Balblair Whisky Dinner

The Omni Parker House in Boston hosted their second to last whisky dinner this past Sunday. Yes, you heard that correctly, second to last whisky dinner as there is only one left. If you live in Boston and have not gone to these, I highly recommend going to the last one as it really is…

Tormore 14-Year 2002 Gordon & MacPhail Private Collection

Amazingly enough Tormore is a distillery I’ve never written about. This Speyside distillery was built in 1958 and sits on the edge of the Cairngorms National Park. This 14-Year 2002 expression is a part of the Gordon & MacPhail Private collection. By now, I am sure you’ve heard of Gordon & MacPhail but if not,…

The Quinta Ruban 14-Years

Glenmorangie has further developed their Quinta Ruban recipe; move over The Quinta Ruban 12-Years, the new Quinta Ruban 14-Years has arrived. This whisky, which is aged for two years longer, is matured in bourbon casks before being moved over to ruby Port casks. Tasting Notes Nose: Chocolate, oranges and spices Palate: chocolate, raisins, spices, fruit…

Jura Whisky Dinner

The Sunday scaries suddenly become non-existent when you have a whisky dinner to attend at the Omni Parker House. If you’ve not yet attended one of these and you live in the Boston area, don’t even get me started on what you are missing out on. This past Sunday’s whisky dinner featured the Jura Distillery…

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…

Lagavulin 9-Year | Game of Thrones House Lannister

Today is the big day! Game of Thrones fans are rejoicing everywhere. Last night we re-watched season 6 and enjoyed the House Lannister paring, Lagavulin 9-Year. If you followed my blog then you know that I am a big Lagavulin and Islay whisky fan. The big hope was that it would not disappoint. I can…

Oban Bay Reserve | Game of Thrones The Night’s Watch

The Night’s Watch is not a particular house, but a brotherhood composed of many houses. They are the protectors of the Seven Kingdoms and the first to stand before the Night King. The Diageo whisky chosen to represent them, Oban. Oban is located beneath a steep cliff that overlooks the west Highlands and the Islands….

The Singleton Glendullan Select | Game of Thrones House Tully

The next whisky on the docket, The Singleton Glendullan Select, representing House Tully. Here is another whisky I have not had before and out of the ones I’ve tried so far, the Clynelish is till at the top. There is just one connection this whisky shares with the house it was paired with and that…

Royal Lochnagar 12-Year | Game of Thrones House Baratheon

Royal Lochnagar, now here is a whisky I have never had before and I believe (anyone out there can correct me if I am wrong), it’s not a whisky sold in the US. This whisky was paired up with House Baratheon because of the royal connection. King Robert Baratheon once sat in the Iron Throne…

The Balvenie Peat Week 14-Year 2003 Vintage

They had me at Peat. For one week a year, since 2002, The Balvenie distillery dedicates itself to using 100% Highland peat to dry out their barley. And no, this isn’t just another smoky whisky, unlike the pungent taste of Islay Peat, Highland peat takes on a sweeter approach. It is a whisky that is…

White Walker by Johnnie Walker

In honor of the final season of Game of Thrones, Johnnie Walker released a limited-edition new blend that celebrates the HBO acclaimed series. So, if you have someone in your life that not only loves GOT but also Johnnie Walker, then you’ve found the perfect holiday gift for them. Tasting Notes Nose: vanilla, fruit and…

2018 Holiday Gift Guide: Bourbon and Whisky

It’s that time of year again! If whisk(e)y is what you are looking for to give as a gift, I am here to help. Note: If you aren’t familiar with my blog I purchase every single whiskey, whisky and bourbon I have featured in this blog. I have been honest about my opinion without any…