August 20th Vintage Tasting – Toronto Whisky Society

On August 20th the Toronto Whisky Society had one of our most interesting and unique lineups for a tasting. Toronto Whisky Society had picked up a number of independent bottlings from various regions and distilleries, and our tasting was led by Igor, who is a whisky agent with a great deal of knowledge when it comes to whisky. (Igor leading Toronto Whisky Society members through … Continue reading August 20th Vintage Tasting – Toronto Whisky Society

Springbank 21 Single Cask

Thanks to /u/boyd86 for opening this up for a nice, wee tasting we had. Springbank. If there are golden ages of whisky (and there are), then Springbank would have as many as Persia in your average game of Civilization 5 (it’s a lot). I’ve heard testimony from people that their older stuff is ambrosia from the gods. Not to mention they currently have the oldest fermented… Continue reading Springbank 21 Single Cask

Cragganmore SMWS 37.54 “A contradictory dram”

Thanks to /u/xile_ for bringing this bottle to a recent light drinking time with friends. Cragganmore and I are a contradictory pair at the best of times. Thus the dram named Cragganmore SMWS 37.54 “A contradictory dram” is a perfect sum up for me drinking it. My first Cragganmore, like most people’s, was their 12 year old. The standard offering from Cragganmore was bought as a… Continue reading Cragganmore SMWS 37.54 “A contradictory dram”

Clynelish SMWS 26.117 “Silky smooth sundowner”

Opened this one up for a recent drinking fun time with fellow whisky drinkers. Hey, I’m not the biggest fan of Clynelish when it’s aged in ex-bourbon casks. I prefer it finished in something, as their malt takes to finishes or unique maturation really well. So of course, when I heard about Clynelish SMWS 26.117 “Silky smooth sundowner”, I was interested. It’s aged in Sauternes… Continue reading Clynelish SMWS 26.117 “Silky smooth sundowner”

Caledonian 33 Old Boutique-y Whisky Company

Thanks to /u/devoz for bringing this to a recent tasting. Single Grain Whisky. Or as we call it in the whisky industry, “How to buy older, odder whisky for a decent prize but be confused.” Why? Well let’s start at what it is: Single Grain Whisky is Grain Whisky that was made at one distillery. The Single, here, doesn’t pertain to the first noun “Grain” but… Continue reading Caledonian 33 Old Boutique-y Whisky Company

Triple Blind Bourbon Review

Recently hung out with some whisky friends that I met on reddit. We decided to challenge ourselves to a competition, of sorts. Three Bourbons were poured. They were: Old Rip Van Winkle 10 (2016) Old Weller Antique 107 Buffalo Trace Experimental Collection 12 From Floor #1 Could we, consistent whiskey drinkers, pick out the high […] via Triple Blind Bourbon Review — TOModera Whisky Reviews Continue reading Triple Blind Bourbon Review

Glen Garioch 1992 Whisky-Doris bottled for Heads & Tails

The other evening I was fortunate enough to sit down with Igor from Heads & Tails with /u/devoz and /u/muaddib99. They probably posted theirs right away, and I have a backlog. And alas, or alak, whichever you prefer, we come to the last whisky that I shared with Igor on this evening before St. Patrick’s day. […] via Glen Garioch 1992 Whisky-Doris bottled for Heads & … Continue reading Glen Garioch 1992 Whisky-Doris bottled for Heads & Tails