2019 Northern Border Collection Rare Range Tasting

Many of our members have been fans of the Northern Border Collection all the way back to when it was just a twinkle in Dr. Don Livermore’s eye, and we’ve had the good fortune to try each of the rare range releases over the past three years. For the inaugural line-up, we had Dave Mitton come in and introduce them to us. Last year, we … Continue reading 2019 Northern Border Collection Rare Range Tasting

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

Glenmorangie Allta – Exploring Wild Yeast

Lately I’ve been enjoying wild ales. For those not in the know, a wild ale is a beer that has used yeast or bacteria in addition to Saccharomyces cerevisiae for fermentation. It’s recently caught on in the US, with Lambics using the method for centuries now. So, when I was invited to try Glenmorangie’s newest release, which used their own strain of wild yeast, I … Continue reading Glenmorangie Allta – Exploring Wild Yeast

Event Recap: Oddballs 2018

In October, We held a great tasting that we called “Oddballs,” as the bottles didn’t fit any type of theme, and generally were a little different than you’d typically expect from the distillery or cask profiles. In order we tasted: Benrinnes Càrn Mòr 18 year old Rock Town Distillery Single Barrel Cask Strength Bourbon Cask 450 by Springbank Single Malt Scotch Whisky 1991 Whyte and … Continue reading Event Recap: Oddballs 2018

Event Recap: 2018 Vintages Tasting

This past weekend, we had a chance to sample some fantastic independently bottled whiskies from a private collection. Like last year’s event, the tasting was led by Igor of Heads & Tails, who regaled us with tales of drinking with Malt Maniacs, master distillers and whisky royalty, while providing insight into the bottles we were enjoying. This year’s theme was ‘whisky with a twist’ and … Continue reading Event Recap: 2018 Vintages Tasting

Event Recap: Macallan & Highland Park tasting with Cameron Millar

We recently had an event with Cameron Millar, the brand ambassador for Edrington in Eastern Canada and tasted some fantastic drams. We both brought a few bottles we had gathered,  leading to a great tasting including a number of limited editions and since delisted bottlings including: The Naked Grouse The Macallan Edition No. 2 The Macallan Edition No. 3 The Macallan Classic Cut Highland Park … Continue reading Event Recap: Macallan & Highland Park tasting with Cameron Millar

Ardbeg Day 2018 – Toronto

On June 2nd we celebrated yet another year of Ardbeg. But what is Ardbeg Day? For those of you like myself, Ardbeg Day was always something that “other whisky nerds” in “other countries” went to, drinking “otherworldly Ardbeg”. Sometimes literally, in the case of the year with Galileo (yes, the specific whisky that went into space wasn’t Galileo, I know, but that last line sounded … Continue reading Ardbeg Day 2018 – Toronto