Douglas XO Premium Blended Scotch Whisky

I’ve never heard of this brand till I saw it in mini form. This is a blended scotch from an independent bottler. Although I was not expecting much, I was pleasantly surprised that I like it and think it’s better than some of the more expensive bottles on my shelf. Nose: spices, vanilla, sweetness, and…

Speyburn 10-Years

I’ve gotten into the habit of buying more whiskies in mini form and this was one of them. One, it saves me money (I purchase all my whiskies) and two, it’s easier than having a giant bottle of whisky collecting dust on your shelf if you end up not liking the juice. This is a…

Redemption Rye

This bottle was given to me as a birthday gift (thank you, Rich, and Aurora). To me, this rye whiskey is OK. It has a mash bill of 95% premium rye and 5% barley. It’s matured in new charred oak barrels. Nose: rye, sweet, vanillaPalate: black pepper, spices, and ryeFinish: oak and ryeABV: 46% I…

Glenfarclas 12-Year

This mini 50 ml little bottle that cost me about $4 is my first introduction to the Glenfarclas brand. I don’t know why I didn’t try it before but now that I have, I’m glad I did. Glenfarclas is a Speyside Single Malt Scotch that has been family owned for 5 generations. This 12-year is…

Irish Whiskey and Cocktails in a Can

OK, we’ve seen plenty of cocktails in a can but whiskey in a can? Are these any good? Let’s find out, my thoughts below. The Cocktails Post Meridiem Double Old Fashioned $3.99 (Straight Bourbon Whiskey, blend of three bitters, Demerara syrup and orange zest oil): This is at 37% ABV and at 100ml it serves…

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,…

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…

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…

Keeper’s Heart Irish + America 

What exactly makes renowned Irish Master Distiller Brian Nation leave Ireland for Minnesota? I’ll give you a hint, it wasn’t the weather. Monday I had the chance to spend an evening with Nation and co-founder of Keeper’s Heart Michael O’Shaughnessy. Keeper’s Heart has launched their Irish + American whiskey and they have done so with…

Yellowstone Bourbon Whiskey

OK, raise your hand if you went searching for this whiskey because of the TV show. The Yellowstone brand is produced by Limestone Branch Distillery in Lebanon, Kentucky. The whiskey is named after Yellowstone National Park and this year to help celebrate 150 years of national parks they are releasing their whiskey bottle with 6…

West Cork – Barrel Proof

St. Patrick’s Day is now only three days away and West Cork is one of my favorite affordable Irish Whiskey brands. You can’t beat the taste, price, and quality. This barrel proof was no exception if you can handle a strong whiskey. Nose: fruit, malt, and sweetnessPalate: malt, oranges, and fruitFinish: fruity and sweet with…