Each year the older friends and relatives get, the harder it is to find a really cool gifts without getting repetitive. It truly is a massive brain-ache as to what to be at, even when looking for stocking fillers or just that little something extra. Well, we believe we’ve hit on a number of super Christmas present ideas and yes, unusual gifts and unique gifts for all sorts of occasions too. Ideas that will both suit your budget and of course be enthusiastically received by anyone who enjoys a little tipple, or for those who simply love pottering about the kitchen trying out recipes. Apart from us showing you how to make the perfect gourmet Hot Whiskey, what better way than to spend Christmas or a winter birthday enjoying a glass or two of what the Scots refer to it a ‘Hot Toddy’, made of course with our insainly satisfying blend of spices! Read on . . . . .
Considering some 10 million cases of Irish Whiskey purchased worldwide, there’s sure to be someone, somewhere putting the kettle on to make themselves a Hot Toddy, or as we call it a in Ireland, a Hot Whiskey. Likewise, as there’s many a whiskey enthusiast out there joining tasting clubs and exploring the varied skillful creations of Scottish and Irish Distilleries, we have great gifts for men, and gift for her too, with our unique Gourmet Hot Toddy/Hot Whiskey Spices. Discover more.
To start with you will need a packet of Martin’s Hot Whiskey Spice Blend, together with some Demerara Sugar (or you can opt for honey, amber sugar crystals or a sugar stick, if your entertaining) plus a fresh lemon. Oh, and not least, your favorite brand of whiskey on stand-by !
Choice of Whiskey. When it comes to Whiskey, it’s very much a personal matter. You could be partial to an Irish Triple Distilled variety, or a Scotch Single Malt or a Blended type; even American Rye Whiskeys, such as Jack Danial’s and Jim Bean can also provide the worthiest of foundation to making the ideal Hot Whiskey /Hot Toddy. But with a bit of experimentation you’ll soon discoverContinue reading
In our last blog, we mentioned that if someone says they’re having a hot whiskey for medicinal purposes, in part it could very well be true! Whilst the recipe possess that unmistakable quality, to hit the right spot on a cold winters day, we’ve added a little more detail as to the Super-foods you will be consuming when savouring this winter warmer in front of the fireside. Yes, super food levels of anti-oxidants, anti-bacterial properties for fighting infections, Continue reading
How do you know you have Scots DNA running through your veins? Well with a mother’s maiden name like Macbeth, there really is no need for any additional investigation. You’d also think by that distinctive status there would be very little aversion to partaking in the nationally acclaimed pastime of drinking Whiskey? Erh no, quite the opposite in fact! Come hell or high water, the onset of any shivers brought with it that highly prized Scottish remedy the ‘Hot Toddy’, namely hot water, whiskey, honey or sugar and lemon. The medicinal part was obviously the vitimin C from the lemon, but in days gone by it wasn’t so renowned for its curative powers. Again in whatContinue reading