WhistlePig Orange Fashioned

Spring finally sprang here in Boston with an amazingly warm weekend and here I am trying to grow whiskey bottles in my flower box. One can only dream! I’ve never seen this WhistlePig ready-made Orange Fashioned, which is a new take on an Old Fashioned, until a week ago. This is a pre-batched, barrel-aged cocktail…

M&H Apex Series Pomegranate Wine Cask Small Batch Whisky

Here’s a brand I’ve been enjoying for less than a year and it’s already a favorite. This bottling I’ve been seeking for a while and finally found it at Norfolk Wine and Spirits in MA. Before I get into a review let me tell you, Norfolk Wine and Spirits is hands down one of my…

The Macallan Rare Cask Batch No 2 2019

My husband and I celebrated our 6th month wedding anniversary this past April.I know I know, before you come at me, we know it’s not a long time, but it was still special enough after we had to cancel our original date due to Covid. To help celebrate we opened this Macallan Rare Cask Batch…

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…

Keeper’s Heart Irish + America 

What exactly makes renowned Irish Master Distiller Brian Nation leave Ireland for Minnesota? I’ll give you a hint, it wasn’t the weather. Monday I had the chance to spend an evening with Nation and co-founder of Keeper’s Heart Michael O’Shaughnessy. Keeper’s Heart has launched their Irish + American whiskey and they have done so with…

Yellowstone Bourbon Whiskey

OK, raise your hand if you went searching for this whiskey because of the TV show. The Yellowstone brand is produced by Limestone Branch Distillery in Lebanon, Kentucky. The whiskey is named after Yellowstone National Park and this year to help celebrate 150 years of national parks they are releasing their whiskey bottle with 6…

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…

West Cork – Barrel Proof

St. Patrick’s Day is now only three days away and West Cork is one of my favorite affordable Irish Whiskey brands. You can’t beat the taste, price, and quality. This barrel proof was no exception if you can handle a strong whiskey. Nose: fruit, malt, and sweetnessPalate: malt, oranges, and fruitFinish: fruity and sweet with…

Grand Old Parr 18-Year

Old Parr is a blended Scotch whisky that is named after Thomas Parr who was said to be England’s longest living man. Parr died in 1635 at the age 152. It wasn’t until very recently that Old Parr announced this 18-Year expression would be a permanent addition to their range. For this expression, they use…

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…

Penderyn – Legend

Women Who Whiskey (wWw) continues to celebrate its 10th year anniversary and this time they’ve partnered with Penderyn, the first distillery to open in Wales within the last 100 years. On Saturday I joined a Zoom to hear all about how far Penderyn and wWw have come. Penderyn launched in 2004. The distillery has grown…

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…