Elijah Craig – Toasted Barrel

Here’s one of those whiskies we would always search for but could never find. Until we visited friends in Virginia. We not only got a chance to taste it but also got to take home the bottle (Thanks Kevin A). For this expression, Elijah Craig Small Batch Bourbon is used as the base. After the…

Westland Peat Week 6th Edition

No, this is not this year’s Peat Week, this is Westland’s 2020 Peat Week release. Our friends, who at the time lived in Washington, bought this for us and only just recently gave it to us because… you know… Covid happened. They’ve kept this bottle nicely packaged and safe for us during a move back…

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…

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…

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…

2021 Holiday Gift Guide: Bourbon and Whisky

Another year will soon come to its end. 2021 was better than 2020 but I don’t have to tell you it was not an easy year. I hope you’re able to hug family this holiday season and share a dram or two with all your loved ones. Here’s my 2021 gift guide to help you…

Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Batch B521

Before I get into it, this is a 12 year bourbon. The letter “B” indicates the order it was released that year. The first number the month it was released and the last two numbers indicate the year. If you thought batch A121 was unusually low in proof at 123.6 compared to other batches we’ll……

Virginia Distillery Co., Courage and Conviction Line

Covid absolutely sucked, but if there’s one good thing that came out of it… Zoom tastings! Don’t get me wrong, in my work life I’ve had enough Zoom calls to last a lifetime. However, when whiskey is involved, it’s amazing to hear about a distillery from the comforts of your couch. No drinking and driving…

Westland Whiskey Dinner and Q&A

Boston’s Omni Parker House is a hotel rich with history. Established in 1855 by Harvey D. Parker it is the longest operating hotel in the US. There are two main reasons why we always frequent this hotel: 1) The Last Hurrah bar in the hotel has the best whisky list in the city. 2) Frank…

Copperworks – American Single Malt Whiskey

I stumbled across Copperworks distillery while in Seattle, Washington on a layover to Hawaii with my boyfriend. When I saw it had a tasting room at the distillery, I knew we were going to walk in. They sadly didn’t have a whiskey for us to taste, but the minute the guy mentioned they were working…