Woodinville Straight Bourbon Whiskey

While out in Seattle earlier this year I had a chance to visit the Woodinville Whiskey distillery. The distillery was started by two friends Orlin Sorensen and Brett Carlile who were mentored by David Pickerell, former Master Distiller for Maker’s Mark. Although Sorensen and Carlile are still very much a part of the distillery, in…

WhistlePig 15-Year Straight Rye Whiskey

In 2016 WhistlePig released their oldest expression to date and that is their 15-Year Straight Rye Whiskey. It was a whiskey we had been wanting to try and lucky for us, a friend gave us a bottle as a Christmas present this past year. Tasting Notes Nose: vanilla, oak, caramel and spices Palate: pepper, butterscotch,…

High West – A Midwinter Night’s Dram

Named after William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, this limited-edition whiskey by High West is making sure you stay nice and warm during these cold winter months. It is a blend of straight rye whiskies from High West, MGP and Barton Distillery, finished in French oak port barrels. High West was founded in 2006 by…

Masterson’s 10-year Straight Rye Whiskey

Masterson’s 10-Year Straight Rye Whiskey is a 100% rye Canadian whiskey. Right before trying a new rye whiskey I always brace myself knowing that some rye whiskies can pack a punch. This Masterson’s 10-year, did not.  On the contrary, it was surprisingly smooth and quite tasty. Tasting Notes Nose: oak, maple, butterscotch Palate: spices, vanilla,…

Tasty and Affordable Rye: Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye

When I think of rye whisky, Crown Royal is definitely not a brand I think about. That changed this past weekend when in conversation with Frank from the Omni Parker. He shared with us that his current favorite rye was Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye. I think both my boyfriend and I laughed when we…

Boston Harbor Distillery

The Boston Harbor Distillery is a Distillery located of the beaten path in Boston. You’ll question whether you’ve gone the wrong way, but just as doubt starts to set in you see it, a beautiful brick building with an amazing view of the Harbor. Once there, you will wonder why you had not visited sooner…

WhistlePig Rye 12 Year Old World

I had been eyeing the WhistlePig 12 Year Old World for a while now. I kept telling my boyfriend that I was going to buy it and right before I got the chance to, he surprised me with the bottle. Thank you James! For this 12 year-old Master Distiller Dave Pickerell and the WhistlePig team…

Rough Rider & Pine Barrens Whisk(e)y

Rough Rider and Pine Barrens are American Whiskeys produced by Long Island Spirits. The distillery was founded in 2007 and is located in Baiting Hollow, NY. My boyfriend’s friend Dan is from Long Island, NY (although he lives in MA) and he recently gave these to my boyfriend when they exchanged Christmas gifts. Yes, I…

George Dickel Superior No. 12 Whisky

My first tasting experience with George Dickel happened just a couple weeks ago and that was with their Superior No. 12 Whisky. I had heard do much about the brand that I finally had to try it! George Dickel was established in Tennessee around the 1870’s by George Dickel. Alcohol producer giant, Diageo, now owns…

Noah’s Mill Bourbon Whiskey

Wow! It’s been about three weeks since my last post. I am sorry about not posting, the month of August has been a tad bit crazy, but I am back and today I am writing about a bourbon whiskey. A couple weeks ago my boyfriend and I, along with friends spent some time up in…

Video Blog: Rittenhouse Straight Rye Whiskey and Cocktail drink

It’s the Monday before 4th of July and not only do I have a review for you on Rittenhouse Straight Rye whiskey but I also have a video blog featuring a cocktail drink I made with Rittenhouse that would be good for any BBQ. Rittehouse Rye is produced by Heaven Hills and produced in the…

2014 Holiday Gift Guide – Bourbon/Whiskey and Whisky

Time is flying by and if you are like me, I am certain you are trying to think of ideas for those last-minute holiday gifts you may still need to buy. Well, I am here to help! Looking through all the 119 posts I’ve posted since I first started blogging I’ve come up with a…