Mystery Scotch Review: Can you guess what it is?

I received this in a swap with Boyd86 who had received it from a guy who was banned from the network because of some shady swapping practices. He was told it’s Glendronach 15 Revival, but comparing the colour of it to the Revival, it’s clearly not. It’s labelled “GLENRO” so who knows if it’s Glendronach or something like Glenrothes… or could be something different altogether … Continue reading Mystery Scotch Review: Can you guess what it is?

#FroaigFriday review: Laphroaig 25 Cask Strength 2011 edition

Earlier this month I posted a review of a 23yr Laphroaig from SMWS, which had been my 199th scotch review on Reddit. Today I’m posting the review I wrote for my 200th: Laphroaig 25 CS 2011, which clocks in at 48.6% ABV, finished in oloroso casks. I received this sample from Devoz. Laphroaig 25 Cask Strength 2011 – 48.6% ABV Appearance: same light uncoloured yellow. Don’t … Continue reading #FroaigFriday review: Laphroaig 25 Cask Strength 2011 edition

A Heartwood Triple Review

Thanks to UncleTobys for these samples. I have a whisky bucket list. Or rather, as I’ve started calling them, my white whales. These are odd or interesting or quite tasty drams I want to try. For instance, Hibiki 30 is on that list. And the whisky made of bagels. And Bruichladdich Fishky. Not to mention […] via Heartwood Triple Review (Epiphany of the Lakes, Any Port … Continue reading A Heartwood Triple Review

Glen Breton Multi-Review: 10, 12 Ice Wine, 15 Battle of the Glen

Glenora is a distillery in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia (New Scotland), Canada, an area where many Scottish immigrants settled early in Canada’s history. Like many people on that end of the country, they don’t do things like all the other Canadians. Rather than make blended stuff like all the other distilleries, they started making single malt in the 90s, the first in North America to … Continue reading Glen Breton Multi-Review: 10, 12 Ice Wine, 15 Battle of the Glen

Toronto Whisky Society Union 52 Group Review

Occasionally one of our members will pick up a bottle and give out samples to a number of Toronto Whisky Society (TWS) members to review individually. These reviews are amalgamated into a single multi-person review like this one. This time around both Bryan Vanderkuk and Devozwhisky were lucky enough to purchase bottles of the new Wiser’s release, Union 52 from British Colombia.  Originally Devozwhisky and … Continue reading Toronto Whisky Society Union 52 Group Review

Review for International Scotch Day: Arran 21st Anniversary LE

Arran 21st Anniversary Limited Edition (52.6%, matured in ex-Oloroso sherry hogsheads, 5,988 bottles, 2016 Limited Edition, ~$210 CAD) A limited edition released in late 2016 to celebrate Arran’s 21st anniversary, this bottling is made using whisky distilled during the first 3 years of production (from 1995 to 1997). Nose: Red apple, honey, mango, hazelnut, citrus, nutmeg, hint of cocoa Taste: Stewed apples, cinnamon, honey, walnuts, … Continue reading Review for International Scotch Day: Arran 21st Anniversary LE

Arran Malt Standard Line-up: 10, 14, 18, 12CS

I’ve had the privilege of trying some pretty unique and cool Arran bottlings and they’ve cemented Arran as one of my favourite distilleries. So when my wife and I went to the Isle of Arran and the distillery, I was quite excited to see they had some minis for sale of the standard expressions so I could see what the base spirit tastes like. Arran … Continue reading Arran Malt Standard Line-up: 10, 14, 18, 12CS