Savor the Sweetness: A Review of Garrison Brothers Honeydew Whiskey at Aroma Thyme Bistro
Garrison Brothers Honeydew Whiskey: A Sweet and Smooth Experience
If you're a fan of bourbon, then you're going to love Garrison Brothers Honeydew Whiskey. This unique offering from the award-winning Texas distillery is made with their award-winning Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey and infused with Burleson’s Texas Wildflower Honey. The result is a smooth, light bourbon with a sweet honey finish.
The honey is added to the whiskey in a special process. Used bourbon barrels are transformed into small wooden cubes, which are then immersed in honey. After this process, the cubes are placed in the belly of a stainless-steel tank, allowing the bourbon to take on the flavors of the honey.
The nose of this whiskey offers aromas of cinnamon, toasted oak, smoke, dark honey, elderberry, and resin. On the palate, notes of creamy caramel and elderberry syrup give way to white chocolate and delicious, golden Texas honey. The finish is silky and smooth, with a lingering warmth.
Aroma Thyme Bistro, located in the Hudson Valley, has become known as the area’s best-stocked bar and is proud to offer Garrison Brothers Honeydew Whiskey. Whether you're looking for a classic or a new twist on an old favorite, this whiskey is sure to please. Whether you're enjoying it straight up or as part of a cocktail, you'll appreciate the smooth and sweet flavor of this unique bourbon.
So next time you're looking for a delicious and unique whiskey, head to Aroma Thyme Bistro and try Garrison Brothers Honeydew Whiskey. You won't be disappointed!
The bun is often overlooked in a burger, but it's just as important as the beef. A good bun can make or break the experience of eating a burger. It should be soft and fluffy, but also sturdy enough to hold all the toppings together. A great bun can enhance the flavor of the burger, while a poor one can detract from it.
That's why at Aroma Thyme Bistro, we take the bun seriously. Our award-winning burgers are made with Pretzilla® Soft Pretzel Burger Buns. These buns are unlike any other. They have a unique light and airy texture with a hint of sweetness that sets them apart from traditional plain buns.
Not only do they taste great, but they are also Non-GMO Project Verified, Vegan Certified, and Kosher. This makes them a great choice for those who are looking for healthier and more sustainable options.
Another great thing about Pretzilla® Soft Pretzel Burger Buns is their size. They are larger than traditional plain buns, which makes for an ultimate cheeseburger experience. The extra space allows for all the toppings to fit comfortably, making each bite more enjoyable.
Additionally, the Pretzilla® Soft Pretzel Burger Buns are preservative-free. This means that you can feel good about what you're eating, knowing that you're not consuming any artificial preservatives.
In conclusion, the bun is just as important as the beef in a burger. At Aroma Thyme Bistro, we understand this and have made sure to use only the best buns for our burgers. Upgrade your burger game with Aroma Thyme Bistro's delicious burgers made with Pretzilla® Soft Pretzel Burger Buns. You won't be disappointed!
Discovering the Unique Flavors of Koval Single Barrel Bourbon: A Visit to Chicago's Award-Winning Distillery
Just one of the many distilleries that we have personally visited... Koval Single Barrel Bourbon is an award-winning spirit from the Koval family of Chicago. It is made from a mash of 51% corn and 49% millet, which is sourced from local organic and non-GMO farmers. The grains are milled on site and cooked to convert the starches into sugars, before being fermented and distilled in a custom-built Kothe pot and column still. The whiskey is then aged in charred oak barrels for an undisclosed period of time, creating a unique flavor and aroma.
When tasting Koval Single Barrel Bourbon, its complexity is immediately evident. The nose offers up aromas of apricots, plums, brown sugar, and vanilla. On the palate, the whiskey is well-saturated with caramel and vanilla, followed by a hint of tartness from the millet. The finish is full of dark chocolate and charred oak.
