Glenrothes SMWS 30.100 “An abundance of fruit cake”

? Thanks to /u/xreekinghavocx for pouring me a sample of this whisky. It’s Xmas time. And somehow you’ve gotten your baking done and out of the house. Perhaps you’re not even someone who celebrates Xmas. Maybe you’ve not gained the requisite 10 kg of weight needed for the rough winters ahead in this new world. So you’re all set, and then a package arrives. You see it’s… Continue reading Glenrothes SMWS 30.100 “An abundance of fruit cake”

Glenmorangie Bacalta

Thanks to /u/ScotchChick for pouring me a sample of this dram. I’ll be honest, as I typically am: For a few years, I skipped over the Glenmorangie special releases. Yes, I’ve reviewed a few of them. Like today’s, Glenmorangie Bacalta, not around the time they came out. Why? Well, there’re a few reasons. The first is the easiest: Ealanta. A cracker dram if I ever had one. And… Continue reading Glenmorangie Bacalta

Dailuaine SMWS 41.81 “Unravel the mystery”

Thanks to /u/xreekinghavocx for pouring me this sample. I’ve written about Dailuaine twice before, as I’ve only had two whiskies from them before today. So far I’m seeing why they are used in blends, and why Diageo keeps them around. Don’t take that as a put down, either. Not every cog in the machine is the main one, and we wouldn’t have half the interesting blends of… Continue reading Dailuaine SMWS 41.81 “Unravel the mystery”

Edradour Ballechin 10 & Edradour Ballechin Discovery Series #7

Thanks to /u/RaunchyJowls & /u/Orehnmadgib for pouring me these samples. I recently reviewed quite a few Edradour. I felt I hadn’t properly reviewed the tiny distillery, so I got some friends to pour some samples for me. And then some more samples. And then maybe I reviewed too many Edradours (if there is such a thing). So I took a break, had some other distilleries. You know, share the… Continue reading Edradour Ballechin 10 & Edradour Ballechin Discovery Series #7

Distillery Spotlight: Central City’s Lohin McKinnon Single Malts

Central City Brewing has been a stalwart in the craft brewing scene in BC since 2003 with their Red Racer line, and entered the distilling game in 2013. Brewmaster Gary Lohin and Head Distiller Stuart McKinnon used their collective expertise to develop an innovative line-up of Lohin McKinnon single malts. The regular Single Malt did very well in our inaugural Great Canadian Whisky Tasting in 2017, as did their … Continue reading Distillery Spotlight: Central City’s Lohin McKinnon Single Malts