Random notes on alcoholic experiments

Yesterday, after finishing off my first bottle, it was time to make a new batch of red wine-based vermouth. While I did like the first batch, there were a few major changes in order. First, as the title suggests, I realized that the last batch really wasn't vermouth. I decided to embrace that f...

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Here are a few "corrections" offered for the names of single malt scotches. I think this may become a new regular feature on the blog.

  • Macmillan
  • MacMillan
  • Maniacal
  • Manically
  • Magellan
  • McClain

Ok, fairly straight forward...

  • Polarograph
  • Sulphuric
  • Selfridge


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  • 2 oz Scotch
  • 1/2 oz Drambuie
  • 1/2 oz Cynar
  • dash Amer Picon

Homemade ingredients: Amer DeHainaut, Drambuie

I omitted Peach Bitters from the drink, since I don't have any. The recipe (from Kindred Cocktails) also suggests Macallan 12, which I'm not quite prepared to mix on a weeknight. To...

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Tonight I tried my hand at making some simple honey and Scotch based liqueurs. I made two very small experimental batches. One is an attempt to make something pretty similar to Drambuie. The other is meant to be almost, but not quite, entirely unlike Drambuie.

Not Drambuie

  • 3 oz Scotch
  • 3 oz...

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