Steely Dan smoothly croons “Drink Scotch whisky all night long,” in the 1977 hit song “Deacon Blues.” A subtle reminder, just in time for red-carpet style holiday entertaining; enter the ultimate in smooth: Macallan Rare Cask, Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
The Macallan is based on a tradition of Six Pillars: Spiritual Home, Curiously Small Stills, Finest Cut, Exceptional Oak Casks, Natural Colour and Peerless Spirit. In fact, Master Whisky Maker, Bob Dalgarno, hand picks only the rarest sherry barrels to be used with a significantly high proportion of them being first fill. This unique selection crafts something special: splendidly rich with a natural mahogany finish and a resonant hue. Macallan Rare displays deep aromas of vanilla, raisin and chocolate in harmony with ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. And the taste delivers pure elegance for the truly selective.
“Macallan Rare is all about luxury,” imparts Toni-Lynn Gross, Marketing Manager, Edrington Americas. “The bottle says ultra-premium; it’s made of heavy weight crystal and is beautifully packaged.” In fact adds Gross: “The whisky is hand chosen from less than 1% of our Spanish sherry seasoned mature oak casks and aged for 24 months. The result is exquisite which embodies a refined richness.”
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Indeed, “Santa Claus is coming to town.”
And as Frank Sinatra offers at Smitty’s Bar in the classic 1958 film Some Came Running: “Anyone ever tell you, whiskey’s a man’s drink?” Though men and women alike, it’s time to celebrate festively: Enter Clyde Mays Whiskey, available in Florida at all 23 Total Wine & More locations.
Clyde May, a World War II veteran returned home to Alabama to farm the land and became a legendary moonshiner. His whiskey is a true slice of Americana; it’s home-spun, with deep southern roots dating back to 1946.
“This year is especially exciting,” remarks Jay Liddell, VP, Marketing Director, Clyde Mays. Liddell adds, “We have released a small batch of Special Reserve Whiskey which approximates the original Christmas batch; it’s an exclusive product for Total Wine.”
The Special Reserve is hand-crafted, meant to be sipped and savored, though it also makes for a great artisanal cocktail with aromas of caramel, fruits, toffee, butterscotch and candied orange. The finish is smooth with notes of anise and toasted oak.
Entertain friends and family with a Red Carpet Drink, salud!
Red Carpet Drink RecipeThe Bonnie Lad 2 oz. Clyde May’s Whiskey. 0.75 oz. ginger syrup 0.75 oz. fresh lemon juice Pour whiskey over ice. More >