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Major things have been happening with the major Whiskey brands since the Year 2000. The industry that was once a haven for independent distillers, has increasingly become dominated by large companies, some of which are the huge multi national drinks conglomerates. Around 90% of Scotlands, 90 plus distilleries have moved under the control of a small number of big companies. Diageo The largest multi-national drinks company, and the owner of a great number of the worlds biggest brands is Diageo Diageo is the giant of the industry and owns 27 malt distilleries, and 2 grain distilleries. They built there name in Whiskey as a producer of blended Whiskey, and being the owner of the Bells brand BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKEY • Bells • Black and White • Haig • J&B Rara • Johnny Walker • Spey Royal • VAT 69 • White Horse • Buchanans • Dimple (known as Pinch in the USA) • Old Parr SINGLE MALT WHISKY
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SCOTCH WHISKEY BRANDS • • Chivas Regal Glenlivet 2 . all on Speyside.• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Talisker Benrinnes Blair Athol Dailuaine Dufftown Glendullan Glenlossie Inchgower Linkwood Mannochmore Mortlach Pittyvaich Rosebank Auchroisk Strathmill Glen Spey Teaninich Glen Ord Glen Elgin Clynelish Caol lla Cardhu Johnny Walker pure malt AMERICAN WHISKEY • Seagrams 7 Crown • Bulleit Bourbon CANADIAN WHISKEY • • Crown Royal Seagram's VO Chivas Brothers are owned by Pernod Ricard They own 11 distilleries.
This was from the first new didtillery to open in the 20th century JP Wisers Canadian Rye Whiskies • • • Wiser's deluxe Wisers special blend Wisers very old The Edrington Group This company have 5 malt distilleries. The Famous Grouse A blended Whiskey. and one of UK best selling brands SINGLE MALT WHISKEY • Macallan and Highland Park Dewars are owned by Bacardi Dewars have 5 malt distilleries • • Dewars blended whiskey is the USA best selling brand Aberfeldy is their malt Inver House BLENDED WHISKEY 3 .Allied Distillers BLENDED WHISKEY • • • Teachers Ballantines Canadian Club SINGLE MALT WHISKEY BRANDS • • • • Laphroaig Glendronach Scapa Tormore .
• • • • • MacArthurs Pinwinnie Royal Hankey Bannister Cattos Inver House Green Plaid SINGLE MALT WHISKEY BRANDS • Balblair • Old Pulteney • An Cnoc • Speyburn PURE MALT WHISKEY BRANDS • Blairmhor • Hankey Bannister Whyte & Mackay Whyte & Mackay have 4 malt distilleries BLENDED WHISKEY BRANDS • Whyte and Mackay SINGLE MALT WHISKEY BRANDS • • • • Isle of Jura Dalmore Tamnavulin Fettercairn Burn Stewart is owned by Angostura Ltd BLENDED WHISKEY BRANDS • • Scottish Leader Black Bottle SINGLE MALT WHISKEY BRANDS • Tobermory 4 .
owned by Pernod Ricard 5 .• • • Deanston Ledaig Bunnahabhain William Grant is a family run business BLENDED WHISKEY BRANDS • • Grants Clan MacGregor SINGLE MALT WHISKEY BRANDS • • Glenfiddich Balvennie Glenmorangie is owned by Frenck luxury goods company LVMH Glenmorangie is the biggest selling malt in Scotland. so the Scots can't be that wrong! SINGLE MALT WHISKEY BRANDS • • • Glenmorangie Glen Moray Ardbeg Morrison Bowmore is owned by Suntory of Japan BLENDED WHISKEY BRANDS • Rob Roy SINGLE MALT WHISKEY BRANDS • Bowmore • Auchentoshan • Glen Garioch • McLellands Irish Distillers .
Mauritius Premium Khukri Rum From Nepal – Cuts like a Knife 6 .Trinidad Flor de Caña 4 Year Old White .Jamaica Ron Castillo White .In a country that invented Whiskey.Puerto Rico Angostura Old Oak White .Haiti Ron Matusalem Platino .US Mount Gay Premium White .Puerto Rico Barton White .Brazil Papagayo Organic White .US Oronoco Fazenda Reserva .Virgin Islands Castillo White . it is a real shame that only three distilleries still exist.Jamaica Bacardi Silver .Paraguay Rhum Clement Premiére Canne .Nicaragua Myers Original Platinum .Trinidad Clearheart Rum .Guyana Charbay Tropical Islands Cane .Martinique Tommy Bahama White Sand .Jamaica El Dorado White .Puerto Rico Fernandes White .Barbados Rhum Barbancourt White . The largest Irish branded Whiskey is: • Jameson Irish Other notable brands are: Bushmills Cooleys Paddy's • • • Brands of Rum • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Appleton Estate White .Barbados Starr African Light Rum .Dominican Republic Wray & Nephew White Overproof .
