2022 Holiday Gift Guide: Bourbon and Whisky

It’s that time of year again! Here’s my 2022 gift guide to help you buy a delicious gift for someone or for yourself. This year’s list is composed of options all under $100. It’s a short list but all options are easy to find, and they are affordable. Note: If you aren’t familiar with my…

Dewar’s – White Label, 12-Year, and 15-Year

Let me start by saying that I tried Dewar’s White Label many years ago and I didn’t like it at all. With that said, I stumbled across this set and thought, why not give it another try, so here we are. Dewar’s is a blended Scotch whisky that is currently owned by Bacardi. Their best-selling…

Glenmorangie: A Tale of The Forest

Well, it’s that time of year, Glenmorangie “A Tale of” series is showing up on shelves. This year they’re taking a woodland approach. Think gin in the form of whisky. Glenmorangie latest tale is, A Tale of The Forest which follows, A Tale of Winter which followed A Tale of Cake. This is Glenmorangie’s first…

Speyburn 10-Years

I’ve gotten into the habit of buying more whiskies in mini form and this was one of them. One, it saves me money (I purchase all my whiskies) and two, it’s easier than having a giant bottle of whisky collecting dust on your shelf if you end up not liking the juice. This is a…

Glenfarclas 12-Year

This mini 50 ml little bottle that cost me about $4 is my first introduction to the Glenfarclas brand. I don’t know why I didn’t try it before but now that I have, I’m glad I did. Glenfarclas is a Speyside Single Malt Scotch that has been family owned for 5 generations. This 12-year is…

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…

Father’s Day 2022 Whiskey Gift Guide

We are officially 19 days away from Father’s Day. If you don’t have a gift yet and have a whiskey loving dad, I am here to help. Let’s get started, the list below is broken down by price range. Most of the prices below are a range of costs (+/-), as prices may vary depending…

The Glenlivet 14 Year Cognac Cask Selection

It was 90 degrees this weekend in Boston! The whisky drinking days are slowly disappearing but, fear not, I have a few more posts before that happens. This little guy (50ml) I got for free at the liquor store because they couldn’t get it to scan. It was an absolute win for me. I always…

M&H Apex Series Pomegranate Wine Cask Small Batch Whisky

Here’s a brand I’ve been enjoying for less than a year and it’s already a favorite. This bottling I’ve been seeking for a while and finally found it at Norfolk Wine and Spirits in MA. Before I get into a review let me tell you, Norfolk Wine and Spirits is hands down one of my…

The Macallan Rare Cask Batch No 2 2019

My husband and I celebrated our 6th month wedding anniversary this past April.I know I know, before you come at me, we know it’s not a long time, but it was still special enough after we had to cancel our original date due to Covid. To help celebrate we opened this Macallan Rare Cask Batch…

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…

Grand Old Parr 18-Year

Old Parr is a blended Scotch whisky that is named after Thomas Parr who was said to be England’s longest living man. Parr died in 1635 at the age 152. It wasn’t until very recently that Old Parr announced this 18-Year expression would be a permanent addition to their range. For this expression, they use…