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…

Highland Park Distillery Tour

The Orkney Islands are off the northeastern coast of Scotland. A place once inhabited by Vikings and their long ships. We didn’t encounter any Vikings while we were there because duh, it is 2018. But, we understood and respected that the Viking soul was very much present, even to this day. Going to Highland Park…

Scapa Distillery Tour and Glansa review

  As we boarded the plane to Kirkwall, a few things came to mind. One, there weren’t that many people making this trip with us. Two, the plane was a very small propeller plane, aside from my flying anxiety kicking in, I knew we were going to struggle to get our carry-on to fit under…

Bruichladdich Distillery Tour

Bruichladdich was not a distillery we had originally planned to visit. We had a list of must visit distilleries while in Scotland which were: Bowmore, Ardbeg, Lagavulin and Highland Park. We felt that anything we visited beyond these four distilleries would simply be a bonus. When it comes to Bruichladdich, people either love the brand…

Laphroaig – Distillery Tour

It’s a cold and dreary Martin Luther King Day. If you are one of those people (like me) who has a work holiday then the warmth of a whisky dram is perfect on a day like today.  As I sit here enjoying my day off and a wee dram, let me take you on a…

Bowmore: Distillery Tour

If you walk around Bowmore right as kilns are firing up, the smell of peat surrounds the town. For any peat smoke whisky lover, this smell is heavenly. This was the smell that welcomed us when we arrived at Bowmore and, as it was the town we stayed in, it was the smell we enjoyed…

Ardbeg: Distillery Tour

The first distillery we visited and toured while in Islay was Ardbeg. Out of all the distilleries in Islay, Ardbeg whisky is the peatiest. Their peat is peated to 50ppm (parts per million) and is sourced from Port Ellen. If you don’t like peat, then you will most certainly not like Ardbeg, but that shouldn’t…

Traveling Through Scotland

It’s been a while since I last posted but it’s been due to my boyfriend and I traveling around Scotland. Now today’s post is to highlight what we did and how we did it. Subsequent posts to follow throughout the next few weeks will provide full details on each of our distillery visits. We began…

Aberlour A’Bunadh Cask Strength

Back to work already, were does the time go!!!! It’s always hard to get back into the swing of things after a holiday. If you are one of those folks back at work already after the holiday, then I share your pain. Hopefully you all had a wonderful holiday, as I did! Before all the…