Scotch and its Mystery
December 12, 2012
Hosted by Kimber Stonehouse
Single Malt Scotch. If there was ever a phrase to instill fear in the gift giver, that is it. Even the most seasoned beverage consumer is over-whelmed at the thought. What is Single Malt Scotch? Do they mean Johnny Walker? This store has nearly 150 Single Malts; how do I know which one to choose? What's the difference between Islay, Skye, Orkney? Does Highland or Lowland Matter? What in the world is Peat? And how does it contribute to the flavor profile of my gift? Do I really have to spend that much money on a bottle of Single Malt Scotch? If you have any or all of those questions, this episode is for you! We'll cover the regions, flavor profiles, and even give you the list of questions we ask to help decode your gift giving. Who knows, after you find out all the details, it may be time to explore the beverage of Scotch for yourself! If you have a question for us, email it to AroundtheWorldinaGlass@hotmail.com
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Around the World in a Glass explores the wine and alcohol beverage regions of the world. We focus on a region, grape or style, and answer questions such as what makes it so special, where it is, what style of wine or beverage produced, and how to understand the labels. Our winery and regional guests talk about their wines and regions, we discuss specific wines from that region, and take part in tasting wines from there. In addition, we'll answer your questions, discuss stemware, wine and food pairings, places to eat, and tours or features. Some of the regions we'll explore are Champagne, Napa Valley, Sonoma County, Burgundy, Loire, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Rhone, and many more. We’ll also feature other beverages besides wine, including Single Malt Scotch, Well Aged Rum, Gin, Tequila, Mescal, Cognac, Vodka and more regional and style explorations.
Kimber Stonehouse is the Director of Operations at Sportsman’s Fine Wine and Spirits, Arizona’s privately owned, premiere wine and spirits shop. Kimber loves the nuances of food and wine pairings, and has a fondness for Single Malt Scotch and well-aged Rum, in addition to other tasty beverages. Kimber believes that Champagne, and bubbles in general, go with all foods and should not be limited to celebrations or special occasions. Kimber is a Certified Specialist of Wine, an expert on crafting cocktails, and has written several industry articles, including “How to Host a Beer Tasting” and “What’s so Special about Bubbles and Champagne.” Kimber was selected by the Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation to Australia to explore their wine regions. In her current role at Sportsman’s, Kimber continually attends wine and spirits classes and tastings and is responsible for the food menu and wine list changes. These changes require staying current on new wines, balancing flavor profiles with price, quality and interest, and matching the food menu. Each week, Kimber will highlight wonderful wines, champagnes and cocktails, and will focus on the right food pairings to make every meal a delight.