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…

Johnnie Walker A Song of Ice and A Song of Fire

Game of Thrones may be over but Game of Thrones inspired whiskies are not. Johnnie Walker released two Limited Edition Game of Thrones whiskies. A Song of Ice, inspired by the House Stark Direwolf and A Song of Fire, inspired by the House Targaryen Dragon. Now if you recall, these aren’t the only Game of…

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…

Kinsey 10-Year American Whiskey

Kinsey 10-year is an American whiskey produced by New Liberty Distillery which is located in North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We were introduced to this little gem this past weekend by Frank from the Omni Parker House Last Hurrah. I’ve said it before and I will say it again, some of the best whiskies we’ve been introduced…

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…

Akashi Blended Whisky

Akashi White Oak is a blended Japanese whisky produced by Eigashima Shuzo Co. Ltd. The distillery is located in Akashi City and it’s not only the smallest distillery in the country, but also the oldest. It first began making sake and shochu in 1888. And although they got a license to begun distilling whisky in…

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…

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…