Lagavulin Classic of Islay 2016

I was privileged enough to go to the Toronto Whisky Society’s recent tasting, in which we were able to serve five different high end malts, all of which are available at the Kensington Wine Market, where a member was able to pick it up and bring it back to us. We finish up the tasting with peat, as you’re suppose to. And it’s an odd peated whisky.… Continue reading Lagavulin Classic of Islay 2016

Very Fine Old Tennessee Bourbon 13 2003 The Whisky Agency

I was privileged enough to go to the Toronto Whisky Society’s recent tasting, in which we were able to serve five different high end malts, all of which are available at the Kensington Wine Market, where a member was able to pick it up and bring it back to us. American whiskey has it’s own flavours, it’s own types, and it’s own style. A mixture of location,… Continue reading Very Fine Old Tennessee Bourbon 13 2003 The Whisky Agency

Orphan Barrel – Barterhouse 20 year old Bourbon

Orphan Barrel – Barterhouse 20 year old Bourbon, 45.1% ABV, $100 CAD Nose: Black and Maraschino cherries. Big oak, toasted bread, almonds, and some vanilla. Taste: Heavy oak, very rich cherry (cherry pie filling), caramel, and an almond/marzipan thing going on. Finish: Medium to long, oak and cherry notes linger. Thoughts: 20 years of oak dominate the whisky, but it works here. I really like the cask influence. … Continue reading Orphan Barrel – Barterhouse 20 year old Bourbon

Speyside 43 1973 The Whisky Agency

I was privileged enough to go to the Toronto Whisky Society’s recent tasting, in which we were able to serve five different high end malts, all of which are available at the Kensington Wine Market, where a member was able to pick it up and bring it back to us. Much like horror movies and going to team training exercises there’s an element of mystery and confusion… Continue reading Speyside 43 1973 The Whisky Agency

Fine Blend Malt extra old – Whisky-Fässle

I was privileged enough to go to the Toronto Whisky Society’s recent tasting, in which we were able to serve five different high end malts, all of which are available at the Kensington Wine Market, where a member was able to pick it up and bring it back to us. The second whisky available was Fine Blend Malt extra old – Whisky-Fässle. This is one of the now… Continue reading Fine Blend Malt extra old – Whisky-Fässle

Irish Blended Malt XO Whisky Agency

I was privileged enough to go to the Toronto Whisky Society’s recent tasting, in which we were able to serve five different high end malts, all of which are available at the Kensington Wine Market, where a member was able to pick it up and bring it back to us. We were also lucky enough to have a well respected whisky person walk us through each whisky.… Continue reading Irish Blended Malt XO Whisky Agency

Bladnoch Pure Scot Blend Group Review

Bladnoch is a Lowland distillery – one of the few left – that’s over 200 years old. The distillery was sold in 2015, and the new owner, David Prior, is busy making his mark on the distillery and brand. There’s a new line-up of age stated single malts coming out soon, but the initial new release is a blend called Pure Scot. It contains a … Continue reading Bladnoch Pure Scot Blend Group Review