2017 Holiday Gift Guide: Bourbon and Whisky

My gosh, December already! Where has the year gone? As our stress levels go up with all the holiday gifts we have to buy, I am here to help a bit if whisk(e)y is what you are looking for. Note: If you aren’t familiar with my blog I purchase every single whiskey, whisky and bourbon…

Slow & Low: Rock & Rye 8-years

A Monday morning after staying up to watch Game of Thrones is always hard, due to that today’s review will be short and sweet so let’s get to it. Hochstadter’s Slow & Low limited edition 8-year Rock & Rye is a label under Cooper Spirits based out of Philadelphia, PA. What first caught my attention…

Jefferson’s Ocean Aged at Sea Cask Strength

If there was ever an award for the best traveled bourbon, I’d say that Jefferson’s Ocean would win that award. After being aged for about 6-8 years, this bourbon is placed on ships where it then travels for a few months. This means the bourbon further matures with the ocean salt before it is bottled….

Colonel E.H. Taylor Barrel Proof

Colonel E.H. Taylor is just one of the many brands under Buffalo Trace. The brand is named after former Buffalo Trace owner Edmund Haynes Taylor, Jr. This whiskey is uncut, unfiltered and bottled at more than 125 proof. For those that don’t know, barrel proof is the equivalent of cask strength. This means that the…

Copperworks – American Single Malt Whiskey

I stumbled across Copperworks distillery while in Seattle, Washington on a layover to Hawaii with my boyfriend. When I saw it had a tasting room at the distillery, I knew we were going to walk in. They sadly didn’t have a whiskey for us to taste, but the minute the guy mentioned they were working…

Westland Peated American Single Malt Whiskey

I am always in search of American distilleries trying to match the peat in Scotch whiskies. Put an American peated whiskey in front of me and I’m going to want to taste it. This was the case when my favorite bartender Joe at the Omni Parker brought out  Westland Peated American Single Malt Whiskey to…

Boston Harbor Distillery

The Boston Harbor Distillery is a Distillery located of the beaten path in Boston. You’ll question whether you’ve gone the wrong way, but just as doubt starts to set in you see it, a beautiful brick building with an amazing view of the Harbor. Once there, you will wonder why you had not visited sooner…

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…

WhistlePig Rye 12 Year Old World

I had been eyeing the WhistlePig 12 Year Old World for a while now. I kept telling my boyfriend that I was going to buy it and right before I got the chance to, he surprised me with the bottle. Thank you James! For this 12 year-old Master Distiller Dave Pickerell and the WhistlePig team…

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…

Rough Rider & Pine Barrens Whisk(e)y

Rough Rider and Pine Barrens are American Whiskeys produced by Long Island Spirits. The distillery was founded in 2007 and is located in Baiting Hollow, NY. My boyfriend’s friend Dan is from Long Island, NY (although he lives in MA) and he recently gave these to my boyfriend when they exchanged Christmas gifts. Yes, I…