Best Canadian Whiskies under $65 at the LCBO

It seems a lot of Ontario residents are looking for advice on which whiskies to buy! Our Best Scotch Whisky under $100 and Best Bourbons/American Ryes under $61 are two of our most popular posts here and continue to be viewed daily, and people asked for a similar list of Canadian whisky LCBO deals. Canadian whisky was considered by some to be the ugly duckling of … Continue reading Best Canadian Whiskies under $65 at the LCBO

Balblair 1990 (2nd Edition)(2013 Bottling)

Thanks to /u/cake_my_day for this sample If you’ve been watching my whisky reviews like a hound, then may I suggest a new hobby, because I write a lot of reviews. You’ll also know I make that joke way too much. However you’d also note that I’ve reviewed a Balblair 1990 (2nd Edition) before. So why such a quite re-review? Simply put, I found out there’s been many different bottling… Continue reading Balblair 1990 (2nd Edition)(2013 Bottling)

Compass Box Enlightenment

Thanks to /u/WDMC-905 [+4] for this sample. We’ve all been there. That moment where you’re plugging along, trying to change life, trying to be better, and… you end up tired, in the middle of things, and dragging your ass along. You go back to trying to do those things that make you happy… However due to being tired, you’re unable to even write. Thus this may not be… Continue reading Compass Box Enlightenment

Ledaig Four Whisky Face-off (SMWS 42.22, 42.27, Old Particular 16yr and 18yr Co-op SC)

 Ledaig 4 SC Face-off (SMWS 42.22, 42.27, Old Particular 16yr and 18yr Co-op SC) If you like the peated/Islay profile, Ledaig is one of those distilleries that until recently was overlooked. Sadly they have grown more popular recent, and prices have started to increase. Recently has the chance to sit down and drink four different Ledaig single casks, so that us see how they stacked … Continue reading Ledaig Four Whisky Face-off (SMWS 42.22, 42.27, Old Particular 16yr and 18yr Co-op SC)

Bruichladdich 21 Cuvee 382 – La Berenice

Thanks to /u/theslicknick6 for the sample Trying to follow Bruichladdich releases has to be one of the hardest things whisky nerds can do. Not only do they have three different lines, they also have a variety of different and odd type releases. Why? Well they had a lot of whisky that needed rebarreling, and they had access to odd barrels. Odd barrels being wine barrels due to… Continue reading Bruichladdich 21 Cuvee 382 – La Berenice

7 must stops in Dublin for whiskey (Number 3 is a number!)

Traveling as a whiskey fan can be quite daunting picking where you should go. You want to find those hidden gems, those amazing places that have Glencairns and great selection and good prices and maybe something interesting. Time is a commodity you don’t want to waste. Dublin. A city split in two, with two cultures on either side of the river. Tourist traps, great times, … Continue reading 7 must stops in Dublin for whiskey (Number 3 is a number!)

Jefferson’s Reserve Groth Cask Finish

Thanks to /u/theslicknick6 for the sample Jefferson’s Bourbon is a company that was founded in 1997 by Chet and Trey Zoeller, a father and son team. They were purchased by Castle Brands in 2005. They are now distilling their own rye whiskey. The company blends American and Canadian sourced whiskies. They try different things, for better or for worse, and push the idea of different whiskies. Jefferson’s… Continue reading Jefferson’s Reserve Groth Cask Finish

High West Midwinter Night Dram Act 4.1

Thanks to /u/theslicknick6 for the sample High West Midwinter Night Dram Act 4.1 is a blend of straight rye whiskeys. The rye whiskeys range from 5 – 20 years old, and this whiskey is released yearly, with a new act coming out each year. The whiskey is aged in new, charred, white American oak and then finished in French oak port barrels. The name is a play Midsummer’s… Continue reading High West Midwinter Night Dram Act 4.1

Black Fox Single Barrel Wheat Whisky

I’d like to thank Black Fox Farm & Distillery for sending this bottles to the Toronto Whisky Society. Black Fox Farm & Distillery is a farm in Saskatchewan that, from what I’m seeing, originally specialized in flowers. My knowledge of flowers goes so far as to be able to identify their colour, if the mix is pleasing to me, and the specifics of how some of the more… Continue reading Black Fox Single Barrel Wheat Whisky

Caldera Hurricane #5

I’d like to thank Caldera Distilling for sending this bottles to the Toronto Whisky Society. Caldera Distilling is located in the historical shipbuilding community of River John, Nova Scotia. For those of you who aren’t up on the happenings of fishing in that area, it’s gone down in recent years, due to overfishing. Also the demand for clippers isn’t that high anymore, so they’ve gone looking for new… Continue reading Caldera Hurricane #5

Highwood Distillers Ninety 5 & Ninety 20

I’d like to thank Highwood Distillers for sending these bottles to the Toronto Whisky Society. For some people, Highwood Distillers will sound familiar, as I’ve reviewed some of their whiskies before. And if you’ve noticed, I haven’t been singing their praises. However I don’t think that’s their point. Canadian whisky became popular because people, at one point, wanted lighter, smoother flavours. And the distillers that followed those paths… Continue reading Highwood Distillers Ninety 5 & Ninety 20