Redbreast 12 Cask Strength

Let’s be honest, in my lifetime of whisky drinking I’ve mainly gone ahead and reached for that Scotch whisky. I was never much of an Irish whiskey drinker until Green Spot and now Redbreast made an appearance in my life. These two whiskies have completely shown me what I was missing out in Irish whiskey….

Macallan 12

One of joys of whisky is that you can share a dram with a person and chances are that person will get a different whisky tasting experience than you will. Everyone has a different pallet so when it comes to deciphering the tastes in a brand of whisky not everyone will taste the same notes….

Glenfiddich 21

If you’ve ever visited the Glenfiddich website you will notice that one of the site banners indicates that it is “The world’s most awarded single malt,” http://www.glenfiddich.com/. And if you aren’t a whisky drinker you first initial thought is to roll your eyes because you feel they are trying to get you to drink their…

Jura Prophecy

My first attraction to this whisky was the bottle and packaging. It was one of things that caught my eye when I walked by the aisle, along with having seen the name before in the 2013 program of the Islay festival of music and malt. I had recently viewed the festivals information as a trip…

The difference: Whisky-Whiskey (spelling) and Whisky-Bourbon

Even since I started to drink whisky I’ve been asked before, by non whisky drinkers, about the difference in spelling between whisky and whiskey. I’ve also been asked about the difference between whisky and bourbon. Here is a simple and quick explanation without getting too in-depth. Whisky and Whiskey The difference between whisky and whiskey…

Oban 14-year-old

In May of this year I visited Chicago for the 1st time and not only did we enjoy the sites but we also got to enjoy a nice dram of whisky at top the Signature Room located on the 95th floor of the John Hancock Tower. To compliment the views I went with a 14-year-old…

The Glenlivet 15-year-old French Oak Reserve

When I first started this blog I knew I would eventually have to write about a whisky I didn’t love. To be honest I’ve been holding out on writing about The Glenlivet 15-year-old French Oak Reserve for that very reason. This range of The Glenlivet was given to me as a Christmas gift by my…

Green Spot – Irish Single Pot Still Whiskey

I have enjoyed Irish whiskey, but before this year I had not found an Irish whiskey that I truly loved and could rave about. It was this past March when my friend Melissa and I headed to Dublin, Ireland for a little vacation. It was while out on one of our nights that we came…

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…

Auchentoshan Classic

One of the things I learned while traveling through Scotland is that some whisky distilleries purchase American bourbon casks, rum casks and even wine casks to distill their whisky in. If you really think about that, it’s a win win for both sides. How so? Well, one side makes money by selling their used up…

Lagavulin – 16 year-old

If someone were to ask me, what is your favorite region of scotch whisky? I would hands down call myself an Islay girl. I first discovered the Islay whisky’s back in April of 2011 while traveling through Scotland with my friend Fiona. It was while touring the Scotch Whisky Experience on the Royal Mile, in…