The Matsui The Peated Single Malt Japanese Whisky

When my fiancé came in the door and said I got you a Japanese whisky and it’s peated! He immediately had my attention. Give me whisky that tastes like campfire and I’m all in. The Matsui is a whisky produced at the Kurayoshi Distillery which is at the foothills of Mt. Daisen in Japan. This…

2020 Holiday Gift Guide: Bourbon and Whisky

Wow! What a year 2020 was, and as hard as it is to believe it’s gift guide season again. After a tough year maybe you’d like to make someone’s holiday a little brighter with the gift of Whiskey. We all know our alcohol intake might have gone up just a tad, so if you will,…

Nikka Whisky From the Barrel

Happy Thanksgiving! Before you gather with a smaller group of loved ones this year, I wanted to share a dram with you all. It will just be me and my Fiancé for Thanksgiving this year; so he surprised me with this Nikka Whisky, so let’s get right into it. This blended whisky combines both malt…

Jura Journey

I’ve always been a Single Malt Scotch drinker; however, I classify 2020 as the year I drank/ventured more into American Whiskey than ever before. Wanting a little bit more of that Islay Peat after the Bruichladdich tasting, I picked up this bottle at the very affordable price of $34.99. I’ve always been a fan of…

Weller Full Proof

Christmas came early this year! Before anyone says anything, you saw that right, our Christmas tree is up before Thanksgiving. 2020 has no rules and this is one thing that made me happy. This bottle of Full Proof could not have come at a better time. What you have to understand is that my fiancé…

Bruichladdich Whisky Tasting

COVID has completely changed the way we normally live our lives. Checking my email one morning last week I noticed Norfolk Wine and Spirits put together a Bruichladdich tasting. Was this another Zoom meeting with samples? Because, if you’ve been to one, you’ve been to them all! HOWEVER, this one was in person (socially distanced…

Smoke Wagon Small Batch Straight Bourbon Whiskey

I’ve been on a Smoke Wagon kick lately. This past summer we were able to get our hands on 3 bottles via New York since you can’t seem to find them here is Massachusetts just yet. 2021 hopefully! This small batch straight bourbon whiskey is composed by blending some younger vintages with their older vintages….

Weller Special Reserve Whiskey Review

Hooray! I’ve reached my 300th Blog post. Definitely something to celebrate and I hope to continue to bring you loads more review… now on to this review. Here is another bottle of whiskey that is hard to find at least for us New Englanders. We bought this whiskey from 58 Wine & Liquor in New…

Russell’s Reserve Private Barrel Selection Whiskey Review

Russell’s Reserve is a brand under the Wild Turkey Label. A private barrel is exactly what you’d think, it’s a whiskey where a retailer, bar, restaurant or buyer approaches the distiller to acquire one of their barrels. Each barrel can differ greatly in taste causing some to be smash hits and widely sought after while…

Glenmorangie A Tale of Cake Single Malt Whisky

Now you can not only have your cake but… you can drink it to. And, before I get into the whisky let me say, bravo Glenmorangie the packaging is beautiful. For this bottle, I stood in the middle of the aisle asking myself, do I really need it? Part of me said no, while the…

Kilbeggan Small Batch Rye Whiskey review

When I think of rye whiskey, the first thing that comes to mind are American whiskies followed by Canadian whiskies. I had not seen an Irish Rye Whiskey till I saw Kilbeggan’s Small Batch Rye. This limited edition rye contains a mash bill of malt, barley and 30% rye. Kilbeggan is reaching into its roots…

George Dickel Bottled in Bond 11-Year

Distilled in the Fall of 2008 and aged for 11 glorious years this whiskey has found a home on many bourbon hunters shelves thanks to a very highly rated review in Whiskey Advocate. Bottle in Bond corresponds to the US Standards laid out in the Bottle-in-Bond Act of 1897. It ensures that the whiskey has…