I am a work at home dad, serving as the COO for UpDoc Media & CFO for Recharge|HoCo-CrossFit. I hold a Doctorate in Physical Therapy, a Master of Business Administration, and degrees in Bioengineering & Psychology.
My work centers on creative direction, marketing strategy for clients, and industry influencing at UpDoc Media while supporting my team as a virtual CFO for Recharge. I'm a huge fan of all things Disney/Star Wars, learner of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and lover of food -- both in cooking and consuming it.
So while taste of this product rather pleasant, the problem with this one is actually that there is kind of a gummy texture because of the components of it primarily the vegetarian components of this product. While it's very healthy for you, that's (the texture) just an element I'm not quite able to get over when drinking it by itself. However if you mix it with other things like yogurt bananas etc. then I think I'll get a lot better.
My choice of whisky is either scotch or bourbon. So, when comparing to Canadian whiskies -- this blend, while smooth, just doesn't have that much flavor. It's also quite expensive for such a low flavor profile.
As a high end mixer or for shots, again due to how low the flavor profile is, the smoothness is definitely there... so, I guess that works out in that regard. But, definitely not as a solo drink... whether it is on the rocks or served neat << the REAL way to drink whisky ;)
These were given to us as a wedding present --and-- I have to say, they are AMAZING. They stayed sharp for over five years. It was only recently that I felt the need to sharpen them. I got a whetstone from the local hardware store and did 20 swipes at 15 degrees across the cutting surface areas of all the non-serrated blades to sharpen them. Now, they are RAZOR sharp. I'm able to literally shave a sliver of paper off in a small U-shape pattern without tearing the paper in any way at all.
These are great knives and it's all about maintaining them. Do yourself a favor and get your run in the mill whetstone to maintain these knives. I'd suggest sharpening once a year or so. The steel is a softish steel which means it sharpens VERY fast. However, if you're abusing them across frozen foods or bone/sinew, you can expect to sharpen more frequently.
That fact, is something to actually appreciate. Some knives hold very tough edges that don't sharpen easily nor do they hold that edge. These knives hold the edge rather well so long as they are maintained.
I've been a UVERSE customer for years. The service suffices given the speed, availability, access, and level of expense. I will say that their customer service is wonderful. And, that their freebies, promotions, previews, etc. are also quite excellent. I wouldn't mind the wifi & connections to be a little bit more consistent... outtages can last all night at times. Otherwise, I'm satisfied enough not to change anything.
As much as many people consider Macallan to be the cadillac of scotch, I think there are many MANY other off brands that are far superior. Macallan is smooth enough; but, I feel the taste is lacking. I've had the 12 many times as well as the 18... personally, you're better off trying out Abelour or Highland Park.
Excellent buy. Excellent taste. And, the best part, it tends to be cheaper in these can forms than the bottle variant. Personally, I think the consistency of this product is superior to the bottle itself. And, it is very comparable to getting draught on tap. Excellent buy!
It's all about the look, not the taste. Blue Curacao is probably the best in the mix. You can make Blue Hawaiians, AMFs, a bunch of very slick looking blue martinis, and anything else that would otherwise use Triple Sec. It's a bit pricey for the blandness of taste. But, like I said, you're paying for the color ;)
This is by far one of my favorite liqueurs to work with as a bartender. The green coloring is truly unique across the bar. Great recipes can follow your basic sour mix into martinis, scoobie snacks, tropical blends, and a lot more fun!
I'm a big fan of scotch and bourbon. I've tried Laphroaig in its 10 yr, 18, and this Quarter Cask. This, is by far my favorite edition. For those who really want a strong oaky, fire toasted, peaty experience, this is it... superior even to Laguvalin.