2022 Holiday Gift Guide: Bourbon and Whisky

It’s that time of year again! Here’s my 2022 gift guide to help you buy a delicious gift for someone or for yourself. This year’s list is composed of options all under $100. It’s a short list but all options are easy to find, and they are affordable. Note: If you aren’t familiar with my…

Douglas XO Premium Blended Scotch Whisky

I’ve never heard of this brand till I saw it in mini form. This is a blended scotch from an independent bottler. Although I was not expecting much, I was pleasantly surprised that I like it and think it’s better than some of the more expensive bottles on my shelf. Nose: spices, vanilla, sweetness, and…

Dewar’s – White Label, 12-Year, and 15-Year

Let me start by saying that I tried Dewar’s White Label many years ago and I didn’t like it at all. With that said, I stumbled across this set and thought, why not give it another try, so here we are. Dewar’s is a blended Scotch whisky that is currently owned by Bacardi. Their best-selling…

Glenmorangie: A Tale of The Forest

Well, it’s that time of year, Glenmorangie “A Tale of” series is showing up on shelves. This year they’re taking a woodland approach. Think gin in the form of whisky. Glenmorangie latest tale is, A Tale of The Forest which follows, A Tale of Winter which followed A Tale of Cake. This is Glenmorangie’s first…

Speyburn 10-Years

I’ve gotten into the habit of buying more whiskies in mini form and this was one of them. One, it saves me money (I purchase all my whiskies) and two, it’s easier than having a giant bottle of whisky collecting dust on your shelf if you end up not liking the juice. This is a…

Redemption Rye

This bottle was given to me as a birthday gift (thank you, Rich, and Aurora). To me, this rye whiskey is OK. It has a mash bill of 95% premium rye and 5% barley. It’s matured in new charred oak barrels. Nose: rye, sweet, vanillaPalate: black pepper, spices, and ryeFinish: oak and ryeABV: 46% I…

Glenfarclas 12-Year

This mini 50 ml little bottle that cost me about $4 is my first introduction to the Glenfarclas brand. I don’t know why I didn’t try it before but now that I have, I’m glad I did. Glenfarclas is a Speyside Single Malt Scotch that has been family owned for 5 generations. This 12-year is…

Henry McKenna 10 Years Bottled-In-Bond

While moving things through our whiskey cabinet this past weekend I found this Henry McKenna 10 Years Bottled-In-Bond. I was pleasantly surprised since, 1. I had no idea we owned a bottle and 2. I have not written about this brand before. If you aren’t familiar with Bottled-In-Bond that simply means it’s been aged and…

Irish Whiskey and Cocktails in a Can

OK, we’ve seen plenty of cocktails in a can but whiskey in a can? Are these any good? Let’s find out, my thoughts below. The Cocktails Post Meridiem Double Old Fashioned $3.99 (Straight Bourbon Whiskey, blend of three bitters, Demerara syrup and orange zest oil): This is at 37% ABV and at 100ml it serves…

Balcones Texas Rye Cask Strength Single Barrel Collection #20166

Fun fact, I lived in Southern Texas for two years. It was a state that contributed to my years of growth after college, so it has a special place in my heart. Balcones Distilling was established in 2009 and is in Waco, Texas. What helps their aging process? Well, their hot weather off course. Listen,…