Koval’s story began in 2008 when Robert and Sonat Birnecker decided to open the first legal distillery in Chicago since prohibition. Taking its name from the Yiddish phrase “black sheep,” which was a designation of Robert’s grandfather, the family business quickly earned a reputation for producing some of the most unique and flavorful whiskey on the market. With its two-grain mash bill and single barrel aging process, Koval Single Barrel Bourbon is no exception.
Savor the Luxurious Taste of Stille Nacht: A Prestige Beer from De Dolle Brouwers, Perfect for the Festive Season
Are you a beer connoisseur looking for something truly unique and luxurious? Look no further than Stille Nacht, a prestige beer from De Dolle Brouwers that is specially crafted for the festive season.
This beer is made using pale malt and white candy sugar, which are combined and cursed for hours to create a distinct and complex flavor profile. The Nugget hops provide the perfect balance to the beer's extreme sweetness, making it a truly enjoyable experience for the palate.
But the true beauty of Stille Nacht lies in its aging process. The 2010 vintage, aged for 25 months in Bordeaux wine barrels, is a true work of art. The aging process imparts a depth of flavor and complexity that can only be found in the finest of beers.
Luckily for beer enthusiasts, the 2010 vintage of Stille Nacht is available now at Aroma Thyme Bisto. Since 2003, Aroma has been curating a craft beer menu filled with vintage and barrel-aged ales, making it the perfect destination for those looking for the best in beer.
So, if you're looking to indulge in a truly luxurious and unique beer experience, be sure to check out Stille Nacht at Aroma Thyme Bisto. Your taste buds will thank you.
Indulge in our Fresh and Flavorful "Cobb" Thyme Salad: A Healthy Twist on a Classic Favorite
Are you a fan of the classic Cobb Salad? If so, you're in for a treat! We're excited to introduce our new and improved version of the beloved salad, the "Cobb" Thyme Salad.
This salad is made with a delicious blend of fresh, organic ingredients that are sure to tantalize your taste buds. The base of the salad is a bed of crisp, organic romaine lettuce, providing a perfect foundation for the rest of the ingredients.
Next, we've added creamy avocado for a touch of richness and healthy fats. The avocado is perfectly paired with crispy nitrate-free bacon for a satisfying crunch. We've also included juicy, organic chicken for a boost of protein to keep you feeling full and satisfied.
Fresh tomatoes and tangy goat cheese are added for a pop of flavor and color, while a drizzle of honey mustard dressing ties everything together.
This salad is not only delicious but also healthy, it's made with all organic ingredients, nitrate-free bacon and a healthy dressing. This salad is perfect for a quick lunch or as a side dish for dinner.
So, why not treat your taste buds to something special today? Come on down to our restaurant and try our new "Cobb" Thyme Salad. Your taste buds (and your body) will thank you!
Uncovering the Exquisite Complexities of Falesco Famiglia Cotarella 2018 Merlot Sodale: A Vibrant and Electric Red Wine from Lazio
The Falesco Famiglia Cotarella 2018 Merlot Sodale is a wine that truly stands out from the rest. This exquisite red wine hails from the Lazio region in central Italy, known for its rich history and diverse terroir. The deep purple color of the wine immediately catches the eye, and the lifted aromas of dark mineral, grilled herb, and ripe black fruit are sure to stir up a sense of excitement.
On the palate, the wine hits all the right notes with its generous and lush fruit flavors, smooth tannins, and ripe acidity. These elements work together to add vibrancy and structure to the wine, making it a perfect match for a wide range of dishes. At Aroma Thyme Bistro, we are proud to offer this highly acclaimed Merlot.
We have personally been to the vineyard many times and have even organized group trips to the winery. This allows us to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for the wine and the effort that goes into producing it. If you are looking for a complex, balanced, and flavorful red wine, the Falesco Famiglia Cotarella 2018 Merlot Sodale should definitely be your go-to choice.
The lifted aromas, intense flavors, and balanced tannins of this wine are sure to please even the most discerning of palates. Visit Aroma Thyme Bistro today and let the Falesco Famiglia Cotarella 2018 Merlot Sodale take you on a journey of complexity and character. Enjoy it with friends, family, or just by yourself. We are confident that you will love this wine as much as we do.
