Whisky of the Week

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Tag: Chivas Regal

Whisky for the red wine loving mom

Whisky for the red wine loving mom Red Wine Header

It was one of those weeks!  Frequent tantrums, fights about breakfast and school assignments  not finished. Getting stuck in traffic, with deadlines looming larger than the truck you are stuck behind. Afternoon rush from ballet to swimming, soccer to extra maths, all with a grumpy toddler in tow. The husband down with man flu and the geyser breaking and no hot water.  After a week like this, a glass of red wine is just not going to cut it.

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Chivas Regal 12 yo Blended whisky

Chivas Regal 12 yo blended whisky header

Chivas Regal, a name that conjures up images of old style whisky, served in an old library.  It is a name that, for me, brings back images of my dad relaxing with a “scotch”.  Chivas Regal is a name that I have known since childhood.  It was one of my dad’s favourites.  And that is 40 years ago.  This dram’s has a stellar reputation that has stood the test of time. 

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Netflorist Valentine’s Day Gift ideas

Netflorist Valentine's Day header

I love Netflorist.  Well perhaps I need to rephrase that. John, my husband, loves Netflorist.  John travels frequently and as Murphy’s Law would have it, his travel frequently fall over Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day or our wedding anniversary.  He can’t always plan his travel. However, he is well aware  that he has to make up for not being there on special days.  So he loves Netflorist. For obvious reasons, I call it Netflorist Valentine’s Day!  He logs in, places a quick order and then goes on his travels without worrying.  He knows that flowers, chocolates or gifts, appropriately pretty and luxurious will arrive at the house on time. 

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Something Extra: Chivas Regal Extra

Chivas Regal Extra blended whisky

When you hear the name Chivas, it brings to mind consistent quality. For me personally, it reminds me of my father. His favourite was the Chivas Regal 12 yo. The old staple blended whisky, that you can find everywhere.  He used to get a bottle or 2 for Christmas and savored it through the year.  Every now and again sharing a sip with his older kids, when my mom was not looking.   During 2014, Chivas released a new bottling, Chivas Regal Extra. It was made to fit between the well-loved Chivas 12 yo and the more upmarket (read expensive) Chivas 18 yo.

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The Glenlivet 18 yo Single Malt

The Glenlivet 18 yo single malt whisky

I grew up with a dad who enjoyed blended whisky. His favourite drams were Dimple and Chivas Regal.   This shaped the way I enjoyed whisky in my younger days and I gravitated to blended whisky too. But then a friend poured me a Glenlivet 12 yo and I was blown away. The smooth complex flavours just knocked me over. Needless to say, I still hold the Glenlivet 12 yo as one of my favourite whiskies of all times. But today I try the Glenlivet 18 yo.

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