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…

Flaviar Membership – Worth it or Not?

We’re just a few days away from Christmas and if you’ve not purchased a gift for that whiskey lover in your life, you’re in luck, a Flaviar membership is just a few clicks away. But… is it worth it? Let’s start with the elephant in the room, am I renewing? The answer is no, but…

2021 Holiday Gift Guide: Bourbon and Whisky

Another year will soon come to its end. 2021 was better than 2020 but I don’t have to tell you it was not an easy year. I hope you’re able to hug family this holiday season and share a dram or two with all your loved ones. Here’s my 2021 gift guide to help you…

Glenfiddich Grand Cru 23 years

This bottle came to us as a wedding gift from my friend Brian. Grand Cru is matured for 23 years in hand selected American and European oak casks then finished in rare highly prized French cuvée casks. Nose: lemon, apples and vanillaPalate: vanilla, pear, and biscuitsFinish: smooth and lightly dry Wow! Simply put, this whisky…

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…

Stocking Stuffer Idea – Compass Box Malt Whisky Collection.

The Holiday’s are nearing so here’s a stocking stuffer idea – Compass Box Malt Whisky Collection. The box contains 3 x 50 ml bottles for the price of $21.99. That’s a great price for a stocking stuffer but you could also break into three little stocking stuffers which breaks the cost down to $7.33 each….

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,…

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…