Corby’s Northern Border Collection – Reviews of all 8 Expressions

A few weeks ago TOmodera and I were invited by Corby Spirits to attend an event in Prince Edward County for bartenders and whisky media to try out the new Northern Border Collection bottlings they’re releasing nationwide in October. Naturally, we obliged after some arm twisting… but actually we were pumped, having tried some of these before and knowing how good they are. The day … Continue reading Corby’s Northern Border Collection – Reviews of all 8 Expressions

Glenfiddich Project XX

I’d like to thank Glenfiddich for giving the Toronto Whisky Society a bottle of Glenfiddich Project XX to review. While we were given this bottle, please note that these reviews are my own, we keep 100% editorial power over them. Glenfiddich Project XX is the second experiment, and I have to say, in comparison to the first, this is more elaborate. So you have 20 whisky experts right? All from… Continue reading Glenfiddich Project XX

Glenfiddich IPA Experiment

I’d like to thank Glenfiddich for giving the Toronto Whisky Society a bottle of Glenfiddich IPA to review. While we were given this bottle, please note that these reviews are my own, we keep 100% editorial power over them. I don’t like beer. I know that sounds like I’m starting negatively, however give me a second. So I like some porters and stouts. Why? Because one’s a cute long… Continue reading Glenfiddich IPA Experiment

Pure Scot Blend

I’d like to thank Bladnoch for giving the Toronto Whisky Society three bottles of Pure Scot Blend to review. While we was given this bottle for free, please note that these reviews are my own, we keep 100% editorial power over them. Bladnoch distillery is one of the few Lowland distilleries left. And recently went through a change. David Prior, an Aussie with a love of Scotch (and waves,… Continue reading Pure Scot Blend

Three Glenfarclas Whiskies (20 105, 30, 40)

Thank you to /u/scotchable, /u/tishpickle, and /u/xile_ for these samples, respectively. Glenfarclas has been written about quite a few times. One of two distilleries that, when I try them, I think “So this was in sherry, right?” However unlike Aberlour, they also work in ex-Bourbon, and as such, I usually lean towards Glenfarclas. However there’s some holes in my reviews of the Glenfarclas range, and I felt that needed… Continue reading Three Glenfarclas Whiskies (20 105, 30, 40)

Macallan 17 & 18 Fine Oak

Macallan 17 Fine Oak, 43% ABV, $170 USD Nose: Pomegranate, wood smoke, floral, Juicy Fruit gum, and a general overall fresh citrus note. Taste: Pineapple, mango, Runts candy (banana & apple flavour), wood smoke, and chocolate. Finish: Medium length, slightly drying. Thoughts: Really nice elegant complexity to this. The nose is very nice, its like smelling the fruit isle at an overpriced market. Probably my … Continue reading Macallan 17 & 18 Fine Oak