Ardbeg Drum

For this year’s Ardbeg Day and the Fèis Ìle (Islay Festival of Music and Malt) Ardbeg went Caribbean with the release of their Ardbeg Drum. This is the first time the distillery has taken their whisky and finished it off in ex-rum casks from the Americas. To me, this was music to my ears because…

Talisker Select Reserve | Game of Thrones House Greyjoy

Finally, the last bottle to review in the Game of Thrones whisky series, Talisker Select Reserve paired with House Greyjoy. Talisker is located in the Isle of Skye, which is one of the remote islands of Scotland. The Greyjoy’s rule the Iron Islands which are off the west coast of Westeros. I have had issues…

Ardbeg Grooves

Ardbeg Grooves is Ardbeg’s 2018 Ardbeg Day limited edition bottling released during the Islay Festival. For this bottling the whisky was matured in ex-wine casks that were charred to the point where there were grooves in the surface of the wood. Not sure if that is what initially inspired the name, but it could also…

Bruichladdich Distillery Tour

Bruichladdich was not a distillery we had originally planned to visit. We had a list of must visit distilleries while in Scotland which were: Bowmore, Ardbeg, Lagavulin and Highland Park. We felt that anything we visited beyond these four distilleries would simply be a bonus. When it comes to Bruichladdich, people either love the brand…

Ardbeg Kelpie

Yes, I’ve not posted in a while, but it’s summer and with the warm weather I’ve not been drinking as much whisky as I’d like. We did however add a new whisky to our collection that I must share my thoughts on it, and that is, Ardbeg’s Kelpie. Initially I thought the name was just…

Port Charlotte 10 year 2nd Edition

Port Charlotte is not only a village 2 miles south of Bruichladdich; it is also what Bruichladdich decided to name their heavily peated line. It pays homage to the once working but now silent Lochindaal distillery, which produce whisky for about one hundred years. The Port Charlotte 10 year 2nd edition is one of six…

Lagavulin 12 YO (2014 Special Release)

A couple weeks ago I wrote about Lagavulin 8 years, so I thought it fitting to write about the 12 year-old 2014 special release this week since I’ve never written about it before and it’s a newly acquire whisky bottle that was added to my collection. The Lagavulin 12 year-old 2014 special release is the…

Bowmore 17 YO White Sands

I think I say this all the time but I will say it again, Bowmore has always had a special place in my heart. It was the first single malt I tasted when I began venturing into Scotch and it was also the first Scotch I fell in love with. No surprise that I picked…

Lagavulin 8 year-old 200th Anniversary Edition

Sorry it’s been a while since my last post. I was on vacation traveling with my friend Melissa. We took about 10 days to visit Berlin, Germany and Prague, Czech Republic. We had an amazing time! It was while in Germany that I saw and picked up this Lagavulin 8 year-old produced for their 200th…

Laphroaig Cairdeas 2015

Ah, Laphroaig is a brand I truly do enjoy and this 2015 Cairdeas was no exception. For those not familiar with Laphroaig, it is an Islay whisky and each year they release a limited Cairdeas edition (“Cairdeas” means friendship in Gaelic). The 2015 edition crafted by Master Distiller John Campbell was released at the 2015…

Ardbeg Corryvreckan

I was under the impression that my last post was a month ago but I realize that it’s been way longer than that. Sorry for the delay, it’s been a busy two months but I am back! For today’s post I am going back to one of my favorite brands, Ardbeg. Ardbeg’s Corryvreckan (named after…

Kilchoman Port Cask Matured

Kilchoman Distillery is a small and young distillery first established back in 2005. They are the first distillery to open its door on the Island of Islay in 124 years. So far, I’ve had two of their whiskies, Machir Bay, which was quite impressive, and most recently and what this post is about, the Port…