The Secret Ingredient in a Perfect Margarita: The Importance of High-Quality Triple Sec
When it comes to making a classic margarita, many people focus on the quality of the tequila they use, but often overlook another important ingredient - triple sec. Triple sec is an orange-flavored liqueur that adds a touch of sweetness and complexity to the margarita. In fact, it's just as important as the tequila in creating a high-quality margarita.
At Aroma Thyme Bistro, we know the importance of using high-quality triple sec in our margaritas. That's why we use three specific brands of triple sec: Combier Orange, Solerno, and Paul Devoille.
Combier Orange is a French triple sec made from oranges from the Caribbean. It's a combination of sweet and bitter orange peels, giving it a unique flavor. It has a smooth, sweet taste that pairs well with the tequila in a margarita and also has a hint of spice and vanilla that adds a subtle complexity to the drink.
Solerno is a triple sec created in Sicily and is made from blood oranges from the slopes of Mount Etna. This triple sec has a unique taste that is both tart and sweet, with a hint of spice. The flavor of Solerno is perfect for a margarita as it compliments the tequila and gives the drink a unique flavor.
Paul Devoille Triple Sec is a triple sec made in France. It's made from a blend of sweet and bitter orange peels and has a smooth, sweet taste. It's slightly sweet and has a hint of citrus that pairs well with the tequila and lime juice in the margarita.
When making a margarita, it's important to use a triple sec that is of the highest quality and equal or more in cost to the tequila. Cheap triple sec with artificial flavorings can easily ruin a margarita instantly. Combier Orange, Solerno, and Paul Devoille triple secs all make a great margarita and are used in our margaritas. Combier Orange has a sweet and complex flavor, while Solerno adds a unique tart and sweet flavor. Paul Devoille Triple Sec adds a subtle sweetness to the drink, as well as a hint of citrus. All three triple secs add a unique flavor and complexity to the classic margarita, making them a great choice for creating a unique and delicious drink.
Next time you're making a margarita, don't skimp on the triple sec. Invest in a high-quality triple sec such as Combier Orange, Solerno, or Paul Devoille. The result will be a delicious, complex, and well-balanced margarita that will be sure to impress your guests.
Uncovering the Hidden Gems of Chiapas: A Journey Through Mayan Archaeological Sites, Spanish Colonial Towns, and the Pox Spirit
Chiapas, a southern Mexican state, is a hidden gem in the country, brimming with rich culture and history. The state is home to a variety of Mayan archaeological sites, Spanish colonial towns, and one of the largest indigenous populations in Mexico. Among the many treasures of Chiapas is a spirit known as "pox," traditionally distilled by the Tzotzil Mayans and consumed during religious ceremonies. Today, pox is gaining popularity, but remains unrecognized by the Mexican government.
Sourced from the highlands of Chiapas and the municipality of San Juan Chamula, pox is crafted using a blend of corn, wheat, and sugar cane. Each producer follows their own unique recipe, infusing the spirit with notes of ancho and guajillo chiles, esquites, dried coconut, and baked corn husk. The process of making pox is a time-honored tradition passed down through generations.
The process begins with crushing and boiling sugar cane to create piloncillo. Heritage varieties of corn are dried, husked, and ground. Wheat bran is then added to a wooden fermenter, mixed with local spring water, and allowed to ferment naturally. The final product is a savory, 46% spirit with a distinct aroma and flavor.
Indulge in a sip of the ancient tradition of Chiapas with a glass of pox. The spirit is a perfect way to experience the rich culture and history of the region. So next time you're in Chiapas, make sure to try a glass of pox, you won't regret it.
The Truth About Additives in Tequila Production: How to Protect Yourself as a Consumer
It may come as a shock to many, but the use of additives in tequila production is not only permitted, but also not required to be disclosed on the label. According to the Norma (NOM), the rules governing tequila production, a producer can use additives as long as it does not exceed 1% of the total volume of the tequila. However, if the amount of additive used exceeds this limit, it must be labeled as a "licor" or a "crema."
