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…

Grand Old Parr 18-Year

Old Parr is a blended Scotch whisky that is named after Thomas Parr who was said to be England’s longest living man. Parr died in 1635 at the age 152. It wasn’t until very recently that Old Parr announced this 18-Year expression would be a permanent addition to their range. For this expression, they use…

Yamato Takeda Shingen Edition

This whisky is hands down the best dressed whisky. If you’ve seen this bottle at liquor stores, you can’t help but stop to stare at it. It truly is eye-catching and although we never purchased the bottle, our friend Dan did, and he was kind enough to share some with us. Aside from the bottle…

Three Chords Blended Bourbon Whiskey

A whiskey brought to you by musician and husband to Pat Benatar, Neil Giraldo. The bottle we purchased also happens to be a barrel pick by Julio’s Liquors in Westborough, MA. This whiskey blends 12 year old Kentucky, Indiana and Tennessee whiskies. It is 73% corn, 20% rye and 7% malted barley. It was finished…

Chivas Regal 13-year Manchester United Special Edition

This Manchester United edition not only celebrates Sir Alex Ferguson but, the 13 league titles won under his management. For this edition they took their 13 year house style blend and finish it in American Rye Cask. I was able to get this whisky through my Flaviar membership. However, this is not an expensive whisky…

KAIYō Whisky

Norfolk Wine and Spirits recently had a KAIYō whisky tasting and off course we were on board. For this tasting we purchased the samples and attended via zoom. The whiskies in the sample were: The Signature; Cask Strength; The Single and The Peated. KAIYō (Ocean in Japanese), is a Japanese whisky… or is it? If you…

Amador Whiskey Co. Double Barrel

This past Christmas my fiancé gave me the gift of Flaviar. He got me a year’s membership and the Amador Whiskey Co. Double Barrel was the bottle I chose for my first quarterly selection along with Japanese whisky samples. Amador Whiskey Co. is located in California and they partner with distillers to created limited edition…

Nikka Whisky From the Barrel

Happy Thanksgiving! Before you gather with a smaller group of loved ones this year, I wanted to share a dram with you all. It will just be me and my Fiancé for Thanksgiving this year; so he surprised me with this Nikka Whisky, so let’s get right into it. This blended whisky combines both malt…

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…

Evening with Compass Box and Jill Boyd

Compass Box, a Scotch whisky blending house located in London began its journey in 2000. It is the brainchild of John Glaser who believe that scotch blending should have a forward thinking approach and that it should be more creative. This past Saturday we got a chance to meet and talk to Compass Box Whiskymaker…

Johnnie Walker A Song of Ice and A Song of Fire

Game of Thrones may be over but Game of Thrones inspired whiskies are not. Johnnie Walker released two Limited Edition Game of Thrones whiskies. A Song of Ice, inspired by the House Stark Direwolf and A Song of Fire, inspired by the House Targaryen Dragon. Now if you recall, these aren’t the only Game of…