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Christmas Greeting

Dear Friends, Customers and kilt aficionado’s ,

Since 1996 our family business has gone through many changes, both planned and well maybe not so planned. We started as a hobby and your interest and kind appreciation for what we have been doing has made us grow far beyond what we originally envisioned as a hobby.
This last year was no different, as the depression may have made the economy depressed, you as customers were not. This year came in like a lamb and has ended like a lion.
I wanted to take few moments and share my heartfelt thanks to one and all of you that have helped share our heritage.
Please enjoy this Christmas time and from Sean , Laura, Dana, Diane, Kayla and Cheryl, we wish you a merry Christmas.
We look forward to sharing our mutual love of our heritage for many years to com.
All of us at the kiltsdotcom team wish you a very Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year, and great Hogmanay and First Footing.

Blended Whiskey Grant’s

Well on our last trip to the Pleasanton San Francisco Highland Games, for us in Oregon California offers an opportunity to purchase hard liqueur without the heavy taxes we pay here in Oregon. Not that I would transport any alcohol over state lines, I would never do that. We do have a very large trailer and in the good years there is room left over on the way back. We stopped at one of the many warehouse outlets that sells alcohol and did some light purchasing. I want to add that all alcohol I purchased was for my personal consumption.  One of the many liqueurs I purchased was a large bottle of Grant’s Blended whiskey.  Now I like a peaty and some even say harsh single malt. The blended whiskeys are normally supposed to be for a larger audience and those less likely to like the single malt characteristics. I tried the Grant’s on it’s own over some ice. I found it harsh, not in a peaty way, but as if they skipped some of the processes alcohol takes to make it drinkable.  So maybe that was not a fare test and it needed further review. You see I had purchased the large bottle, because well, it was cheap and being Scottish, nothing should go to waste so further testing was mandatory. I tried mixing the Grant’s with Coke over ice. Well that was it, it needed to be mixed with something and found it very drinkable. Apparently too drinkable.  After several different tries , I found the same results the following mornings.  I ezperienced a headache and a general sense of nausea.  Well back to my favorite single malt, wher I wake up in much better shape.