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….

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…

George Dickel Superior No. 12 Whisky

My first tasting experience with George Dickel happened just a couple weeks ago and that was with their Superior No. 12 Whisky. I had heard do much about the brand that I finally had to try it! George Dickel was established in Tennessee around the 1870’s by George Dickel. Alcohol producer giant, Diageo, now owns…

Wathen’s Kentucky Bourbon

Happy Monday! Sorry for posting a little later than normal. I am running a little behind and although it will be short and sweet, I do have a great Bourbon to talk to you about today. Before this year I had not tasted nor had I ever heard of Wathen’s Kentucky bourbon until Frank from…