2013 Scotch Vertical Tasting Flight
Hop Scotch is excited to introduce our Scotch vertical tasting flight featuring The Glenlivet! The Scotch novice or expert can sample five of The Glenlivet vintages side-by-side to detect the subtle nuances and different expressions of this single malt Scotch as it ages. Scotch experts will be on-hand to guide you through this one-of-a-kind tasting experience. Are you ready to go vertical?
About The Glenlivet
It all started in the early 1800's, high up in the Scottish Highlands in a remote area perfect for distilling whisky. George Smith, founder of The Glenlivet identified that the Speyside region was the ideal place for a distillery. He was the first distiller to take a license in the parish of Glenlivet to make the most of the regions perfect whisky distilling conditions.
Smith's forward thinking caught on and The Glenlivet has since inspired the entire Speyside region of Scotland, which is now home to over two thirds of the total volume of all single malt whiskies sold throughout the world.
What Scotches are pouring?
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The Glenlivet 12
The Glenlivet 12 year old is double distilled in copper pot stills and aged at least 12 years in American casks. The age designation on every bottle of The Glenlivet is a guarantee of the whisky's age.
Tasting Characteristics: Bright and lively gold color. Soft floral aroma of apple, ripe pear and candied pineapple. A delicate array of honey-sweet flavors, silky and flowing on the tongue. Lingering and gentle finish.
Proof: 40% ABV (80 proof)
The Glenlivet French Oak 15
Tasting Characteristics: Aged in French Limousin Oak, fusing the wood's rich, spicy notes with the whisky's fruit and floral notes. Deep gold color. Rich, creamy nose with citrus aromas. Velvety palate. Long creamy finish.
Colour: Deep gold, with intense late afternoon summer sunshine shades.
Nose: Creamy and rich. Resinous fragrances swirl up before melting into a citrus fruit salad bowl. Orange peel and candied grapefruit aromas. Then, the bouquet opens on buttery notes. Shortbread, almond brandy snaps, vanilla toffee, fudge sauce. A dry spicy echo with a touch of liquorice resonates in the back.
Palate: Round, sweet, incredibly smooth and velvety. Wood is entirely integrated but present all the way, sweetly enveloping fruity and nutty flavours in an oaky shell. Luscious chocolate fuge lingers on.
Finish: Lingering with traces of toasted hazelnuts and lightly smoked almonds.
Proof: 40% ABV (80 proof).
The Glenlivet Naddura 16
Tasting Characteristics: Following success in Travel Retail, introduction of differentiated reference into domestic markets. Cask strenght as opposed to 48% standardized strenght matured in first ex-bourbon casks, batch bottled to accommodate natural strength variances.
Colour: Bright gold (a gentle haze may appear when water is added).
Nose: A fresh summer-like medley of floral and sweet spice aromas enhanced by gentle notes of toasted oak.
Palate: Smooth and silky with the sweetness of soft fruits and honeyed flowers balanced by a dry, oak finish of considerable length with notes of ginger and hazelnuts.
Proof: 53% ABV (106 proof - 120 proof).
The Glenlivet 18
The Glenlivet 18 year old is a sublime symphony of luscious concentrated fruit and floral fragrance. The nose intrigues with the promise of perfectly ripe pears. The palate is an exquisite medley of fuge and spiced orange with light oak undertones. The finish lingers delicately balancing toast-like and vanilla notes.
Colour: Old gold, with ripe apricot hues.
Nose: Fragrant, elegant, complex with a sweet oakiness reminiscent of an antique shop. Oak leads the way to heady floral fragrances of Freesia and Peony. Toffee notes emerge in time along with butterscotch, mint chocolate and summer fruit pie.
Palate: Smooth and velevety, with a firm foundation. Sweetness is immediately followed by a tantalising burst of spices and bitter oranges drying out on oaky notes.
Finish: Lasting, oaky and gingery. Distant smoke. A dry austere touch.
Proof: 43% ABV (80 proof)
The Glenlivet 21
Tasting Characteristics: Batch-produced, luxurious and complex, with a creamy texture achieved by patient aging in hand-selected casks. Amber color. Rich, mature nose with a sherry influence. Multi-layered fruit and floral taste with a smooth mouth-coating texutre. Rich, lingering finish The Glenlivet.
Colour: Amber with sparkling copper shades.
Nose: An opulent, mature nose with a sherry influence. An intricate array of wood and fruit: Christmas cake, sultanas, maraschino cherry. Water enlightens the fruity bouquet and brings out vanilla and lighter notes of ripe peaches. Pear and marizpan pie. Luscious barley suguar aromas.
Palate: This full-bodied whisky is unctuous and mouth coating, almost syrupy. Oak hold the reins back, releasing a drying spiciness of cinnamon, ginger, walnut and dark chocolate.
Finish: The finish is everlasting and warming with lingering presence of toasted hazelnuts and full layer of liquorice.
Proof: 43% ABV (86 proof)
2013 Northwest Whiskey Flight
Tickle your taste buds with the best in the Northwest! Hop Scotch is proud to offer a flight of six Northwest whiskies to expand your palate! With the explosion of craft distilleries getting into the game, it’s hard not to catch the spirit!
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What whiskies are pouring?
Fremont Mischief John Jacob Rye
Distilled locally, right here in Fremont from Washington Rye and pure Rainier mountain water. "Ripple of oaky vanilla...Beautiful youthful rye spiciness sweet floral notes and hints of horehound. Great price for mellowness in this class." - Whisky Advocate Reviews, L. Bryson, Spring 2012
Fremont Mischief Whiskey
"Congratulations are due...rye-spice vanilla aromas, not a fiery American rye...all the spice is there and floral/grassy complexity but more rich oak notes and a high arching finish that sustains the whiskey on the palate." - Whisky Advocate Reviews, L. Bryson, Spring 2012
Pendleton 1910 is a rare 100% Canadian Rye Whisky, oak barrel-aged a minimum of 12 years. Made using glacier-fed spring water from Mt. Hood and bottled in the Pacific Northwest.
Pendleton Whisky is a super-premium blended Canadian Whisky, oak barrel-aged using the finest ingredients. Made using glacier-fed spring water from Mt. Hood and bottled in the Pacific Northwest.
Woodinville Whiskey Mash Bill No.9
This whiskey was entirely handmade in our Woodinville distillery and aged to maturity in our signature small oak barrels. The result is a flavorful and balanced bourbon that maintains its character and complexity from start to finish.
Woodinville Whiskey Rye Whiskey
This whiskey was entirely handmade from 100% rye in our Woodinville distillery and aged to maturity in our signature small oak barrels. The result is a rich and full-bodied whiskey and a distinct character that only a 100% rye mash bill can provide.
Hop Scotch Cocktails:
Monkey Jam Sour
Created by none other than the great Joe Wood, the Monkey Jam Sour is a twist on the original Whisky Sour with a simple substitute of jam as a sweetener rather than sugar syrup alone.
Reyka Vodka shaken with ginger infused simple syrup, lime juice and coriander, finished with a float of ginger beer.
Please know your limit and have a safe tasting experience. Be respectful, drink responsibly and call a cab.