Sips Review: Lagavulin 12 Year

Distiller: Lagavulin Cask: ex-Bourbon Category: Scotch Region: Islay Aged: 12 years ABV: 57.8% I understand that the Lagavulin 12 is part of an annual limited

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Pairing Review: An Unwanted Guest, Casa Cuba Flor Fina, Lagavulin

An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena was mystery ‘whodonit.’ The Casa Cuba Flor Fina by Fuente and Lagavulin 12 year were also mysteries, as I

Did You Know: Scotch Regions – Islay

Islay has been inhabited for 10,000 years. The monks from Ireland sought out this area for their retreats. All of Islay’s distilleries lie on the

Sips Review: Talisker Storm

Distiller: Talisker Category: Scotch Region: Isle of Skye ABV: 45.8% I’ve ordered the Talisker Storm Highland Single Malt Scotch while at the local cigar lounge,

Pairing Review: Red Rising, H. Upmann AJ Fernandez, and Talisker Storm

There was something just a little off about this pairing. Red Rising by Pierce Brown is a dynamic,  bold book that is fast paced and

Sips Review: Gentleman Jack

Distiller: Jack Daniel’s (Brown Forman) Category: Tennessee Whiskey Region: Tennessee, USA ABV: 40% Gentleman Jack undergoes a second maple charcoal mellowing in order to achieve

Pairing Review: The Pawn of Prophecy, Drew Estate Liga Privada T52, and Gentleman Jack

There is something comforting about this pairing. The Pawn of Prophecy by David Eddings is a book that I’ve read and re-read since my youth,

Did You Know: Scotch Regions – Highlands

The Highlands are what people traditionally think of when they imagine Scotland – moors, lochs, castles, stags at bay. As far as whiskey lines are

Sips Review: Crown Royal Black

Distiller: Crown Royal Category: Canadian Whiskey Region: Canada ABV: 45%   I received a bottle of Crown Royal Black as a gift from my mother.

Pairing Review: The Last Wish, Diamond Crown Black Diamond, and Crown Royal Black

From all that I had heard, The Last Wish by Andrjez Sapowski was a robust, diamond in the rough kind of read. That prompted me

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