Jeremy’s Whisky of the Year 2017

It’s been an amazing year for me in whisky. I’ve tried more spirit in 2017 than any year previous. I started reviewing for Toronto Whisky Society, and made lots of friends and contacts in the Toronto whisky scene. As I reflect on 2017, I wanted to share some highlights. Ill start with my biggest disappointment of 2017. Without a doubt it’s Macallan 12 Year Double Cask. … Continue reading Jeremy’s Whisky of the Year 2017

Kavalan Solist Port Cask (KavaFan Bottling)

This single barrel Port Solist was exclusively bottled for members of KavaFan. (204 total bottles). It was barreled on July 6, 2009, and bottled on December 8, 2017. 8 years, 5 months, 2 days old. Kavalan Solist Port Cask (KavaFan Bottling) O090706042A, bottle 33/204, 58.6% ABV Nose: Amazing sweetness on the nose, vanilla, caramel, and cotton candy. Dark raspberries, and strawberries. Dates, figs, and red … Continue reading Kavalan Solist Port Cask (KavaFan Bottling)

Amrut Peated 2015 Blackadder Raw Cask [MYSTERY]

Thanks to /u/xile_ for sharing this whisky with us. Indian whisky. A decade ago the look on people’s faces when you mentioned it would be one of confusion, anger, and gas. Never forget gas. Even today, it’s really just whisky nerds really know that there are Indian whiskies worth drinking. Yes, the definition in the country is nonexistant and other than two companies, the others are rum… Continue reading Amrut Peated 2015 Blackadder Raw Cask [MYSTERY]

Four Roses Private Selection (OESF Tippins)

Thanks to /u/devoz for pouring me a sample while others reviewed something I’ve already had. Four Roses. I’ve said many times that they are one of my favourite bourbon companies. Why? Because they pay me lots and lots of money. That, of course, is a lie. A bald faced lie. If I was being paid, I’d say so. Seriously I make negative money writing these reviews. No,… Continue reading Four Roses Private Selection (OESF Tippins)

Glenburgie SMWS 71.43 “Sweet and spicy with a savoury kick”

Thanks to /u/devoz for sharing this one with us. Glenburgie. That distillery that we don’t hear too much about that so far, I’ve been impressed by. Granted I’ve only had 3 offerings, all at cask strength, chosen by independent bottlers. Under those situations, we hope that almost any distillery could pump out two, or even three good, great, or even excellent casks, given enough time. And yeah,… Continue reading Glenburgie SMWS 71.43 “Sweet and spicy with a savoury kick”

Benrinnes SMWS 36.122 “A dark jungle of flavour”

For some of you reading old Benrinnes reviews from myself on reddit or on my webpage, you’ll be wondering why I take a silly approach and talk poorly about them. You see, that was a joke brought up awhile ago. Around Reddit, not many people knew about Benrinnes. Or how good an ex-sherry Benrinnes could be. As such, when one of the top reviewers discovered… Continue reading Benrinnes SMWS 36.122 “A dark jungle of flavour”

Compass Box – Enlightenment

Compass Box – Enlightenment, 46% ABV, $85 USD Blended malt composed of 48.2% Clynelish (first fill American standard barrel), 36.7% Glentauchers (first fill American standard barrel), 10.8% Balblair (first fill American standard barrel), and 4.3% Mortlach (rejuvenated American standard barrel) as per compassboxwhiksy.com Nose: Explosion of super fresh apples, pears, and kiwi. Very crisp and clean. Malt, vanilla, and peaches. Smells just like the syrup … Continue reading Compass Box – Enlightenment