Sour Vodka Cocktail

After a recent grocery shop I realized I had limited space in the freezer and needed to make room. One of the things that had to go, the vodka we kept there. The minute I said this to my boyfriend he took it as a challenge to drink it. I took it as a challenge…

Bowmore 17-Year Warehousemen’s Selection

Yes, it is still too warm outside for whisky but after we stuffed ourselves silly yesterday, we cranked the AC up and drank a dram of our Bowmore Warehousemen’s Selection to help ease our stomach. This is a distillery exclusive bottle we acquired during our visit to the Bowmore Distillery. Only 3000 of these were…

Highland Park Distillery Tour

The Orkney Islands are off the northeastern coast of Scotland. A place once inhabited by Vikings and their long ships. We didn’t encounter any Vikings while we were there because duh, it is 2018. But, we understood and respected that the Viking soul was very much present, even to this day. Going to Highland Park…

2-Ingredient Whisky Cocktail

Today we are definitely going to feel the heat, it will be a hot, hazy and humid day with temps in the high 90s. Yikes! New Englander’s everywhere will be complaining because, it’s what we do. We complain in the winters that it’s too cold and snowy and then, we complain in the summer that…

Tullamore D.E.W. 15-year Trilogy

Tullamore D.E.W. is a blended Irish whiskey that doesn’t need introduction. They have become a master at blending triple distilled Irish pot still, malt and grain whiskies. Although I’ve had a chance to taste and write about their Original, Old Bonded Warehouse, Heritage Blend and Phoenix, the 15-year blend was the first bottle from the…

Go to Summer Cocktail!

When it’s hot outside, whisky is not something most people gravitate towards during the summer, I included. So, I wanted to share my favorite, three ingredient, summer cocktail. It’s our go to cocktail whenever we visit my brother and sister-in-law down in Rhode Island. Here is what you’ll need, Vodka, Spiked Seltzer and Juice. Before…

Scapa Distillery Tour and Glansa review

  As we boarded the plane to Kirkwall, a few things came to mind. One, there weren’t that many people making this trip with us. Two, the plane was a very small propeller plane, aside from my flying anxiety kicking in, I knew we were going to struggle to get our carry-on to fit under…

Bruichladdich Valinch

Now I am sure you were all busy watching the Royal wedding this past Saturday. But, have no fear, if you missed my blog post, click here to read my Bruichladdich Distillery tour blog. For today’s blog, I am following up with a mini review of our Valinch bottling. Valinch bottlings are do-it-yourself and exclusively…

Bruichladdich Distillery Tour

Bruichladdich was not a distillery we had originally planned to visit. We had a list of must visit distilleries while in Scotland which were: Bowmore, Ardbeg, Lagavulin and Highland Park. We felt that anything we visited beyond these four distilleries would simply be a bonus. When it comes to Bruichladdich, people either love the brand…

Woody’s Bourbon Cream

Alright, so today we aren’t talking whisky, but rather a new drinking obsession of mine, Woody’s Bourbon Cream. If you’ve never heard of it, but you love Bailey’s, you’ll need to give this brand a try. Produced by the Ohio based company Apollo Beverages, Woody’s Bourbon Cream comes in four flavors: Original Bourbon Cream, Honey…

Favorite Irish Whiskies to try on St. Patrick’s Day

What does one drink on St. Patrick’s Day when celebrating? Let’s be honest, most years I’m out celebrating St. Patrick’s Day people are either drinking beer or Guinness. This year, as the good Christian that I am, for Lent I gave up all things beer including, Guinness. I know that’s a problem! My boyfriend even…

Westland Whiskey Dinner and Q&A

Boston’s Omni Parker House is a hotel rich with history. Established in 1855 by Harvey D. Parker it is the longest operating hotel in the US. There are two main reasons why we always frequent this hotel: 1) The Last Hurrah bar in the hotel has the best whisky list in the city. 2) Frank…