Ardbeg Ardcore

Here is Ardbeg’s 2022 Ardbeg Day release, Ardcore. Which pays tribute to the Punk Rock scene of the 1970s. The blue in the bottle makes it stand out amongst past Ardbeg releases. I purchased their regular Ardcore bottle (ABV 46%). A 50.1% was released for the Committee as well. This is a no-age-statement made using…

The Glenlivet 14 Year Cognac Cask Selection

It was 90 degrees this weekend in Boston! The whisky drinking days are slowly disappearing but, fear not, I have a few more posts before that happens. This little guy (50ml) I got for free at the liquor store because they couldn’t get it to scan. It was an absolute win for me. I always…

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…

Glenmorangie A Tale of Winter

The snow and bitter cold has arrived here in Boston; winter is truly upon us. To celebrate the cold weather, Glenmorangie launched A Tale of Winter, giving us all the warm and cozy feels. A Tale of Winter is a 13-year single malt finished in Marsala wine casks from Sicily. The brightly colored bottle is…

Stocking Stuffer Idea: Benriach The Tasting Collection

This collection contains 4 x 50ml’s for the price of $27.49 (what I paid). It includes The Original Ten, The Smoky Ten, The Twelve, and The Smoky Twelve. If you break these up into 4 different drinks that’s about $6.87 per bottle. Benriach is a Speyside Single Malt with legendary master blender Dr. Rachel Barrie…

Bowmore Vault Edit1°N

Bowmore has always been one of my favorite whiskies and my friends and loved ones know that. I recently received this Bowmore Vault Edit1°N as a birthday gift. This is the first release of four in the vault edition series. The Vault Edition refers to the legendary Bowmore No.1 Vaults. This first bottling launched in 2016 and…

Hepburn’s Choice Craigellachie 8 years

Now here’s a whisky we purchased back when we were in Scotland about 5-6 years ago. Oddly enough we opened it up this past week because we had forgotten we even had it. Hepburn’s Choice is another independent bottler. This particular whisky was finished in wine casks and was bottled by Langside Distillers. Nose: fruit,…

Highland Park Cask Strength Edition No. 1

I’ve always been a huge fan of Highland Park. So much so that when we visited Scotland about three years ago, this was one of the distilleries we visited. This Edition No. 1 is the first in a new series from Highland Park. The whisky is predominantly matured in sherry seasoned American oak casks (of…

Jura Journey

I’ve always been a Single Malt Scotch drinker; however, I classify 2020 as the year I drank/ventured more into American Whiskey than ever before. Wanting a little bit more of that Islay Peat after the Bruichladdich tasting, I picked up this bottle at the very affordable price of $34.99. I’ve always been a fan of…

Bruichladdich Whisky Tasting

COVID has completely changed the way we normally live our lives. Checking my email one morning last week I noticed Norfolk Wine and Spirits put together a Bruichladdich tasting. Was this another Zoom meeting with samples? Because, if you’ve been to one, you’ve been to them all! HOWEVER, this one was in person (socially distanced…