• Whisky notes

    Seattle Whisky Jewbilee 2018

    March 19, 2018 admin

    The Seattle Whisky Jewbilee is a whisky tasting event with over 40 distilleries represented at exhibition tables, and this is its third year here. The event also includes a kosher buffet and complimentary tasting glass. We attended last year’s event with our whisky friends Ali and Alison (of advent calendar fun), and enjoyed the experience so much…

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  • Impressions of a Whisky Advent – Scotch versus World Whiskies

    December 28, 2017 admin

    It’s been months since I’ve done a post on whisky because I’ve been so focused on my running this year! However, wintery weather and the coming of the holidays create the perfect atmosphere for appreciating my favorite beverage. For the past two years, we’ve enjoyed Whisky Advent Calendars from Drinks by the Dram. The first…

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  • Seattle Whisky Jewbilee 2017

    March 6, 2017 admin

    I’ve been mostly focusing on my training so far this year, so I haven’t done much whisky exploration lately. It was about time for some drams! On March 2, some friends, my husband, and I attended the second annual Seattle Whisky Jewbilee. It’s an event for whisky lovers that included a kosher buffet, a tasting glass,…

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  • Single Cask Whisky Advent Calendar: Days 19-24

    December 25, 2016 admin

    The final installment of our Single Cask Whisky Advent Calendar of 2016! We concluded this adventure with our whisky friends, Ali and Alison. We had SO much fun, and we think there should be more “Advent” Calendars for different times during the year. Maybe one for spring equinox, summer solstice, fall equinox – what say…

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  • Single Cask Whisky Advent Calendar: Days 14-18

    December 20, 2016 admin

    It seems like the days of December are flying by! Time for another tasting of our Single Cask Whisky Advent Calendar from Drinks by the Dram. (Here are the tasting notes for days 1-5, 6-8, and 9-13.) We had some very different drams this time around from bright and fresh (Glen Grant) to smoky and…

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  • Single Cask Whisky Advent Calendar: Days 9-13

    December 13, 2016 admin

    After a brief running interlude on the blog, it’s back to the Single Cask Whisky Advent Calendar! We had a tasting with our whisky friends mentioned in the first entry, and it again, was really fun. (If you missed it, here are the notes for Days 1-5, and 6-8.) These five drams really contrasted with…

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  • Single Cask Whisky Advent Calendar: Days 6-8

    December 8, 2016 admin

    The Drinks by the Dram Single Cask Whisky Advent Calendar started out strong with five very interesting and well-contrasted drams. If you missed it, here are our tasting notes for those days. What lay in store for us for days 6-8? Higher proof whiskies, that’s what! 🙂 It’s a cold and (teeny bit) snowy night here…

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  • Single Cask Whisky Advent Calendar: Days 1-5

    December 5, 2016 admin

    It’s been a long while since I’ve done a whisky-specific post, how ridiculous! The holidays are rapidly approaching, and what better way to count down (and battle holiday stress) than to enjoy a whisky advent calendar from Master of Malt? Last year we got the “general” whisky calendar, and here are our tasting notes from…

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  • Mackmyra Whisky

    March 3, 2016 admin

    Back in December, we had a sample of Mackmyra Brukswhisky in our Whisky Advent Calendar from Drinks by the Dram. It’s a Swedish whisky, and it was delightful. Since then I’ve been wanting to check out some of their other expressions. I finally purchased five different samples, and last night’s wind/rain/hail storm seemed like the perfect…

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  • Dancing Pines Distillery – Loveland, Colorado

    December 25, 2015 admin

    The past few years we’ve enjoyed a quiet Christmas home in Seattle. No stress, no fuss, but also no family. This year we bit the bullet and traveled to be with Adam’s family in Fort Collins, Colorado. At the airport, I expected the full holiday nightmare of endless lines, clueless travelers, and screaming children. Amazingly,…

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