Wild Turkey Rare Breed Rye Barrel Proof

Now here’s a rye bourbon that is affordable, tastes great and doesn’t disappoint. Rare Breed Rye is bottled at 56.1% abv. It has a msrp of $60 and we purchased our bottle at $55.99. Nose: caramel, vanilla and toffee  Palate: vanilla, cinnamon, pepper and light honey sweetness  Finish: smooth, wood and sweetness Personally I really…

Alberta Premium Cask Strength Rye Whisky

This is the whisky that was named whisky of the year in “Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2021.” Up until now, I can’t really recall any other Canadian whisky I’ve had prior to this one other than, Crown Royal. And let me tell you, Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye is pretty darn delicious. This Alberta Premium…

Blue Spot Irish Whiskey

For the first time in 56 years there are four colors in the Spot whiskey family with the release of Blue Spot 7 year cask strength. Other Spots include: Green Spot (10 year); Yellow Spot (12 year) and Red Spot (15 year). If you are wondering about where the name comes from, it derives from…

The Glenlivet Enigma

The definition of an enigma: mysterious, puzzling or difficult to understand. Today we raise a glass to Robert Burns on Burns Day with this Enigma. Glenlivet’s Enigma comes in a beautiful matte black bottle with a puzzle display in the front. They encourage you to solve the puzzle and share with them. It’s a no-age-statement…

Ezra Brooks Distiller’s Collection

One of my favorite bourbons just happens to be Old Ezra 7. It’s a cask strength, quality bourbon that is completely affordable. In fact, that affordability in itself blows me away you should be able to find Old Ezra 7 in the wild for $35 -$40. Ezra Brooks Distillers Collection was just $34.99 and was…

Redbreast Small Batch Cask Strength Batch No. B1/19

I’m a huge Redbreast fan! So, when I saw this bottling made exclusively for the U.S. I knew I had to get it. Not only because it’s Redbreast but, because it’s cask strength. Cask strength whiskies are always a go for me and this one has an ABV of 58.7%. This single pot still whiskey…

Highland Park Cask Strength Edition No. 1

I’ve always been a huge fan of Highland Park. So much so that when we visited Scotland about three years ago, this was one of the distilleries we visited. This Edition No. 1 is the first in a new series from Highland Park. The whisky is predominantly matured in sherry seasoned American oak casks (of…

Maker’s Mark 101 Proof

You no longer have to fly to Kentucky and visit the Maker’s Mark distillery to try their signature bourbon at a higher proof. For a limited time only… or so they say, Maker’s Mark is releasing this bottling during their annual holiday release to liquor stores. Maybe we can thank Covid for that. The whisky…

Father’s Day Whiskey Gift Guide

With Father’s Day just around the corner I joined Brandon Seier’s podcast Builds, Bullets and Brews to share gift ideas, any whiskey loving dad would enjoy. Now, if you’ve never listened to Brandon’s podcast before, then you are missing out. It’s a podcast dedicated to builds (DIY, fences, benches, tables, etc.); bullets (shooting, hunting, reloading,…

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…