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…

On The Rocks Premium Cocktails: The Old Fashioned

More and more companies are now making it easier for people to have a cocktail at home without having the experience of a bartender. On The Rocks Premium Cocktails is one of those companies and I off course purchased their Old Fashioned. For the last couple days we’ve had 90+ degree weather. If you ask…

Father’s Day 2021 Whiskey Gift Guide

And just like that we are little over two weeks away till Father’s Day and I am sure you are wondering where the heck has time gone. If you don’t have a gift yet and have a whiskey loving dad, I am here to help. I am approaching this year’s gift guide, frugally. So, all…

Clase Azul Reposado

Yes, I know, this is not whisky but hear me out, with the weather getting warmer sometimes whisky isn’t always the best option. We gifted this tequila to our friend Dan and he was kind enough to share with us. Nose: vanilla, oak and agavePalate: lightly sweet, vanilla, cinnamon and agaveFinish: smooth and lightly sweet…

Amrut Fusion and Peated Indian Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky

I first tried Amrut Fusion over six years ago and tried it again this past weekend when sampling it for this blog. Yup, it’s still good and if you’ve never heard of Amrut, it is the first single malt whisky to be made in India. Although first established in 1948 by Shri J.N. Radhakrishna, it…

Virginia Distillery Co., Courage and Conviction Line

Covid absolutely sucked, but if there’s one good thing that came out of it… Zoom tastings! Don’t get me wrong, in my work life I’ve had enough Zoom calls to last a lifetime. However, when whiskey is involved, it’s amazing to hear about a distillery from the comforts of your couch. No drinking and driving…

Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Batch A121

Elijah Craig’s newest Barrel Proof release is here and it’s different from previous years with a lower proof. Past releases have ranged between 128.0 to 140.2 proof. This batch, A121 has a proof of 123.6 or an ABV of 61.8%. Still very strong by all accounts but for those who look forward to the extremely…

Chivas Regal 13-year Manchester United Special Edition

This Manchester United edition not only celebrates Sir Alex Ferguson but, the 13 league titles won under his management. For this edition they took their 13 year house style blend and finish it in American Rye Cask. I was able to get this whisky through my Flaviar membership. However, this is not an expensive whisky…

Found North Batch 001 16 Year Cask Strength Rye Whisky

Here’s a new brand brought to us by brothers Zach & Nick Taylor. Found North currently has two products under their portfolio: Batch 001 16 Year Cask Strength Rye Whisky (66% Rye; 30% Corn; 4% Barley) with an ABV of 58.1%. Cost $109 Batch 002 16 year Cask Strength Whiskey with an ABV of 64.9…

KAIYō Whisky

Norfolk Wine and Spirits recently had a KAIYō whisky tasting and off course we were on board. For this tasting we purchased the samples and attended via zoom. The whiskies in the sample were: The Signature; Cask Strength; The Single and The Peated. KAIYō (Ocean in Japanese), is a Japanese whisky… or is it? If you…

Wild Turkey Rare Breed Rye Barrel Proof

Now here’s a rye bourbon that is affordable, tastes great and doesn’t disappoint. Rare Breed Rye is bottled at 56.1% abv. It has a msrp of $60 and we purchased our bottle at $55.99. Nose: caramel, vanilla and toffee  Palate: vanilla, cinnamon, pepper and light honey sweetness  Finish: smooth, wood and sweetness Personally I really…

Michter’s 10 Year Rye Whiskey

This whiskey is not only one of their most limited produced products but it also took a three year hiatus. It was their then Master Distiller Willie Pratt who gave the go ahead in 2014 to re-release this whiskey and how grateful are we for this decision. The whiskey is bottled at 46.4% abv and…

Stagg Jr. Batch 15

Buffalo Trace went out with a bang last year as they ended 2020 with the release of this Stagg Jr. Batch 15 131.1 Proof. I’m here giving them a standing ovation because wow… this is super tasty. We were lucky enough to have a friend who gifted us this bottle, I know crazy. The retail…