Glen Moray Elgin Classic Chardonnay Cask

Thanks to /u/throwboats for pouring me this sample. I walk into my large, 360 degree At TOModera review industries, made by the literal 10s of dollars I’ve made from reviews. As I look down from the 100th floor, my meek assistant walks in with a concerned look on her face. “Excuse me, your lord and saviour of whisky, we have a concern.” I smile as she calls… Continue reading Glen Moray Elgin Classic Chardonnay Cask

Event Recap: Oddballs 2018

In October, We held a great tasting that we called “Oddballs,” as the bottles didn’t fit any type of theme, and generally were a little different than you’d typically expect from the distillery or cask profiles. In order we tasted: Benrinnes Càrn Mòr 18 year old Rock Town Distillery Single Barrel Cask Strength Bourbon Cask 450 by Springbank Single Malt Scotch Whisky 1991 Whyte and … Continue reading Event Recap: Oddballs 2018

Clynelish 21 1996 The Ultimate

Thank you to /u/throwboats for pouring this sample for me. I recently tried to finish up all of the whiskies I have by reviewing them in pairs. Then my numbers went all funky. None the less, the original idea of reviewing Clynelish 21 1996 The Ultimate was to have it beside another Clynelish. So what do I talk about then? Let’s start with my bias: When I have a… Continue reading Clynelish 21 1996 The Ultimate

Wolfburn First General Release & Wolfburn Kylver Series 0001

Thanks to /u/UncleBaldric for pouring these samples for me. Wolfburn is a brand new distillery, and one that I have never had. It’s no real surprise. It takes quite a lot of capital to start up a distillery. Add to that the first couple releases from anywhere are typically sold as collectables that are not reviewed. Again, we all understand that it takes a while to build… Continue reading Wolfburn First General Release & Wolfburn Kylver Series 0001

Miltonduff SMWS 72.47 “Burnt Spotted Dick” [1,000th Scotch Review]

Thanks to /u/ForbiddenWaffle for pouring me this dram. It’s quite amazing that almost six years ago, I woke up early in the morning, listening to the rooster cockadoodle-doo, and decided I was going to post. Not post as in a hard cylindrical object standing at attention, post a review. Over 1564 reviews later, I still worry about seeming cocky. I’ve certainly grown, not by staying in the… Continue reading Miltonduff SMWS 72.47 “Burnt Spotted Dick” [1,000th Scotch Review]

Clynelish 15 James MacArthur’s Fine Malt Selection

Thanks to /u/throwboats for pouring me a sample of this dram. Back again with another Rum Cask. For those of you who don’t follow me like I’m made of candy and orgasms, I specifically hunt down rum casks. Part of me thinks that rum casks may have had a bad rap. Why? Well, let’s point out that if they were in Cuba they couldn’t end up being… Continue reading Clynelish 15 James MacArthur’s Fine Malt Selection

GlenDronach Distillery Tour

GlenDronach bottles and sells my favourite whisky.  As much as I like peat, a well-aged sherry single malt just does it for me (Editor’s Note: Yes, we know that prior to 2002 GlenDronach was peated, but I think DistillAsian means very peated whisky here).  So the first thing I want to do when visiting Scotland is hit up the GlenDronach Distillery.  It’s not as hard … Continue reading GlenDronach Distillery Tour

2018 Northern Border Collection Review – Rare Series

Thanks to Wiser’s for giving a number of Toronto Whisky Society (TWS) members a chance to try the 2018 Northern Border Collection. The 2017 Northern Border Collection had some of the best new Canadian whiskies we tried last year, so expectations are high for this year’s release. The first of the 2018 Northern Border Collection will come to Ontario in almost a week. Sadly the … Continue reading 2018 Northern Border Collection Review – Rare Series

Lagavulin 12 14th Edition/2014

Thanks to /u/devoz who had me pour the last of his bottle to polish it off. Since the year 2000, Lagavulin has released a cask strength that seemingly bucks the trend of other distilleries’ cask strength offering. It’s not the same age, it’s younger, but it’s more expensive. I am talking about Lagavulin 12 14th Edition/2014. Yes, others do this too. Kilkerran comes to mind initially, and then… Continue reading Lagavulin 12 14th Edition/2014

Ledaig 11 2005 Signatory Cask Strength Collection (Cask 900157) [MYSTERY]

Thanks to /u/ForbiddenWaffle for this mystery pour. There’s something magical about whisky. And I don’t mean that “believing stickers make you smarter” thing that Gwyneth Paltrow is slinging or whatever religion is selling or Cardboard Crack: The Spending type Magic. No, I’m talking about the idea of different casks giving different results. Yes, I know statistically most casks age along a profile and are close to that… Continue reading Ledaig 11 2005 Signatory Cask Strength Collection (Cask 900157) [MYSTERY]