in recent years. Isn’t Watermelon and Rum enough? The 35-percent alcohol-by-volume rum retails for $12.99 a 750-ml. Along with its standard 750ml.. Bacardi’s Watermelon Flavored Rum Miami-based Bacardi USA Inc. which was used in Nepal by the elite Gurkha armed forces.99 to $14.. Khukri is packaged in a 375-ml. The rum is named after the dagger-like weapon called a khukri. RedRum is “Murder” spelled backwards 7 . dagger-shaped bottle that was originally introduced in Nepal in 1974 to mark the coronation of a new King.S. bottle and is also available in 50-ml.As super-premium rums from exotic locales continue to surge in the U. bottle ($19. Liquid Spirits Imports has brought an eyecatching offering from Nepal into the market.75-liter bottles..99). The fresh watermelon-flavored rum is designed for mixability but I question why one wants to mix watermelon + Rum + another additive. which has been a key venue for the flood of upscale rums that have entered the U. 200-ml. 375-ml.S. Khukri Rum began in the New York metro market.. launched Grand Melón in April. 1-liter and 1. the seventh spirit in its flavored rum line.
99. a clear. cherry-flavored rum.75-L. coconut. the tropical clothier is now introducing a tropical ultra-premium rum brand under the same name. RedRum is distilled from pure Caribbean sugarcane and infused with natural mango. Today they offer three products: RedRum. VooDoo Spiced Rum & Jolly Roger Caribbean Rum. 8 . has added a flavor to its Cruzan rum portfolio.Three-D Spirits. which also has of almonds. Actually Tommy Bahama has collaborated with Sidney Frank Importing Co to create the ($29. array 1. goal is to create exciting handmade rums with exceptional quality. Inc. and adds a smooth. unveiling Cruzan Black Cherry in May. Tommy Bahama White Sand and Tommy Bahama Golden Sun Ah yes. a fullbodied amber rum with a fruity nose and flavors of coffee. to A 750-ml. was aged a minimum of three years. VooDoo is a traditional spiced rum. is the new Cruzan flavor offering in three Cruzan Black Cherry is available in an of bottle sizes. yet the first to be made using "barrel aged" Virgin Island rum. bottle retails for $11. bottle) luxury rum brand. Golden Sun. pralines and roasted nuts. and cherry flavors. was aged for a minimum of two years.New Black Cherry The Absolut Spirits Co. light-bodied rum with tropical fruit aromas. The oak barrel aging process mellows the rum. flowers and berries. distinctive taste. pineapple. Cruzan Rum . Flavor ninth The notes first years. ranging from 50-ml.99 a 750-ml. White Sand.
bottle. The bottle which is being displayed at Europe's first festival. Banana rum tastes like rum made from bananas. I would definitely recommend it as it has a real natural flavor. bottled in the 1940s by the Jamaican distillers Wray and Nephew. The popularity of the Mai cocktail drained their rum supplies in the and is rum The and Tai 9 . Add pineapple juice and Amaretto for a fabulous Mai-Tai. the alcohol at all. containing blends that date back as far as around 1915 has the honor of being what believed to be the world's most expensive bottle of rum. but the bottle shown here. so that must mean it is good tastes like I just cut a fresh mango excellent flavor. It is less sweet Mango rums. RumFest. or at least rum with natural banana flavors. 267 Rum Infusions Mango The undeniably tropical flavor of mangoes mixes with 267 Rum Infusions.Trader Vic’s Banana Rum A fun and fruity rum that will make you want to swing from the trees. This has a fruit in the for you! This with an equally World’s Most It doesn’t look expensive. not the sweetness. which is one of four unopened bottles of the stuff in the world. Expensive Rum You can't taste than other it. it has bottle. is valued at £26.000. In fact it tastes like the syrup that canned pineapple comes packed in. but has a little bite to very authentic flavor. Plus. 99 Bananas tastes like strong alcohol with melted-down banana runts. represents the lost tradition of the Wray Nephew Rum. Great with any tropical mixer. I refer to the flavor.
