Stranahan’s Blue Peak Single Malt Whiskey

Blue Peak is crafted in the high altitudes of Denver and is named after a 13-thousand-foot peak. It is aged for 4 years and matured in New American oak casks that have been charred (#3 char) and has a Solera finish. If you are wondering what a Solera finish is, well, I’ll tell you. It’s…

Penderyn – Legend

Women Who Whiskey (wWw) continues to celebrate its 10th year anniversary and this time they’ve partnered with Penderyn, the first distillery to open in Wales within the last 100 years. On Saturday I joined a Zoom to hear all about how far Penderyn and wWw have come. Penderyn launched in 2004. The distillery has grown…

Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel Sour Mash

Very recently a friend of ours sent us this little gem. Thank you, Mike! ETL is an allocated bourbon and has a msrp of $54.99 but sadly most must look to the secondary market to find it. Nose: vanilla, leather, and clovesPalate: spices, vanilla, and honeyFinish: spices and warming finish This whiskey is solid. It’s…

Yamato Takeda Shingen Edition

This whisky is hands down the best dressed whisky. If you’ve seen this bottle at liquor stores, you can’t help but stop to stare at it. It truly is eye-catching and although we never purchased the bottle, our friend Dan did, and he was kind enough to share some with us. Aside from the bottle…

George Remus Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

This George Remus bottle was the last bottle I got through my Flaviar membership which ended last month. It’s named after renowned prohibition bootlegger George Remus. Although the label indicates that it’s a Kentucky Straight Bourbon, this whisky is MGP and is distilled in Indiana. Nose: vanilla, oak, and sweetnessPalate: vanilla, caramel, and pepper/spicesFinish: lightly…

Glenmorangie A Tale of Winter

The snow and bitter cold has arrived here in Boston; winter is truly upon us. To celebrate the cold weather, Glenmorangie launched A Tale of Winter, giving us all the warm and cozy feels. A Tale of Winter is a 13-year single malt finished in Marsala wine casks from Sicily. The brightly colored bottle is…

Fukano Whisky – Women Who Whiskey (wWw) Chizuru Fukano

Women Who Whiskey partnered with Fukano to create this beautiful whisky not only to celebrate its 10-year anniversary but to also celebrate Chizuru Fukano, former Managing Director of the Fukano Distillery. On Saturday, I had the privilege to sit with all these lovely ladies via Zoom to listen to Chizuru tell us her story. The…

Isle of Harris Gin

If you are wondering where exactly the Isle of Harris is, well, it’s in the Outer Hebrides and even though I’ve been to Scotland, I still had to Google the location. The distillery first opened in Fall of 2015 and although they are working on a single malt, the first product out the door is…

Milk & Honey Whisky

Hello 2022! My first post of the year, a brand I was introduced to just about a month ago via the Flaviar Advent Calendar. I was so impressed that my husband bought me the sampler for Christmas. M&H an Israeli whisky located in Tel Aviv that began operating in 2014. Samples included: Classic; Elements Israeli…

Flaviar Membership – Worth it or Not?

We’re just a few days away from Christmas and if you’ve not purchased a gift for that whiskey lover in your life, you’re in luck, a Flaviar membership is just a few clicks away. But… is it worth it? Let’s start with the elephant in the room, am I renewing? The answer is no, but…

James E. Pepper 1776 Straight Rye Whiskey

OK, I had never heard of this whiskey till our friends brought it out while we were visiting them in VA. It’s a Kentucky whiskey first established in 1780 but it’s a brand that was relaunched in 2012. This 100% proof (50% abv) whiskey is 95% rye and 5% malted barley. It is aged 3-4…