Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Scotch Tasting with Ed Kohl

As part of our Kirkwood Grand Opening Celebration!

Open House Tasting with whisky expert (and an old friend of the store), Ed Kohl owner of Quest Brands
THIS Thursday, October 28th From 5:30-6:30 pm

At our new Kirkwood location...
The Wine and Cheese Place
10451 Manchester Road
Kirkwood MO, 63122

  • Masks are required when you are not tasting
  • Please social distance.
  • Each time you get a taste, please step away from the table and enjoy your taste, that way the next person can get a taste.  Stay 6 feet apart from each other.

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It’s been 2 years since our friend Ed Kohl has stopped by and shared whiskey here at the TWCP.. We’re happy to announce that Ed will be pouring single malts from his portfolio including some new release whiskies from Smokehead and McLeod’s. Come by and say hello and taste through a great lineup of scotch.

Here is what you will taste!
Smokehead Islay Single Malt Scotch Rum Rebel...$65.99 NEW RELEASE!!!
ABV 46% VOL.
Not so much finished in rum casks, more a rebel barely contained within, bursting to get out.  This rebel is a rich, peaty, salty, Smokehead colliding beautifully with spicy, sweet Caribbean rum casks.  Immense smoke and spice takes on citrus, banana, pear drops and hints of honey, for a taste of true anarchy.

Smokehead Islay Single Malt Scotch High Voltage...$65.99
ABV 58% VOL.
If Smokehead is an assault on your senses, then High Voltage is an all-out attack.  Its breath-taking intensity is a red light for the faint of heart. And a thumbs-up for those who don’t just enjoy the vigorous thump of the bass drum in their chest at a gig but savour the ringing in their ears afterwards.

Smokehead Islay Single Malt Scotch Sherry Bomb...$77.99
ABV 48% VOL.
Smokehead Sherry Bomb is a peaty Islay single malt that has well and truly earned its name. Blasted by rich, sweet and spicy Spanish sherry casks, it has emerged as fiery, explosive, heavy hitting dram that has even turned our skull red.

Smokehead Islay Single Malt Scotch...$51.99
ABV 43% VOL.
Alluringly left field, enticingly off kilter, Smokehead is custom built for outsiders who will happily walk across fields of burning peat to find something real, something authentic, something unusual. Something that fits them perfectly.  Salt and seaweedy, peppery and peaty, smoky and sweet, Smokehead is definitely that. And defiantly not for everyone.

McLeod’s Regional Malt Series
The perfect introduction to the world of single malt whiskies, the Macleod’s Regional Malts collection comprises a selection of single malt Scotch whiskies, which we believe to be the most representative of their particular region.

All $29.99 each!
  • Macleod's Single Malt Scotch Islands NEW RELEASE!!!
  • Macleod's Single Malt Scotch Lowlands NEW RELEASE!!!
  • Macleod's Single Malt Scotch Islay
  • Macleod's Single Malt Scotch Speyside
  • Macleod's Single Malt Scotch Highland

Ed Kohl

Ed Kohl is the CEO and Managing Director of Keeper’s Quest Inc, dba Quest Brands with more than three decades of experience in the wine and Scotch industry, he is a brand builder from beginning to end.

He started the company with only one brand and a strong belief that his company could grow — and this it did. With 10 more brands in the portfolio, the company has a growth rate of 30% annually, and it’s poised for a positive future. Today, Ed is known as the “Spirit and Scotch expert” to thousands in the industry. He conducts workshops and seminars around the USA with the goal of educating people on the nuances of Scotch and spirits, including the distillation process, tasting and more.

With a focus on expanding the company offerings to include specialty spirit categories outside of the current offerings, Ed and his team are creating a seamless interconnected communication with distillers, retailers and consumers. His main effort is to connect with the consumer who is not interested in the everyday brands, but who wants a new experience with a new brand. This includes younger generations who are considered the growth and expansion in the spirits industry whether they purchase in retail stores, bars, or restaurants.

His company serves as the U.S. importer of great spirits, and as a true whisky fan, Ed ensures that the spirits he imports are authentic, all natural, and each has its own unique story to tell.

In 2012 Ed was inducted into “The Keepers of the Quaich,” a Scotland original organization that honors and gives recognition to individuals who have worked, excelled and promoted the growth of Whisky and Scotch for more than 10 years.

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