Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2013

Special thanks to /u/kilrathi for sending me this dram. Was able to share this one with my father, who is more of a bourbon aficionado than I am, so I thought he’d enjoy it. Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2013 is one of those yearly whiskies that seems to get everyone standing at attention. As a foolish amateur to the bourbon world, I was curious, however also… Continue reading Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2013

Bruichladdich Bere Barley 2006 [Mystery Review]

Just received this dram from /u/tvraisedme, and I passed up reviewing a bourbon because I can’t handle being patient with mystery drams. Thanks again mate! Also he had sent me what it was, so that’s at the bottom. I just realized that, as I have a massive headache (not whisky related) and am not thinking straight. And how do I figure them out? Well I… Continue reading Bruichladdich Bere Barley 2006 [Mystery Review]

Cragganmore 1985 Murray McDavid Mission Gold Series

Ended up with this dram that I was very surprised about. See, I’ve had some Cragganmore before. And the typical, 12 year is.. well, kinda boring to me. Not “I’ll pass it up” boring, more… meh. Especially for the $85 price tag. So during a swap I decided I’ll try the 21 year old. You know, that special edition that came out, from Diageo awhile… Continue reading Cragganmore 1985 Murray McDavid Mission Gold Series

Glen Grant 10

Special thanks to /u/Porkpants81 for this interesting dram. After a long day of wine trips and eating way, way too many great burgers, it was time to come back down to earth. Have something that more so not as filled with tons of beef. And this dram definitely has less beef. Which is good, because if someone starts wasting steaks by putting them in perfectly good… Continue reading Glen Grant 10

Old Fitzgerald Very Special 12

I will calmly and bluntly state that I know very little about Bourbon. Seriously, very little. I know the legal definitions, I’ve reviewed some, I’ve found what I like and don’t, however I’m not going to act like I know everything or really that much. So when /u/dros_guy stated he had some samples of whiskies he didn’t particularly like, and they were Bourbons, and he was… Continue reading Old Fitzgerald Very Special 12

Alberta Premium

Thanks to /u/muaddib99 for a dram of this. So we’ve all heard about Alberta Premium Dark Horse. And there have been some great reviews for it. Trust me, it’s amazing, and you should have it. That said, however, no one ever talks about Alberta Premium, the starter, flagship, walk out into the world, “mixer” one. And I thought, being the completionist, and having a dram from… Continue reading Alberta Premium

Forty Creek Confederation Oak Reserve

Today is my countries 147th birthday. Happy Canada Day folks. At least, I’m assuming you’re folksy. None the less, other than taking a 5 day holiday (which has been pretty calm and filled with booze and chocolate), I thought I’d do something special and review some Canadian whisky I have sitting about. Thanks to /u/muaddib99 for swapping me some of this one. I’m a fan of… Continue reading Forty Creek Confederation Oak Reserve