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How to Properly Taste Whiskey

Posted by Denise Burkey on

Whiskey – there’s so much of it!  How do you know what you like?  I will help you navigate through the proper way to taste whiskey. First you need a notepad and pen.  You will not be able to remember everything about the whiskey if you don’t take notes.After your notepad and pen, you need whiskey!!!  Next you will need the right glassware.  The glass should be shaped like an elongated sherry glass with a stubby stem.  You want to direct the aroma towards your nose.  Write in your notes what the whiskey looks like – use words like gold,...

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Bourbon: All Bourbon is Whiskey, but not all Whiskey is Bourbon

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Bourbon:  All Bourbon is Whiskey, but not all Whiskey is Bourbon

I’m sure you’ve heard that saying before!!!  If you define whiskey it is a distilled spirit from a fermented grain mash then aged in wooden barrels.  Whiskey can be made anywhere in the world.  Popular styles of whiskey include Scotch whisky, Irish whiskey, and American whiskey.  The most popular whiskey in America is, you guessed it, bourbon! Bourbon has some specific regulations to be called a bourbon.  It needs to be produced in the US, made from 51% corn and stored in a new, charred oak barrel, and aged at least 18 mos.  Whiskey does not have the same regulations...

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Healthiest Fat with EVOO in Plano, Tx

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Healthiest Fat with EVOO in Plano, Tx

Olive oil is part of the Mediterranean diet and does have health benefits.Extra virgin olive oil contains vitamins E & K and beneficial fatty acids along with antioxidants – some that help fight serious diseases.  Our extra virgin olive oil is 100% natural.Olive oil’s main anti-inflammatory effects can be due to its antioxidants.  Researchers estimate that about 50ml of extra virgin olive oil exerts effects similar to those taking ibuprofen.Extra virgin olive oil is one of the healthiest foods to eat for heart health.  It reduces inflammation, blood pressure, and aids in preventing blood clots.Its been said, however not confirmed,...

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Choosing the Best EVOO at vomFass in Plano

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Choosing the Best EVOO at vomFass in Plano

Most Chefs will tell you that choosing an olive oil is an essential party of their job.  It’s part of so many dishes in the kitchen like searing, finishing, and making dressings but so neglected.America is lagging in their olive oil selection compared to many European countries.  Why is that?  Ask any home Chef in Plano, Tx what a good quality olive oil can do for their dishes and I guarantee you most, if not all will say it takes food from good to great!Do you know where to start?  Let me help ….How to Choose an Olive Oil in...

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