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…

Penelope Bourbon Barrel Strength

Now here’s a bourbon that we picked up not because we were familiar with the brand but rather because we had heard good things about it so, we wanted to see if truly was a good bourbon. Penelope Bourbon is distilled at the MGP’s distillery in Lawrenceburg, Indiana and is bottled in Kentucky. We picked…

X by Glenmorangie

f someone were to ask me if they could use my scotches for cocktail mixing I’d really have to think about. Some scotches are simply not made for cocktails which is probably why Glenmorangie partnered with bartenders to create X. It’s a single malt scotch whisky made for cocktail mixing. I mean.. how fabulous is…

Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Batch B521

Before I get into it, this is a 12 year bourbon. The letter “B” indicates the order it was released that year. The first number the month it was released and the last two numbers indicate the year. If you thought batch A121 was unusually low in proof at 123.6 compared to other batches we’ll……

West Cork Single Malt Irish Whiskey Small Batch 8 Year

What a pleasant surprise this whiskey was. We had a chance to taste this at a small gathering recently and I don’t think I would have picked this up at a store otherwise, so I am glad we tried it as, it’s pretty darn good. The distillery is in Skibbereen, Ireland and was first formed…

Ardbeg Scorch

As part of the Islay Festival of Music and Malt (Fèis Ìle) Ardbeg has released their Ardbeg Day Limited edition and this one is truly on fire. Ardbeg Scorch pays homage to the dragon folk tale that once lived not only in Islay, but in Ardbeg’s Dunnage Warehouse 3. The whisky is matured in ex-bourbon…

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…