2019 Holiday Gift Guide: Bourbon and Whisky

It’s that time of year again! If whisk(e)y is what you’re looking to gift; I’m the Whiskey Wench to see! Ok… read. Note: If you aren’t familiar with my blog I purchase every single whiskey, whisky and bourbon I have featured in this blog. I have been honest about my opinion without any biased. It’s…

Laphroaig Select

We have officially reached the type of weather were a nice smoky whisky is deliciously warming. On a recent trip to Vermont we stopped in New Hampshire and picked up a bottle of Laphroaig Select. We picked it up not only because it was a smoky whisky but also because the price was right. Here…

Old Ezra 7-Year Barrel Strength

Very recently we attended a whiskey event and came across a bourbon that completely blew our minds. Old Ezra is a Kentucky Straight bourbon whiskey aged for 7-years in new charred white oak barrels. It is barrel strength, bottled at 117 proof and it is distilled at Luxco’s Lux Row Distillers. Tasting Notes Nose: oak,…

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…

John Barr Reserve Blend

We stumbled across the John Barr Reserve Blend during a whisky tasting and let me tell you, had it been a blind tasting, I would have guessed it was Johnnie Walker. It wasn’t, but the similarities were impeccable and that is because this brand was truly meant to taste like Johnnie Walker. John Barr blended…

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…

Glengoyne 10 year-old

Glengoyne is a Highlands whisky brand I have never written about before, so here is a short and sweet review. George Connell started the whisky brand in secret back in 1820. Proper legal license was not acquired until 1833 and it wasn’t till 1907 that the official name changed to Glengoyne from Glenguin of Burnfoot….

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….