Water Helps the Taste of Your Whiskey – Science Confirms It!

Posted by on Aug 19, 2017 in Amercan, Bourbon, Discussion, Irish, Rye, Scotch
Water Helps the Taste of Your Whiskey – Science Confirms It!

Popular Science recently posted an article that states chemists have now confirmed that a splash of water does in fact help with the taste of your whiskey, with science to back it up. Here is a link to the full article: Chemists confirm that whiskey really does taste better with a splash of water The […]

With Ice, With a Mixer or Neat, The Best Way to Drink Your Whiskey

Posted by on May 25, 2017 in Discussions
With Ice, With a Mixer or Neat, The Best Way to Drink Your Whiskey

This is a fairly common question that I hear people ask and many times I hear the wrong answer being told. “Single Malt Scotch should only be served neat” is one comment that I hear a lot and it disappoints me.  It’s not that this is wrong, its just that in my mind it is […]

Copperworks Distilling Company

Posted by on Aug 18, 2016 in Adventures, Amercan, Bourbon
Copperworks Distilling Company

A 50th Birthday Surprise For my 50th birthday, Tammy surprised me by scheduling an awesome party at Copperworks Distilling Company, a great establishment located across from the Pier district and below Pikes Place Market in downtown Seattle.  I couldn’t have asked for a better place to celebrate my iconic birthday and Tammy is the best […]

Bushmills 16 Year Single Malt Irish Whiskey

Posted by on Feb 14, 2016 in Irish, Scotch
Bushmills 16 Year Single Malt Irish Whiskey

Multiple Cask Aging Makes This Whiskey a Winner Bushmills Info: Distillery: Old Bushmills Distillery (Northern Ireland) ABV: 40% (80 Proof) Price Point:  $$$ (Around $85) Preferred Way to Drink: Neat, Neat, or Neat I have been a big fan of whiskeys that have been aged in multiple casks (Balvenie Double Wood, Aberlour and the Glenmorangie range […]

Why Rye?

Posted by on Jan 17, 2016 in Amercan, Discussions, Rye
Why Rye?

A Quick Overview of American Rye As you might figure out by reading this blog site of mine, my whiskey journey started out by exploring the many facets of  scotch whisky while travelling around the English countryside for work back in the 90s.  My interest in American whiskey started to mature within the last decade […]

3 Howls Single Malt Whiskey

Posted by on Dec 27, 2015 in Amercan, Bourbon, Scotch
3 Howls Single Malt Whiskey

A Northwest Newcomer with Old World Taste of the Islays  3Howls Info: Distillery: 3 Howls Distillery (Seattle WA) ABV: 46.5% (90 Proof) Price Point:  $$ (About $45+) Preferred Way to Drink: Neat or 1-2 ice cubes It’s Christmas time again (my how the time flies by).  These days half of my wish list consists of new bottles […]

Wild Turkey Deal Not To Miss

Posted by on Dec 16, 2015 in Amercan, Bourbon, Discussions
Wild Turkey Deal Not To Miss

What’s Wrong With This Picture? Up here in Washington State we are heavily taxed on our liquor (20.5% plus a $3.85/ltr bottle charge – this is a long story that I don’t want to go into a rant about).  This means I am constantly looking for the best deal possible on bottles of whiskey.  Well […]

Dalwhinnie 15yr Single Highland Malt

Posted by on Dec 7, 2015 in Scotch
Dalwhinnie 15yr Single Highland Malt

A Mellow Highland Malt with a Touch of Sweetness   Dalwhinnie Info: Distillery: Dalwhinnie Distillery (Owned by Diageo) ABV: 43% (86 Proof) Price Point:  $$$ (About $70) Preferred Way to Drink: Neat or 1 cube I really enjoy observing people at the liquor store looking at the vast wall of scotch bottles with the blank stares […]

Blanton’s Single Barrel Bourbon

Posted by on Nov 15, 2015 in Bourbon
Blanton’s Single Barrel Bourbon

“I’ll Have the One With the Horse on the Cork!” Blanton’s Info: Distillery: Buffalo Trace (Kentucky) ABV: 46.5% (93 Proof) Price Point:  $$$ (About $50+) Preferred Way to Drink: Neat I just recently had the pleasure of experiencing Blanton’s for the first time when Tammy and I went with our friends, Greg & RaeLynn to see […]