Aberlour Casg Annamh

In Gaelic Casg Annamh means ‘rare cask’. It is a new sherry-led expression by Aberlour. For those not familiar with Aberlour, this Speyside distillery was established in 1826 by Peter Weir and James Gordon. This distillery was unfortunately plagued not by one but by two fires. After the first fire, James Fleming rebuilt the distillery…

Laphroaig Select

We have officially reached the type of weather were a nice smoky whisky is deliciously warming. On a recent trip to Vermont we stopped in New Hampshire and picked up a bottle of Laphroaig Select. We picked it up not only because it was a smoky whisky but also because the price was right. Here…

Evening with Compass Box and Jill Boyd

Compass Box, a Scotch whisky blending house located in London began its journey in 2000. It is the brainchild of John Glaser who believe that scotch blending should have a forward thinking approach and that it should be more creative. This past Saturday we got a chance to meet and talk to Compass Box Whiskymaker…

Glenglassaugh Torfa

Happy Halloween! I love Halloween so here is a quick bonus Thursday review on the Glenglassaugh Torfa. Glenglassaugh is a highland whisky founded by Col. James Moir in 1875. The distillery stopped producing whisky in 1986 and after it sat silent for 20 years, BenRiach Distillery took over in 2013 bringing the distillery back to…

Lagavulin 11-Year Offerman Edition

What are two of my favorite things during the winter? Peaty whiskies and a wonderful warming fire, so yes I can play Nick Offerman’s ‘Yule Log‘ while drinking Lagavulin over and over again since, well… I don’t actually have a fireplace. Lagavulin happens to be Offerman’s favorite whisky. He also starred as scotch-loving Ron Swanson…

Cranberry Cocktail inspired by Bog to Table Dinner

This past week we attended a bog to table dinner, which was absolutely amazing. This inspired me to create a quick, easy and low in sugar cranberry cocktail that you could too make at home. Ingredients 3 oz of Vodka (we used chilled Belvedere) 1.5 oz of Cranberry concentrate (we used R.W. Knudsen) Splash of…

Johnnie Walker A Song of Ice and A Song of Fire

Game of Thrones may be over but Game of Thrones inspired whiskies are not. Johnnie Walker released two Limited Edition Game of Thrones whiskies. A Song of Ice, inspired by the House Stark Direwolf and A Song of Fire, inspired by the House Targaryen Dragon. Now if you recall, these aren’t the only Game of…

Redbreast 21-Year

This past Sunday we had the great opportunity to sample the Redbreast range along with Dave McCabe (Blender) and Billy Leighton (Head Blender) of Irish Distillers at Norfolk Wine and Spirits in Norfolk, MA. Lucky for us, we had tasted most of the range before but there is one I’ve not written about before and…

The Six Isles Blended Malt Scotch Whisky

I know, I am posting a little late today. The day sadly got away from me but, better late than never so here is a quick Monday review. We recently came across The Six Isles Blended Malt Scotch Whisky and when you are huge peat smoke whisky fan like we are, well you buy a…

Old Pulteney Maritime Malt Tasting

My introduction to Old Pulteney was their 21 year-old whisky. So, when Nick Taylor from Taylor and Taylor Whiskey Co. invited us to attend an Old Pulteney tasting at the Haven in Boston, the answer is, absolutely! We knew we’d be in for a special treat, their core range turned out to be as great…

Balblair Whisky Dinner

The Omni Parker House in Boston hosted their second to last whisky dinner this past Sunday. Yes, you heard that correctly, second to last whisky dinner as there is only one left. If you live in Boston and have not gone to these, I highly recommend going to the last one as it really is…

Tormore 14-Year 2002 Gordon & MacPhail Private Collection

Amazingly enough Tormore is a distillery I’ve never written about. This Speyside distillery was built in 1958 and sits on the edge of the Cairngorms National Park. This 14-Year 2002 expression is a part of the Gordon & MacPhail Private collection. By now, I am sure you’ve heard of Gordon & MacPhail but if not,…