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…

Jameson Ginger and Lime

Jameson chose to enter the ready-made cocktail scene with a 6% ABV Ginger and Lime in a can. It was released on St. Patrick’s Day and is made of Jameson whiskey (off-course), natural ginger and lime flavors but the beautiful caramel color of the cocktail comes from caramel color. You get four 355ml cans for…

Handy and Schiller Signature Cocktails Barreled Old Fashioned

Saturday night we went out to dinner and sat at the bar. We’re people watchers, and while relaxing at the bar we lost count of all the Old Fashions our bartender made. At $13 a pop you can imagine the money the restaurant made that night. You’re certainly welcome to spend that much cash but,…

Irish Whiskey and Ginger Beer Cocktail 

It’s hot outside so a cold cocktail is the way to go. Now, I do love a nice Moscow Mule but why make that when we have enough whiskey to lubricate a small army. If you love Irish Whiskey and Ginger Beer… Well, you’ll enjoy this cocktail. Ingredients  Lime 2 ounces Irish Whiskey (I used…

High West Manhattan and Old-Fashioned Cocktail

Happy Fourth of July! What’s your drink of choice on a day like today? If you love whiskey and cocktails, I’ve got you covered. Ready-Made cocktails are becoming more and more popular. Jumping into the category, High West. I purchased both their Manhattan and Old-Fashioned for this review so, let’s get started. Manhattan: They follow…

Ardbeg Ardcore

Here is Ardbeg’s 2022 Ardbeg Day release, Ardcore. Which pays tribute to the Punk Rock scene of the 1970s. The blue in the bottle makes it stand out amongst past Ardbeg releases. I purchased their regular Ardcore bottle (ABV 46%). A 50.1% was released for the Committee as well. This is a no-age-statement made using…

Jameson Orange

Now here’s a product that screams summer! Jameson changes things up with Jameson Orange which incorporates natural orange flavors to its whiskey, but, does it taste good? Nose: oranges, sweetness and zestPalate: oranges, sweet, light vanillaFinish: citrus and orangesCost: $30 (what I paid)ABV: 30% I think if you are going into this product with the…

Bulleit Manhattan Cocktail

If you recall, not too long ago I wrote about the Bulleit Old Fashioned ready-made cocktail (bright orange bottle you can’t miss). Now Bulleit’s Manhattan ready-made cocktail (in a bright green bottle) is being tasted and reviewed. Using their own whiskey, this Manhattan is made with straight rye whiskey, sweet vermouth, and bitters. Nose: rye…

Clonakilty Irish Whiskey

No better way to try whiskies than by buying them in mini form. You get to save money and know if you truly like what you are drinking. Here we have Clonakilty Irish Whiskey Single Grain, Single Batch and Port Cask. Single Grain (green)Nose: oak and sweetnessPalate: vanilla, fruit, apple, and honeyFinish: spices and pepperABV:…

Father’s Day 2022 Whiskey Gift Guide

We are officially 19 days away from Father’s Day. If you don’t have a gift yet and have a whiskey loving dad, I am here to help. Let’s get started, the list below is broken down by price range. Most of the prices below are a range of costs (+/-), as prices may vary depending…

The Glenlivet 14 Year Cognac Cask Selection

It was 90 degrees this weekend in Boston! The whisky drinking days are slowly disappearing but, fear not, I have a few more posts before that happens. This little guy (50ml) I got for free at the liquor store because they couldn’t get it to scan. It was an absolute win for me. I always…

WhistlePig Orange Fashioned

Spring finally sprang here in Boston with an amazingly warm weekend and here I am trying to grow whiskey bottles in my flower box. One can only dream! I’ve never seen this WhistlePig ready-made Orange Fashioned, which is a new take on an Old Fashioned, until a week ago. This is a pre-batched, barrel-aged cocktail…

Elijah Craig Old Fashioned Cocktail Syrup

Now here’s a non-alcoholic Elijah Craig product I came across by chance. This little bottle which cost me just around $4, is simply a syrup to make an Old Fashion with. Unlike ready-made cocktails, you need to have a whiskey to use this one with. The bottle indicates it was specifically to highlight the notes…