Category Archives: Wine, Spirits, & Beer

At the Apex of Single Malt Scotch

Welcome back, whisky fans.  Last week—if you remember— we cracked into a bit of background on Scotch whisky, and the seductive single malt. And today, as promised, I’m narrowing our focus a bit, to a small but legendary distillery called The Dalmore.

Beginning

An enterprising chap (and future member of parliament) named Alexander Matheson founded The Dalmore Distillery in 1839, among the sloping fields of the Northern Highlands, at the banks of the Cromarty Firth, where bracing waters feed out to the North Sea. The area is known as The Black Isle, because of the dark and fertile farmland found there. In fact, The Dalmore (which means big field, big meadowland in Scotch Gaelic) was established on an operating farm. And from the jump, Matheson had everything he needed to make word class single malt: a plentiful barley crop, mineral rich water from nearby Loch Morie, and the cool climate of the north, ideal for whisky maturation.

Alexander Matheson
Alexander Matheson, founder of The Dalmore Distillery

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Introduction to Single Malt Scotch

It’s a great time to be a whisky fan (or a whiskey fan, if you must). Thanks to the swing of the pop-culture pendulum away from vodka, our on-going obsession with all things “craft,” and Don Draper’s penchant for an old fashioned, there are now more brown bottles on shelves than ever before, from all over the world. That’s exciting. But at the top of that shelf, where it’s always been, you’ll still find the granddaddy of them all, unequaled in age or complexity: single malt Scotch. (These days at Mollie Stone’s, you’ll even find the telltale silver stag on a bottle of The Dalmore, but I’m getting ahead of myself.) Continue reading

Yeti Cooler Giveaway with Bavik

Bavik Super Pils, from Global Beer, is a true Belgian Pilsner with a smooth bitter taste. It’s 100% malt with absolutely no dilution, keeping true to its pilsner form. All of the delicious ingredients are added during the brewing process. It’s very light with a fine white head and its aftertaste is soft and round. This pilsner is made with no heat treatment, bringing you an unpasteurized Belgian pilsner with a super unique flavor that all beer lovers will enjoy. Learn more about this special product here.

Good news! Mollie Stone’s Markets and Bavik are teaming up for this special giveaway! Continue reading

The Best Wines for the Wine Novice

The world of wine can be very daunting for the wine novice. With thousands upon thousands of wines around the world to choose from, it can be no wonder why many new people don’t know where to start. Lucky for you and your taste buds, we’ve put together this nifty infographic to help introduce you to the wonderful world of wine: Continue reading

The Best Bloody Mary Ever

New Year’s Eve is known to be the most party-filled evening of the year! So that probably makes New Year’s Day a recovery for most people who partied the night away.

We’ve got the perfect hangover recipe to help those post-party muscles recover and get back to tip-top shape! Have this at brunch to toast to the new year! Continue reading

Mollie’s Picks for New Year’s Eve | Caviar, Charcuterie, & Sparking Wines

New’s Year Eve is one of the most happening evenings of the year – whether you’re out and about partying with friends and family or entertaining at home, here are Mollie Stone’s Markets’ picks to make your holiday celebration a fabulous one!

California Caviar:

Black caviar, luxurious delicacy appetizer. Selective focus

Caviar is one of the most popular New Year’s Eve foods. It can be served at any gathering, big or small, and offers that strong savory kick that pairs well with all that sparkling wine. You may be asking yourself, “What’s caviar?” Continue reading