The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve

The Glenlivet 12 year-old is one of my go to everyday drinking whiskies. The name Glenlivet speaks for itself. So when I heard that Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve is slowly replacing the 12 year-old, I was taken a back. No, this is not a Halloween prank (for those that didn’t know), it’s happening. Founder’s Reserve was…

Highland Park Dark Origins

If you follow my blog then you will know that I am a huge fan of the Highland Park brand so when I saw they had added a no-age-statement (NAS), Dark Origins, I definitely wanted to try it. I got a chance to try this NAS this past weekend while visiting Frank at the Last…

Talisker Storm

Yikes, if you live in Boston or the Northeast, the words being tossed around by meteorologists in your area include: blizzard, potential historic snow amounts (what??) and storm. My first thought was, Yes Snow Day! I get to work from home tomorrow and maybe even Wednesday, sweet, I’ll take it. I felt like a kid…

Bruichladdich Black Art 4.1 – Cask Strength

When in conversation about no-age-statement (NAS) whiskies, Bruichladdich always comes up. It is one of the distilleries, in my mind, that has pumped out the most NAS whiskies. This has certainly infuriated many purists, so when I saw this Bruichladdich Black Art 4.1 listed on the whisky menu I was certainly skeptical about trying it….

Dalmore Cigar Malt Reserve

I am not a cigar smoker or a smoker at all. I smoked a cigarette once in my early 20’s and then recall crying about smoking that one cigarette. It might have been the alcohol that contributed to my crying, but nonetheless I knew then that smoking was definitely not for me. The upside, you…

Age-Statement and No-Age-Statement (NAS)

A majority of whisky drinkers will tell you they know what no-age-statement (NAS) whiskies are and will probably also tell you exactly how they feel about it. It is a subject that has certainly sparked debate within the whisky community. NAS whisky is not something new; however it is a process that has become widely…