Stocking Stuffer Idea: Benriach The Tasting Collection

This collection contains 4 x 50ml’s for the price of $27.49 (what I paid). It includes The Original Ten, The Smoky Ten, The Twelve, and The Smoky Twelve. If you break these up into 4 different drinks that’s about $6.87 per bottle. Benriach is a Speyside Single Malt with legendary master blender Dr. Rachel Barrie…

Bowmore Vault Edit1°N

Bowmore has always been one of my favorite whiskies and my friends and loved ones know that. I recently received this Bowmore Vault Edit1°N as a birthday gift. This is the first release of four in the vault edition series. The Vault Edition refers to the legendary Bowmore No.1 Vaults. This first bottling launched in 2016 and…

Ardbeg Scorch

As part of the Islay Festival of Music and Malt (Fèis Ìle) Ardbeg has released their Ardbeg Day Limited edition and this one is truly on fire. Ardbeg Scorch pays homage to the dragon folk tale that once lived not only in Islay, but in Ardbeg’s Dunnage Warehouse 3. The whisky is matured in ex-bourbon…

KAIYō Whisky

Norfolk Wine and Spirits recently had a KAIYō whisky tasting and off course we were on board. For this tasting we purchased the samples and attended via zoom. The whiskies in the sample were: The Signature; Cask Strength; The Single and The Peated. KAIYō (Ocean in Japanese), is a Japanese whisky… or is it? If you…

Arrrrrrrdbeg Committee Release

No, the 7 R’s isn’t a misspelling but rather a pirates way to say Ardbeg. Before I get into the whisky let me clarify, yes this is a Ardbeg Committee release, however it’s not the yearly committee release from the Islay Whisky Festival. That 2021 bottle has yet to drop. Arrrrrrrdbeg was released to celebrate…

Highland Park Cask Strength Edition No. 1

I’ve always been a huge fan of Highland Park. So much so that when we visited Scotland about three years ago, this was one of the distilleries we visited. This Edition No. 1 is the first in a new series from Highland Park. The whisky is predominantly matured in sherry seasoned American oak casks (of…

The Matsui The Peated Single Malt Japanese Whisky

When my fiancé came in the door and said I got you a Japanese whisky and it’s peated! He immediately had my attention. Give me whisky that tastes like campfire and I’m all in. The Matsui is a whisky produced at the Kurayoshi Distillery which is at the foothills of Mt. Daisen in Japan. This…

Jura Journey

I’ve always been a Single Malt Scotch drinker; however, I classify 2020 as the year I drank/ventured more into American Whiskey than ever before. Wanting a little bit more of that Islay Peat after the Bruichladdich tasting, I picked up this bottle at the very affordable price of $34.99. I’ve always been a fan of…

Father’s Day Whiskey Gift Guide

With Father’s Day just around the corner I joined Brandon Seier’s podcast Builds, Bullets and Brews to share gift ideas, any whiskey loving dad would enjoy. Now, if you’ve never listened to Brandon’s podcast before, then you are missing out. It’s a podcast dedicated to builds (DIY, fences, benches, tables, etc.); bullets (shooting, hunting, reloading,…

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…

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…