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Scotch Malt Whisky Society ‘THE SOUNDS OF ISLAY’ – Scotch Whisky News


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May 22nd, 2021

This week we are celebrating the Islay Festival of Music and Malt with a fantastic selection of…music and malt! We are releasing three special bottlings this afternoon to commemorate one of our favourite whisky festivals and regions, along with bespoke music pairings to take your dram to the next level.

To ensure we can share these extra-special whiskies with as many members as possible, you will be restricted to buying ONE out of these THREE bottles ONLY.*

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The Scotch Malt Whisky Society, The Vaults, 87 Giles Street, Leith EH6 6BZ

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Review: Runamok Maple Syrups and Bitters

Runamok Syrup Maple Old Fashioned

Runamok is a producer of traditional maple syrup in Vermont, and the company recently branched out into cocktail ingredients, where maple has long been popular. Today we take a look at six different Runamok products — four syrups and two types of bitters — all made with glorious tree juice at their core (and no refined sugar).

Runamok Syrup Maple Old Fashioned – This orange-laced syrup evokes the immediate essence of gingersnaps, with a slight fruitiness in the form of figs and dates underneath. The maple syrup character is present but less overbearingly sweet than you might expect, offering a touch of earthiness to a truly unique palate. It really shines with whiskey, melding beautifully with caramel and chocolate notes and bringing out the fruitiness in the spirit. A- / $17 per 250ml bottle

Runamok Syrup Maple Ginger Mule – A much different experience, this is intense with both ginger and lime, giving it a sharp acidity that rapidly washes away much of the sweetness underneath — although some notes of caramel emerge on the finish. I struggled to find the right balance with this one in a cocktail made with vodka and sparkling water, but you might have better luck. B / $17 per 250ml bottle

Runamok Syrup Maple Smoked Old Fashioned – Made with cherry juice (or orange essence, depending on if you believe the bottle or the website), and tons of smoked pecan wood. A bit of a butterscotch kick on the finish. While I love a smoky cocktail, the impact here is a bit overpowering, and in a mixed drink I might consider tempering the smoke effect by going half and half with the standard Old Fashioned syrup (or just plain simple syrup). Even then, I think the non-smoked recipe pairs better with whiskey. B+ / $17 per 250ml bottle

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Colorado Innkeepers launch new website, association logo, video tour, book direct and digital member directory campaign

Each member inn prides themselves on maintaining high standards of accommodations
The newly designed website at InnsofColorado.org includes a search by amenities option
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The association says their updated logo, "Reflects the essence of Colorado which includes the Rocky Mountains, sunshine, the Blue Columbine State Flower, the Blue Spruce State Tree and the motto, 'Rest at the Best' to signify quality standards among member inns."

Each member inn prides themselves on maintaining high standards of accommodations

The newly designed website at InnsofColorado.org includes a search by amenities option

Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers of Colorado, the official statewide bed and breakfast association, announced a newly designed website at www.InnsofColorado.org

The one-stop-shop web access has been modernized for both mobile and desktop use including both member inn listings and links to great travel information, helping guests plan a visit to Colorado.”

— BBIC Marketing and Membership Chair, Dave Dischner

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Keith Hastings, Former Wells Fargo Executive Added To Giddy Up, R-Three Technologies Advisory Board

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Expert in Banking and an Innovative Deal Maker #ITSTIMETOGIDDYUP!

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, May 21, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Keith Hastings has signed on to the R-3 Technologies (OTC under symbol RRRT), Giddy Up Energy Food & Beverage Products advisory board, as Senior Vice President of Business Development - banking and innovation initiatives. Mr. Hastings’s duties at the companies will be to analyze the present and potential future needs of Giddy Up products and services. His target emphasis is to communicate with cross-functional external business platforms to increase product growth for marketing and sales saturation.

Prior to signing onboard with Giddy Up, he was an executive targeting mid-sized businesses in the Bellevue, WA business commercial division, at Wells Fargo Bank. Through his leadership, his diligent team of 150+ business development officers generated $84M in annual revenue nationwide from 2018-2019.

