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New Years Menu

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>de Vere’s New Years Menu


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Notes from the Whiskey Boyz

de Vere’s Whiskey Society 
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Rachel did us the honors. 

      This was the official launch of de Vere’s new format. Tonight 20% night. Next week’s a flight.
Jack: Laphroaig: Fragrant full nose pear flavor. A bit of water really brings out the flavor; designed to do so. Oban 14: Nice bite, not much aroma, very friendly back taste (whatever that means).

Tom: Glenlivet 16 Nadurra, Cask Strength: Floral licorice, about 94 proof. Cast means it hasn’t been diluted with water; straight from the cask. Peaty, Stays with you, “ummmm.”

James L.: Glenrothes Special Reserve: Light nose. Does remind me of Walker (see Ralph’s comment). Very good. Highland Park: Great, light peat nose. No finishes; doesn’t linger.

Ralph: Glenrothes Special Reserve: Kinda has mellow floral fragrance. Reminds me of Johnny Walker.

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Your Guide: Pub crawl, Race for the Arts and more

Published: Friday, Aug. 27, 2010 – 12:00 am | Page 5TICKET

Not that you ever really need an excuse for a pub crawl, but we have a good one anyway on Saturday, when a combo crawl/miniature golf tournament will roam through midtown.
It’s the Albie Puttin’ Pub Crawl, a nine-pub, nine-hole tourney to benefit Albie Aware, a nonprofit that raises money to help area victims of breast cancer and to get people to think about cancer prevention, detection and treatment.
De Vere’s Irish Pub is where people can register and pick up packets, but this is a shotgun start. If you’re a pubgoer but not a golfer, that means you can tee off at any of the nine sites (insert your personal definition of “teeing off” on a pub crawl here).
Each participating pub and bar will have a mini-golf hole set up. Besides de Vere’s on L Street, the course includes Capitol Garage, Badlands, Mulvaney’s, the Torch Club, Streets of London, Bistro 33, L Wine Lounge and Zócalo.
Golfers, to use the term loosely, who finish the course are eligible for a range of prizes, from the jackpot two-night stay in Las Vegas to awards for best and worst golf outfits, which will explain at least some of the clothes you might see in midtown Saturday. The event runs noon-5 p.m.
Preregistration is $20, walk-ins cost $25, and more info is available at de Vere’s, at or (916) 927-1592.

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Your speaking Japanese I want to talk Scotch!

    This whiskey is just fun because its Japanese whiskey acting like a Scotch. If you were to close your eyes when drinking this whiskey, images of Scotland would surely work their way into your mind. There is a light air of peat in this whiskey, just a subtle smokiness that I find really enjoyable. Professionals say, whiskey is all about the water, and I think this product shows this to be true.  If you really focus when drinking this product you will find amongst all its bold flavors, whispers of this whiskey’s origins.  Make a night of it and go out for sushi, have some sake, and finish with a pour of the 12 or 18-year.  I think you too will become a fan of this product.
     This Whiskey is a conversation starter and a crowd pleaser. As a bartender I find people are rather excited to buy it when you tell them where it comes from. We carry the 12 and the 18-year, and I have been very happy with this whiskey. Even though we have over 140 whiskey’s this product still moves off our back bar at a steady pace.

The following review was taken from their website,


First Japanese Whisky Honored at International Spirits Competition

NEW YORK, May 12, 2005 – Suntory Yamazaki has won Double Gold for its 18-year-old single malt whisky at this year’s San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Yamazaki was the first and only Japanese whisky to pick up an award at the competition, beating out a host of other international competitors to claim the gold.

“We are very proud of this recognition by the spirits world,” said Shin Adachi, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Suntory International. Yamazaki 18 impressed an esteemed panel of judges, including F. Paul Pacult, Dale DeGroff and Richard Carleton Hacker, Spirits Editor of the Robb Report. The San Francisco World Spirits Competition is overseen by Anthony Dias Blue.

“We introduced Yamazaki only last July,” added Adachi. “Winning Double Gold affirms our 18-year-old whisky meets the highest international standards for excellence.”

Yamazaki single malt whisky is made from the purest natural ingredients and has a smooth, honeyed taste. Suntory whiskies are handcrafted at Japan’s oldest distillery, built by Suntory founder Shinjiro Torii in 1923. The distillery is situated in the Vale of Yamazaki on the outskirts of Kyoto, an ideal environment for whisky production where the same exceptionally pure waters used in Japan’s most famous tea ceremonies are used to produce Yamazaki whiskies.”

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