What's the Difference? Single Malt vs. Single Grain Scotch

Posted by Beau Farrell on Jan 19, 2017 11:02:06 AM

"I don't mind growing old. If I have to go before my time, this is how I'll go – cigarette in one hand, glass of Scotch in the other."  — Ava Gardner

And, so it is with those who prefer Scotch "neat" over any other spirit. It's an eloquent drink with a special allure that ignites passion by those who sip and savor this whiskey. And, it is a whisky indeed (more on the different spellings later in this blog). There's Scotch Whisky, there's Bourbon Whiskey, and there's Canadian Whiskey. The big difference is that each different country had an overabundance of different grains that they used to distil that particular "juice."

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Organic Vodka: What Is It and How Is It Different?

Posted by Beau Farrell on Jan 17, 2017 12:03:19 PM

Interested in artisanal, organic or environmentally sustainable products? Then this blog's for you, especially if vodka is also on your interest list. Because organic vodka is on the rise.

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What Wine Legs Say About Your Wine [VIDEO]

Posted by Beau Farrell on Jan 10, 2017 1:26:32 PM

Have you ever heard someone talk about “legs” in wine? What are they and what do they say about what’s in your glass? Haskell's Chairman and CEO Jack Farrell is here with those answers and more in the edition of Quick Pours. 

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Why Lamarca Prosecco is Great for Every Occasion

Posted by Beau Farrell on Jan 5, 2017 3:27:19 PM

The Italians are all about "La Dolce Vita," and when it comes to the wines they produce, we raise our glasses. One of the most popular sparkling wines from this country known for fine food and wine is Prosecco. And LaMarca Prosecco is one of our favorites.

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Low-Carb Wines for That New Year's Resolution

Posted by Beau Farrell on Jan 3, 2017 5:38:54 PM

Goodbye 2016, and hello 2017. Are you ready to put your health first this year and get rid of some extra baggage? Millions of Americans are — and they're looking at just as many diet options. So much information. Well, if Mayo Clinic says a low-carb diet is okay, we say you don't have to give up your favorite wine. In fact, a recent Mayo Clinic study found low-carb diets, including Atkins, South Beach, and Paleo, to be safe for up to six months. They say depending on the diet, study participants lost between two-and-a-half to almost nine more pounds than those who followed a low-fat diet.

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What's the Big Deal with Wine Aging and Should I Do It? [VIDEO]

Posted by Beau Farrell on Dec 29, 2016 12:36:06 PM

Are you interested in aging wine? That makes you less than one-percent of the wine-buying public since more than 99-percent of wine is drank the year it is made. In this edition of Quick Pours, Haskell's Chairman and CEO Jack Farrell will give you some pointers on the proper way to age wine.

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Switch to These Delicious Low-Carb Beers Now, You'll Thank Us Later

Posted by Beau Farrell on Dec 27, 2016 3:51:13 PM

It's hard to avoid rich, hearty foods this time of year — and who'd want to? But if you're trying to keep your carb load under control, you don't have to give up your love of beer. Luckily for you and your waistline, we have plenty of low-carb and low-calorie beers stocked in our cooler AND online. That's right. You can have your favorite beer delivered right to your door. Online shopping is fast and easy — and you can find your low-cal, low-carb beers in a snap too.

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Avoid Injury in 2017: How to Open Champagne Safely

Posted by Beau Farrell on Dec 20, 2016 2:27:49 PM

There is nothing quite like the "pop" of a bottle of champagne or sparkling wine - the anticipation, the ritual, the celebration. During the holiday season, it's estimated that Americans will consume more than 360 million glasses of sparkling wine or champagne. Unfortunately, though, opening a bottle of bubbly can be messy and even cause injury if you're not careful. So, it's important to learn how to open champagne safely.

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What are the Real Health Benefits of Wine? [VIDEO]

Posted by Beau Farrell on Dec 15, 2016 12:32:03 PM

You’ve probably heard the common phrase, “a glass a day keeps the doctor away,” in reference to the health benefits of drinking wine in moderation each day. And while that may sound a little far-fetched, there is some truth behind the tale. In this edition of Quick Pours, Haskell's Chairman and CEO Jack Farrell will give you a brief history lesson on how wine got its sterling reputation.

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How To Create A Killer Bourbon Gift Basket For $50

Posted by Beau Farrell on Dec 13, 2016 3:11:40 PM

"If I cannot drink Bourbon and smoke cigars in Heaven then I shall not go."Mark Twain

Is there someone on your VSP (very special present) list that might have a twang of Mark Twain in his or her blood? Make this holiday season a super sipper by creating a killer bourbon gift basket and slipping it under the tree. We have some ideas on how to make this holiday neat or rocking special. Sad pun attempts aside, whether you want to spend $50 or $100, we have a couple of ways to give a perfect gift for the bourbon lover in your life.

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