The following products were available to taste and discover at the 2011 Hopscotch Kelowna
Stronachie 12 YO Single Highland Malt 43%
Bright, full gold with orange flecks, tawny tones, viscous and syrupy holding on to the side of the glass. Initial whiffs of sour dough elapse to form a back bone of spiced fruit and light peat. Firm and well rounded. Medium to full bodied with good depth of flavour (+926790).
It has a beautiful balance of rich dark chocolate, gingers and heather honey, with a hint of paprika. Waltzes across the tongue majestically, a real surprise of flavours, a great marriage of bourbon and sherry casks. (+14787)
Magic Moments Vodka's packaging was an instant hit: frosted bottle with a unique guitar shaped glass window, and direct printing on the bottle, a feature that does not exist in any Indian brand. A millionaire brand, it has recently won accolades in the international arena by getting the gold medal at Monde Selection 2010.
Lemongrass & Ginger is an exotic flavour that tantalizes your palate. The new look and variants have invoked an extremely positive response. The flavour is all natural and has won Gold, Grand Gold, and Master Trophy at the Monde Selection International Competition.
Red Knight Premium Whisky is a good quality whisky rich in malt and fruit flavour. It is a mild and easy drinking flavour. The aroma reveals itself as very full and sour fruits character. On the palate, the flavour has a malty tinge and sweetness with a finish of soft and long. (Product # 871509)
Est. 1820 Smooth golden ale with distinct taste. Its unique flavour encompasses subtle notes of black liquorice with a slight sweetness and bitter finish.Alexander Keith's remains the pride of Nova Scotia. Today, we still honor his commitment to excellence, brewing his beer his way.
Rich in Colour. Rich in Flavour. With its dark amber hue and rich red overtones, this smooth well balanced ale delivers a specialty beer experience brewed to the excat same standards first laid out by the man himself, Alexander Keith's over 185 years ago. Making it as rich in tradition as in colour.
Fresh Oak with hints of Vanilla, Peat and Oak are mellowed and are pleasant on the nose.Layers of peat and smoke with youthful and muscular oak constantly reminding their presence.The 46% Amrut Peated is a very different proposition. This is excellent and hugely Pleasurable from a distillery coming along in leaps and bounds. 94 points Jim Murray Whisky Bible 2011(+69021)
Gets its name from the fact that it uses two barleys: Indian and Scottish - with the latter being peated for good measure. A really excellent mouthfeel and palate, combining oak, smoke, dark fruit, mocha and high-cocoa dark chocolate. Really mature and rounded. Very sophisticated (+155697). Third Finest Whisky in the World 97 Points Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2010
Distinctly confidant liquorice-bourbon notes with near perfect bittersweet balance; outstanding richness and sheen to the enormous barley-oak sweetness, long, wonderfully layered oak offering variations of a sweet-dry theme. (+869370). 91.5 Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2011.