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July 2015

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120  /  the tasting panel  /  july 2015 SPEED TASTING REPORT As a newly launched brand tasted by our panel for the first time, Glamorgan Whisky had our Southern panel singing, "Oh, Canada!" Available this month from Pangea Wine and Spirits, the same company that introduced 49th Parallel CGF Vodka, Glamorgan is a 100% corn whisky and product of Canada that is quickly gaining favor for its smooth, caramel nose and gluten-free certification. "It has a wonderful caramel–vanilla quality to it," explained Christine Bostwick, bartender at Lark on the Park, who presented her cocktail, Midnight in Quebec, to our panel. "On the palate, it is nice and light, with a super-clean finish." The panel was in agreement: "The caramel makes this whisky smooth and easy," commented Melody Bishop, "and the cocktail elevates the whisky to another level. The balance is there with nice, warm, spice flavors shining through, and lovely, dark fruit." Israel Delgado was also a fan, saying, "It is a light whisky with hints of almond and vanilla and a nice, clean finish, and the cocktail offers great enhancement of the whisky profile, thanks to the addition of the orange zest." "Almond nuttiness with slight caramel," commented Matt Orth of the whisky neat, "and the cocktail is very nice. Bold, rich, baking spices, followed by red fruit and fig/prune fla- vors." Catarina Miltenberger picked up on "light Scotch/peaty notes, with a dry, clean finish–it would be perfect as a Horse's Neck cocktail, but is lovely in the Midnight in Quebec, with a slight bitter–tannin, cherry–almond quality to it." Jeffrey Gregory also picked up on the cherry stone fruit personality of the cocktail, citing "black walnut and black cherry pit," as prominent notes in the cocktail, and "caramel pepper with a nice dry finish," in the neat spirit. Charles Riley called the spirit "clean on palate," and loved the "light mouthfeel and almonds(!) in the cocktail." Máté Hartai was a fan of the "nutty, toasty and ethereal" quality of the spirit, and called the cocktail "delightfully delicate with balanced rich to bitterness." Christine Bostwick is a bartender at Dallas's Lark on the Park. Midnight in Quebec ◗ 1½ oz. Glamorgan Whisky ◗ ½ oz. Carpano Antica ◗ ½ oz. Amaro Nonio ◗ ¼ oz. Crème de Noyaux Brn Spirit from the Great White Nth: Glamorgan Whisky

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