin. This gin sets itself apart from the majority of fruit forward gins and gin fans will surely enjoy the experience. Brockmans has 40% ABV and has the perfect balance that makes drinking the gin a good experience, on the rocks or neat.
Tasting on Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 5PM to 7PM
Inspired by Sir Ernest Shackleton and his story, Richard Paterson has spent many years perfecting a new whisky. Shackleton Blended Malt has been expertly crafted by using a recreation of the antique Mackinlay’s as its foundation, combined with the finest Highland malt whiskies.
This is Glen Moray’s signature Single Malt. Aged for an average of seven years in entirely ex-bourbon casks, the majority of which are first-fill. The Elgin Classic is light, smooth, easy-drinking and competitively priced. Fragrant and lightly drying with warming malty notes. Butterscotch and shortbread with herbal grassy notes are on the nose. The taste is a malty toffee sweetness with blackcurrant and a fragrant lemongrass citrus. Finishes as a malty toffee sweetness with blackcurrant and a fragrant lemongrass citrus.
Glen Moray – 12 Year Old
Aged in the finest American oak, there’s a hint of toastiness to this elegant malt, a wonderfully balanced whisky with a subtle sweetness. A sublime marriage of summer fruits and mellow vanilla, it’s intended to be savoured and enjoyed. On the nose is a rich, sweet, and floral with notes of vanilla toffee, berry fruits and freshly-cut herbs. The taste of toasted oak makes way to summer fruits for a mellow sweetness. The finish is sweet with a subtle oak finish.
Compass Box – Asyla
The secret lies in the quality of the casks. Only whiskies aged in first-fill American oak casks are used to yield more vanilla character, more richness and more sweetness than the refill casks traditionally used in Scotch maturation. The name ASYLA is the plural of asylum – a word rich in ambiguity, suggesting that delicate balance between madhouse and sanctuary, an idea that Compass/John Glaser has always felt well suited to a whisky style such as this. This is a whisky that will gently enliven the senses. It is at once delicate, comforting and luminous.