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…

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…

Flaming Leprechaun Special Reserve Blended Irish Whiskey

We are creeping into September which means the whisky drinking months are upon us so, weekly posts will soon resume. Plus, my boyfriend and I will be traveling to Scotland this fall so I will have an abundance of new content since we plan to visit as many distilleries as possible. But before I get…

Johnnie Walker Green Label 15-Year

After being discontinued, Johnnie Walker Green Label 15-Year is back and here to stay, according to the Johnnie Walker website. This blended scotch is composed of Speyside, Highlands, Lowlands and Island malts that have been aged at least for 15 years, with the key signature malts being, Talisker, Linkwood, Cragganmore and Caol Ila. I never…

The Irishman Founders Reserve

As there will only be 12 days till Christmas after today, I was going to load my gift guide post however, I could not very well do that before posting a write up about The Irishman Founders Reserve. The reason being, well… spoiler alert, it made my gift guide and I just had to write…

Jameson Caskmates Irish Whiskey

What happens when whiskey meets craft stout? Jameson Caskmates is what happens. This concept came about after a conversation between the Jameson head distiller and the Cork’s Franciscan Well Brewery head brewer. Jameson agreed to send some whiskey barrels over to the brewery for them to age their stout and then the brewery sent those…

Tasty and Affordable Rye: Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye

When I think of rye whisky, Crown Royal is definitely not a brand I think about. That changed this past weekend when in conversation with Frank from the Omni Parker. He shared with us that his current favorite rye was Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye. I think both my boyfriend and I laughed when we…

Mad River – Bourbon Whiskey

Yesterday evening, after a long day at the beach, slightly sun drunk and with sand still on our feet, we walked into the South End Whole Foods to pick up groceries for dinner. It was definitely not our intention to stop and drink, but how could we not when a Vermont distillery was offering samples…

Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon

Sunday nights have become a bit of a bourbon night for my boyfriend and I. For the last couple of weekends we have sat down to watch Game of Thrones with a dram of Bourbon. Last night it happened to be a bourbon we had not tried before but had heard so much about, Buffalo…

Paddy Irish Whiskey

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I am wearing my bright green pants not only because of St. Patrick’s Day but also in hopes that it brings me luck on my March Madness Brackets. While one of my visits to Ireland, someone ask me if it was Boston who colored the river green in honor of St….

2015 Holiday Gift Guide – Bourbon/Whiskey and Whisky

Yes, amazingly enough, 2016 is just about a month away. But before we start popping that champagne cork, I am here once again to provide a list of Bourbons, Whiskey and Whisky that I think are gift worthy for the holidays on this Cyber Monday. The list below is broken down by price range. Most…