Traveling Through Scotland

It’s been a while since I last posted but it’s been due to my boyfriend and I traveling around Scotland. Now today’s post is to highlight what we did and how we did it. Subsequent posts to follow throughout the next few weeks will provide full details on each of our distillery visits. We began…

Springbank 10-year

Springbank is a distillery I have not spoken much about on my blog. It is located in Campbeltown and is the only distillery that produces three different single malts, Springbank, Hazelburn and Longrow. If that isn’t hard enough, they also malt 100% of their barley using the traditional floor malting method. But let me be…

Masterson’s 10-year Straight Rye Whiskey

Masterson’s 10-Year Straight Rye Whiskey is a 100% rye Canadian whiskey. Right before trying a new rye whiskey I always brace myself knowing that some rye whiskies can pack a punch. This Masterson’s 10-year, did not.  On the contrary, it was surprisingly smooth and quite tasty. Tasting Notes Nose: oak, maple, butterscotch Palate: spices, vanilla,…

Flaming Leprechaun Special Reserve Blended Irish Whiskey

We are creeping into September which means the whisky drinking months are upon us so, weekly posts will soon resume. Plus, my boyfriend and I will be traveling to Scotland this fall so I will have an abundance of new content since we plan to visit as many distilleries as possible. But before I get…

Slow & Low: Rock & Rye 8-years

A Monday morning after staying up to watch Game of Thrones is always hard, due to that today’s review will be short and sweet so let’s get to it. Hochstadter’s Slow & Low limited edition 8-year Rock & Rye is a label under Cooper Spirits based out of Philadelphia, PA. What first caught my attention…

John Barr Reserve Blend

We stumbled across the John Barr Reserve Blend during a whisky tasting and let me tell you, had it been a blind tasting, I would have guessed it was Johnnie Walker. It wasn’t, but the similarities were impeccable and that is because this brand was truly meant to taste like Johnnie Walker. John Barr blended…

Ardbeg Kelpie

Yes, I’ve not posted in a while, but it’s summer and with the warm weather I’ve not been drinking as much whisky as I’d like. We did however add a new whisky to our collection that I must share my thoughts on it, and that is, Ardbeg’s Kelpie. Initially I thought the name was just…

Jefferson’s Ocean Aged at Sea Cask Strength

If there was ever an award for the best traveled bourbon, I’d say that Jefferson’s Ocean would win that award. After being aged for about 6-8 years, this bourbon is placed on ships where it then travels for a few months. This means the bourbon further matures with the ocean salt before it is bottled….

Johnnie Walker Green Label 15-Year

After being discontinued, Johnnie Walker Green Label 15-Year is back and here to stay, according to the Johnnie Walker website. This blended scotch is composed of Speyside, Highlands, Lowlands and Island malts that have been aged at least for 15 years, with the key signature malts being, Talisker, Linkwood, Cragganmore and Caol Ila. I never…

South Boston Irish Whiskey

South Boston has very strong Irish-American heritage so it is fitting that one of the products put out by GrandTen Distilling located in South Boston, MA is an Irish whiskey. However, we all know that for Irish whiskey to be called Irish whiskey, it actually has to be made in Ireland. In order to put…

Akashi Blended Whisky

Akashi White Oak is a blended Japanese whisky produced by Eigashima Shuzo Co. Ltd. The distillery is located in Akashi City and it’s not only the smallest distillery in the country, but also the oldest. It first began making sake and shochu in 1888. And although they got a license to begun distilling whisky in…

Aberfeldy 21-Year

It’s official, my boyfriend and I are going to Scotland this fall. We plan to drive around the country visiting as many distilleries as possible. If any of you have ideas on must see places let me know, just drop your thoughts down in the comments section. Who knows, maybe Aberfeldy will be one of…