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Ericka is a former event planner with a passion for scotch, cocktails, and entertaining. After many trips to Scotland and years of developing a palate for whisky, Ericka's goal is to make scotch more accessible and approachable for all people.

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Happy Friday and happy July!!! I’ve been holding onto the last installment of the Dramfool Jim McEwan Signature Collection bottles for a minute and thought it was finally time to share them! We’ll start them off with the Bruichladdich today. Have a fantastic weekend! Bruichladdich 2009 release 4.1 11 years old First fill Bordeaux Barrique #4180 61.3% abv Bottle 144 of 264 “Opens on a marine overture of coastal wildflowers and heather in bloom leading you to the subtle sweetness of Islay barley. Then you start to experience the magical aromas of French oak giving an almond like nuttiness in harmony with the subtle aromas of plump ripe grapes.” @dramfool_whisky @dramfoolcasks @sirdramsalot @bruichladdich #dramfool #dramfoolcasks #dramfoolwhisky #whisky #dramfoolsignaturecollection #scotch #scotchwhisky #jimmcewan #bruichladdich #jimmcewansignaturecollection #bruichladdichdistillery #islaysinglemalt #bruichladdichwhisky #singlemaltwhisky #singlemalt #bordeaux #caskstrength #singlebarrel #singlecask #topwhiskies #rarewhisky #thescotchtress #limitededition #caskstrengthwhisky #whiskycollection #whiskycollector #whiskygirl #whiskylife #whiskylover

“Dear Monday, I want to break up. I’m seeing Tuesday and dreaming about Friday. It’s not you, it’s me.” Have a great Monday and I hope you are enjoying something beautiful to get you through today! What was the best dram you had over the weekend? @laphroaig #laphroaig #laphroaigdistillery #laphroaigwhisky #friendsoflaphroaig #laphroaig27 #maltmonday #singlemalt #islaysinglemalt #islaywhisky #peat #peatlover #peatfreak #peatedwhisky #thescotchtress #whiskygirl #whiskylover #whiskygram #whisky #scotchwhisky #scotch #topwhiskies #rarewhisky #glencairn #glencairnglass #dramville #whiskycollection #whiskycollector #whiskylicious #whiskyselfie #whiskylife

Finally had the opportunity to try the Azuma Makoto Ultra Rare Glenmorangie 18 year this week. The famous floral artist said about this whisky “It begins with rich, rounded aromas of dried fruits and honey, then unfurls into a bouquet of geranium, tuberose and jasmine. They dance on the tongue with honeysuckle and sweet pea, figs and nuts until the blossoms fade into a sweet and lingering finish.” Personally I got lots of sweet honey, floral notes which definitely includes Sweet Pea, dried fruits, and peach! I would love to see this dram at 50% (it’s at the unsurprising Glenmo 43%), but overall it was quite lovely and delicious. What did you think of this dram? Hope you all have a wonderful weekend and a great day today! Cheers! @glenmorangie @glenmorangieusa #glenmorangie #glenmorangiedistillery #glenmorangiewhisky #glenmorangie18 #azumamakoto #modernart #floraldesign #highlandsinglemalt #singlemaltwhisky #singlemalt #whisky #scotch #drams #scotchwhisky #thescotchtress #weekendvibes #whiskygirl #whiskylover #whiskygram #whiskylicious #limitededition #specialrelease #whiskycollection

"A perfect Martini should be made by filling a glass with gin, then waving it in the general direction of Italy.” ~Noel Coward I have a very specific group of friends who are as crazy about martinis as I am. Yes, we normally drink whisky in one of its many forms, but when the martini glasses come out we get very excited. 50/50? Sure. Vesper? Why not. Dirty? The dirtier the better. Twist? We can make that work. I’ve been using my @newairusa counter ice maker for several months and it has changed my cocktail game. This hard working machine is super fast, very efficient, clean, makes beautiful clear ice, and is perfect for parties and get togethers. Need a little extra ice this summer? Check out @newairusa and get your ice game on point. #newair #newairusa #newairusapartner #ice #countertopicemaker #martini #jamesbond #vodka #gin #cocktails #cocktailsofinstagram #happyhour #drinks #drinkstagram #vermouth #scotch #scotchwhisky #whisky #whiskey #bourbon #rye #manhattan #oldfashioned #olives #classiccocktails #whiskycocktail #homebar #iceicebaby #summervibes #thescotchtress

