Dark ‘n Stormy recipe – one of Bermuda’s most popular drinks

Here’s how to make a proper Dark ‘n Stormy Pour 6 oz ginger beer (either Barritts or Gosling’s brand) into a tall glass filled with ice Float 2 oz of Gosling’s Black Seal Rum on top. Stir until it looks like a storm cloud. Optional garnish: lime wedge.  There’s a magical quality to every BermudaContinue reading “Dark ‘n Stormy recipe – one of Bermuda’s most popular drinks”

The next hot trend – Ontario about to burst forth with micro-distilleries

    Spirits Start To Emerge in My Consciousness I’ve been a wine aficionado for a long time. But I haven’t been able to resist the lure of spirits either. They’ve gradually tugged at my attention and they’re winning me over. They’re fascinating and equally full of culture and lore. So with this post, IContinue reading “The next hot trend – Ontario about to burst forth with micro-distilleries”

Scotch tastings and whisky introduction at The Briars resort

Scotch and Whisky Introduction Among my many other roles in a wide variety of places, I am the in-house wine and scotch tasting host for The Briars resort in Jackson’s Point, Ontario, on the south end of Lake Simcoe. Here’s the basic outline of what I cover. You are most welcome to book your ownContinue reading “Scotch tastings and whisky introduction at The Briars resort”

Experience a piece of Bermuda through a Dark ‘n Stormy, their national cocktail #recipe

Pour 6 oz ginger beer (either Barritts or Gosling’s brand) into a tall glass filled with ice and float 2 oz of Gosling’s Black Seal Rum on top. Stir until it looks like storm cloud. Optional garnish: lime wedge. The Dark ‘n Stormy is trademarked by Gosling’s, so be sure to use real Gosling’s Rum.Continue reading “Experience a piece of Bermuda through a Dark ‘n Stormy, their national cocktail #recipe”

Small oak barrels for aging whisky and cocktails are the next big thing.

It’s cool stuff. Do-it-yourself barrel-aging is fun, interesting and yields very satisfying results. Not only for home, these 1 and 2 litre barrels are in a restaurant. Way to go, Brothers Beer Bistro.

Ontario’s emerging craft distillers, a whole new ball game!

After wine, there comes… – spirits! I’ve been a wine fan for a long time. But I have not been able to resist the lure of spirits either.  They got my attention and they’re winning me over. They’re fascinating and equally full of culture and lore. So with this post, I am embarking on anContinue reading “Ontario’s emerging craft distillers, a whole new ball game!”