Signatory Vintage – 19 year-old Caol Ila

You wouldn’t know this, but I’ve sat here at work staring at my computer for nearly an hour. Don’t get me wrong, I am a hard worker it’s just that today is the first day we are hitting 80 degree weather this year here in Boston and I would so much rather be out there…

Ardbeg Uigeadail

My apologies for the late post!! My Monday was absolutely hectic after the Thanksgiving break so I am making up for it today with my post. Although it was wonderful to be with family and eat all that great food, I have to say that my absolute favorite moments of the whole holiday break were,…

Triple Smoke – Corsair Distillery

What does the way you walk say about you? To be honest, I have no idea what my walk says about me, but if a study was done on the way the three guys on the Triple Smoke bottle walked, I bet it would say that those guys are pretty cool dudes. I’ll be honest;…

Octomore 06.1 – By Bruichladdich

Happy October and Happy Birthday to me! Needless to say October is my favorite time of year, not because it’s the month of my birth year but because of Halloween and fall. Friday night while having dinner with my great friend Melissa, I spotted a bottle of Octomore on the bar shelf. I immediately knew…

Lagavulin 16 – 1997 Distillers Edition

Happiness is enjoying a dram of Lagavulin while sitting in front of a warm fire on a cold winters night. Now I know it’s not winter yet, but when I came across a bottle of the 1997 Lagavulin Distillers Edition it was all I could think off. The Lagavulin distillery was founded in 1816 by…

Scotch Ice Cream: Lagavulin

Happy Labor Day (here in the states)! Want something sweet with your apple pie this fall or on this holiday Monday? How about Lagavulin ice cream? Before you shake your head and think I am crazy, the ice cream is pretty darn good. Yesterday evening while visiting our friend Mike in western MA, we got…

Finding Ardbog

I know it’s been nearly 4 weeks since my last post. I took a little hiatus from writing but am back and wanted to share with everyone an absolutely amazing find I stumbled across during the 4th of July weekend. I first wrote about Ardbog by Ardbeg back in November of last year http://wp.me/p3Zt2k-1t. Although…

Longrow Red 11 year-old Australian Shiraz Casks Limited Edition

When I think of peated scotch, I always think of Islay. I am an absolute sucker for smoky, peaty single malts and Islay is frankly known for them. When I heard Campbeltown’s Longrow single malt was just as peaty, you better believe I wanted to try it and judge for myself. SPOILER ALERT: It is…

Talisker Distillers Edition – Distilled in 2002 and bottled in 2013

While we were in the west coast of France earlier this month, we arrived at our host’s father’s house and waiting for us was a massive sea food spread he had prepared. I enjoy sea food, but there are something’s I stay away from. Snails (never had then before but didn’t look appetizing) and oysters…

Caol Ila 1998 Port Wood Gordon and MacPhail

I am feeling a bit under the weather so unfortunately I am  running behind on my post, for that I am sorry. I am however excited to talk about an amazing Scotch today. Caol Ila (pronounced col eela) means “Sound” in Gaelic. This scotch, which I really happen to enjoy is from Islay. The Caol…