Chapter 7 Whisky: Prologue Blended Malt

And just like that we’re already in August. Which means my final Flaviar box has arrived. I chose the blended Scotch Whisky they were offering. Initially I thought we got four quarterly boxes with our subscription. Flaviar told me it’s only three. Review about Flaviar to come later this year. Now on to this whisky….

Three Chords Blended Bourbon Whiskey

A whiskey brought to you by musician and husband to Pat Benatar, Neil Giraldo. The bottle we purchased also happens to be a barrel pick by Julio’s Liquors in Westborough, MA. This whiskey blends 12 year old Kentucky, Indiana and Tennessee whiskies. It is 73% corn, 20% rye and 7% malted barley. It was finished…

X by Glenmorangie

f someone were to ask me if they could use my scotches for cocktail mixing I’d really have to think about. Some scotches are simply not made for cocktails which is probably why Glenmorangie partnered with bartenders to create X. It’s a single malt scotch whisky made for cocktail mixing. I mean.. how fabulous is…

Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Batch B521

Before I get into it, this is a 12 year bourbon. The letter “B” indicates the order it was released that year. The first number the month it was released and the last two numbers indicate the year. If you thought batch A121 was unusually low in proof at 123.6 compared to other batches we’ll……

On The Rocks Premium Cocktails: The Old Fashioned

More and more companies are now making it easier for people to have a cocktail at home without having the experience of a bartender. On The Rocks Premium Cocktails is one of those companies and I off course purchased their Old Fashioned. For the last couple days we’ve had 90+ degree weather. If you ask…

Father’s Day 2021 Whiskey Gift Guide

And just like that we are little over two weeks away till Father’s Day and I am sure you are wondering where the heck has time gone. If you don’t have a gift yet and have a whiskey loving dad, I am here to help. I am approaching this year’s gift guide, frugally. So, all…

Amrut Fusion and Peated Indian Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky

I first tried Amrut Fusion over six years ago and tried it again this past weekend when sampling it for this blog. Yup, it’s still good and if you’ve never heard of Amrut, it is the first single malt whisky to be made in India. Although first established in 1948 by Shri J.N. Radhakrishna, it…

Virginia Distillery Co., Courage and Conviction Line

Covid absolutely sucked, but if there’s one good thing that came out of it… Zoom tastings! Don’t get me wrong, in my work life I’ve had enough Zoom calls to last a lifetime. However, when whiskey is involved, it’s amazing to hear about a distillery from the comforts of your couch. No drinking and driving…

Chivas Regal 13-year Manchester United Special Edition

This Manchester United edition not only celebrates Sir Alex Ferguson but, the 13 league titles won under his management. For this edition they took their 13 year house style blend and finish it in American Rye Cask. I was able to get this whisky through my Flaviar membership. However, this is not an expensive whisky…

Found North Batch 001 16 Year Cask Strength Rye Whisky

Here’s a new brand brought to us by brothers Zach & Nick Taylor. Found North currently has two products under their portfolio: Batch 001 16 Year Cask Strength Rye Whisky (66% Rye; 30% Corn; 4% Barley) with an ABV of 58.1%. Cost $109 Batch 002 16 year Cask Strength Whiskey with an ABV of 64.9…

Wild Turkey Rare Breed Rye Barrel Proof

Now here’s a rye bourbon that is affordable, tastes great and doesn’t disappoint. Rare Breed Rye is bottled at 56.1% abv. It has a msrp of $60 and we purchased our bottle at $55.99. Nose: caramel, vanilla and toffee  Palate: vanilla, cinnamon, pepper and light honey sweetness  Finish: smooth, wood and sweetness Personally I really…

Michter’s 10 Year Rye Whiskey

This whiskey is not only one of their most limited produced products but it also took a three year hiatus. It was their then Master Distiller Willie Pratt who gave the go ahead in 2014 to re-release this whiskey and how grateful are we for this decision. The whiskey is bottled at 46.4% abv and…