Pike Creek 21 European Oak / Gooderham & Worts 11 Souls / Lot 40 11 Cask Strength

Thanks to the Toronto Whisky Society for pouring me these. Here we are in the second year of the Northern Border Collection. If you missed last year, well you’re useless and should feel bad. Oh, wait, no. That’s just the voices in my head directed at myself. What I meant to say is I feel sorry for you. This year has now been released, and we have… Continue reading Pike Creek 21 European Oak / Gooderham & Worts 11 Souls / Lot 40 11 Cask Strength

Millstone 12 Oloroso Sherry Cask

Thanks to the Toronto Whisky Society for hosting this event, and to /u/devoz for picking out the lineup. Final whisky of this tasting. And here I am, ready to sit back… Oh, what? We had a last minute cancellation from the person who was going to explain Millstone and I have to explain it now? Oh, goody! So during my quick “oh, what do I know about Millstone” Google… Continue reading Millstone 12 Oloroso Sherry Cask

Isle of Jura Boutique Barrels 1997 Loire Rosé Sparkling Wine Finish

Thanks to the Toronto Whisky Society for hosting this event, and to /u/devoz for picking out the lineup. Alright feeling more confident now. Why? Because we’re talking about Isle of Jura. And because that distillery holds a special place in my heart. And not just due to the buildup of platelets near my left ventricle. The first whisky I ever really, really loved was Jura Superstition. And while I… Continue reading Isle of Jura Boutique Barrels 1997 Loire Rosé Sparkling Wine Finish

Springbank 16 Ultimate Distillers Cask 450

Thanks to the Toronto Whisky Society for hosting this event, and to /u/devoz for picking out the lineup. So I’m the one who gets to walk through each of these whiskies. So while researching them there were great websites to read up and walk through. I was able to say a bit about the distillery, and if you’re looking for information on Springbank, I welcome you to that rabbit… Continue reading Springbank 16 Ultimate Distillers Cask 450

Rock Town Arkansas Single Barrel Reserve Cask Strength

Thanks to the Toronto Whisky Society for hosting this event, and to /u/devoz for picking out the lineup. Well this is special. I’m running a tasting, and I get to try the first bourbon I’ve ever had from Arkansas. That’s pretty cool. Then I made a fool of myself by getting the most basic thing wrong: The definition of Bourbon. I’ve heard (erroneously) over and over it only means… Continue reading Rock Town Arkansas Single Barrel Reserve Cask Strength

Benrinnes 19 1996 Carn Mor Strictly Limited

Thanks to the Toronto Whisky Society for hosting this event, and to /u/devoz for picking out the lineup. Yours truly was presenting the lineup, and boy, let me tell you, as someone who didn’t pick the whiskies and has had a few ex-Bourbon Benrinnes, I was a bit concerned. You see… Benrinnes is big because of how nicely ts pairs in sherry. Ex-bourbon casks have this issue that they… Continue reading Benrinnes 19 1996 Carn Mor Strictly Limited

Bruichladdich 23 1992 Signatory Vintage Un-Chillfiltered Collection

Thanks to /u/Theslicknick6 for pouring me a sample. More! I demand more Bruichladdich! I don’t really ever want to be a completionist on Bruichladdich. It was brought up the other day on a whisky discord, and I had to think about it. Part of me would love to point to some aspect of their releases and say “Yeah, I’ve done a bunch of those”. And in some… Continue reading Bruichladdich 23 1992 Signatory Vintage Un-Chillfiltered Collection