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…

Westland Peated American Single Malt Whiskey

I am always in search of American distilleries trying to match the peat in Scotch whiskies. Put an American peated whiskey in front of me and I’m going to want to taste it. This was the case when my favorite bartender Joe at the Omni Parker brought out  Westland Peated American Single Malt Whiskey to…

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…

Bowmore Small Batch Single Malt

Bowmore has always had a special place in my heart. It’s the very first Scotch I ever fell in love with. I have a list of favorites now, but I think you never truly forget that first whisky that made you smile. I don’t think I have ever tasted a Bowmore whisky that I have…

Signatory Vintage – 19 year-old Caol Ila

You wouldn’t know this, but I’ve sat here at work staring at my computer for nearly an hour. Don’t get me wrong, I am a hard worker it’s just that today is the first day we are hitting 80 degree weather this year here in Boston and I would so much rather be out there…

Gordon & MacPhail Series Post 2 of 6: Benromach 10 year-old

My apologies, I know I missed my regular Monday post. I was unfortunately feeling under the weather and it turned out to be a pretty busy day at work yesterday. I am making up for up by posting today and I am going to post my second post on my Gordon & MacPhail (G&M) whisky…

Octomore 06.1 – By Bruichladdich

Happy October and Happy Birthday to me! Needless to say October is my favorite time of year, not because it’s the month of my birth year but because of Halloween and fall. Friday night while having dinner with my great friend Melissa, I spotted a bottle of Octomore on the bar shelf. I immediately knew…