Spiritless Kentucky 74

Finally, we’ve reached the last day of Dry January and I have one more non-alcoholic spirit to review. I promise, this is the last one. Kentucky 74 was created to be used in bourbon cocktails. They use a proprietary reverse distillation process to create this non-alcoholic spirit. Nose: sweetness, oak, and vanillaPalate: caramel, vanilla, and…

Lyre’s Highland Malt Non-Alcoholic Spirit

Now here is a non-alcoholic spirit that was extremely popular because every time I went searching for it, it was sold-out. Like Monday non-alcoholic spirit, Lyre’s Highland Malt also has amazing reviews on its website, but does it really taste like Single Malt Scotch?  Nose: Oak and Toffee Palate: vanilla, almonds, and light honey Finish:…

Penelope Architect

Here’s an example where American whiskey meets French Oak and it’s simply done right. Penelope Architect is a collaboration with Tonnellerie Radoux of France, the market leader in oak barrel manufacturing and innovation. Architect combines three of their bourbon mash bills composed of corn, rye, wheat, and malted barley and finishes off in two different…

Monday Zero Alcohol Whiskey

We’re officially more than halfway through dry January and if you’ve made it this far, congratulations. I sampled all my January content back in December except for this, a zero-alcohol whiskey. Monday is a non-alcoholic whiskey inspired by the American classic whiskies. They’re made in small batches in CA. Nose: sweetness and raisinsPalate: caramel, sweetness,…

Redwood Empire Emerald Giant Rye Whiskey

Redwood Empire is a Sonoma County, CA, Distillery. This bottle is named after the fastest growing Redwood Tree, the Emerald Giant. For every bottle sold they plant a tree. That’s amazing for the environment but is this juice any good? Truth be told, when I heard about them my first thought was, UGH, another distillery…

Putnam Barrel Aged Old Fashioned

I’ve always loved an easy ready to drink cocktail. It takes the bartending work away and all you need to do is pour over ice and enjoy. This ready to drink cocktail is produced by Boston Harbor Distillery. It’s made with their Putnam Rye Whiskey, Angostura Bitters and Demerara. It’s 35% ABV and a 375ml…

Calumet Farm 15-Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon

Hello 2023! After all the holiday gluttony and drinking I’m kicking off the year with a healthier outlook and a dry January but, fear not, I’ve got plenty of whiskey content to fill the month. I had the chance to try this brand while in VA back in November. My friend Sara purchased the bottle…

Last Minute Whiskey Gifts for Whiskey Lovers

We are officially 13-days away from Christmas! If you aren’t like me and finished your Christmas gift buying back in October well, I have three simple ideas to help. The best gifts are truly always the simplest. Cheers! Note: The contents on my blog are solely my opinion. To me every palate is different! Although…

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…