Chivas Regal 13-year Manchester United Special Edition

This Manchester United edition not only celebrates Sir Alex Ferguson but, the 13 league titles won under his management. For this edition they took their 13 year house style blend and finish it in American Rye Cask. I was able to get this whisky through my Flaviar membership. However, this is not an expensive whisky…

Wild Turkey Rare Breed Rye Barrel Proof

Now here’s a rye bourbon that is affordable, tastes great and doesn’t disappoint. Rare Breed Rye is bottled at 56.1% abv. It has a msrp of $60 and we purchased our bottle at $55.99. Nose: caramel, vanilla and toffee  Palate: vanilla, cinnamon, pepper and light honey sweetness  Finish: smooth, wood and sweetness Personally I really…

Michter’s 10 Year Rye Whiskey

This whiskey is not only one of their most limited produced products but it also took a three year hiatus. It was their then Master Distiller Willie Pratt who gave the go ahead in 2014 to re-release this whiskey and how grateful are we for this decision. The whiskey is bottled at 46.4% abv and…

Eagle Rare Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

My introduction to Eagle Rare was with their 17 yr which was exceptional but, let me tell, amazingly enough this one didn’t fall too far behind. This expression is aged for 10 years and has an abv of 45% Nose: oak, leather, honey and toffee Palate: oak, nuttiness, light sweetness Finish: spices, oak and sweetness…

The Glenlivet 12 year-old

Even if you aren’t a whisky drinker I am certain that you’ve heard of The Glenlivet. It’s a classic, very well known brand that in my opinion new/first-time whisky drinkers first gravitate towards. No, this is not the first time I’ve written about The Glenlivet, but it is the first time I am posting about…

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…

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…

Finding Ardbog

I know it’s been nearly 4 weeks since my last post. I took a little hiatus from writing but am back and wanted to share with everyone an absolutely amazing find I stumbled across during the 4th of July weekend. I first wrote about Ardbog by Ardbeg back in November of last year http://wp.me/p3Zt2k-1t. Although…

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…

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…

Ardbeg 10 year old

Let me start by saying that Ardbeg is one of my very favorite Single malt Scotch whiskies. The first time I tried Ardbeg I was in San Diego about 2 years ago attending a friend’s wedding. While out at a whisky bar I wanted to try something smoky and different, so the bartender suggested Ardbeg….