Clynelish Reserve | Game of Thrones House Tyrell

If you are a Game of Thrones fan and you love whisky then you know that Diageo released a limited edition eight bottle series in celebration of the shows final eighth season. With less than a week away till the first episode I wanted to kick start the reviews with the Clynelish Reserve representing House…

Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey

Proper No. Twelve is an Irish whiskey created by recently retired MMA fighter Conor McGregor. The name of the whiskey pays tribute to where McGregor comes from in Ireland, Dublin 12. I was able to sample this triple distilled blended whiskey during a St. Patrick’s Day tasting at Yankee Spirits in Attleboro, MA., so here…

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…

Westland Reverie Fig. 1

Westland Reverie Fig. 1 is the start of a limited release series by Westland Distillery embracing an unconventional approach to the making of single malt whiskey. Each new release promising to be different than the last. Fig. 1 is a distillery exclusive and was first released on November 3, 2018. I was able to pick…

Woodinville Straight Bourbon Whiskey

While out in Seattle earlier this year I had a chance to visit the Woodinville Whiskey distillery. The distillery was started by two friends Orlin Sorensen and Brett Carlile who were mentored by David Pickerell, former Master Distiller for Maker’s Mark. Although Sorensen and Carlile are still very much a part of the distillery, in…

The Balvenie Peat Week 14-Year 2003 Vintage

They had me at Peat. For one week a year, since 2002, The Balvenie distillery dedicates itself to using 100% Highland peat to dry out their barley. And no, this isn’t just another smoky whisky, unlike the pungent taste of Islay Peat, Highland peat takes on a sweeter approach. It is a whisky that is…

WhistlePig 15-Year Straight Rye Whiskey

In 2016 WhistlePig released their oldest expression to date and that is their 15-Year Straight Rye Whiskey. It was a whiskey we had been wanting to try and lucky for us, a friend gave us a bottle as a Christmas present this past year. Tasting Notes Nose: vanilla, oak, caramel and spices Palate: pepper, butterscotch,…

Women Who Whiskey – Bourbon/Whiskey

Whiskey, cars and BBQ are things that simply seem to go together. Fitting enough, that was the theme of this past weekend’s Women Who Whiskey event. And, the whiskey gals were gracious enough to extend the invite to the fellas, so I was able to bring my guy along. If you aren’t familiar with the…

Westland Peat Week 5th Annual Edition

Westland has launched their Annual Peat Week bottling and lucky for me, I spent this past weekend in Washington state visiting my good friend Sara and the Westland Distillery. Now, if you are wondering what the difference between their Peated American Single Malt Whiskey and their Peat Week is, well I got you covered. I…

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…

White Walker by Johnnie Walker

In honor of the final season of Game of Thrones, Johnnie Walker released a limited-edition new blend that celebrates the HBO acclaimed series. So, if you have someone in your life that not only loves GOT but also Johnnie Walker, then you’ve found the perfect holiday gift for them. Tasting Notes Nose: vanilla, fruit and…

2018 Holiday Gift Guide: Bourbon and Whisky

It’s that time of year again! If whisk(e)y is what you are looking for to give as a gift, I am here to help. Note: If you aren’t familiar with my blog I purchase every single whiskey, whisky and bourbon I have featured in this blog. I have been honest about my opinion without any…