As if the takeover by music of Aubrey Drake Graham was not enough, enter his foray into the liquor world. Drake as his fans affectionately call him, is a Canadian born, Grammy award winning
singer rapper known for hits such as “Hotline Bling.”
This beverage is an American whiskey and the result of the collaboration between he and Brent Hocking who happens to also be the creator of Deleon Tequila (which I haven’t tried yet) The promise is that the whiskey is meant to be decadent and glamorous… I mean, the packaging is glamorous, yet understated so points for that.
The origins: Although this alcoholic beverage is named Virginia Black it is actually distilled in Indiana. The taste is a result of 3 different bourbons aged and a 2 year distillation process. The liquor content is 80 proof 40% by volume, a litte lower than your average whiskey alcohol content. 1/5 will set you back about $40.00. The site doesn’t speak of the notes at all.
Being a liquor aficionado I detected vanilla; sweeter vanilla than your typical whiskey, but I wouldn’t call it decadent. Decadence would suggest an incomparable richness -to me it falls flat. Whiskey is supposed to be grown, sexy and full bodied. Virginia Black is smooth enough to get by for the average person, but the taste is childish and simple. No complexities involved. Yes, that’s what the tagline should be “VIRGINIA BLACK-THE CHILDISH WHISKEY.” Drake should stick with entertaining; in my opinion the drink is not a staple but instead a fly by night venture.
Have you had the opportunity to try Virginia Black, if you did, how did you feel about it? What is your favorite whiskey? Do you like the packaging? I’d love to interact with you, top right corner. Also, if you enjoyed this review or video, thumbs up please. Thank you.
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Hello ladies and gents the liquor of choice for this review is vodka, particularly the Effen and Ciroc brands. Both brands retail for about $30 in the larger bottle. See a live review here. Jewelry worn in video here.
A little background about both vodkas. Ciroc is promoted by Sean (P. Diddy) Combs, is grape based and distilled in France; Effen on the other hand is distilled in Holland, wheat based, and promoted by Curtis (50 Cent) Jackson. Ciroc is distilled 5 times and Effen 100. The distillation process is in place so that the taste of the liquor will come across smoother. Which do you think will win that contest?
I decided to go with the unmixed variety of both to get a fair comparison. Unsurprisingly Effen came across a lot smoother, so smooth that the taste of liquor is almost minuscule. Ciroc, although smooth for the price range was a tad bumpy, but the great thing is that it had a very palatable grape taste that lingers for a moment. The best value in my opinion is Effen because it can always be mixed for that extra flavor one may desire. Both come in different flavors aside from the original non mixed- you can purchase Effen in Dutch Raspberry, Black Cherry, and Cucumber (cucumber sounds tasty) and Ciroc can be purchased in the flavors Apple, Pineapple, Wild Berry, Amaretto, Coconut, and Peach.
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Who knew whisky was great? Scotch Whisky (without the letter “e”) because we are drinking Scotch here is very fine indeed. I did a comparison between Glenfiddich whisky and Chivas Regal whisky because simply put, I am not a whisky aficionado and I wanted to know the difference in taste between a single malt and the blended variety. For a live review go here. For featured jewelry go here.
Both brands are 12 year scotches. The major difference between a single malt and the blended whisky is the distillation process. To qualify as a single malt or true scotch the liquor has to use one malt during the aging process whereas a blended uses several. Being a drinker of heavily flavored whisky’s like Crown Royal trying a whisky which isn’t highly flavored scared me a little. But, it was worth a try, plus you get to try it with me-that’s the fun part of the process.
The verdict? The Glenfiddich, the single malt is very tasty and smooth; so smooth I could barely taste the alcohol, it didn’t make me flinch at all. I thoroughly enjoyed it. The Chivas Regal was choppy, very erratic in taste. In theory the comparison wasn’t very fair because one is a single malt and the other is blended. We’re talking a MAJOR difference in taste. I’ve decided the next time I review whisky I will do a comparison with different liquor houses but this time both will have gone through the same distillation process.
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Hello ladies and gents, I hope your day is going well, I am having a good one and it’s about to get better because I am sending my girl off to sunny California by means of a shindig. I am going to miss her, but I get to visit the West coast which I haven’t had the pleasure of doing just yet!
Let’s get into this stout. It’s sexy, polished and luxurious. The pour is very pretty an almost black color if it weren’t for the deep brown tones. I love to pour it because while it’s coming to a head it swirls almost as if it’s doing a dance just for you before it hits the palette. It doesn’t have that much froth which I am told equates a good pour but upon looking up several reviews I find that it also comes in a bottle, so there is where you can find the froth you may be used to.
The taste is deep and dark with a hint of milky bitter dark chocolate. Young’s Double Chocolate Stout is sweet in that sense. That pleasing chocolate flavor hits the back of your throat. Although dark chocolate is an acquired taste for some, the darker the berry the sweeter, in this case stout.
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I highly recommend this stout and it is also highly rated on several beer aficionado sites. What type of stout do you prefer? Comment below I’d love to try some of your recommendations.
Kanesha So PoshSo, after all of today’s festivities (worship, cooking dinner, etc.) I decided to have a nice sit-down with myself, a bottle of wine, and a piece of raspberry infused cheesecake. I normally wouldn’t drink red wine with cheesecake, or any sweets for that matter, but hey! The title of the wine did include SWEET right?
To my pleasant surprise they matched well. Because of the price point of the wine, Sutter Home is kind of bitter, so one shouldn’t expect a heavy taste of fruit. But, it fit the occasion which was just to relax and have a drink. Although I don’t highly recommend it Sutter Home is suitable for the price. For a more detailed review of this wine, head on over to my live review at Kanesha So Posh on Youtube.
What’s your favorite drink guys and dolls? Share in the comments below. For the next review/tasting, I may consider a beer. After all, a girl’s gotta burp right? (So Posh).
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Until next time,