Metallica’s Blackened Whiskey   no comments

Posted at 11:09 am in Product

 

 

 

 

 

Regent Liquor now has Metallica’s Blackened Whiskey.  “Metallica have jumped on the spirits train, and they have officially unveiled Blackened, “a blend of bourbons, ryes, and whiskeys from all across North America,” curated by distiller Dave Pickerell.  The whiskey is, of course, named for the opening track from the band’s 1988 opus …And Justice for All, which turns 30 this year, and sleekly bears a sound wave from the tune on its label.   A joint statement from the band about the new liquor states, “The ultimate goal is to make a whiskey that fits into the Metallica experience and sets itself apart from all the others. We want to show the world, and in this case especially the whiskey connoisseurs, how seriously we take this endeavor.”  About a year and a half ago, they launched their own Sweet Amber Distilling Co.   They joined with Pickerell, a onetime professor of chemistry and master distiller for WhistlePig who previously worked at Maker’s Mark and helped them “Metallicize” the drink.   Where some other distillers use sound waves to speed up whiskey’s aging process or, as Pickerell says, “to make the barrels feel happy,” Sweet Amber has developed a patent-pending sonic enhancement process they call “Black Noise” that uses low frequencies to enhance the flavor by vibrating the casks with, of course, Metallica’s music.  Pickerell is hesitant to explain too much of the process, since it’s patent pending, but reveals that the black brandy casks contain a lot of wood chemicals. “Right near the surface is the wood caramel, so when you burn the barrel, you make char and right behind the char there’s what people call the red layer,” he says. “That’s where the wood sugars get hot enough to caramelize but not hot enough to burn. There’s a lot of caramel right underneath the char, so the thing I’m going for is pulling some extra wood caramel out.”

 

Written by regent_liquor on September 18th, 2018

Badgers vs. Iowa   no comments

Posted at 9:44 am in Uncategorized

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Badgers face the Iowa Hawkeye under the lights at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City.  This is the first road test for the Badgers in the 2018 season.  The Badgers look for redemption after losing their first home game to a non conference foe in 41 games.  Iowa has begun the 2018 season 3-0 with wins over Northern Illinois, Iowa State and Northern Iowa.  The Hawkeyes lost to Wisconsin last year 38-14 in Madison in the annual battle for the Heartland Trophy.  The Heartland Trophy is a brass bull that is presented to the winner of the annual game. Although the rivalry is over 100 years old, the trophy is relatively new.  The trophy was first presented in 2004.  The Hawkeyes finished the 2017 season 8-5 overall which included a win over Boston College in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl.  The first meeting between these two Big Ten rivals was in 1894, they have met 91 times and Wisconsin leads the series 46-43-2.  One of my most memorable games in the series was in 1969 when Wisconsin beat Iowa in the 4th game of the season to end a 23 game winless streak.  The Badger faithful, myself included, reacted as if they had won the national championship.   Iowa is lead by Coach Kirk Ferentz who is in his 20th season as the Iowa head man.  He is the longest current tenured head coach in NCAA Division I FBS.  Iowa’s mascot is Herkey the Hawk.  The fight song is “On Iowa”.

 

Written by regent_liquor on September 17th, 2018

Badgers vs. BYU   no comments

Posted at 10:05 am in Uncategorized

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the 3rd straight home game for the Badgers and in the home portion of this “home and away” showdown the Badgers host the BYU Cougars from Provo, Utah.  Game time at the Camp is 2:30 pm.  Last year Bucky spanked the Cougars 40-6 at LaVell Edwards Stadium.  Obviously the Cougars will be looking for revenge for that smack down.   The BYU head coach is Kalani Sitake and he is the first Tongan to be a collegiate football head coach.   During his playing career he was a 3 year starter at fullback with the Cougars.  His two year head coaching record with the Cougars is 13-13.  Last year they finished a disappointing 4-9 and in 2016 the Cougars were 8-4 including a win at Michigan State and a bowl game win.  BYU’s mascot is of course a cougar named Cosmo.  For those of you into fight songs here is a link to BYU’s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7f3AwUN1XE4.   My personal choice is “On Wisconsin”.  BYU is an independent and the BYU Cougar football program has a proud championship heritage that includes a national championship (1984), Heisman Trophy winner (Ty Detmer) and Super Bowl champions (Jim McMahon and Steve Young were Super Bowl winning QBs)

