MGM’s Whisk(e)y Sale! Bourbon : MARCH 3rd THROUGH MARCH 15th 2014

Bourbon:
The Federal Standards of Identity for Distilled Spirits (27 C.F.R. 5) state that
bourbon made for U.S. consumption must be:
Produced in the United States made from a grain mixture that is at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred-oak
barrels; distilled to no more than 160 (U.S.) proof (80% alcohol by volume); entered into the barrel for aging
at no more than 125 proof (62.5% alcohol by volume); and be bottled (like other Whiskeys) at 80 proof or
more (40% alcohol by volume).
Bourbon has no minimum specified duration for its aging period. Products aged for as little as three months
are sold as bourbon. The exception is straight bourbon, which has a minimum aging requirement of two years.
In addition, any straight bourbon aged less than 4 years must state the age of the spirit on the bottle.
Bourbon that meets the above requirements, has been aged for a minimum of two years, and does not have
added coloring, flavoring, or other spirits may (but is not required to) be called straight bourbon.
Bourbon that is labeled as straight that has been aged under four years must be labeled with the duration of
its aging.
Bourbon that has an age stated on its label must be labeled with the age of the youngest Whiskey in the
bottle (not counting the age of any added neutral grain spirits in a bourbon that is labeled as blended, as
neutral-grain spirits are not considered Whiskey under the regulations and are not required to be aged at all).
Bourbon that is labeled blended (or as ‘a blend’) may contain added coloring, flavoring, and other spirits
(such as un-aged neutral grain spirits); but at least 51% of the product must be straight bourbon.
Canadian Whisky:
Canadian Whisky is a type of Whisky produced in Canada. Most Canadian whiskies are blended
multi-grain liquors containing a large percentage of corn spirits, and are typically lighter and smoother than
other Whisky styles. Several hundred years ago, when Canadian distillers began adding small amounts of
highly-flavorful rye grain to their mashes people began demanding this new rye-flavored Whisky, referring
to it simply as “rye.” Today, as for the past two centuries the terms “rye Whisky” and “Canadian Whisky” are
used interchangeably in Canada and refer to exactly the same product.
Historically, in Canada, Whisky that had some rye grain added to the mash bill to give it more flavour
came to be called “rye”. Although some Canadian whiskies are still labelled as “rye”, Canadian “rye”
Whisky usually contains high-proof grain Whisky blended with lower-proof rye-grain Whisky and Canadianmade “bourbon-style” corn Whisky as flavouring. Occasionally barley Whisky is also used for flavouring.
Flavour may also derived in other ways, such as flavour development from the aging process.It is a common
misconception that Canadian whiskies are primarily made using just rye grain. The use of rye grain is not
dictated by law, and the primary grain used to make most Canadian Whisky is corn.
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MARCH 3rd THROUGH MARCH 15th 2014
What is Scotch?
Scotch Whisky, which is generally just referred to as Scotch, is Whisky made in Scotland.
Scotch Whisky is divided into five different categories:
Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Scotch Whisky produced from only water and malted barley at a single distillery by batch distillation in pot
stills.
Single Grain Scotch Whisky
Scotch Whisky distilled at a single distillery but, in addition to water and malted barley, may involve whole
grains of other malted or unmalted cereals. “Single Grain” does not mean that only a single type of grain was
used to produce the Whisky—rather, the adjective “single” refers only to the use of a single distillery (and
making a “Single Grain” requires using a mixture of grains, as barley is a type of grain and some malted
barley must be used in all Scotch Whisky). Blended Malt Scotch Whisky (formerly called “vatted malt” or “pure malt”)
A blend of two or more Single Malt Scotch Whiskies from different distilleries.
Blended Grain Scotch Whisky
A blend of two or more Single Grain Scotch Whiskies from different distilleries.
Blended Scotch Whisky
A blend of one or more Single Malt Scotch Whiskies with one or more Single Grain Scotch Whiskies. All
Scotch Whisky must be aged in oak barrels for at least three years. Any age statement written on a
bottle of Scotch Whisky, in the form of a number, must reflect the age of the youngest Whisky used
to produce that product. A Whisky with an age statement is known as guaranteed age Whisky.
Irish Whiskey
Irish Whiskey must be distilled and aged on the island of Ireland. The product must be aged for at least three
years in wooden casks. If the spirits comprise a blend of two or more such distillates, the product is referred
to as a “blended” Irish Whiskey.
Styles of Irish Whiskey:
Single Malt Irish Whiskey is made from 100% malted barley by a single distillery in a pot still.
