Best US Bourbon/Rye Under $61 at LCBO

Given the popularity of our post on The Best Scotch $100 Can Buy (LCBO 2017) a number of TWS members discussed the best American bourbons and ryes you can find at the LCBO for a reasonable price. We settled on $61 as the cutoff point to allow Wild Turkey Rare Breed to qualify, as we wanted a barrels proof option included  in our list. While … Continue reading Best US Bourbon/Rye Under $61 at LCBO

Review: Aberfeldy 16yr SC (1994 A.D. Rattray)

Aberfeldy 16yr SC (1994 A.D. Rattray) Review 16 year 55.5% ABV Bourbon hogshead So, I saw a single cask release of Aberfeldy at cask strength, matured in bourbon hogshead from A.D. Rattray. Oddly enough, very few reviews posted for cask strength Aberfeldy releases. Being a lunatic, it seemed like a good idea to get a bottle. No idea at all what to expect going into this. … Continue reading Review: Aberfeldy 16yr SC (1994 A.D. Rattray)

Review: Ardbeg 22yr 1993 SC (Cadenhead)

Ardbeg 22yr 1993 SC (Cadenhead) 22 years 55.3% ABV Bourbon cask So, little disclaimer going in. I love 1970s Ardbeg, hell I love Ardbeg. I am really looking forward to this. Nose: Mellowed out compared to younger Ardbeg bottles. Smoke, peat, oak, dark chocolate, vanilla, caramel, leather, smores, lemon zest. Palate: Oak, vanilla, tannins, smoke, peat, brine, cherry, oily, raisins and citrus. Finish: Long. Nice … Continue reading Review: Ardbeg 22yr 1993 SC (Cadenhead)

Glenfarclas 40 Year Review

Review 143: Glenfarclas 40yr 40 years 46% Sherry cask Massive thank you to /u/Xile_ for this sample, you are single handedly responsible for every 40+yr whisky I have tried. I’ve been saving this sample for a time when I would be able to really sit down and enjoy it, hopefully it was worth the wait. Nose: Rich. Sherry, dark chocolate, raisins, orange zest, oak, leather, … Continue reading Glenfarclas 40 Year Review

Review: Ledaig 19yr Single Cask 1997 (Cadenhead)

Ledaig 19yr SC 1997 (Cadenhead) 19 years Bourbon cask – I think? 53.9% ABV Normally I like sherry cask Ledaig bottles, or some of the younger, brash bourbon cask ones. Last older Ledaig IB I had was a real letdown. But, ended up splitting another one, because I know too many great whisky enablers. Nose: Leather, tobacco, oak, dark chocolate, vanilla, herbal notes, brine, red … Continue reading Review: Ledaig 19yr Single Cask 1997 (Cadenhead)

Victoria Caledonian Distillery – TWS Event

On April 23rd the Toronto Whisky Society hosted our most recent event, a tasting by the Victoria Caledonian Brewery & Distillery. Andrew Campbell Walls, the incredibly delightful brand ambassador of Victoria Caledonian Distillery, was gracious to lead is through a tasting of the TWA Blended malts available from the distillery, along with a sample of the currently maturing single malt spirit (Mac Na Braiche). Below … Continue reading Victoria Caledonian Distillery – TWS Event

Review: Archives Glenburgie 21 Year Single Cask

Glenburgie 21yr IB (Archives 1995) – Review  21 years Bourbon hogshead 54.1% ABV   Glenburgie is one of the lesser known Speyside distilleries, despite not being widely known it produces over 4 million litres/year. The profile of the Glenburgie single casks I have tried in the past have been rather bold and interesting, hoping this one continues the trend.   Nose: Peaches, vanilla custard, apples, floral, … Continue reading Review: Archives Glenburgie 21 Year Single Cask