Starr’s originates in the Island ’s reflects the vivacity of its citrus and a cardamom writes. Debuted the world. who pass on their knowledge through at least ten years of training. The rum has been created by blending the finest and oldest rum reserves. bold red bottle.havana-club. pass on the essence of the process that has been growing in Cuba since sugar cane first arrived in the country in 1493. The bottle therefore represents the last chance to taste the Mai Tai as it was originally conceived. “The distinctive red direction for American rum been home to scores of rum import ($30) from the features delicate flavors in a 10 . STARR AFRICAN RUM Distilled and bottled on the Island of Mauritius-a star of Africa-Starr African Rum is unique among the great rums of unexpected flavor rich volcanic soil and African roots with hints of body. To purchase a bottle of this magnificent rum.com/maximo. Player Magazine bottle heralds a new drinkers. or visit Havana Club's official website at www. which have been aged over generations by master rum-makers. In order to keep up with demand. Those masters. the distillery changed their production methods. Only nine bottles of Máximo Extra Añejo were made available to customers. Havana Club’s Maximo This expensive beauty will set you back $2000 US. Africa has long producers.1930s. or Maestros Roneros. This hot new Island nation of Mauritius.
it doesn’t come with a tattoo or even leave your innards with one after the first sip. Each jar comes with a hand-lettered label with a serial number. Gold. The liquid itself has a dark caramel color with a golden glow. it’s making a name for itself at trendy watering holes in Los Angeles and The Big Apple” Corcor Premium Rum CORCOR Premium is for those who appreciate the deep and rich flavor that can only be achieved through aging. EAS/B&D Coconut Can Rum taste Morgan originate in Argentina. The original tin package requires a month to produce due to its complex and sophisticated design. It comes in a special handmade unglazed jar -. 11 . We these Rums because they produced in 100% copper the "slow distillation" Rated 86 points by and comes in White. There is a faint taste of general allspice with some warmth but little actual burn in the finish. anyone tell me what Gold like? Captain Tattoo No. vanilla. and cherry. Isla N Rum These rums picked are stills with method. and Lemon flavored Rums.gently wrapped with sugarcane-made Ryukyuan paper. The Captain Morgan Tattoo line of Rum is a Puerto Rican Rum that is blended with their secret formula of premium and hot spices.the production of which is limited even in Okinawa -.last year. There is a noticable aroma of citrus.
After the first sniff you’ll know good things are coming your way. After doing some research based on the list of vodka brands (search the Internet or ask a vodka-friendly pal about information). spiked with the edge of fine Mexican Tequila. rum is a sweetheart’s drink usually reserved for fruity. a list of vodka brands would be very useful for you. sugary concoctions but here you get the tequila thrown in. It has a smooth first taste that offers a tart touch of lime with dry. make your choice(s) and hit the stores. A combination Rum and Tequila that has ranked really high in taste tests. Before vodka shopping. Kuya is made from a blend of rich. It has a featherweight. There is nothing worse that going to the stores and confronting the different brands of vodka without a clue as to whatâ€™s what. consult the list of vodka brands and do your research. it is best described as a fusion between the classic spiced rum and the new breed of fruit flavored rum. seamlessly textured body that delivers a citrus and spicy vanilla palate. I know. The result is phenomenal. Considering that there are so many different brands of vodka in the market and so many best vodka claims attached to the brands. choosing vodka can me a hit or miss ordeal. grapefruit and vanilla tinged with cloves and spice. smooth mixable Caribbean rum. infused with a touch of blue agave tequila and a twist of natural lime flavor. A list of vodka brands would definitely help.Ciclon Rum by Bacardi Ciclon is a smooth premium gold rum from Barcardi. Kuya Fusion Rum has a captivating bouquet of citron. As it states on the label. The best of both worlds. This way. golden rums that are infused with natural citrus flavor extracts and an array of island spices. you would be saving time 12 . flavors that linger for an impressively long tim List of Different Vodka Brands If you enjoy a little vodka now and then. herbal undertones. Kuya Fusion Rum :Produced by Kahlúa.
A little research and preparation goes a long way. rye and corn. Americana received a "91. It is the nation's oldest distillery. New Jersey at the Laird and Company Plant. Gold Medal Rating" from the Beverage Testing Institute as well as a "Bronze Medal" and "People's Choice for Package of the Year" by the National Association of Contributors and "Package of the Year Award" by All Pak. barley. New Jersey Americana Luxury Vodka is an unflavored grain vodka that is quadruple distilled with water sourced at 300 feet below sea level. Inc. » Absolut » Armadale » Belvedere » Boru » Chopin » Finlandia » Grey Goose » Ketel One » Popov » SKYY » Smirnoff » Three Olives » Vox » White Diamond Origin and Contents of the Best Vodka Brands • Americana Luxury Vodka – Colts Neck. Americana Luxury Vodka is distilled at a family distillery in Colts Neck. It is charcoal filtered seven times with a carbon block filter that is capable of filtering even tobacco smoke. Exceptional. Americana Luxury Vodka was introduced in the Fall of 2007. The grains included in Americana are wheat. Dan 13 .and energy. You'll notice the nod to American craftsmanship on the bottle whose main body is clear (signifying white) with tints of read and blue surrounding the corners. Never underestimate the value of a list of vodka brands.