Grain Whiskey is particularly light in style. Made from corn or wheat, grain Whiskey is produced in
column stills.
Blended Whiskey constitutes 90% all Irish Whiskey production. Jameson and Kilbeggan are famous
blended Irish whiskies.
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Kilbeggan - Irish Whiskey ABV 40% - Established in 1757, Kilbeggan Distillery has been distilling and maturing the
finest Irish Whiskey for over 250 years. Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey is a handcrafted Irish Whiskey with character that is easy
to drink. Artisanal Handcrafted Irish Whiskey from the heart of Ireland. Crafted in the world’s oldest distillery using the
world’s oldest operation pot still. High malt content and double distillation create a Whiskey with character that is easy to
drink...........................................................................................................................750 ml $18.98 - Case $226.99
Tyrconnell - Irish Whiskey ABV 40% - The Tyrconnell Irish Whiskey is originally from the Andrew Watt Distillery, established
in 1762. The name comes from a horse that won a famous Irish race at odds of 100 to 1. One of only a handful of Single
malts from Ireland as most malt Whiskey is used in blended Irish Whiskey. Tyrconnell is a delicate and smooth Irish Whiskey
that is accessible in terms of price and is an excellent introduction to the world of single malts. Full and fruity aroma with a
citrus spiciness. A tang of oranges and lemons with a strong malt presence that balances well with the oily sweetness. A
long finish with the malt becoming more dominant...................................................750 ml $27.98 - Case $165.99
The Tyrconnell can be served neat in a tumbler, or with a little water to taste.
2 Gingers - Irish Whiskey ABV 40% - 2 Gingers Whiskey is faithfully distilled at the famed Kilbeggan Distillery
in Ireland, formerly called the Cooley Distillery. The award winning spirit is smooth, malty, and slightly sweet to
start, with a tingle of honey and citrus. The woody essence of this four-year aged blend suggest caramel and vanilla
to the finish. Kieran Folliard was inspired by his fiery-haired mother and aunt to start 2 Gingers Whiskey, the spirit
over which ideas travel forward. Mary and Delia, whose faces are found on the bottle, never wasted a good idea
by pondering its impossibilities. 2 Gingers Whiskey is a product of an undeniable urge to make a go of a good idea.
....................................................................................................................................... Liter $18.98- Case $226.99
The Big Ginger- Fill a Collins glass with ice. Next, measure 2 parts 2 Gingers Irish Whiskey. Place in the glass and top with
Ginger Ale. Lastly, wedge with both a lemon and a lime.
Connemara - Irish Whiskey ABV 40% - Connemara’s smooth sweet taste and complex peat flavours make it a truly
unique Irish Whiskey. No other Irish Whiskey combines rich smooth tones with delicious fruitiness and vanilla tones whilst
retaining the traditional smoothness associated with Irish Whiskey. Unlike most other Irish Whiskeys, Connemara is double
distilled in 2 small pot stills to ensure a Whiskey full of robust flavour and character. It is then left to mature for many years
in American oak casks. Connemara’s combination of young and old Whiskey allows you to experience the rich malt and fruit
flavours that combine with the underlying vanilla tones and the deep, full bodied peat. Connemara is Ireland’s only peated
single malt.................................................................................................................. 750 ml $35.98 - Case $214.99
Connemara is best enjoyed with good company and can be enjoyed neat or with a little water to release its full bouquet
of aromas and flavours. Connemara works very well with Cashel Blue Cheese or a smoked Irish cheddar with biscuits or
alternatively with some Irish smoked salmon on soda bread.
Revelstoke - Canadian Whisky ABV 40% - A primo 3-year Whisky and a mature 8-year come together to create a blended
Canadian that’s unlike anything else on the shelf. Named after Revelstoke, the mountain resort town in British Columbia, Revel
Stoke Spiced Whisky is actually distilled in the next province over: Alberta. It is distilled from Canadian prairie wheat and rye,
and after ageing, it is infused with spices and natural flavours. On the nose these evoke essences of vanilla, camphor, and
cherry. Very sweet like a liqueur but not as unctuous or syrupy. Quite cherried with some zippy bitter citric zest, and spicy hot
pepper. A veritable spice box. Revel Stoke’s blender has taken great care to ensure none of the flavourings overpower and
as a result, although they are quite expressive, the flavours remain well integrated......Liter $11.44 - Case $136.99
Pendleton - Canadian Whisky ABV 40% - Pendleton Whiskey is a super-premium, blended Canadian Whisky uncommonly
smooth taste with a rich, complex flavour made using only glacier-fed spring water form Mount Hood (Oregon’s highest peak).
