Talisker Select Reserve | Game of Thrones House Greyjoy

Finally, the last bottle to review in the Game of Thrones whisky series, Talisker Select Reserve paired with House Greyjoy. Talisker is located in the Isle of Skye, which is one of the remote islands of Scotland. The Greyjoy’s rule the Iron Islands which are off the west coast of Westeros. I have had issues…

Lagavulin 9-Year | Game of Thrones House Lannister

Today is the big day! Game of Thrones fans are rejoicing everywhere. Last night we re-watched season 6 and enjoyed the House Lannister paring, Lagavulin 9-Year. If you followed my blog then you know that I am a big Lagavulin and Islay whisky fan. The big hope was that it would not disappoint. I can…

Ardbeg Grooves

Ardbeg Grooves is Ardbeg’s 2018 Ardbeg Day limited edition bottling released during the Islay Festival. For this bottling the whisky was matured in ex-wine casks that were charred to the point where there were grooves in the surface of the wood. Not sure if that is what initially inspired the name, but it could also…

Bowmore 17-Year Warehousemen’s Selection

Yes, it is still too warm outside for whisky but after we stuffed ourselves silly yesterday, we cranked the AC up and drank a dram of our Bowmore Warehousemen’s Selection to help ease our stomach. This is a distillery exclusive bottle we acquired during our visit to the Bowmore Distillery. Only 3000 of these were…

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…

Bruichladdich Distillery Tour

Bruichladdich was not a distillery we had originally planned to visit. We had a list of must visit distilleries while in Scotland which were: Bowmore, Ardbeg, Lagavulin and Highland Park. We felt that anything we visited beyond these four distilleries would simply be a bonus. When it comes to Bruichladdich, people either love the brand…

Laphroaig – Distillery Tour

It’s a cold and dreary Martin Luther King Day. If you are one of those people (like me) who has a work holiday then the warmth of a whisky dram is perfect on a day like today.  As I sit here enjoying my day off and a wee dram, let me take you on a…

Bowmore: Distillery Tour

If you walk around Bowmore right as kilns are firing up, the smell of peat surrounds the town. For any peat smoke whisky lover, this smell is heavenly. This was the smell that welcomed us when we arrived at Bowmore and, as it was the town we stayed in, it was the smell we enjoyed…

Lagavulin Visit: Whisky and Chocolate

Next up on our Scotland distillery visits, Lagavulin, which, just happens to be one of our favorite whiskies. We were beyond excited to go here, however, excited quickly turned into disappointment when we learned they had stopped offering tours for the season. We found this puzzling because Lagavulin is one of the three distilleries in…

Ardbeg Kelpie

Yes, I’ve not posted in a while, but it’s summer and with the warm weather I’ve not been drinking as much whisky as I’d like. We did however add a new whisky to our collection that I must share my thoughts on it, and that is, Ardbeg’s Kelpie. Initially I thought the name was just…

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…

Bowmore Small Batch Single Malt

Bowmore has always had a special place in my heart. It’s the very first Scotch I ever fell in love with. I have a list of favorites now, but I think you never truly forget that first whisky that made you smile. I don’t think I have ever tasted a Bowmore whisky that I have…