Balvenie Rare Craft with Anthony Bourdain

It wasn’t until our airfare and hotel was booked that I realized how big of an event we were going to be attending in Chicago. Upfront, I wasn’t given much information besides, “Try to get to Chicago for the final leg of the Balvenie Rare Craft Collection”. I had seen from my fellow Balvenie fans on Twitter and Instagram that the other two locations, […]

Aberlour A’Bunadh (Batch 45)

The cask strength whisky that started it all for me. Previous to the Aberlour A’Bunadh, I had never tasted a cask strength whisky. To be honest, I thought I was ready for it, but I was wrong. After hearing such great things about it from friends on Twitter, and being a big fan of the other Aberlour releases, I quickly […]

The Chronicles of the Scotch Trooper (Part 2)

Sorry for the lack of posts this week, but the excitement of our upcoming to Scotland has had me quite busy. Between planning out distillery tours, lodging, ferry rides, sights to see and people to visit I am in a constant state of bliss, and anxiety. But couldn’t be happier about it. A few things are certain/booked, and the rest […]

Balvenie 12yr DoubleWood

The Balvenie 12yr DoubleWood was not the first scotch I ever tasted. It wasn’t even the first bottle I ever purchased. But it was the scotch that turned me from a scotch drinker to a scotch lover. And what’s not to love? Such a smooth and mellow whisky with a sweetness that doesn’t overpower, but gives you new flavors to […]