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Who is Amanda Victoria?

Amanda Victoria is the Communications Director for The Scotch Malt Whisky Society across America. As the facing for the Society in the US, Amanda’s duties include leading spirit education, organizing events as well as cultivating unique partnerships on behalf of the SMWS.

Amanda has traveled the world teaching cocktail and spirit education and is a recognized leader in the global spirit industry. She has worked for some of the world's most awarded bars, as well as premium spirit brands. Amanda has created extensive educational programming for numerous iconic spirits around the world for companies such as Bacardi, William Grant & Sons, Rémy Cointreau, Moet Hennessy, and Pernod-Ricard.

Amanda Victoria has been featured in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Forbes Magazine and the New York Times. She writes about whisky, spirits and cocktails for numerous trade publications and through her popular column Society Stories. Amanda is a featured host on the television show Celebrity Tastemakers and sits on the tasting panel of the prestigious San Francisco World Spirits Competition as a spirits judge.

36.111 - Belgian waffles – Turkish Delight

On the nose, guilty pleasures! Sweet toffee and cinnamon buns open up to malty biscuits on the palate, rounded out nicely with orange citrus oil. The finish is distinctly lemon meringue pie. Recently, it was the perfect accompaniment to charred barbeque on a hot night in New York City. I...

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64.73 - A most splendid reception

Springtime Transition My new favorite cask for absolute decadence, this whisky lets up on the heavier vanilla spices we prefer in winter just in time for springtime. Meant for cooler spring days, this cask ushers us along nicely towards the warmer months. Light vanilla, coconut, and toasted orange peel compliment...

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30.91 - Deliciously Dark and Sweet

Seductively silky—whoa, Mama! Playful on the nose, the unmistakable smell of a chewy fig cookie! It evolves quickly to whiffs of raisins and overly ripened cherry skins. Upon first sip, this whisky is distinctively viscous. Delicious like honey, the whisky is rich with caramel, toffee, and Pedro Ximénez sherry. A...

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G7.10 – The Texan tea party

A big, malty milkshake! Ladies and gentlemen, this is the stuff cravings are made out of! Upon first whiff, a not-too-sweet vanilla and chocolate swirled milkshake. The nose is complex, delivering dark rum, banana, and somehow the smell of a freshly finished Caribbean rainstorm. You know, the ones that wash...

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64.65 - Bitter-sweet as lost love

Coming home to apple pie and the smell of wet soil On the nose, honey, toffee and caramel. A sigh in the glass, a sweet and gentle hug, and a very soft landing home from many days on the road. I take a moment to reminisce about the foliage in...

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