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…

Laphroaig Select

We have officially reached the type of weather were a nice smoky whisky is deliciously warming. On a recent trip to Vermont we stopped in New Hampshire and picked up a bottle of Laphroaig Select. We picked it up not only because it was a smoky whisky but also because the price was right. Here…

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…

Glenglassaugh Torfa

Happy Halloween! I love Halloween so here is a quick bonus Thursday review on the Glenglassaugh Torfa. Glenglassaugh is a highland whisky founded by Col. James Moir in 1875. The distillery stopped producing whisky in 1986 and after it sat silent for 20 years, BenRiach Distillery took over in 2013 bringing the distillery back to…

Aberlour Casg Annamh

In Gaelic Casg Annamh means ‘rare cask’. It is a new sherry-led expression by Aberlour. For those not familiar with Aberlour, this Speyside distillery was established in 1826 by Peter Weir and James Gordon. This distillery was unfortunately plagued not by one but by two fires. After the first fire, James Fleming rebuilt the distillery…

Lagavulin 11-Year Offerman Edition

What are two of my favorite things during the winter? Peaty whiskies and a wonderful warming fire, so yes I can play Nick Offerman’s ‘Yule Log‘ while drinking Lagavulin over and over again since, well… I don’t actually have a fireplace. Lagavulin happens to be Offerman’s favorite whisky. He also starred as scotch-loving Ron Swanson…

Cranberry Cocktail inspired by Bog to Table Dinner

This past week we attended a bog to table dinner, which was absolutely amazing. This inspired me to create a quick, easy and low in sugar cranberry cocktail that you could too make at home. Ingredients 3 oz of Vodka (we used chilled Belvedere) 1.5 oz of Cranberry concentrate (we used R.W. Knudsen) Splash of…

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…

Redbreast 21-Year

This past Sunday we had the great opportunity to sample the Redbreast range along with Dave McCabe (Blender) and Billy Leighton (Head Blender) of Irish Distillers at Norfolk Wine and Spirits in Norfolk, MA. Lucky for us, we had tasted most of the range before but there is one I’ve not written about before and…

The Six Isles Blended Malt Scotch Whisky

I know, I am posting a little late today. The day sadly got away from me but, better late than never so here is a quick Monday review. We recently came across The Six Isles Blended Malt Scotch Whisky and when you are huge peat smoke whisky fan like we are, well you buy a…