Evening with Compass Box and Jill Boyd

Compass Box, a Scotch whisky blending house located in London began its journey in 2000. It is the brainchild of John Glaser who believe that scotch blending should have a forward thinking approach and that it should be more creative. This past Saturday we got a chance to meet and talk to Compass Box Whiskymaker…

Glenglassaugh Torfa

Happy Halloween! I love Halloween so here is a quick bonus Thursday review on the Glenglassaugh Torfa. Glenglassaugh is a highland whisky founded by Col. James Moir in 1875. The distillery stopped producing whisky in 1986 and after it sat silent for 20 years, BenRiach Distillery took over in 2013 bringing the distillery back to…

Old Pulteney Maritime Malt Tasting

My introduction to Old Pulteney was their 21 year-old whisky. So, when Nick Taylor from Taylor and Taylor Whiskey Co. invited us to attend an Old Pulteney tasting at the Haven in Boston, the answer is, absolutely! We knew we’d be in for a special treat, their core range turned out to be as great…

Ardbeg: Distillery Tour

The first distillery we visited and toured while in Islay was Ardbeg. Out of all the distilleries in Islay, Ardbeg whisky is the peatiest. Their peat is peated to 50ppm (parts per million) and is sourced from Port Ellen. If you don’t like peat, then you will most certainly not like Ardbeg, but that shouldn’t…

Gordon and MacPhail Series Post 6 of 6: Mortlach 25 year-old

Just a few more days till the Christmas Holiday! If this is a holiday you celebrate and need last minute whisky gift ideas be sure to check out my Holiday Gift Guide. As 2016 is nearing, I am going to finish out the Gordon & MacPhail series post. It culminates with the G&M Mortlach 25…

Auchentoshan American Oak and the Highland Games in N.H.

It was extremely hard to get up for work this morning after spending what was a great weekend with my boyfriend and his family up in New Hampshire for the 40th Annual Highland Games. The festival was filled with music, games, events and most importantly, whisky tastings. Laphroaig and their North American Ambassador, Simon Brooking,…