Lagavulin Single Cask Extravaganza

Thanks to /u/distillasian for sharing all of these with me. So we’re having an amazing night. Drinking samples that were brought back from Islay, and reminding ourselves to make distillasian’s wife many cakes. Or BBQ meat. Or cakes with BBQ meat in them. I’m not going to judge. For a few of the samples (save the two previous reviews that were bottles from Scotland) we were sharing… Continue reading Lagavulin Single Cask Extravaganza

GlenDronach 25 1993 Single Cask Hand-Filled Distillery Exclusive

Thanks to /u/distillasian for this sample. So as part of Distillasian’s trip around Scotland, he left the island of Islay (I assume kicking and screaming) and came back to the mainland to hit up one of his favourite distilleries, GlenDronach. During the shopping he did, in which he showed more restraint than I have in the past, he chose GlenDronach 25 1993 Single Cask Hand-Filled Distillery Exclusive from the… Continue reading GlenDronach 25 1993 Single Cask Hand-Filled Distillery Exclusive

GlenDronach 11 2003 Single Cask PX Sherry Puncheon

Thanks to /u/devoz for this sample. Yes, that’s a wine bottle. It was part of a split. Yes, my glass is dirty. I exude a film on my hands that help me escape predators. As a “break” from the distillery exclusives, we jumped over to GlenDronach. Specifically GlenDronach 11 2003 Single Cask PX Sherry Puncheon, a cask that was bottled for Wine & Beyond back in 2014, when… Continue reading GlenDronach 11 2003 Single Cask PX Sherry Puncheon

2018 Toronto Whisky Society Holiday Gift Guide

It is that time of year again (you know, that Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa/Festivus time of year), and whatever you celebrate, you’re probably buying gifts for the important people in your life. Got a whisky/whiskey lover on your list? Here are some helpful suggestions of what to get for them! General Gifts for the whisky fan: Do not get them whisky stones. Almost every whisky drinker we know has … Continue reading 2018 Toronto Whisky Society Holiday Gift Guide

Bunnahabhain 14 PX Noe Single Cask Distillery Exclusive

Thanks to /u/distillasian for the sample. At some point, I’ll make it out to Islay. Before then? Thank goodness I have good friends like /u/distillasian and his wife, who passed on her samples. Reminder: Bake her a cake at some point. There wasn’t enough to review of all of the samples (but there certainly was enough to enjoy, and boy did I enjoy), however, Distillasian also cracked into his… Continue reading Bunnahabhain 14 PX Noe Single Cask Distillery Exclusive

Bruichladdich 22 Micro-Provenance 1990 Calvados

Thanks to /u/throwboats for pouring me this dram. Whisky nerds end up being odd in that they learn about other casks through what their favourite dram was put into. Well, other than bourbon-only fans. As different casks are used (when they are allowed), we’re introduced to what they did to the cask and then what happens when that specific cask mixes with whisky. It’s all quite fun.… Continue reading Bruichladdich 22 Micro-Provenance 1990 Calvados

Bruichladdich 22 1992 A. D. Rattray Cask Collection

Thanks to /u/throwboats for pouring me a sample. Another day in November, another Bruichladdich. Granted I’m not going to be posting this in November, however, it’s time to get some work done and do some reviews. I’m slacking! Bruichladdich 22 1992 A. D. Rattray Cask Collection is up next in the “wow stop hoarding Bruichladdich samples and just review them already” bounty. I personally have enjoyed the cask… Continue reading Bruichladdich 22 1992 A. D. Rattray Cask Collection