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,…

Bruichladdich Valinch

Now I am sure you were all busy watching the Royal wedding this past Saturday. But, have no fear, if you missed my blog post, click here to read my Bruichladdich Distillery tour blog. For today’s blog, I am following up with a mini review of our Valinch bottling. Valinch bottlings are do-it-yourself and exclusively…

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…

Lagavulin 12 YO (2014 Special Release)

A couple weeks ago I wrote about Lagavulin 8 years, so I thought it fitting to write about the 12 year-old 2014 special release this week since I’ve never written about it before and it’s a newly acquire whisky bottle that was added to my collection. The Lagavulin 12 year-old 2014 special release is the…

Blackadder Raw Cask – Ledaig 2001 – 13 year-old

If you are not familiar with Blackadder (no worries, I didn’t know who they were till about two weeks ago), they are independent bottlers of single malt whiskies. Robin Tucek and John Lamond first established Blackadder in 1995. In 2000 they then started to offer their Raw Cask Series, which includes the whisky I am…

Talisker 57° North

What, the 1st day of September already, where has the summer gone? And I know, this post should have posted yesterday but I was feeling a bit under the weather so I took the afternoon to rest and get better. Today I am feeling loads better and am back at it with a whisky I…

Balblair 21 year-old 1993 Cask Strength – Gordon and MacPhail

Monday’s are extremely hard to get into but I’ll kick it off with a whisky brand I have not spoken about before and that is, Balblair. Balblair is a highland whisky established in 1790 by Joss Ross. The distillery stopped producing whisky 1932 and did not resume production till after the Second World War. It…

Kavalan Solist Cask Strength ex-Bourbon Cask whisky

I am not a person who immediately jumps on the bandwagon of anything and definitely not when it comes to sports. You are talking to someone who commits to the team she is rooting for from beginning to end. So much so, that last year during the 2014 World Cup I cried, I mean really…

Longmorn 21 year-old 1992 cask strength – Signatory Vintage

My apologies for having missed posting my posts last week! I was held up in jury duty both Monday-Tuesday and then played catch up the rest of the week. This week I am back to the normal grind. The last post I wrote about was on the 15 year-old Bunnahabhain expression put out by Signatory…

Aberlour 18 year-old

No better way to spend the weekend than by attending a beautiful wedding in Newport, RI and tasting a whisky I had not tasted before. On Saturday my boyfriend and I attended the wedding of his former roommate. Although it was their special day, the bride was kind enough to give my boyfriend a bottle…