Monthly Archives: April 2005

Is it Grappa, Marc,Baguciera,or Vodka ?

A recent controversy has been what is vodka. Or, what are the allowable ingredients for vodka.Pressure from more or less traditional vodka countries within the EU to make a ruling that everything except grapes (see above for some of the … Continue reading

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Tequila is a mescal but mescal is not a Tequila

Mezcal is a distilled product of the agave plant family. There are over 30 varieties of agave that can be used. Tequila uses a specific one, the weber blue agave. It also comes from a specific area in Mexico. Mezcal … Continue reading

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Single Malt, Single Barrel, Single Single,Straight,Vatted Malts and Blends

Here are some other terms that can confuse and confound aspiring Whisk(e)y connoisseurs . Single Malt: Usually applies to Scottish Whisky ( note lack of “e” ) or to whiskies ( again note Scottish spelling) that are trying to emulate … Continue reading

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Zen Riddles of Booze

Tequila is a mescal but mescal is not a Tequila, Cognac is a Brandy but a Brandy is not necessarily a Cognac, Bourbon is a Whiskey but not a Whisky, Scotch is a Whisky but not a Whiskey.If you understand … Continue reading

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A Double Scotch Party

Paul Pacult, Jim Crile of The Glenlivet and Colin Scott of Chivas Brothers Picture By Mischa Mack of the Thomas Collective

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Press Release from The Double Scotch Party

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: The Thomas Collective Alex Lange (alange@ttc-pr.com) 212/229-2294 PERNOD RICARD USA ANNOUNCES THE PUBLICATION OF“A DOUBLE SCOTCH” New Book by Noted Spirits Writer F. Paul Pacult Chronicles Two Top Scotch Brands WHITE PLAINS, NY – Pernod Ricard … Continue reading

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New Series of Mildly Education Value

I’m going to start a mini series of pieces on various aspects of names and nomenclature of spirits that will cover proper names and designations, definitions and spellings interspersed with whatever else comes to mind in between. Please keep checking … Continue reading

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