This means that many brands can, and do, use additives in their tequila without the consumer ever knowing. And to make matters worse, these brands can make claims that they are not using any additives at all, all while staying within the legal limit.
But how can you, as a consumer, protect yourself from unknowingly buying a bottle of adulterated tequila? The truth is, it's difficult. The lack of transparency in the industry makes it hard for consumers to make informed decisions.
It's time for the tequila industry to be transparent about the use of additives in their products. Consumers have the right to know what they are drinking and deserve access to accurate information about the products they purchase.
So, next time you reach for that bottle of tequila, think twice. You may be unknowingly drinking a concoction of chemicals and additives, instead of the pure and natural spirit you thought you were getting.
Here are the likely approved "flavorings" that are helping that Top Shelf or celebrity brand improve to 73 points. Just the tip of a toothpick of flavoring can turn a bottle of silver/Blanco into what appears to be a rich oaky Anejo. Thus capable of adding maybe 10 points to the score from a very substandard product.
1. Sweetening Agents: Tequila producers may use a variety of sweetening agents, such as agave nectar, corn syrup, cane sugar, aspartame, sucralose, and stevia, to make their product sweeter. These sweetening agents can be combined to create a syrup or "jarabe", which can also contain natural fruits and herbs to add aromas and flavors. Remember a chemical can mimic a fruit and be considered natural. Because the end result is of something in nature. It’s a scam basically.
2. Glycerin: Glycerin is a natural byproduct of fermentation and distillation, but it can also be added to create a more rounded mouth feel. It is one of the most common additives used in tequila, as it can make a tequila that is "thin" or watery feel fuller and thicker in the mouth. And thus adding points to the score.
3. Oak Extract: Oak extract is used to add the aromas and flavors found in oak barrels to the finished product. This can make a tequila smell or taste as though it has been aged longer than it actually has.
4. Caramel Color: Caramel color is primarily used to add color to the finished product. It has a mildly bitter taste and is used for aesthetic purposes.
You might ask what brands are taking advantage of using additives. It's basically guilty until proven innocent in this situation. The majority of the brands in the market are definitely taking advantage of this. And in their eyes, they're not doing anything wrong.
So how would you check your favorite brand of tequila?
Are you a tequila lover looking for the purest, most transparent options on the market? Look no further! In 2020, the Tequila Matchmaker website launched an Additive-Free program, a platform for top brands and distilleries to showcase their commitment to transparency and purity in production processes. Joining the program is a voluntary choice, but those who do must renew their commitment annually.
On-site inspections deep dive into the production process, taking anywhere from a few hours to a few days, depending on the number of brands and products they are reviewing at the distillery. They don't just audit production, they also ask a variety of questions and conduct a sensorial analysis throughout various stages of the tequila-making process to bring you the best of the best.
Visit the Tequila Matchmaker website for all the details. The list is constantly being updated of the participating brands.
We hope this helps your mission of enjoying pure agave tequila.
Tacos, the delicious and versatile Mexican dish, have taken the American food scene by storm. With over 5 billion tacos consumed annually in the US alone, it's no surprise that tacos have become a staple in many households and restaurants. But what is it about tacos that has made them so popular?
From their humble origins as street food brought over by Mexican immigrants in the late 1800s, tacos have evolved to become a customizable and flavorful dish that can be enjoyed by all. With endless options for fillings, from traditional meats and beans to unique and creative options like shrimp or Korean BBQ, tacos offer something for everyone.
Not only are tacos delicious, but they also offer a balance of fresh ingredients from all food groups, making them a healthy and affordable option for feeding the entire family. The flavor profile of tacos is unmatched, with a perfect balance of savory proteins, fresh vegetables, and delicious sauces and toppings.
Tacos have become a part of America's cultural heritage, with the melting pot of cuisines in the US embracing the flavors and influences of Mexican foods. From traditional Mexican tacos to Tex-Mex variations, tacos have become a beloved and integral part of American cuisine. So next time you're craving a delicious and satisfying meal, reach for a taco!
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