Penelope Bourbon Barrel Strength

Now here’s a bourbon that we picked up not because we were familiar with the brand but rather because we had heard good things about it so, we wanted to see if truly was a good bourbon. Penelope Bourbon is distilled at the MGP’s distillery in Lawrenceburg, Indiana and is bottled in Kentucky. We picked…

Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Batch B521

Before I get into it, this is a 12 year bourbon. The letter “B” indicates the order it was released that year. The first number the month it was released and the last two numbers indicate the year. If you thought batch A121 was unusually low in proof at 123.6 compared to other batches we’ll……

Ardbeg Scorch

As part of the Islay Festival of Music and Malt (Fèis Ìle) Ardbeg has released their Ardbeg Day Limited edition and this one is truly on fire. Ardbeg Scorch pays homage to the dragon folk tale that once lived not only in Islay, but in Ardbeg’s Dunnage Warehouse 3. The whisky is matured in ex-bourbon…

Amrut Fusion and Peated Indian Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky

I first tried Amrut Fusion over six years ago and tried it again this past weekend when sampling it for this blog. Yup, it’s still good and if you’ve never heard of Amrut, it is the first single malt whisky to be made in India. Although first established in 1948 by Shri J.N. Radhakrishna, it…

Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Batch A121

Elijah Craig’s newest Barrel Proof release is here and it’s different from previous years with a lower proof. Past releases have ranged between 128.0 to 140.2 proof. This batch, A121 has a proof of 123.6 or an ABV of 61.8%. Still very strong by all accounts but for those who look forward to the extremely…

Found North Batch 001 16 Year Cask Strength Rye Whisky

Here’s a new brand brought to us by brothers Zach & Nick Taylor. Found North currently has two products under their portfolio: Batch 001 16 Year Cask Strength Rye Whisky (66% Rye; 30% Corn; 4% Barley) with an ABV of 58.1%. Cost $109 Batch 002 16 year Cask Strength Whiskey with an ABV of 64.9…

KAIYō Whisky

Norfolk Wine and Spirits recently had a KAIYō whisky tasting and off course we were on board. For this tasting we purchased the samples and attended via zoom. The whiskies in the sample were: The Signature; Cask Strength; The Single and The Peated. KAIYō (Ocean in Japanese), is a Japanese whisky… or is it? If you…

Wild Turkey Rare Breed Rye Barrel Proof

Now here’s a rye bourbon that is affordable, tastes great and doesn’t disappoint. Rare Breed Rye is bottled at 56.1% abv. It has a msrp of $60 and we purchased our bottle at $55.99. Nose: caramel, vanilla and toffee  Palate: vanilla, cinnamon, pepper and light honey sweetness  Finish: smooth, wood and sweetness Personally I really…

Michter’s 10 Year Rye Whiskey

This whiskey is not only one of their most limited produced products but it also took a three year hiatus. It was their then Master Distiller Willie Pratt who gave the go ahead in 2014 to re-release this whiskey and how grateful are we for this decision. The whiskey is bottled at 46.4% abv and…

Alberta Premium Cask Strength Rye Whisky

This is the whisky that was named whisky of the year in “Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2021.” Up until now, I can’t really recall any other Canadian whisky I’ve had prior to this one other than, Crown Royal. And let me tell you, Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye is pretty darn delicious. This Alberta Premium…

Waterford Single Farm Origin Dunmore Edition 1.1

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! On this amazing day I’ll be celebrating with what may be my latest obsession. Waterford Whisky! Not only am I drinking an Irish Whisky, but I can tell you the exact year, farm and field this Whisky’s Irish Barley came from. If I’ve not already given it away in my title,…

Arrrrrrrdbeg Committee Release

No, the 7 R’s isn’t a misspelling but rather a pirates way to say Ardbeg. Before I get into the whisky let me clarify, yes this is a Ardbeg Committee release, however it’s not the yearly committee release from the Islay Whisky Festival. That 2021 bottle has yet to drop. Arrrrrrrdbeg was released to celebrate…