The Balvenie DoubleWood 17 year-old

It’s the Monday before Thanksgiving and although I’m not entirely certain I’ve acquired all the ingredients I need for our Thursday meal, I am certain about the fact that the whisky I am going to talk about today, is absolutely fantastic. My first introduction to this brand was with their Balvenie PortWood 21 year-old. Balvenie…

WhistlePig 11 year-old Straight Rye TripleOne Whiskey

My introduction to WhistlePig was about a year ago with their 10 year-old whiskey and I searched high and low to get that one bottle. It took me a while to find a bottle because the product was extremely popular, but the search was definitely well worth it. To this day, I have a bottle…

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…

GlenDronach 17 year-old Pedro Ximenex Sherry Puncheon

A belated Happy Father’s Day to all father’s out there. If you happen to be a whisky lover then I am certain that a nice new bottle of whisky would have been the perfect gift to celebrate the day. Now, if you are still looking for a late gift to give to a dad, then…

Cadenhead Creations 20 year-old Sherry-Aged Blend

Happy start of the World Cup day! If you are as much a sports fan as I am, then my eyes as well as yours will all be on Brazil for the next month or so. As excited as I am about the World Cup, I am also excited to be talking about a 20…

Glenfiddich 18 year-old

How is it that I have not been sick all winter but on the first week of Spring I come down with a bug that just won’t go away. Even when I am sick I am always on the go. Yesterday I powered through a Boston Celtics basketball game and I still managed to get…

Neat, a splash of water, or on the rocks?

How do you prefer your whisky, do you like it neat, with a splash of water, or on the rocks? For years there has been the debate of what is the right way to drink it. Believe it or not I still have this argument with other whisky drinkers.  Whatever your preference is, there is…