Chapter 7 Whisky: Prologue Blended Malt

And just like that we’re already in August. Which means my final Flaviar box has arrived. I chose the blended Scotch Whisky they were offering. Initially I thought we got four quarterly boxes with our subscription. Flaviar told me it’s only three. Review about Flaviar to come later this year. Now on to this whisky….

Chivas Regal 13-year Manchester United Special Edition

This Manchester United edition not only celebrates Sir Alex Ferguson but, the 13 league titles won under his management. For this edition they took their 13 year house style blend and finish it in American Rye Cask. I was able to get this whisky through my Flaviar membership. However, this is not an expensive whisky…

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…

The Six Isles Blended Malt Scotch Whisky

I know, I am posting a little late today. The day sadly got away from me but, better late than never so here is a quick Monday review. We recently came across The Six Isles Blended Malt Scotch Whisky and when you are huge peat smoke whisky fan like we are, well you buy a…

Chivas Regal Mizunara

I have written about Chivas Regal before, but never had I actually purchased a bottle of their whisky till very recently. On a whim, I picked up their Chivas Regal Mizunara blended whisky. Mizunara is the Japanese oak used to marry the flavors of this Japanese inspired blended whisky. The wood itself evokes notes like…

2-Ingredient Whisky Cocktail

Today we are definitely going to feel the heat, it will be a hot, hazy and humid day with temps in the high 90s. Yikes! New Englander’s everywhere will be complaining because, it’s what we do. We complain in the winters that it’s too cold and snowy and then, we complain in the summer that…

John Barr Reserve Blend

We stumbled across the John Barr Reserve Blend during a whisky tasting and let me tell you, had it been a blind tasting, I would have guessed it was Johnnie Walker. It wasn’t, but the similarities were impeccable and that is because this brand was truly meant to taste like Johnnie Walker. John Barr blended…

Johnnie Walker Green Label 15-Year

After being discontinued, Johnnie Walker Green Label 15-Year is back and here to stay, according to the Johnnie Walker website. This blended scotch is composed of Speyside, Highlands, Lowlands and Island malts that have been aged at least for 15 years, with the key signature malts being, Talisker, Linkwood, Cragganmore and Caol Ila. I never…

Chivas Regal Extra and 18 year-old

I’m a bit late with my post today and I am sorry about that, it has been a busy start of the week with Thanksgiving just a few days away. I recently got the chance to taste two whiskies from the Chivas range, Chivas Regal Extra (newest member of their range) and Chivas Regal 18…

Women Who Whiskey – Boston Chapter

One of the scariest things to do, in my opinion, is to attend an event where no one knows your name. Walking into my first Women Who Whiskey event was terrifying. The room was full of women in conversation, they were laughing and having a good time. In a bit of a panic I began…

Usquaebach Old-Rare blended Scotch Whisky

I’ll be honest with you, the reason why I tried this whisky was because of the name. I saw it in the Scotch whisky list and since I had never heard about it, I wanted to see what it was all about. Usquaebach was first established in 1877 and today the brand is owned by…