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

Ledaig IB Side-by-Side Reviews (SMWS 42.15 vs. Cooper’s Choice 1998)

Ledaig IB Side-by-Side Review    Recently I got my hands on a bottle of Cooper’s Choice 1998 Ledaig, so I decided to compare it head to head against SMWS Ledaig 42.15. The specs of our contenders: Cooper’s Choice 1998 Ledaig 17 years old Matured in sherry butt 56.5% SMWS 42.15 19 years old Ex-bourbon refill hogshead 58.6% Cooper’s Choice 1998 Ledaig Nose: Sherry, cured meats/smoked … Continue reading Ledaig IB Side-by-Side Reviews (SMWS 42.15 vs. Cooper’s Choice 1998)

Best Scotch Whiskies Under $100 At LCBO

The Best Scotch $100 Can Buy (LCBO 2017) After seeing a wonderful post by the Scotch Club YEG  a couple of the members of TWS started debating what the best scotch options were at the LCBO (the options available at $80 sadly could not justify a list here). With many releases at the LCBO having received price increases over the past few years, the number … Continue reading Best Scotch Whiskies Under $100 At LCBO

Toronto Whisky Society Union 52 Group Review

Occasionally one of our members will pick up a bottle and give out samples to a number of Toronto Whisky Society (TWS) members to review individually. These reviews are amalgamated into a single multi-person review like this one. This time around both Bryan Vanderkuk and Devozwhisky were lucky enough to purchase bottles of the new Wiser’s release, Union 52 from British Colombia.  Originally Devozwhisky and … Continue reading Toronto Whisky Society Union 52 Group Review