It’s widely known as “the Cowboy Whisky”; Pendleton Whisky was created to honor the American cowboy and celebrates the
tradition of the 101-year old Pendleton Round-Up, a large annual rodeo.................... Liter $23.98 - Case $142.99
Pendleton Sagebrush- Take 3 parts Pendleton Whisky, 1 part triple sec, 1 part orange juice, 1 part lime juice and mix in a
glass. Top off with ginger ale.
Pendleton 1910 Rye - Canadian Whisky ABV 40% - Light gold in color, it’s clear that this Whisky has been partially aged
in more neutral oak. Canadian Whisky can have as little as 40% rye content and be called rye, but Hood River has indicated
that this Whisky is 100% Canadian Rye. The nose on the 1910 is light and slightly sweet with light vanilla and butterscotch
backed by light oak and a subtle tobacco note. The entry is easy and lightly sweet with a honey vanilla note at the front that
morphs into a nice butterscotch note. Things get spicy in the midpalate with oak, black pepper, and tobacco notes jumping
into the mix. The 1910 has a medium finish with light spice and some sweetness that quickly dries out and leaves your mouth
fairly clean.................................................................................................................. 750 ml $30.98 - Case $184.99
Phillips Union - Bourbon and Canadian Blend ABV 40% - Phillips Union Whiskey is the first-ever blend of Kentucky Bourbon
and Canadian Whisky. The result is a smooth, flavorful spirit without the burn and bitterness so often associated with the category.
...................................................................................................................................750 ml $21.98 - Case $129.99
Key Lime Manhattan- Mix 2oz Phillips Union Whiskey, 1oz lime juice, and 1oz half and half together and shake. Pour into a
Martini glass and garnish accordingly.
Hot Stuff Cinnamon Whisky - Flavored Whisky ABV 35% - A blazing blend of fine American bourbon and Canadian
whisky with intense cinnamon flavor that slowly intensifies in heat. You’ll love the sizzling finish of the two separate cinnamons
that is sure to light your fire............................................................................................750 ml $9.98 - Case $118.99
March 3rd - March 15th
High West - Rye Whiskey ABV 46% - Marriage of two straight rye whiskies that combines the feisty properties of a high
rye 2-year-old and the saddle smooth richness of a 16-year-old. The 2-year-old has a 95% rye 5% barley malt mashbill. The
older rye has a “barely legal” rye mashbill of 53% rye and 37% corn. The extra age and corn provides some extra sweetness
to calm the “bite” of the younger rye for a relationship that works............................ 750 ml $32.98 - Case $194.99
Miracle Mile- Mix 2oz of High West Double Rye, .75oz St. Germain, .75oz Dry Vermouth, .25oz Rouge Vermouth, 3 dashes of
bitters together and pour into a chilled coupe glass and garnish with a maraschino cherry.
Cody Road - Bourbon Whiskey ABV 40% - This bourbon is made form a mash of 70% corn from LeClaire, 20%
wheat and 10% unmalted barley from Reynolds, IL. It is aged for one year in newly charred 30 gallon oak barrels,
about half the size of a traditional Whiskey barrels. Cody Road Bourbon is a flavor and aroma experience unlike
any other. Enjoy sweetness of corn, light fruit from wheat and a grassy, nutty finish from the unmalted barley.
Vanilla and caramel from the oak dance around the sweet grain. Bottled at 90 proof, this bourbon has enough
kick to know it’s bourbon, but a beautifully smooth finish. It is a grain forward Whiskey by design, as our whole story
here is about the local grain we use in each batch. A remarkably unique flavor with our signature smoothness.
................................................................................................................................... 750 ml $29.98 - Case $178.99
Cody’s Peach Tea- Take 2oz of Cody Road Bourbon, 5oz of fresh brewed Peach Iced Tea, 2 tablespoons peach puree, 1
tablespoon honey and mix in a glass mug. Garnish with fresh mint leaves.
Crown Royal - Canadian Whisky ABV 40% - This legendary Whisky, created in 1939 to celebrate the visit of the
King of England, has a blend of fifty distinct, full-bodied whiskies matured in white oak barrels. Crown Royal has a
taste profile defined by smoothness, enhanced by a rich, lingering finish. Classic and iconic, nothing compares to the
golden amber color, the delicate creamy taste, or even the velvety purple bag of Crown Royal Canadian Whisky.