Wow. Just wow. When I saw this new Port Charlotte SC:01 2012 had been released I was so excited. I waited patiently for weeks anticipating its arrival. Well it’s finally here, and honestly it’s phenomenal. This 9 year old cask exploration series whisky is triple matured in ex-bourbon, sherry, and Sauternes casks and bottled at a perfect 55.2% abv. It sits happily at 40 ppm, is non-chill filtered with no color added, and the barley is grown locally at 7 farms within 10 miles of the distillery. But how is it? Well, to get right to the point, it’s amazing. It opened up with a heavy bbq pulled pork sandwich vibe which threw me off, but after about 20 minutes of letting it breathe, we are deep in beautiful Sauternes territory. It’s complex - heather, honey, honeysuckle, light sweet peat, salinity, with an outstandingly long and just slightly smoky, sweet finish. This is everything I wanted it to be and more. If you loved the Octomore 10.2, this is it’s slightly less peated, but equally delicious sibling. #iykyk My obsession with peated Sauternes continues. This may be my favorite OB so far this year. @bruichladdich #bruichladdichdistillery #bruichladdich #bruichladdichwhisky #bruichladdichportcharlotte #whisky #portcharlotte #scotch #scotchwhisky #thescotchtress #peat #peatfreak #peatedwhisky #sauternes #winecask #caskexplorationseries #singlemalt #islaysinglemalt #newrelease #islay #heavilypeated #whiskylover #whiskygirl #whiskycollection #whiskycollector #topwhiskies #rarewhisky #thatcolortho #triplecaskmatured #limitededition

Happy Fathers Day!! To celebrate today, I was lucky enough to track down one of the 2022 Càirdeas Warehouse 1 bottles. This limited edition was released under new distillery manager Barry MacAffer, and spent its life maturing in ex-Makers Mark bourbon casks inside the gorgeous and iconic shoreline Warehouse 1. We are opening this beauty later on today, but are told to expect some distinct maritime characters - “Expect stronger influences of sea air and salty tones.” I absolutely cannot wait. Have you had this yet? If so, please share your thoughts! Cheers Dads! I hope you all have a great dram or at least a great day! @laphroaig #laphroaigdistillery #laphroaig #laphroaigwhisky #laphroaigcairdeas #cairdeas #càirdeas #warehouse1 #limitededition #annualrelease #friendsoflaphroaig #friendship #islaysinglemalt #singlemaltwhisky #singlemalt #shoreline #peat #peatlover #peatfreak #drams #peatedwhisky #whiskygirl #whiskylover #fathersday #whiskylife #whiskycollection #whiskycollector #topwhiskies #rarewhisky #whiskylicious #makersmark

I love when people try to tell me I “can’t” do something. “You can’t have scotch for breakfast.” “You can’t make a scotch breakfast cocktail.” Watch me. This English Breakfast Old Fashioned is actually from a recipe I found online at @gardenandgun magazine. It requires making a couple of ingredients (earl grey bitters and marmalade simple syrup), but they are super easy to make. The mag suggests using a blended scotch, but I love a single malt cocktail and thought the orange notes in the Glenmorangie 10 year would go really well here, and it’s delicious! I also increased the syrup to match the single malt. Happy Friday and happy breakfast cocktails everyone! 🥃🥃🥃 English BreakfastOld Fashioned 2 ounces Glenmorangie 10 year 1/2 ounce orange marmalade syrup (follows) 2 dashes earl grey bitters (follows) Pinch of sea salt Orange peel garnish Combine all ingredients except peel in a mixing glass and stir with ice until we’ll chilled. Pour over a fresh large ice cube in an old fashioned glass and garnish with peel. Earl Grey Bitters Combine 2 earl grey tea bags with four ounces high-proof spirit (I used vodka) in an airtight container and infuse 2-7 days. Marmalade simple syrup Combine one jar marmalade with 2 ounces water over low heat until a syrup forms. Strain out solids and refrigerate syrup. @glenmorangieusa @glenmorangie #glenmorangie #glenmorangiedistillery #glenmorangiewhisky #glenmorangie10 #thescotchtress #scotch #scotchwhisky #whisky #singlemalt #singlemaltcocktails #skalk #earlgrey #earlgreytea #bitters #oldfashioned #oldfashionedcocktail #marmalade #simplesyrup #seasalt #friday #weekendvibes #englishbreakfast #whiskygirl #ohyesyoucan #ohyesidid #ontherocks #drinks #drinkrecipes

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