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…

The Macallan Edition No. 4

This blog post simply couldn’t wait till Monday. We recently had a dram of Macallan’s Edition No. 4th and three letters come to mind, WOW. It is by far one of the better whiskies we’ve tried this year and I had to share it with all of you as the holiday season approaches. This whisky…

High West – A Midwinter Night’s Dram

Named after William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, this limited-edition whiskey by High West is making sure you stay nice and warm during these cold winter months. It is a blend of straight rye whiskies from High West, MGP and Barton Distillery, finished in French oak port barrels. High West was founded in 2006 by…

Ridgeline Vermont Whiskey

This past weekend my boyfriend and I made a trip up to Vermont for the day. It was an impromptu trip that reminded me of two things: One, I hadn’t written a blog post in a while and Two, recently Frank (from the Omni Parker Hotels Last Hurrah) had us try a whiskey from Vermont…

Ardbeg Grooves

Ardbeg Grooves is Ardbeg’s 2018 Ardbeg Day limited edition bottling released during the Islay Festival. For this bottling the whisky was matured in ex-wine casks that were charred to the point where there were grooves in the surface of the wood. Not sure if that is what initially inspired the name, but it could also…

Kings County Distillery – Peated Bourbon

A bourbon bottle that is very unassuming (thank you Frank for introducing it to us) and also very easy to miss if you were looking in the bourbon aisles where ever you shop. But, if you are a bourbon fan and you’ve not tried the Peated Bourbon from Kings County Distillery, then you are missing…

Bowmore 17-Year Warehousemen’s Selection

Yes, it is still too warm outside for whisky but after we stuffed ourselves silly yesterday, we cranked the AC up and drank a dram of our Bowmore Warehousemen’s Selection to help ease our stomach. This is a distillery exclusive bottle we acquired during our visit to the Bowmore Distillery. Only 3000 of these were…

Highland Park Distillery Tour

The Orkney Islands are off the northeastern coast of Scotland. A place once inhabited by Vikings and their long ships. We didn’t encounter any Vikings while we were there because duh, it is 2018. But, we understood and respected that the Viking soul was very much present, even to this day. Going to Highland Park…

Tullamore D.E.W. 15-year Trilogy

Tullamore D.E.W. is a blended Irish whiskey that doesn’t need introduction. They have become a master at blending triple distilled Irish pot still, malt and grain whiskies. Although I’ve had a chance to taste and write about their Original, Old Bonded Warehouse, Heritage Blend and Phoenix, the 15-year blend was the first bottle from the…

Scapa Distillery Tour and Glansa review

  As we boarded the plane to Kirkwall, a few things came to mind. One, there weren’t that many people making this trip with us. Two, the plane was a very small propeller plane, aside from my flying anxiety kicking in, I knew we were going to struggle to get our carry-on to fit under…