....................................................................................................................................750 ml $21.98 - Case $259.99
Crown Royal Washington Apple- Ingredients: 1.25oz Crown Royal, .5oz Apple Schnapps, 2-3oz Cranberry Juice. Combine in
a shaker, shake it up and pour over ice. Garnish with an apple slice.
Balvenie 12 Year - Scotch Whisky ABV 40% - The Balvenie DoubleWood is a 12 year old single malt which gains its
distinctive character from being matured in two wood types. Over the period of maturation it is transferred from a traditional
oak Whisky cask to a first fill European oak sherry cask. Each stage lends different qualities to the resulting single malt
~ the traditional casks soften and add character, whilst the sherry wood brings depth and fullness of flavour. The nose
is Sweet fruit and Oloroso sherry notes, layered with honey and vanilla. The taste is Smooth and mellow with beautifully
combined flavours ~ nutty sweetness, cinnamon spiciness and a delicately proportioned layer of sherry. The finish is Long
and Warming.............................................................................................................. 750 ml $39.98 - Case $478.99
Johnny Walker Black - Scotch Whisky ABV 40% - Each bottle of Johnny Walker Black Label is two decades in the
planning, draws Whisky from the finest distilleries across Scotland and is aged in the finest Whisky casks. Each Whisky is
matured in a slightly different way, due to the intricacies of wood, climate and location. The Master Blender’s skill is in blending
these whiskies together to create a Whisky with an extraordinary range of flavor..... 750 ml $27.98 - Case $334.99
Enjoyed on its own, with a dash of still or sparkling water, or with soda or ginger ale as a long drink. Or make an Old
Fashioned. Ingredients: 1.5oz of Johnny Walker Black Label, 2 dashes of bitters, 1 sugar cube, lemon twist and orange twist.
Combine Whisky, bitters and sugar cube in a rocks glass and stir. Garnish with the lemon and orange twists.
Marker’s Mark - Bourbon Whisky ABV 40% - More than 50 years ago, Kentucky distiller Bill Samuels, Sr., founder of
Maker’s Mark, set out to make a better tasting bourbon Whisky. What he discovered was that if you used winter wheat in
the mash instead of the traditional distiller’s rye, your bourbon Whisky was smoother and less bitter...and that’s made all
the difference. Made in batches of less than 1,000 gallons (around 19 barrels at a time). On the nose, Maker’s Mark offer
up warm aromas of rich soft caramels, a touch of Missouri oak and vanilla bundt cake. Hints of honey and just a touch of
frutiness are detectable as well. Perhaps apple pie? And there is just the slightest hint of cedar shingle hidden below. Creme
brulee dominates, with huge caramel and vanilla notes on the forefront before giving way to soft notes of burnt sugar and
molasses at the end. On the finish, Maker’s offers more warm notes of fresh baked molasses cookies, apple pie spice,
vanilla and caramel. The finish is a bit of a tease, ending quicker than you’d like but tempting you with the smorgasbord of
flavors that dance over the palate.............................................................................. 750 ml $23.98 - Case $279.99
After Midnight in Kentucky: Ingredients: 2 parts Maker’s Mark Bourbon, 2-3 blackberries, 1/2 part Razzmatazz liqeuer, 2
parts ginger ale. Muddle 2-3 blackberries in an old fashioned glass with the Razzmatazz liqeueur. Add bourbon and ginger
and stir gently. Top off with ice.
Woodford Reserve - Bourbon Whiskey ABV 45.2% - Woodford Reserve Bourbon controls all five sources of bourbon
flavor to create a craft bourbon. The water is drawn from deep limestone water which means the water is low in iron
and very clean. The grain bill contains 18% rye which gives it a spicy and unique flavor. The fermenters are made from
cyprus wood and were built small to keep batch sizes small. The mash is distilled in three copper pot stills which makes
Woodford Reserve the only bourbon to be made with this method. It is then matured in barrels made at the Woodford
cooperage and stored in a climate controlled facility. This makes Woodford Reserve a must try for any bourbon drinker.
....................................................................................................................................750 ml $28.98 - Case $172.99
Classic Manhattan- Ingredients: 2oz Woodford Reserve Bourbon, 1oz Sweet Vermouth, 2 dashes Angostura bitters, 1 orange
twist. Fill mixing glass or shaker with ice and add ingredients. Shake or stir based on preference. Strain into a cocktail
glass. Garnish with the orange twist.
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