The Balvenie Peat Week 14-Year 2003 Vintage

They had me at Peat. For one week a year, since 2002, The Balvenie distillery dedicates itself to using 100% Highland peat to dry out their barley. And no, this isn’t just another smoky whisky, unlike the pungent taste of Islay Peat, Highland peat takes on a sweeter approach. It is a whisky that is…

WhistlePig 15-Year Straight Rye Whiskey

In 2016 WhistlePig released their oldest expression to date and that is their 15-Year Straight Rye Whiskey. It was a whiskey we had been wanting to try and lucky for us, a friend gave us a bottle as a Christmas present this past year. Tasting Notes Nose: vanilla, oak, caramel and spices Palate: pepper, butterscotch,…

Women Who Whiskey – Bourbon/Whiskey

Whiskey, cars and BBQ are things that simply seem to go together. Fitting enough, that was the theme of this past weekend’s Women Who Whiskey event. And, the whiskey gals were gracious enough to extend the invite to the fellas, so I was able to bring my guy along. If you aren’t familiar with the…

Westland Peat Week 5th Annual Edition

Westland has launched their Annual Peat Week bottling and lucky for me, I spent this past weekend in Washington state visiting my good friend Sara and the Westland Distillery. Now, if you are wondering what the difference between their Peated American Single Malt Whiskey and their Peat Week is, well I got you covered. I…

Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin

Gin, but not just any gin, Irish gin. And, if you’ve not heard of Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin before, then you should. We discovered this little gem right before the New Year when our friend Matt mentioned it and immediately we were off to find it. The Shed Distillery is located in Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim,…

Oregon Spirits – Straight American Bourbon whiskey

Happy New Year to you all! We are officially kicking off 2019 with my first blog post of the year featuring Oregon Spirits Straight American Bourbon. Oregon Spirits, founded in 2009, is a craft distillery in Bend, Oregon. They source local and regional grains for all their spirits. This particular bourbon is aged for four…

White Walker by Johnnie Walker

In honor of the final season of Game of Thrones, Johnnie Walker released a limited-edition new blend that celebrates the HBO acclaimed series. So, if you have someone in your life that not only loves GOT but also Johnnie Walker, then you’ve found the perfect holiday gift for them. Tasting Notes Nose: vanilla, fruit and…

2018 Holiday Gift Guide: Bourbon and Whisky

It’s that time of year again! If whisk(e)y is what you are looking for to give as a gift, I am here to help. Note: If you aren’t familiar with my blog I purchase every single whiskey, whisky and bourbon I have featured in this blog. I have been honest about my opinion without any…

The Macallan Edition No. 4

This blog post simply couldn’t wait till Monday. We recently had a dram of Macallan’s Edition No. 4th and three letters come to mind, WOW. It is by far one of the better whiskies we’ve tried this year and I had to share it with all of you as the holiday season approaches. This whisky…

High West – A Midwinter Night’s Dram

Named after William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, this limited-edition whiskey by High West is making sure you stay nice and warm during these cold winter months. It is a blend of straight rye whiskies from High West, MGP and Barton Distillery, finished in French oak port barrels. High West was founded in 2006 by…

Ridgeline Vermont Whiskey

This past weekend my boyfriend and I made a trip up to Vermont for the day. It was an impromptu trip that reminded me of two things: One, I hadn’t written a blog post in a while and Two, recently Frank (from the Omni Parker Hotels Last Hurrah) had us try a whiskey from Vermont…

Ardbeg Grooves

Ardbeg Grooves is Ardbeg’s 2018 Ardbeg Day limited edition bottling released during the Islay Festival. For this bottling the whisky was matured in ex-wine casks that were charred to the point where there were grooves in the surface of the wood. Not sure if that is what initially inspired the name, but it could also…