 

Written by regent_liquor on September 12th, 2018

Einstok Icelandic White Ale   no comments

Posted at 9:44 pm in Product, Uncategorized

For September Regent Liquor is featuring Einstok Icelandic White Ale.  From the Einstok website:  “In Iceland, our quest was simple: We wanted to make the best white ale we ever tasted. We got there with the complex flavors of the classic witbier, including orange peel and coriander – all brewed with pure Icelandic water and a touch of oats that deliver a cool smoothness that is uniquely flavorful and refreshingly drinkable”.  Key ingredients: Wheat malt, pilsner malt, oats, Bavarian noble hops, coriander, and orange peel.  ABV 5.2%.  Food pairings:  The crisp, citrus and spice notes are the perfect complement to seafood, poultry, vegetarian dishes, Asian food, and spicy food, including Mexican, tapas, Indian and Thai.

“Einstök Ölgerð® is located just 60 miles south of the Arctic circle in the fishing port of Akureyri, Iceland.  There, the water flows from rain and prehistoric glaciers down the Hlíðarfjall Mountain and through ancient lava fields, delivering the purest water on Earth, and the perfect foundation for brewing deliciously refreshing craft ales”.

 

 

Written by regent_liquor on September 1st, 2018

Badgers vs. New Mexico Game Blog   no comments

Posted at 9:28 pm in Sports

 

 

 

 

 

 

An 11:00 am kickoff for game 2 of the Season at the Camp.  The Badgers take on the New Mexico Lobos (wolfs) from Albuquerque, New Mexico lead by coach Bob Davie who is in his seventh season.  The Lobos play in the Mountain West Conference and finished last season with a 3-9 record.  That came on the heels of a 9-4 season in 2016 with a win in the New Mexico Bowl.  Speculation has it that coach Davie may not be the head Lobo much longer.  He was suspended earlier this year for the handling of off-field matters.  Before New Mexico he was the head coach at Notre Dame.  In five seasons at Notre Dame, Davie compiled a 35–25 record including three bowl games, most notably the 2001 Fiesta Bowl, a 41–9 loss to Oregon State, which was the first Bowl Championship Series game in school history.  The Lobos mascots are Lobo Louie and Lobie Lucy (seriously).  And a popular cheer is “Everyones a Lobo, Woof, Woof, Woof” (again, seriously, I did not make that up).

 

Written by regent_liquor on September 1st, 2018

Badgers vs. Western Kentucky Game Blog   no comments

Posted at 5:39 pm in Sports, Uncategorized

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Badgers kick off the 2018 season under the lights at Camp Randall on Friday August 31 at 8 pm against the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers from Bowling Green, Kentucky.  The Hilltoppers are from Conference USA and are lead by Coach Mike Sandord, Jr.  Last year they played in the Cure Bowl where they lost to Georgia State 27-17  finishing the season 6 and 7 overall.

 

Written by regent_liquor on August 23rd, 2018

St. Bernardus Abt 12   no comments

Posted at 12:17 am in Product

St. Bernardus Abt 12 is our feature beer for the month of August.  Brewed by Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV, Belgium.   Abbey ale brewed in the classic ’Quadrupel’ style of Belgium’s best Abbey Ales.  Dark with a full, ivory-colored head.  It has a fruity aroma, full of complex flavours and excels because of its long bittersweet finish with a hoppy bite.  Worldwide seen as one of the best beers in the world. It’s a very balanced beer, with a full-bodied taste and a perfect equilibrium between malty, bitter, and sweet. One of the original recipes from the days of license-brewing for the Trappist monks of Westvleteren.Beer Advocate score of 4.46/5.  ABV 10.0%  The alcohol is very apparent, warming as hell!  Serve in trappist glass.  Also known as a chalice, this beautiful footed glass vessel is bowl-shaped often with a straight or slightly tapered edge above the bowl. The shape showcases the rocky heads of Belgian styles and provides a large surface to release aromas.  

