Aberlour Casg Annamh

In Gaelic Casg Annamh means ‘rare cask’. It is a new sherry-led expression by Aberlour. For those not familiar with Aberlour, this Speyside distillery was established in 1826 by Peter Weir and James Gordon. This distillery was unfortunately plagued not by one but by two fires. After the first fire, James Fleming rebuilt the distillery…

Tormore 14-Year 2002 Gordon & MacPhail Private Collection

Amazingly enough Tormore is a distillery I’ve never written about. This Speyside distillery was built in 1958 and sits on the edge of the Cairngorms National Park. This 14-Year 2002 expression is a part of the Gordon & MacPhail Private collection. By now, I am sure you’ve heard of Gordon & MacPhail but if not,…

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…

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…

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…

Glenfiddich IPA Experiment

Two of my favorite things: whisky and a good IPA (India Pale Ale). So, when I saw that Glenfiddich came out with a whisky using IPA casks, well it intrigued me and I immediately knew I had to try it. To make this marriage happen, Malt Master Brian Kinsman partner with a local Speyside craft…

The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve

The Glenlivet 12 year-old is one of my go to everyday drinking whiskies. The name Glenlivet speaks for itself. So when I heard that Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve is slowly replacing the 12 year-old, I was taken a back. No, this is not a Halloween prank (for those that didn’t know), it’s happening. Founder’s Reserve was…

The Glenrothes: Bourbon Cask,Vintage and Sherry Cask Reserve

Glenrothes is a Speyside whisky I have never written about so when I saw a trio sample of their Bourbon Cask Reserve, Vintage Reserve and Sherry Cask Reserve, buying it was a no brainer. And if you think you’ve never tried anything from them either but have tried Cutty Sark before, then you’ve tried it……

Glenlivet 18 year-old

Happy New Year! We are kicking 2016 off with a brand that doesn’t need an introduction, Glenlivet. To be honest, this is a brand I have truly come to appreciate and enjoy within recent years. Within the Glenlivet range I have tasted the 12, 15, 16 Nadurra Cask Strength and the 21 year-old Archive. My…

Macallan 25 year-old Scotch

Thursday night while out for drinks with my boyfriend we spotted The Macallan 25 in the menu and we just had to try it. Macallan is a brand name everyone has heard off even if they aren’t fans of Scotch. Before I tell you about my experience with this 25 year-old whisky, you must know…

Mortlach Special Strength

When I travel, I always like to bring back with me a new type of whisky I’ve not had before. Last week I returned back from Spain and luckily, our flight layover happened to be in London, so I got the chance to stop at their World of Whiskies duty free shop. It was as…

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…