Ardbeg Grooves

Ardbeg Grooves is Ardbeg’s 2018 Ardbeg Day limited edition bottling released during the Islay Festival. For this bottling the whisky was matured in ex-wine casks that were charred to the point where there were grooves in the surface of the wood. Not sure if that is what initially inspired the name, but it could also…

Bowmore 17-Year Warehousemen’s Selection

Yes, it is still too warm outside for whisky but after we stuffed ourselves silly yesterday, we cranked the AC up and drank a dram of our Bowmore Warehousemen’s Selection to help ease our stomach. This is a distillery exclusive bottle we acquired during our visit to the Bowmore Distillery. Only 3000 of these were…

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…

Dalmore 15-Year

For the most part I never gravitate towards food or drinks that are sweet. Scotch wise, there are brands of whiskies I personally will not go near because they are too sweet. The one exception, Dalmore! Dalmore has always been one of my favorite sweeter whiskies. What separates this brand from others is the fact…

Glenfiddich IPA Experiment

Two of my favorite things: whisky and a good IPA (India Pale Ale). So, when I saw that Glenfiddich came out with a whisky using IPA casks, well it intrigued me and I immediately knew I had to try it. To make this marriage happen, Malt Master Brian Kinsman partner with a local Speyside craft…

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…

2017 Holiday Gift Guide: Bourbon and Whisky

My gosh, December already! Where has the year gone? As our stress levels go up with all the holiday gifts we have to buy, I am here to help a bit if whisk(e)y is what you are looking for. Note: If you aren’t familiar with my blog I purchase every single whiskey, whisky and bourbon…

Springbank 10-year

Springbank is a distillery I have not spoken much about on my blog. It is located in Campbeltown and is the only distillery that produces three different single malts, Springbank, Hazelburn and Longrow. If that isn’t hard enough, they also malt 100% of their barley using the traditional floor malting method. But let me be…

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…

Vicomte 8-Year Single Malt

I am back… sorry that I have taken a break from writing my blog. I needed it! I know I mentioned this in a previous blog, but I will mention again. I purchase every single whiskey, whisky and bourbon I have featured in this blog (except for one whisky which was given to me and…

The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve

The Glenlivet 12 year-old is one of my go to everyday drinking whiskies. The name Glenlivet speaks for itself. So when I heard that Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve is slowly replacing the 12 year-old, I was taken a back. No, this is not a Halloween prank (for those that didn’t know), it’s happening. Founder’s Reserve was…