Glenmorangie A Tale of Winter

The snow and bitter cold has arrived here in Boston; winter is truly upon us. To celebrate the cold weather, Glenmorangie launched A Tale of Winter, giving us all the warm and cozy feels. A Tale of Winter is a 13-year single malt finished in Marsala wine casks from Sicily. The brightly colored bottle is…

Fukano Whisky – Women Who Whiskey (wWw) Chizuru Fukano

Women Who Whiskey partnered with Fukano to create this beautiful whisky not only to celebrate its 10-year anniversary but to also celebrate Chizuru Fukano, former Managing Director of the Fukano Distillery. On Saturday, I had the privilege to sit with all these lovely ladies via Zoom to listen to Chizuru tell us her story. The…

Milk & Honey Whisky

Hello 2022! My first post of the year, a brand I was introduced to just about a month ago via the Flaviar Advent Calendar. I was so impressed that my husband bought me the sampler for Christmas. M&H an Israeli whisky located in Tel Aviv that began operating in 2014. Samples included: Classic; Elements Israeli…

Flaviar Membership – Worth it or Not?

We’re just a few days away from Christmas and if you’ve not purchased a gift for that whiskey lover in your life, you’re in luck, a Flaviar membership is just a few clicks away. But… is it worth it? Let’s start with the elephant in the room, am I renewing? The answer is no, but…

James E. Pepper 1776 Straight Rye Whiskey

OK, I had never heard of this whiskey till our friends brought it out while we were visiting them in VA. It’s a Kentucky whiskey first established in 1780 but it’s a brand that was relaunched in 2012. This 100% proof (50% abv) whiskey is 95% rye and 5% malted barley. It is aged 3-4…

A Midwinter Nights Dram Act 9 Scene 3

Here’s another Midwinter release from High West and this year we were lucky enough to gift a bottle to our friends. The upside, they opened the bottle while we were there and we all got to enjoy a dram. Named after William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” it’s a whiskey that will keep you warm…

2021 Holiday Gift Guide: Bourbon and Whisky

Another year will soon come to its end. 2021 was better than 2020 but I don’t have to tell you it was not an easy year. I hope you’re able to hug family this holiday season and share a dram or two with all your loved ones. Here’s my 2021 gift guide to help you…

Glenfiddich Grand Cru 23 years

This bottle came to us as a wedding gift from my friend Brian. Grand Cru is matured for 23 years in hand selected American and European oak casks then finished in rare highly prized French cuvée casks. Nose: lemon, apples and vanillaPalate: vanilla, pear, and biscuitsFinish: smooth and lightly dry Wow! Simply put, this whisky…

Stocking Stuffer Idea: Benriach The Tasting Collection

This collection contains 4 x 50ml’s for the price of $27.49 (what I paid). It includes The Original Ten, The Smoky Ten, The Twelve, and The Smoky Twelve. If you break these up into 4 different drinks that’s about $6.87 per bottle. Benriach is a Speyside Single Malt with legendary master blender Dr. Rachel Barrie…

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…

Stocking Stuffer Idea – Compass Box Malt Whisky Collection.

The Holiday’s are nearing so here’s a stocking stuffer idea – Compass Box Malt Whisky Collection. The box contains 3 x 50 ml bottles for the price of $21.99. That’s a great price for a stocking stuffer but you could also break into three little stocking stuffers which breaks the cost down to $7.33 each….

Bowmore Vault Edit1°N

Bowmore has always been one of my favorite whiskies and my friends and loved ones know that. I recently received this Bowmore Vault Edit1°N as a birthday gift. This is the first release of four in the vault edition series. The Vault Edition refers to the legendary Bowmore No.1 Vaults. This first bottling launched in 2016 and…