Blue Spot Irish Whiskey

For the first time in 56 years there are four colors in the Spot whiskey family with the release of Blue Spot 7 year cask strength. Other Spots include: Green Spot (10 year); Yellow Spot (12 year) and Red Spot (15 year). If you are wondering about where the name comes from, it derives from…

Redbreast Small Batch Cask Strength Batch No. B1/19

I’m a huge Redbreast fan! So, when I saw this bottling made exclusively for the U.S. I knew I had to get it. Not only because it’s Redbreast but, because it’s cask strength. Cask strength whiskies are always a go for me and this one has an ABV of 58.7%. This single pot still whiskey…

Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey

Proper No. Twelve is an Irish whiskey created by recently retired MMA fighter Conor McGregor. The name of the whiskey pays tribute to where McGregor comes from in Ireland, Dublin 12. I was able to sample this triple distilled blended whiskey during a St. Patrick’s Day tasting at Yankee Spirits in Attleboro, MA., so here…

Red Spot | Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey

This past Wednesday we attended an Irish whiskey tasting at Yankee Spirits in Attleboro, MA. We were thrilled to taste all the whiskies being featured but deep down we attended because we were told there would be samplings of Red Spot. Green Spot being one of our favorite Irish whiskies we had to attend but…

Tullamore D.E.W. 15-year Trilogy

Tullamore D.E.W. is a blended Irish whiskey that doesn’t need introduction. They have become a master at blending triple distilled Irish pot still, malt and grain whiskies. Although I’ve had a chance to taste and write about their Original, Old Bonded Warehouse, Heritage Blend and Phoenix, the 15-year blend was the first bottle from the…

Favorite Irish Whiskies to try on St. Patrick’s Day

What does one drink on St. Patrick’s Day when celebrating? Let’s be honest, most years I’m out celebrating St. Patrick’s Day people are either drinking beer or Guinness. This year, as the good Christian that I am, for Lent I gave up all things beer including, Guinness. I know that’s a problem! My boyfriend even…

Green Spot Château Léoville Barton

This week I am taking a break from writing about another Scotland distillery tour to write about Green Spot Château Léoville Barton. It’s an Irish whiskey I had been eyeing for a while, and was finally able to get it in Dublin’s airport at duty free. Green Spot by Mitchell and Son is hands down…

Tullamore D.E.W. Phoenix

I have always said that one of my favorite things to do is share good whiskey with friends and this weekend was no exception. My friends Matt and Sarah are having a baby so I was down in Cape Cod attending the baby shower. I know I am suppose to get a baby gift, but…

Yellow Spot 12 year-old

Just about a week ago I was in France enjoying the country, food, wine and its culture. It was extremely hard to come back stateside but, there was one thing I had to do before leaving Europe and that was acquiring a bottle of the Irish whiskey Yellow Spot. Lucky for me, our connection flight…

McCarthy’s Oregon Single Malt Whiskey

Naturally, being a huge single malt fan, when the Sweet Cheeks Q bartender said she had a really good single malt whiskey from Oregon, I laughed. Although on my list of states to visit, I have never been to Oregon before and didn’t think single malt whiskeys was something they’d be good at. One of…

Powers Gold Label

What do game nights with friends bring? Well lots of alcohol of course, followed by buffoonery, competitiveness, laughter and fun. I’ve always said that the best drams I’ve shared, I’ve shared with friends. At a recent game night, deep into the evening, my friend Matt brings out Powers. Now prior to this instance I had…

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….