As I wind down this Savoy Enterprise, I hope to find time on the blog to feature things created, or at least new to me, since 1930.
Sometimes companies promoting booze or related products send me free stuff.
For the most part, I have not really had the time on the blog to feature anything that didn’t fit in with the Savoy Project.
Moving forward, I hope to do a better job thanking my nameless overlords in the booze business.
For example, I recently received an email with several recipes for cocktails featuring a new product from the Maker’s Mark distillery.
I responded to the person promoting these cocktails, that I would love to try these new cocktails, but didn’t have the product.
Nicely, she agreed to send a sample, but also mentioned she was promoting another product, a new Pisco Mosto Verde. Score! I am currently very interested in Pisco, maybe even more interested than I am in a new Bourbon.
So here are the first two samples to arrive under the new regime, I hope to get a chance to feature detailed write ups in the near future.
As I mentioned, Maker’s 46 is the first new product from the Maker’s Mark distillery in a number of years. It is a Bourbon Whiskey finished with additional aging period in contact with “seared” Oak Staves.
Pisco Porton‘s Mosto Verde is a new product from a very old distillery. Distilled from grape must, or grape juice that hasn’t completely fermented, it is alleged that the product is more representative of the grapes it is distilled from.
I hope to put both these products through their paces and will endeavor to get the results up on the blog as soon as possible.
PS. I am shamelessly stealing the idea of “Received Goods” from author Warren Ellis (who does NOT play in the Dirty Three, The Bad Seeds, or Grinderman). Whenever people send him stuff, he puts a picture up and a post called “Received Goods”. So shall it be.