Smooth. etc. wheat and corn. Seven (7) pounds of potatoes are used to make just one (1) bottle. Herbal and pine bouquet 14 . the label is produced on recycled paper and the label glue is not toxic. • O-N Vodka – Oregon Organic Nation Vodka is a premium organic vodka distilled from rye and grown in Etna. nonpotable water runoff. The finished product is an organic blend of rye (for sweetness). • Chopin Vodka – Poland Luxury vodka distilled from potatoes. Interesting.Marino. • VeeV Liqueur – South America Luxury vodka substitute made from organic Acai berries • Stolichnaya Vodka – Russia Distilled from winter wheat in Russia’s oldest distillery using pure glacial waters. ionizing radiation. no fertilizers. California. • Belvedere Vodka – Poland Premium vodka distilled from rye • Ceren Vodka – El Salvador Made from sugar cane. named after Polish composer Frederic Chopin. O-N Vodka is produced organically: no pesticides. Hall of Fame and retired Miami Dolphins quarterback is an investor. We are told that it won the gold medal at the San Francisco World Spirts Competition in 2007 for its category.
Crisp.• Bak’s Zubrowka Bison Grass Vodka – Poland Distilled from potatoes and artesian well water with a hint of bison grass • Absolut Vodka – Sweden Distilled from winter wheat • Finlandia Vodka – Finland Distilled from barley and glacier water. clean and smooth finish. California Pot-distilled from quality viognier grapes then blended into column still mid-western wheat vodka at the Alameda Naval Air Station. Sweet and spicy flavor first ftaste. Citrus and toasted cereal aromas. a bit harsh yet warm and provides a smooth finish • Grey Goose Vodka – France Quality vodka distilled from French wheat with impeccable clarity and supple medium weight body. • Ketel One Dutch Vodka – Netherlands Distilled from pure wheat in an alembic copper pot. a method reserved for fine scotches and cognacs. aromatic and smooth. • Hangar One Vodka – Alameda. • Luksusowa Potato Vodka (lux-sus-ova) – Poland Distilled from potatoes with hint of herbs and caramel 15 . silky texture. medium weight body. Soft.
some barley and corn in a copper potstill for extra smoothness. • Van Gogh Vodka – Netherlands Distilled using mostly wheat. Taste of quinine and lemon. Bouquet of citrus cocoa and grain. Citrus taste. crystal clear with lightweight. satiny smooth body with a caramel bouquet. • Pearl Vodka – Western Canada Distilled from wheat. 16 . silky texture.• Cristall Vodka – Russia Distilled from winter wheat and glacial waters with hints of chocolate and vanilla • Original Polish Vodka – Poland Distilled from rye. is brisk and refreshing with soft creamy aromas • Purus Vodka – Italy Luxury vodka distilled from organic Italian wheat • Rain Vodka – Kentucky Distilled from yeast and organically grown corn with hint of fruit and toffee • Van Hoo Vodka – Belgium Distilled from grain and spring water.
• Smirnoff – Russia.color and smoothness attributed to the Black Catechu. Considered a light vodka.• Vox Vodka – Netherlands Distilled from wheat said to have a weightless body and clean palate (taste) • 360 Vodka – United States Luxury vodka distilled from grain Best Value Vodkas • SKYY Vodka – USA No carbohydrates. a tannin resin of the Acacia catechu heartwood. now USA Distilled from grain with hint of mint. distilled from American Midwest grain with cocoa. wet stone and charcoal • Blavod Black Vodka – London Distilled from grain . said to contain the fewest impurities of the leading brands. a tree indigenous to India and Burma • Gilbeys Vodka – USA Distilled from grain • Gordons Vodka – USA Distilled from grain • Mor Vodka – Poland Distilled from potatoes 17 .
• Wodka Wyborowa – Poland Distilled from rye • Three Olives Vodka – England Distilled from English wheat • Oliphant Vodka – Holland Distilled from • 3 Vodka – USA 1st and only vodka distilled from soy and contains no carbohydrates 18 .
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