Dead Rabbit

In the movie Gangs of New York, there’s a specific gang known as the Dead Rabbits. Also, there were a bunch of knives, some good performances, and then by the end, I was confused. Luckily I’m not here to review the movie, because it’s been a handful of years since I’ve watched it, and this all would be a weird place to put that. Instead,… Continue reading Dead Rabbit

Glen Keith 21 1992 Archives

Thanks to /u/Saba007[ for pouring me this dram. Glen Keith isn’t exactly at the top of most peoples “saw it at a bar” lists. It’s the first Speyside to be built since the whisky crash of 1898. No, you aren’t dyslexic, that’s the 19th century. And it was mothballed in 1999, left to eventually reopen in 2013. Even after all of that, and having three official bottlings… Continue reading Glen Keith 21 1992 Archives

The Irishman Single Malt

So I thought I hadn’t reviewed?The Irishman Single Malt?before, thus when fellow TWS members were handed samples by a company representing them, I said sure. Then I reviewed it, and re-read my old review. Oops. Not really. You see, these are made in small batches. Something like 1,000 bottles in total. So some variation is expected. Maybe. Some companies are proud to vary, some have… Continue reading The Irishman Single Malt

Convalmore 23 1976 Silent Stills

I’ve never had a Convalmore. That’s actually what brought me to?Allen’s, a gastropub in Toronto, for my much belated birthday. Belated birthdays are what we do in my family. I saw a review by?/u/smokedherring, and I was interested in this. I wondered to myself if I enjoyed Convalmore. And I drew a blank. That’s fine, I’m not the kind of person who tries to set… Continue reading Convalmore 23 1976 Silent Stills

Pittyvaich 15 1989 Old Malt Cask Douglas Laing

So I’m at?Allen’s, a gastropub in Toronto known for a good selection of whiskies, on my birthday. And it’s time for my second whisky. Meaning that it’s time for my wife to pick one out. So she picked something that was over $100 a dram, and my father (who was paying) vetoed it, because.. Holy damn people, I’m not a Vanderbilt over here. After some… Continue reading Pittyvaich 15 1989 Old Malt Cask Douglas Laing

Craigellachie 9 2008 Single Cask Nation Oloroso Sherry Octaves

Thanks to /u/Saba007[ for pouring me this sample. When’s a raven like a writing desk? When you’re in a horror movie and you’ve decided to force a living animal down in order to write on top of it, blood and feathers flying about, screaming borrowing itself into your mind. Not all riddles are meant to be answered, as otherwise, everything seems violent, disturbing, and generally not fun.… Continue reading Craigellachie 9 2008 Single Cask Nation Oloroso Sherry Octaves

Booker’s Little Book Chapter 2: Noe Simple Task

Thanks to /u/devoz for this dram. Canadian whisky is allowed to still be called Canadian whisky and keep its age statement assuming that less than 1/11th of it is made up of spirits that have been aged at least two years or non-spirit (or wine) added. This was so that we could add in American whisky to ours and give it flavour. Oh, I’m sorry, I guess… Continue reading Booker’s Little Book Chapter 2: Noe Simple Task

Bruichladdich Port Charlotte MC:01

Travel retail typically gets a bad rap. And it’s from me as well, don’t act like I’m going to say otherwise. It’s typically used as a place where experiments that just didn’t make it belong. However every so often a company puts something there that perks us up. Previously Bruichladdich Port Charlotte CC:01 was one of them, their peated (but not as peated as Octomore)… Continue reading Bruichladdich Port Charlotte MC:01