Westland Reverie Fig. 1

Westland Reverie Fig. 1 is the start of a limited release series by Westland Distillery embracing an unconventional approach to the making of single malt whiskey. Each new release promising to be different than the last. Fig. 1 is a distillery exclusive and was first released on November 3, 2018. I was able to pick…

Woodinville Straight Bourbon Whiskey

While out in Seattle earlier this year I had a chance to visit the Woodinville Whiskey distillery. The distillery was started by two friends Orlin Sorensen and Brett Carlile who were mentored by David Pickerell, former Master Distiller for Maker’s Mark. Although Sorensen and Carlile are still very much a part of the distillery, in…

Oregon Spirits – Straight American Bourbon whiskey

Happy New Year to you all! We are officially kicking off 2019 with my first blog post of the year featuring Oregon Spirits Straight American Bourbon. Oregon Spirits, founded in 2009, is a craft distillery in Bend, Oregon. They source local and regional grains for all their spirits. This particular bourbon is aged for four…

High West – A Midwinter Night’s Dram

Named after William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, this limited-edition whiskey by High West is making sure you stay nice and warm during these cold winter months. It is a blend of straight rye whiskies from High West, MGP and Barton Distillery, finished in French oak port barrels. High West was founded in 2006 by…

Ridgeline Vermont Whiskey

This past weekend my boyfriend and I made a trip up to Vermont for the day. It was an impromptu trip that reminded me of two things: One, I hadn’t written a blog post in a while and Two, recently Frank (from the Omni Parker Hotels Last Hurrah) had us try a whiskey from Vermont…

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…

Slow & Low: Rock & Rye 8-years

A Monday morning after staying up to watch Game of Thrones is always hard, due to that today’s review will be short and sweet so let’s get to it. Hochstadter’s Slow & Low limited edition 8-year Rock & Rye is a label under Cooper Spirits based out of Philadelphia, PA. What first caught my attention…

Jefferson’s Ocean Aged at Sea Cask Strength

If there was ever an award for the best traveled bourbon, I’d say that Jefferson’s Ocean would win that award. After being aged for about 6-8 years, this bourbon is placed on ships where it then travels for a few months. This means the bourbon further matures with the ocean salt before it is bottled….

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…

Westland Peated American Single Malt Whiskey

I am always in search of American distilleries trying to match the peat in Scotch whiskies. Put an American peated whiskey in front of me and I’m going to want to taste it. This was the case when my favorite bartender Joe at the Omni Parker brought out  Westland Peated American Single Malt Whiskey to…

Boston Harbor Distillery

The Boston Harbor Distillery is a Distillery located of the beaten path in Boston. You’ll question whether you’ve gone the wrong way, but just as doubt starts to set in you see it, a beautiful brick building with an amazing view of the Harbor. Once there, you will wonder why you had not visited sooner…