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…

Father’s Day 2022 Whiskey Gift Guide

We are officially 19 days away from Father’s Day. If you don’t have a gift yet and have a whiskey loving dad, I am here to help. Let’s get started, the list below is broken down by price range. Most of the prices below are a range of costs (+/-), as prices may vary depending…

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…

M&H Apex Series Pomegranate Wine Cask Small Batch Whisky

Here’s a brand I’ve been enjoying for less than a year and it’s already a favorite. This bottling I’ve been seeking for a while and finally found it at Norfolk Wine and Spirits in MA. Before I get into a review let me tell you, Norfolk Wine and Spirits is hands down one of my…

The Macallan Rare Cask Batch No 2 2019

My husband and I celebrated our 6th month wedding anniversary this past April.I know I know, before you come at me, we know it’s not a long time, but it was still special enough after we had to cancel our original date due to Covid. To help celebrate we opened this Macallan Rare Cask Batch…

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…

Penderyn – Legend

Women Who Whiskey (wWw) continues to celebrate its 10th year anniversary and this time they’ve partnered with Penderyn, the first distillery to open in Wales within the last 100 years. On Saturday I joined a Zoom to hear all about how far Penderyn and wWw have come. Penderyn launched in 2004. The distillery has grown…

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…