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To the #holiday season of #2020, you have challenged us in more ways than we could have ever imagined. From our everyday habits to the all familiar gathering preparations, we will forever be humbled by such a historical year. But with obstacles we are learning to navigate this thing TOGETHER… yes, it seems ironic as we are constantly adjusting our lives to be distant from each other.. but hopefully, in time, we truly embrace the reality that WE ARE ALL CONNECTED. And in times like these, it something to #celebrate.
Upon receiving this bottle of #Glenfiddich #GrandCru with minimal knowledge of its contents beyond the beautiful presentation, we were intrigued upon the notion that Brian Kinsman and #Cru (*yes, a pun) sought to inspire a community beyond the #singlemalt familiars and even the brand’s loyalists. With such a unique release and an age statement grander than most, this #whisky is for those who seek curiosity and variation!
Aged 23 years in combined oak and finished in #French cuvee casks, the experience is a surprisingly delicate silky pour and a bit of a chameleon on the tongue. We found it an interestingly subtle departure from the #distillery characteristics as the mixture of fruit, acid, spice and light baking creams seem to take turns dancing on sensitive egg shells. Perhaps a glimpse of this expression at a higher ABV, would provide a deeper reveal into all of the lovely notes we are tasting… and if this is a precursor to future experiments upon the same path then we are definitely excited!
Back to OliBoli for another holiday treat with their #Coconut Cream monthly special! This mouthful is constructed with the #donutshop famous yeast base smothered in a homemade coconut glaze and coconut pastry cream at the center. As if that’s sounds like enough, its topped with buttery streusel crumble, a super light coconut whipped cream, fresh coconut shavings & seasonal pomegranate seeds! Potentially a top rank in our eyes from this #OrangeCounty bakery!
Implementing balance with a heaping scoop of melt-in-your-mouth buttery dough and fluffy cream, this #WhiskyAndDonuts pairing offers a joyful showcase of all the ingredients involved! The #donuts coconut theme paves way to the heather, grains and nuttiness in the #dram while the cream and pomegranate accents promote a sparkle in every effervescent-esque sip. Truly a matchup like we have never had and has furthered our progress in this unorthodox combination.
With only a handful of days left in the year, we hope you find solace and peace. Wherever you are in the world, we offer you hope, appreciation and thanks. We celebrate you as a contributors to this weird and beautiful world. Whisky And Donuts All Around.
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