As a leading independent loan officer, Hastings created and mentored various sales teams that drove relationships to successfully close sales – significantly impacting the overall bottom line. His comprehensive playbooks on what it takes to sell in competitive markets have produced more than $1M in loans per month. Keith also wore the hats of an industrious entrepreneur. He founded and established a $1.3M shoe company out of his home garage. He successfully built and ran the company for three years and sold it for a substantial profit. Success and team building follow Keith Hastings in business which may have carried over from his earlier career as a professional athlete. He is a former Mexican League (Liga Mexicana de Béisbol, LMB) baseball player who is fluent in Spanish.

After leaving baseball, Keith enjoyed a lucrative career in real estate grossing $12M annually in Southern California. He is known on Spanish radio as a commercial announcer, for his numerous in-depth interviews and an expert in So. Cal real estate. Giddy Up’s Executive Dir., of Business Development, Lance Davis added this about Keith. ‘Today we are so excited to have Keith Hastings joining our energic team of seasoned professionals. His expertise in banking and innovative ideas as it relates to strategic partnerships is fresh and exhilarating.’

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MCO delivery: Craving for authentic Klang 'bak kut teh'? Get PJ Section 17's Xiang Klang Bak Kut Teh sent to you

Even if you cannot get to Klang, you can get your 'bak kut teh' fix with your choice of meat cuts delivered to you from Section 17's Xiang Klang Bak Kut Teh — Pictures by Lee Khang Yi Subscribe to our Telegram channel for the latest updates on …

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Hubert’s Favorite One True Zin

Opici Wines & Spirits has introduced Hubert’s Favorite One True Zin.

This organic Italian zinfandel (Primitivo) is named in honor of the company’s late founder, Hubert Opici.

Hubert had an appreciation for California and Italian winemaking, and an affinity for zinfandel, the company says. Certified organic, non-GMO and vegan, this wine is from the Salento region within Puglia.

One True Zin has notes of plum, cherry, marmalade and spice, the company reports. Stylistically, this zinfandel merges old world and new world to create an easy-drinking red that pairs perfectly with steak, burgers and barbeque.

“My grandfather will always be an inspiration and a driving force behind what we do,” says Don Opici, managing director of Opici Wines & Spirits. “He emphasized the importance of quality and value, and One True Zin perfectly embodies that sentiment. Our family is thrilled to launch this project to further honor his legacy.”

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Review: 2020 Gaia Pinot Noir Rose Organic

2020 Gaia Pinot Noir Rose Organic

Rob Theakston May 21, 2021


The Gaia collection hails from Domaine Bousquet’s estate vineyards in Tupungato, named after one of the highest mountains in the Americas near the Argentina-Chile border. Let’s go to the press release for a more formal introduction:

“…[Gaia] references the ancient Greek goddess of the earth, and an inspiration for the Bousquet family from the outset, going back to the late 1990s when as visionaries and intrepid pioneers they left their native France to buy and plant in virgin land, high in the remote Andean foothills of Argentina. Today Argentina’s foremost name in organically grown wines, Domaine Bousquet has farmed organically from the get-go, and as such the Gaia collection is made entirely from organically grown grapes.”

Lively and bright, appropriate for a spring brunch or outside patio dining, this 100% pinot noir has a delicate nose of ripe strawberries, magnolia flowers, and a faint note of pear. The palate is surprisingly rich, almost full-bodied, and favors fruit elements over floral but never goes too far out of balance. Stone fruit tempers the strawberry notes evident on the nose, along with a gentle hint of pepper and mineral elements. The dry finish returns the floral influence but also provides light acidity presenting a very clean conclusion. We gifted a bottle at a (very socially distanced) Kentucky Derby party at the time of this writing, and it was the first bottle on the table finished, phones grabbing snapshots of the label.

A- / $26 / domainebousquet.com

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Braxton going toe-to-toe against beverage giants with its latest release

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New Single "Get A Little Drunker With Me Baby" From Country Singer Doug Adkins

Doug Adkins at The Voice Of Germany 2020
The Whiskey Salesman Logo is from the country song "Whiskey Salesman," written by Doug Adkins and has become an identifying symbol for the country singer.
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Get A LIttle Drunker With Me Baby - Doug Adkins

Doug Adkins at The Voice Of Germany 2020

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Doug Adkins Single "Get A Little Drunker With Me Baby" Available For Streaming-Radio 28 May 2021 (Spotify, Amazon, Tik Tok, iHeart, Apple, Pandora, Tidal)

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, UNITED STATES, May 21, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Country Singer-Songwriter Recording Artist Doug Adkins releasing the first single off his much anticipated 11th Studio CD "A Cowboys' Life."