 

 

 

 

 

Written by regent_liquor on August 9th, 2018

Espolon Blanco Tequila   no comments

Posted at 11:54 am in Product

For August Regent Liquor features Espolon Silver Tequila as its spirit of the month.  Buy a 750 of Espolon Blanco and add a 1.75 of Mr. & Mrs. T Margarita Mix for just $1.99.  Get this great deal and make your favorite margarita!!

Master Distiller Cirilo Oropeza spent decades learning both the science of distillation and the art of tequila making. His passion for it, matched with his strict attention to detail, allowed Cirilo to dedicate himself to the dream of creating a tequila of great quality that everyone could enjoy.  In 1995 he met a local entrepreneur who shared his ambition. They formed a partnership which enabled the creation of a state-of-the-art home for this dream tequila. Destiladora San Nicolas became that home and Espolòn became that tequila.  The award-winning tequilas of Espolòn stand as testament to Cirilo’s pioneering spirit, commitment to his art and promise to never give up on his dreams.  When it came time to name his beloved tequila, Master Distiller Cirilo looked to another important part of Mexican culture for inspiration. Named for the spur of the rooster, a powerful symbol of national pride, Espolòn is a fitting tribute to the true storied culture of Mexico.  They call the rooster Ramón.  He’s not afraid to stir things up. And he can be counted on anytime you need a little spur to get things going.

Also try the Espolon Batanga:  2 parts Espolon Blanco, 1/2 part lime juice and Coca Cola.  Serve on the rocks in a Collins glass.  Garnish with a salt rim and lime wedge.  Or the Paloma Classic:  2 parts Espolon Blanco, 1 part lime juice, grapefruit soda and a pinch of sea salt.  Combine in a highball glass on the rocks and top with grapefruit soda.  Garnish with a lime wheel.  ENJOY BOTH OF THESE GREAT SUMMER DRINKS!!!!!

 

 

 

Written by regent_liquor on August 1st, 2018

SPRECHER ROOT BEER   no comments

Posted at 10:11 pm in Product

 

It’s really only appropriate that in the middle of thsummer Regent Liquor features Sprecher Root Beer as our beer of the month for July.  A truly old-fashioned, handcrafted Root Beer soda has the rich creamy flavor that only comes from using pure Wisconsin honey direct from the combs.  Sprecher prepares their extracts at the brewery in a hand-made, gas-fired brew kettle.  Their masterful blend of honey, vanilla and a host of aromatic botanicals yields this unique, full-flavored Root Beer witha super creamy mouthfeel.  Caffeine and Gluten Free.

$49.99 for a quarter barrel.

 

Serving Recommendations: Enjoy well-chilled from the bottle or in a mug. No ice needed.  or, treat yourself  to the best Root Beer float ever:  Spoon a scoop or two of vanilla ice cream into a tall glass. Slowly pour Sprecher root beer into the glass, allowing the foam to rise and then recede before adding more root beer.   Top with whipped cream and cherries for a touch of elegance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Written by regent_liquor on July 10th, 2018

SVEDKA VODKA   no comments

Posted at 9:45 pm in Product

Check out the great prices as Regent Liquor features Svedka Vodka as our spirit of the month.  SVEDKA Vodka has been making its mark since it was first imported in 1998. It’s now the 2nd largest imported vodka and the #7 spirit brand in the United States.  SVEDKA Vodka: Award-winning vodka with a pure and crisp finish made from the finest spring water.  Continuous distillation creates ideal conditions for producing top-quality vodka. The “continuous” aspect of the distillation process ensures that ingredients are constantly moving so the winter wheat, yeast and water never stalls or pools. At the final stage in this distillation process, SVEDKA is run through high-performance purification columns.  Check out great Svedka Vodka recipes at www.svedka.com

 

 

 

 

 

Written by regent_liquor on July 10th, 2018