Amrut Single Cask ex-Jaggery Rum Cask

Thanks to /u/devoz for pouring me a sample of this. It’s weird being a reviewer. You end up going with what you can get, as I’m not charismatic enough to sell out my morals and make this something where I can get free things from what I like. Enter?Amrut Single Cask ex-Jaggery Rum Cask, a single cask that only came into Kensington Wine Market. I’ve reviewed a… Continue reading Amrut Single Cask ex-Jaggery Rum Cask

Ardbeg 15 2000 Chieftain’s

Thanks to /u/Saba007 for pouring me this dram. I don’t review Ardbeg often. Why? Well, they guarantee to bring out one special edition a year, two if you count the committee and non-committee versions. I live in a province that gets it super late (and typically overprices these releases), and the other releases would require me to eat nothing but beans all year. Yeah, I couldn’t even… Continue reading Ardbeg 15 2000 Chieftain’s

Islay Mist 17

Thanks to? sharing a dram of this with me. There’s always a question of what to drink on a regular basis. Now I’m not saying drink excessively. If you need a whisky reviewer to tell you that, then… holy damn, get some help. Call someone you love. Even if you think they won’t answer. But if you’re drinking a healthy amount, and want something to… Continue reading Islay Mist 17

Kavalan Solist ex-Bourbon Cask KavaFAN pick

Thanks to?/u/Throzen[+69]?for pouring me this dram Upon joining the KavaFAN group, you’re given the opportunity to purchase?Kavalan Solist ex-Bourbon Cask KavaFAN pick. Simple idea: This is a single cask, chosen by the group, from an ex-bourbon cask. Someone, presumably, went to Taiwan and tested out different casks and tried it. I’ve spoken before on this, but it bears repeating: Finding out who is picking your… Continue reading Kavalan Solist ex-Bourbon Cask KavaFAN pick

Tobermory 8 2008 Archives

Thanks to? sharing a dram of this with me. Something I’m always looking for is a brash, young, interesting whisky. Usually, that means a full maturation. Usually means something beyond an ex-bourbon cask, something peated, something with an odd mashbill. It doesn’t always mean it will work. And sometimes something else works. So a friend brought out?Tobermory 8 2008 Archives?at a recent tasting. I’ve never… Continue reading Tobermory 8 2008 Archives

Langatun Avo Jazz Session 1st Ed.

Thanks to /u/Throzen for pouring me the sample What goes after you had a mystery dram and finally got around to trying your second ever Langatun? Why mispronouncing another Langatun, of course! I keep adding an extra N. That’s not even a joke, I’m just bad at it. Langatun Avo Jazz Session 1st Ed.?is meant to evoke that idea of Jazz in that idea of creating something… Continue reading Langatun Avo Jazz Session 1st Ed.

Distell Group Tasting with Mike Brisebois

Last night the Toronto Whisky Society had a fantastic event with Mike Brisebois of the Distell Group of distilleries (Bunnahabhain, Tobermory/Ledaig, Deanston) and shared some amazing drams with the 30+ attendees! Reviews will trickle onto the site and pictures onto our instagram over the next few weeks, but here are some pics of the event, the highlight of which was an 18yr Distillery Exclusive bottling … Continue reading Distell Group Tasting with Mike Brisebois

Fettercairn 28 1988 Signatory Spec’s Pick

Readers of my reviews don’t just have constant ED (especially the women) and feelings of illness. They also notice things on a regular basis. Like how typically I’m the one who, at tastings like the one I was at, am having a mystery dram handed to me. Not so this time gentle viewer! No, this time the turntables have, in fact, turned. And as such,… Continue reading Fettercairn 28 1988 Signatory Spec’s Pick

Glen Grant 12 & 18 Group Reviews

Glen Grant is a scotch whisky distillery in the Speyside region which has been operating since 1840. It used to feature heavily in the Chivas blended whiskies, but since its acquisition by Grupo Campari in 2005, has focused more heavily on its single malt offerings. Campari reached out to the Toronto Whisky Society and asked us if we’d like to try their two LCBO-listed offerings, … Continue reading Glen Grant 12 & 18 Group Reviews

Langatun Jacob’s Dram

Thanks to /u/Throzen for pouring me this dram. What is?Langatun Jacob’s Dram? This is the question I had when my buddy pulled it out at a tasting. Langatun is a distillery with roots in brewing. Each year that pulls out a distilled spirit and has some fun. Granted in Switzerland, before 2007, that couldn’t include distilling barley, as it turns out that Switzerland hated happiness. Or something… Continue reading Langatun Jacob’s Dram