The single titled, "Get A Little Drunker With Me Baby," is a traditional country, upbeat toe tapping good time, geared towards the "NOT TWENTY SOMETHINGs".

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Ardagh Group to invest $195.5M in North Carolina beverage-can manufacturing plant, adding jobs

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2021 Craft Beer Marketing Awards’ “Crushie” Winners Announced

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Craft Beer Marketing Awards 2021

Craft Beer Marketing Awards 2021 "Crushies"

Craft Beer Marketing Awards Region Map 2021

Breweries, Designers and Agencies from Around the Globe Recognized in first-of-its-kind global awards program

We were so impressed by the sheer creativity, innovation, and caliber of marketing displayed in entries from around the world in every category”

— CBMAs Co-Founder Jim McCune

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Kendall Jenner’s 818 Tequila Gains Distribution through Southern Glazer’s

Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits has signed a national alignment agreement with 818 Tequila, the brand founded by Kendall Jenner.

The main pillars of 818 are to promote environmental sustainability and support community initiatives that give back to the people of Jalisco, the company says, while protecting the land they rely on for their livelihoods. This includes using recycled agave fibers to create building materials to provide housing for local families in need.

“I’m incredibly proud of the product we have created with our team in Mexico and am honored that they have joined us on this journey,” says Jenner. “Their mentorship and support are important as we build 818 into one of the world’s leading tequila brands. That’s why I am so thrilled to work with Southern Glazer’s and their outstanding sales teams to help introduce these tequilas to both off and on-premise customers. I’m excited for more people to be able to try it in the coming months.”

Southern Glazer’s will launch distribution of 818 in Kendall Jenner’s home state of California, and then continue to roll the brand out across the U.S. throughout the summer and in the months to come.

The 818 portfolio includes three variations, with company-provided tasting notes:

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Heaven’s Door Releases The Master Blenders’ Edition, Finished in Redbreast

Heaven’s Door Whiskey, the brand owned by Bob Dylan, has unveiled a limited-edition 10-year-old bourbon finished in Redbreast Irish whiskey casks.

This first-ever collaboration for both brands was the idea of master blenders Ryan Perry of Heaven’s Door and Billy Leighton of Redbreast Irish Whiskey. Hence, the release’s apt name: The Master Blenders’ Edition.

The Master Blenders’ Edition features Heaven’s Door 10-year straight bourbon finished in Redbreast’s signature single pot still casks for 15 months, extracting flavor from single pot Irish whiskey and former Spanish sherry.

The end result is a taste profile with prominent notes of nuts, spice and leather, the company reports, as well as the influence of sherry, citrus, dark fruit and a subtle sweetness of Yellow Man from the Redbreast casks.

The Master Blenders’ Edition comes in Heaven’s Door’s signature bottle, featuring a new gate design created by Dylan in his Black Buffalo Ironworks studio, as well as Redbreast’s iconic Robin.

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Canadian Wine Lovers To Go Live for Over 4 Hours on World Chardonnay Day

Carl’s Wine Club Hosts Virtual Chardonnay Marathon

WEST KELOWNA, BC, CANADA, May 21, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Are you ready to kick off the weekend? You can tune in virtually to celebrate World Chardonnay Day starting at 4pm PST on May 21, 2021.

Carl Boucher, founder of Carl’s Wine Club, will be live on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube with over 25 Canadian chardonnays. The virtual event aimed at wine lovers across Canada and around the world can only be considered a marathon: over 4 hours of live wine reviews. He will be joined by winemakers, winery owners, and wine influencers from across Canada throughout the evening. The live event will include fun prizes for participants such as wine accessories and wine glasses that will be drawn at random throughout the evening.

“Canadian chardonnay is at a world-class level, and we can’t wait to celebrate this fact on World Chardonnay Day,” says Carl Boucher, Founder and Chief Wine Officer of Carl’s Wine Club.

