Ardbeg Ardcore

Here is Ardbeg’s 2022 Ardbeg Day release, Ardcore. Which pays tribute to the Punk Rock scene of the 1970s. The blue in the bottle makes it stand out amongst past Ardbeg releases. I purchased their regular Ardcore bottle (ABV 46%). A 50.1% was released for the Committee as well. This is a no-age-statement made using…

Westland Peat Week 6th Edition

No, this is not this year’s Peat Week, this is Westland’s 2020 Peat Week release. Our friends, who at the time lived in Washington, bought this for us and only just recently gave it to us because… you know… Covid happened. They’ve kept this bottle nicely packaged and safe for us during a move back…

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…