Cardhu Gold Reserve | Game of Thrones House Targaryen

There have been many important and powerful women characters in Game of Thrones, one of the most important being Daenerys Targaryen. Representing House Targaryen is Cardhu. These two were paired up because of the strong women it represented. Founded in 1811 Cardhu is the first distillery to be pioneered by two women, Helen Cumming and…

Clynelish Reserve | Game of Thrones House Tyrell

If you are a Game of Thrones fan and you love whisky then you know that Diageo released a limited edition eight bottle series in celebration of the shows final eighth season. With less than a week away till the first episode I wanted to kick start the reviews with the Clynelish Reserve representing House…

The Balvenie Peat Week 14-Year 2003 Vintage

They had me at Peat. For one week a year, since 2002, The Balvenie distillery dedicates itself to using 100% Highland peat to dry out their barley. And no, this isn’t just another smoky whisky, unlike the pungent taste of Islay Peat, Highland peat takes on a sweeter approach. It is a whisky that is…

White Walker by Johnnie Walker

In honor of the final season of Game of Thrones, Johnnie Walker released a limited-edition new blend that celebrates the HBO acclaimed series. So, if you have someone in your life that not only loves GOT but also Johnnie Walker, then you’ve found the perfect holiday gift for them. Tasting Notes Nose: vanilla, fruit and…

2018 Holiday Gift Guide: Bourbon and Whisky

It’s that time of year again! If whisk(e)y is what you are looking for to give as a gift, I am here to help. Note: If you aren’t familiar with my blog I purchase every single whiskey, whisky and bourbon I have featured in this blog. I have been honest about my opinion without any…

The Macallan Edition No. 4

This blog post simply couldn’t wait till Monday. We recently had a dram of Macallan’s Edition No. 4th and three letters come to mind, WOW. It is by far one of the better whiskies we’ve tried this year and I had to share it with all of you as the holiday season approaches. This whisky…

Ardbeg Grooves

Ardbeg Grooves is Ardbeg’s 2018 Ardbeg Day limited edition bottling released during the Islay Festival. For this bottling the whisky was matured in ex-wine casks that were charred to the point where there were grooves in the surface of the wood. Not sure if that is what initially inspired the name, but it could also…

Bowmore 17-Year Warehousemen’s Selection

Yes, it is still too warm outside for whisky but after we stuffed ourselves silly yesterday, we cranked the AC up and drank a dram of our Bowmore Warehousemen’s Selection to help ease our stomach. This is a distillery exclusive bottle we acquired during our visit to the Bowmore Distillery. Only 3000 of these were…

Highland Park Distillery Tour

The Orkney Islands are off the northeastern coast of Scotland. A place once inhabited by Vikings and their long ships. We didn’t encounter any Vikings while we were there because duh, it is 2018. But, we understood and respected that the Viking soul was very much present, even to this day. Going to Highland Park…

Scapa Distillery Tour and Glansa review

  As we boarded the plane to Kirkwall, a few things came to mind. One, there weren’t that many people making this trip with us. Two, the plane was a very small propeller plane, aside from my flying anxiety kicking in, I knew we were going to struggle to get our carry-on to fit under…

Bruichladdich Valinch

Now I am sure you were all busy watching the Royal wedding this past Saturday. But, have no fear, if you missed my blog post, click here to read my Bruichladdich Distillery tour blog. For today’s blog, I am following up with a mini review of our Valinch bottling. Valinch bottlings are do-it-yourself and exclusively…

Bruichladdich Distillery Tour

Bruichladdich was not a distillery we had originally planned to visit. We had a list of must visit distilleries while in Scotland which were: Bowmore, Ardbeg, Lagavulin and Highland Park. We felt that anything we visited beyond these four distilleries would simply be a bonus. When it comes to Bruichladdich, people either love the brand…