Lagavulin 11-Year Offerman Edition

What are two of my favorite things during the winter? Peaty whiskies and a wonderful warming fire, so yes I can play Nick Offerman’s ‘Yule Log‘ while drinking Lagavulin over and over again since, well… I don’t actually have a fireplace. Lagavulin happens to be Offerman’s favorite whisky. He also starred as scotch-loving Ron Swanson…

Cranberry Cocktail inspired by Bog to Table Dinner

This past week we attended a bog to table dinner, which was absolutely amazing. This inspired me to create a quick, easy and low in sugar cranberry cocktail that you could too make at home. Ingredients 3 oz of Vodka (we used chilled Belvedere) 1.5 oz of Cranberry concentrate (we used R.W. Knudsen) Splash of…

Redbreast 21-Year

This past Sunday we had the great opportunity to sample the Redbreast range along with Dave McCabe (Blender) and Billy Leighton (Head Blender) of Irish Distillers at Norfolk Wine and Spirits in Norfolk, MA. Lucky for us, we had tasted most of the range before but there is one I’ve not written about before and…

Tormore 14-Year 2002 Gordon & MacPhail Private Collection

Amazingly enough Tormore is a distillery I’ve never written about. This Speyside distillery was built in 1958 and sits on the edge of the Cairngorms National Park. This 14-Year 2002 expression is a part of the Gordon & MacPhail Private collection. By now, I am sure you’ve heard of Gordon & MacPhail but if not,…

Jura Whisky Dinner

The Sunday scaries suddenly become non-existent when you have a whisky dinner to attend at the Omni Parker House. If you’ve not yet attended one of these and you live in the Boston area, don’t even get me started on what you are missing out on. This past Sunday’s whisky dinner featured the Jura Distillery…

Kinsey 10-Year American Whiskey

Kinsey 10-year is an American whiskey produced by New Liberty Distillery which is located in North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We were introduced to this little gem this past weekend by Frank from the Omni Parker House Last Hurrah. I’ve said it before and I will say it again, some of the best whiskies we’ve been introduced…

Royal Lochnagar 12-Year | Game of Thrones House Baratheon

Royal Lochnagar, now here is a whisky I have never had before and I believe (anyone out there can correct me if I am wrong), it’s not a whisky sold in the US. This whisky was paired up with House Baratheon because of the royal connection. King Robert Baratheon once sat in the Iron Throne…

Red Spot | Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey

This past Wednesday we attended an Irish whiskey tasting at Yankee Spirits in Attleboro, MA. We were thrilled to taste all the whiskies being featured but deep down we attended because we were told there would be samplings of Red Spot. Green Spot being one of our favorite Irish whiskies we had to attend but…

Sour Vodka Cocktail

After a recent grocery shop I realized I had limited space in the freezer and needed to make room. One of the things that had to go, the vodka we kept there. The minute I said this to my boyfriend he took it as a challenge to drink it. I took it as a challenge…

Journeyman Distillery

If you live in Boston and think Boston is cold, well it’s nothing compared to Michigan I can now tell you that for sure. Last week I flew to Michigan to visit two great friends who are currently living there. It was very cold up there, but during my visit Laura and I got a…