"Stuart rose from the ditch, climbed into his car, and started up the road that led toward the north…. As he peeked ahead into the great land that stretched before him, the way seemed long. But the sky was bright, and he somehow felt he was headed in the right direction." (from Stuart Little by E.B. White)

ADK Whiskey Tasting

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There is no substitute for a glass of whiskey by the fire on your winter vacation. Last weekend Megan and I spent three days in Keeseville New York doing just that. Our mornings opened with oatmeal and fresh organic Nicaraguan coffee from Joe Bean Coffee Roasters. We shared the cozy rustic environment with my brother and his wife who equally enjoyed scenic snowfall, a large jacuzzi and tackling winding roads in 4-Wheel Drive.

For ease of consumption we acquired our own goodies to sustain us, but split dinner duties for two nights. Friday consisted of a delicious and hearty shepherds pie meal prepared by my sister in-law. The abundance of locally harvested venison cooked just right and creamy mashed potatoes made for a perfect precursor to an evening dip in the jacuzzi. The late night drive from the night before didn’t interfere with the desire to split logs and document this excellent whiskey tasting. Here are the results!

scotch pair log edited


Bulleit Rye Whiskey

Aroma: Creamy lighter fluid with hint of leather oil and tinge of berry. Smooth yet aged in scent.

Taste: Sweetness of berry with pine undertones. Spicy and floral.

Mouth feel: Smooth like velvet yet full.

Color: Light Amber/Rust

Finish: A bitter tang with lasting zest.


Glenmorangie Scotch

Aroma: Sharp and piny.

Taste: Wood, honey

Mouth feel: Sweet light and syrupy.

Color: Apple juice, light honey, urine, “Genny Light”

Finish: Soil, root minerals


I hope you get the opportunity to try out these two whiskey labels. If you are feeling adventurous throw in some Indian leg wrestling as well. Cheers!


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