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…

Kilbeggan Single Grain

Here’s a single grain whiskey made with two grains, 94% corn and 6% malted barley. Confused? Me too. False Advertising? It happens! Don’t worry, here’s what I learned today when reading about this particular whiskey on the Kilbeggan website. “The notion that ‘single grain’ describes a whiskey made with just one grain is a common…

Garrison Brothers Small Batch Boot Flask

Now here’s a Texas Whiskey brand I’ve not tried before. The distillery is located in Hye, Texas and was granted a distillers permit in 2006. I mean, who wouldn’t want to carry a flask in their boots. If I had cowboy boots, I’d definitely carry a flask in it, because why not. Nose: leather, oak,…

The Glenlivet Enigma

The definition of an enigma: mysterious, puzzling or difficult to understand. Today we raise a glass to Robert Burns on Burns Day with this Enigma. Glenlivet’s Enigma comes in a beautiful matte black bottle with a puzzle display in the front. They encourage you to solve the puzzle and share with them. It’s a no-age-statement…

Ezra Brooks Distiller’s Collection

One of my favorite bourbons just happens to be Old Ezra 7. It’s a cask strength, quality bourbon that is completely affordable. In fact, that affordability in itself blows me away you should be able to find Old Ezra 7 in the wild for $35 -$40. Ezra Brooks Distillers Collection was just $34.99 and was…

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…

Elijah Craig Small Batch

So, I was pleasantly surprised to see all the bad reviews for this small batch. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that! The whiskies I enjoy will not be enjoyed by others and vice versa. That is the beauty of whiskey. Here’s what I have to say, this whisky is not revolutionary, it’s no frills…

Highland Park Cask Strength Edition No. 1

I’ve always been a huge fan of Highland Park. So much so that when we visited Scotland about three years ago, this was one of the distilleries we visited. This Edition No. 1 is the first in a new series from Highland Park. The whisky is predominantly matured in sherry seasoned American oak casks (of…

Oregon Spirit Distillers Wheat Whiskey

Oregon Spirits has been creating wonderful spirits and this Wheat whiskey was no exception. This whiskey is made from Oregon grown winter wheat, rye and malted barley. Nose: wheat and oakPalate: cinnamon, vanilla and wheatFinish: wheat and oak Having them both on hand, I compared this whiskey against Weller Special Reserve. They are both wheated…

Maker’s Mark 101 Proof

You no longer have to fly to Kentucky and visit the Maker’s Mark distillery to try their signature bourbon at a higher proof. For a limited time only… or so they say, Maker’s Mark is releasing this bottling during their annual holiday release to liquor stores. Maybe we can thank Covid for that. The whisky…

The Matsui The Peated Single Malt Japanese Whisky

When my fiancé came in the door and said I got you a Japanese whisky and it’s peated! He immediately had my attention. Give me whisky that tastes like campfire and I’m all in. The Matsui is a whisky produced at the Kurayoshi Distillery which is at the foothills of Mt. Daisen in Japan. This…

2020 Holiday Gift Guide: Bourbon and Whisky

Wow! What a year 2020 was, and as hard as it is to believe it’s gift guide season again. After a tough year maybe you’d like to make someone’s holiday a little brighter with the gift of Whiskey. We all know our alcohol intake might have gone up just a tad, so if you will,…