High West Manhattan and Old-Fashioned Cocktail

Happy Fourth of July! What’s your drink of choice on a day like today? If you love whiskey and cocktails, I’ve got you covered. Ready-Made cocktails are becoming more and more popular. Jumping into the category, High West. I purchased both their Manhattan and Old-Fashioned for this review so, let’s get started. Manhattan: They follow…

Elijah Craig – Toasted Barrel

Here’s one of those whiskies we would always search for but could never find. Until we visited friends in Virginia. We not only got a chance to taste it but also got to take home the bottle (Thanks Kevin A). For this expression, Elijah Craig Small Batch Bourbon is used as the base. After the…

Stranahan’s Blue Peak Single Malt Whiskey

Blue Peak is crafted in the high altitudes of Denver and is named after a 13-thousand-foot peak. It is aged for 4 years and matured in New American oak casks that have been charred (#3 char) and has a Solera finish. If you are wondering what a Solera finish is, well, I’ll tell you. It’s…

Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel Sour Mash

Very recently a friend of ours sent us this little gem. Thank you, Mike! ETL is an allocated bourbon and has a msrp of $54.99 but sadly most must look to the secondary market to find it. Nose: vanilla, leather, and clovesPalate: spices, vanilla, and honeyFinish: spices and warming finish This whiskey is solid. It’s…

John J. Bowman Virginia Straight Bourbon Whiskey Single Barrel

,This bottle was gifted to us by our friends who live in Virginia (thanks Jeff and Sara). Prior to this we had not heard of this brand. This Single Barrel is produced by the A. Smith Bowman Distillery, which is currently located in Fredericksburg, VA. The distillery is also owned by Sazerac. Nose: oak, vanilla…

Stagg Jr. Batch 15

Buffalo Trace went out with a bang last year as they ended 2020 with the release of this Stagg Jr. Batch 15 131.1 Proof. I’m here giving them a standing ovation because wow… this is super tasty. We were lucky enough to have a friend who gifted us this bottle, I know crazy. The retail…

Russell’s Reserve Private Barrel Selection Whiskey Review

Russell’s Reserve is a brand under the Wild Turkey Label. A private barrel is exactly what you’d think, it’s a whiskey where a retailer, bar, restaurant or buyer approaches the distiller to acquire one of their barrels. Each barrel can differ greatly in taste causing some to be smash hits and widely sought after while…

Oregon Spirits – Straight American Bourbon whiskey

Happy New Year to you all! We are officially kicking off 2019 with my first blog post of the year featuring Oregon Spirits Straight American Bourbon. Oregon Spirits, founded in 2009, is a craft distillery in Bend, Oregon. They source local and regional grains for all their spirits. This particular bourbon is aged for four…

Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon

Sunday nights have become a bit of a bourbon night for my boyfriend and I. For the last couple of weekends we have sat down to watch Game of Thrones with a dram of Bourbon. Last night it happened to be a bourbon we had not tried before but had heard so much about, Buffalo…

Larceny Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

I’ve officially had it with all this snow! Over 9 feet of snow within the last few weeks makes me want to move to a nice tropical island. I however suspect we have not seen the last of the snow storms. During last weeks storm I wrote a review about a bourbon, I am going…