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,…

West Cork Single Malt Irish Whiskey Small Batch 8 Year

What a pleasant surprise this whiskey was. We had a chance to taste this at a small gathering recently and I don’t think I would have picked this up at a store otherwise, so I am glad we tried it as, it’s pretty darn good. The distillery is in Skibbereen, Ireland and was first formed…

Ardbeg Scorch

As part of the Islay Festival of Music and Malt (Fèis Ìle) Ardbeg has released their Ardbeg Day Limited edition and this one is truly on fire. Ardbeg Scorch pays homage to the dragon folk tale that once lived not only in Islay, but in Ardbeg’s Dunnage Warehouse 3. The whisky is matured in ex-bourbon…

Chivas Regal 13-year Manchester United Special Edition

This Manchester United edition not only celebrates Sir Alex Ferguson but, the 13 league titles won under his management. For this edition they took their 13 year house style blend and finish it in American Rye Cask. I was able to get this whisky through my Flaviar membership. However, this is not an expensive whisky…

Arrrrrrrdbeg Committee Release

No, the 7 R’s isn’t a misspelling but rather a pirates way to say Ardbeg. Before I get into the whisky let me clarify, yes this is a Ardbeg Committee release, however it’s not the yearly committee release from the Islay Whisky Festival. That 2021 bottle has yet to drop. Arrrrrrrdbeg was released to celebrate…

The Glenlivet Enigma

The definition of an enigma: mysterious, puzzling or difficult to understand. Today we raise a glass to Robert Burns on Burns Day with this Enigma. Glenlivet’s Enigma comes in a beautiful matte black bottle with a puzzle display in the front. They encourage you to solve the puzzle and share with them. It’s a no-age-statement…

The Matsui The Peated Single Malt Japanese Whisky

When my fiancé came in the door and said I got you a Japanese whisky and it’s peated! He immediately had my attention. Give me whisky that tastes like campfire and I’m all in. The Matsui is a whisky produced at the Kurayoshi Distillery which is at the foothills of Mt. Daisen in Japan. This…

2020 Holiday Gift Guide: Bourbon and Whisky

Wow! What a year 2020 was, and as hard as it is to believe it’s gift guide season again. After a tough year maybe you’d like to make someone’s holiday a little brighter with the gift of Whiskey. We all know our alcohol intake might have gone up just a tad, so if you will,…

Nikka Whisky From the Barrel

Happy Thanksgiving! Before you gather with a smaller group of loved ones this year, I wanted to share a dram with you all. It will just be me and my Fiancé for Thanksgiving this year; so he surprised me with this Nikka Whisky, so let’s get right into it. This blended whisky combines both malt…

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…

Glenmorangie A Tale of Cake Single Malt Whisky

Now you can not only have your cake but… you can drink it to. And, before I get into the whisky let me say, bravo Glenmorangie the packaging is beautiful. For this bottle, I stood in the middle of the aisle asking myself, do I really need it? Part of me said no, while the…