Can’t Miss Beer & Cider

With 50 beers and ciders to choose from, it’s time to Choose Your Own Adventure at Seattle Scotch & Beer Fest! We’ve recruited the help of Kyle Takacs, award-winning bartender from Fremont’s newest bar The Helm to give us his recommended, can’t miss tastes in the Seattle Scotch & Beer Fest lineup. Kyle’s Can’t Miss Tastes […]

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Scotch Whisky v. Irish Whiskey

Do you ever find yourself pondering life’s age old questions… Scottish Bagpipes or Irish jigs? Irish wool or Scottish Tartan? Scotch Whisky or Irish Whiskey? Okay – we might be alone on the first two (But come on… Riverdance is incredible…), but we know you’re curious about the third question. Seattle Scotch & Beer Fest gives […]

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Cocktail Recipe: “Old Pal” w/ Jameson Caskmates

This week’s Cocktail Recipe from The Helm features Jameson Caskmates in the classic Irish cocktail, the Old Pal! The Helm’s Old Pal Cocktail Recipe  1.5 oz Jameson Caskmates 0.75 oz Dry Vermouth 0.25 oz Campari Tools: mixing glass, barspoon, strainer Glass: cocktail Stir ingredients in a mixing glass with ice; strain into a glass. Garnish with an orange twist. The Helm offers […]

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Whisky Regions of Scotland

We’ve all heard of Scotch whisky, most often referred to simply as “Scotch,” which consists of malt or grain whisky made in Scotland. Let’s take a quick look at how the country is divided into geographic areas and what distinct flavors and tones you can find from each. SPEYSIDE Speyside gets its name from the River […]

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Cocktail Recipe: “Bobby Burns” w/ The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve

This week’s Cocktail Recipe from The Helm features The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve in the classic Scottish cocktail, the Bobby Burns! The Helm’s Bobby Burns Cocktail Recipe  2 oz The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve 0.75 oz Sweet Vermouth 0.25 oz Drambuie liquer Tools: mixing glass, barspoon, strainer Glass: cocktail Stir ingredients in a mixing glass with ice; […]

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Scotch 101

Let’s call it like it is… Scotch is intimidating. With phrases such as single malt, blended grain, and twice distilled being bandied about, it’s hard to figure out how to even begin enjoying Scotland’s signature spirit. And seriously, what fun is an event with all that stress? That’s why we’ve put together this quick cheat […]

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The Glenlivet 18: 60-Second Review

Local whisky expert Ari Shapiro – aka The Whisky Guy – gives us the lowdown on The Glenlivet 18, featured in our 2017 Scotch lineup in his 60-second whisky review. Ready to dive in to the world of Scotch? Purchase your Beer & Spirits Admission to Seattle Scotch & Beer Fest today, and if you want […]

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Aberlour 12: 60-Second Review

Local whisky expert Ari Shapiro – aka The Whisky Guy – gives us the lowdown on Aberlour 12, featured in our 2017 Scotch lineup in his 60-second whisky review. Ready to dive in to the world of Scotch? Purchase your Beer & Spirits Admission to Seattle Scotch & Beer Fest today, and if you want to […]

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