Moore’s Marinades and Sauces 

Hot sauces are all the rage these days, and I had the opportunity to check out one of the Moore’s Marinades and Sauces line of hot sauces, and naturally I opted for the one with the most heat: Moore’s Habanero Hot Sauce. Made from Costa Rican habanero peppers, it certainly delivers on the heat and with excellent flavor, and has the bonus of being kosher and gluten free. Other flavors in the line include Jalapeno (made with tomatillo and cilantro with just a hint of lime), Harissa (blend of roasted chili peppers, habanero peppers, cayenne peppers and touch of garlic) and Spicy Mustard (mustard seed combined with chili peppers and cayenne peppers, tangy and sweet with a kick).


Highland Park Full Volume single malt Scotch

One of my Father’s Day presents was getting to sample the Highland Park Full Volume single malt Scotch. Distilled and bottled in Scotland, the distillation occurred in 1999 and it was bottled in 2017. Unlike Highland Park’s other expressions, this one is aged in 100% ex-bourbon casks rather than the distillery’s traditional sherry-seasoned ones. This 47.2% ABV fine sipping very balanced whiskey is pale in color, brings a light peaty aroma and delivers flavors of creamy vanilla and sweet citrus fruits from the bourbon casks, balanced by Highland Park’s characteristic aromatic smokiness. Other flavors edging onto your palate include coconut, cedar wood and lemon peel.