5 results for tag: Whiskey


Sonora Gold

The last blog post I wrote (for this site, at least) was about five months ago. So the irony isn’t lost on me that this first review in ages isn’t even about a whisky.  Or even a whiskey. Despite the fact that Sonora Gold from the Three Wells Distillery is sometimes referred to as Prickly Pear Whiskey, the distillers themselves make the point on their website that, as the spirit hasn’t been made from grain, it can’t officially be called a whiskey. And yes, you’ve guessed it; the clue’s in the name. It’s a spirit made from the prickly pear cactus fruit.The Three Wells Distillery is located in Tucson, Arizona and, to be honest, I’d ...

Whisky and Women: Part 2 – The Revenge

For the second year running, our Whisky and Women event proved to be a great success. The event ran as one of many during the Audacious Women Festival and was, once again, a sell out. Of course, this was due to our fantastic guests as (and I think I pointed this out on the night) I never sell that many tickets when it’s just me!I was delighted when Louise McGuane, founder of The Chapel Gate Irish Whiskey Company, agreed to join us. Having been following the progress of Chapel Gate on social media, I was fascinated by the process of reinstating Irish whiskey bonding to Ireland and by Louise’s determination that this should be done in a ...

World Whisky Day

This year, World Whisky Day falls on 20th May. So, to celebrate, I thought it'd be a great idea to host a tasting the evening before and call it World Whisky Day Eve. This notion wasn't fueled by any attempts to be innovative. Quite simply, I'm a one person business, a mere drop in the ocean of whisky tasting events taking place in Edinburgh and I knew I wouldn't be able to compete with all the others; I just thought I'd try to get in there first.The theme of this World Whisky Day tasting was Drams Under The Hammer. So (you've probably guessed) these whiskies were all poured from bottles purchased at recent auctions. With the exception of one. ...

Cadenhead’s Heaven Hill 19 years

Let it be known from the outset that I consider myself to be a complete bourbon novice; having not tasted that many, I don't have a huge amount to compare this dram to. However, what I can tell you is that, I thought it was absolutely delicious! A sample kindly donated by Jo Lawson (@AlpacaJo on twitter; @jo.lawson3 on instagram), here are my tasting notes: 

Midleton Barry Crockett Legacy

This single pot still Irish whiskey was named after Midleton's master distiller who retired in 2013 after 47 years at the distillery. The majority of this whiskey has been matured in first fill bourbon barrels. However, a proportion was also matured using virgin American oak. In an effort to make a dent in the samples and miniatures cupboard, I've decided to make each Monday a #MiniatureMonday. This was my first choice and an absolutely fine dram it turned out to be. Midleton Barry Crockett Legacy (NAS) - 46% abvNose: peardrops; foam bananas; strawberry trifle; hints of marzipan come through after a while; plenty of vanilla ice cream; after a ...