Highland Park 18 1995 Gordon & MacPhail Reserve for La Maison du Whisky

Why’d I write this review series? Cause I got High(land Park). Puns are life. I have not yet been to France. I had the chance in grade 9. Looking back, I remember not wanting to go because none of my friends was going. I didn’t want to spend the money. And also, on some level, I believed that going to France, specifically Paris, at the… Continue reading Highland Park 18 1995 Gordon & MacPhail Reserve for La Maison du Whisky

Hold it High – A visit to J.P. Wiser’s

Thank you to Wiser’s for inviting a member of the Toronto Whisky Society to tour their distillery in Windsor in celebration of the new Hold it High Campaign. Please visit holdithigh.ca to toast your friends, and if you’re lucky enough, your toasts will appear on billboard ads for Wiser’s across the country. On our visit, J.P. Wiser’s Whisky brought together both sides of the Detroit … Continue reading Hold it High – A visit to J.P. Wiser’s

Highland Park Thor

Thanks to /u/valhallacasino  for this sample. Why’d I write this review series? Cause I got High(land Park). I regret nothing. I personally hunt down tasters of different whisky groups. If someone releases a limited edition, four-parter, I’m a sucker for it. And it bugs me so much when I can’t try the others. Because while “limited” may mean anything from 80 bottles to 30,000, some of these… Continue reading Highland Park Thor

Four Roses Private Selection (OBSF – Fine Wine & Good Spirits) [MYSTERY]

When people leave my nation of preference, Canada, and head to the country beneath us (in geography, not in a mocking sense), they ask me (and many other of my whiskey friends) what they should pick up. Yes, it’s interesting to go through lists and lists of whiskies and figure out which ones are worth it and which aren’t. And then there’s a simple yet… Continue reading Four Roses Private Selection (OBSF – Fine Wine & Good Spirits) [MYSTERY]

Teerenpeli Suomi 100 Juhlaviski [MYSTERY]

Is it cheating to look at someone’s list while reviewing a whisky? Maybe. I don’t really know. On the one hand, I’ve met the people who can figure out all the whiskies they try blind. The guys who have had so many whiskies and know the profiles. I know I’m not going to attain that point. I can pick things out however remembering profiles is… Continue reading Teerenpeli Suomi 100 Juhlaviski [MYSTERY]

Buffalo Trace 12 Single Barrel Toddy’s Store Pick [MYSTERY]

Thanks to /u/orehnmadgib for the sample. To pair with my last mystery review, in which I got the whiskey correct, I’ll now have one that I was so off, I couldn’t turn on any lights in my apartment for days, less my visage reminds me of the failure of trying to figure out this whiskey. Well no, while I have self-confidence issues, I’m not that hard on myself. About… Continue reading Buffalo Trace 12 Single Barrel Toddy’s Store Pick [MYSTERY]

Cumberland Cask Ruby Cut

? Thanks to /u/orehnmadgib for the sample. I am tremendously bad at guessing mystery samples. However I ended up with a bunch after some swap, so it’s time to crack them open in a series I’m calling “I’m really bad at mysteries”. It’s tough to buck trends. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a big fan of the standards kept by American whiskey. I think the requirements ensure… Continue reading Cumberland Cask Ruby Cut