Wine Lovers Invited to Connect
Anyone can tune in to the virtual event by going to Carl’s Wine Club’s Facebook, Instagram and YouTube channels. Wine lovers are invited to stop by the virtual event to learn more about Canadian chardonnay, represent Canada on World Chardonnay Day, and have a chance to win prizes randomly drawn throughout the evening.

About Carl’s Wine Club
Founded on Canada Day in 2020, Carl’s Wine Club is free to join and features a different Canadian winery each week via social media and e-mail. Members can learn more about each winery and have the option to purchase a tasting pack from that winery. With over 4,000 members across Canada, Carl’s Wine Club is growing quickly and promises to be a game-changer for the Canadian wine industry.

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Budweiser debuts limited-edition patriotic cans to kick off the summer season

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Ardagh Group to invest $195.5 million in Triad beverage can manufacturing plant, add 94 new jobs

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Pacific Highway Wines Reports Healthy FY21 Growth to Date

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Mark Giordano, President Pacific Highway Wines

Ten Consecutive Months of Outperforming Goals tributed to Talented Team, Premium Brands, and Innovation

The past fourteen months has shown that Pacific Highway Wines can weather the toughest storms and come out poised and stronger. I’m looking forward to growth and portfolio excitement to come.”

— Mark Giordano

GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA, USA, May 21, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Pacific Highway Wines today announces the tenth consecutive month of total company growth, outperforming both volume and revenue forecasts, from July 2020 through April 2021.

On a company-wide Pacific Highway Wines meeting, President, Mark Giordano, emphasized “If there was ever a year to demonstrate business creativity and talent.…this was it. I’m very proud of this team and our winery partners for our collective success, teamwork and innovative vision.”

PREMIUM BRANDS:
Notable brand growth is reported for the company’s largest brand, Giesen from New Zealand, up 32% revenue total brand 52 weeks ending 3.27.21, led by Giesen Estate Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Luxury Uruguayan leader, Bodega Garzon, up 78% revenue 52 weeks, has continued its outstanding brand growth led by Tannat Reserve and the Albarino Reserve. Bodegas Faustino growth is being led by their most coveted wines, Gran Reserva I up 30% revenue and Reserva V up 24% revenue, 52 weeks Nielsen 3.27.21. Merryvale Napa Valley Cabernet drives the Merryvale brand growth, up 55% revenue 52 weeks. Santa Ema from Chile continues to show impressive growth with the Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon and the ultra-premium Amplus Cabernet Sauvignon, the latter being up over triple digits.

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Corporate Class Inc. Launches The Centre for Diversity and Inclusion

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CCI is committed to furthering diversity and inclusion in the workplace to build a better future for all.

The last few years have demonstrated the heightened need for inclusive leadership, so all voices and marginalized groups are heard and empowered in the workplace...”

— Diane Craig

TORONTO, ON, CANADA, May 21, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Corporate Class Inc. (CCI), founded in 1984, has launched a new division under its brand, the Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI). As the industry experts and thought leaders in the leadership training and coaching space, CCI launched the Centre for Diversity and Inclusion on May 21, 2021, the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development. This new division will have a more sharpened/targeted focus on Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) training and consulting programs and services for organizations and professionals across levels.

The new division will focus on getting to the root of D&I challenges within organizations and for leaders to help mitigate them in the workspace and create an inclusive environment that enables better performance and employee engagement from a diverse employee workforce. Through effective D&I strategies and implementation, the CDI team will help organizations achieve their overall goals. The CDI team consists of long-term champions for D&I such as Dr. Georgette Zinaty, Practice Lead and Honourable David Onley, Executive in Residence.

Speaking about the launch of the Centre for Diversity and Inclusion, Diane Craig, President & Founder, Corporate Class Inc., said, “The last few years have demonstrated the heightened need for inclusive leadership, so all voices and marginalized groups are heard and empowered in the workplace. We at CCI wanted to help bring diversity and inclusion front and center to conversations about leadership. Having spent over 30 years in the leadership training and coaching space, we knew we had to create more targeted services, led by experts in D&I strategies, as inclusivity plays a critical role in leadership and executive presence.”

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Molson Coors unveils Proof Point Spirited Seltzers in time for summer sipping

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