New Release Spotlight: Pike Creek 15 Foreign Affair Cab Sauv Finish

We love a good wine-finished whisky, whether it’s the Red Series from Longrow, an Octomore X.2 release, a double-barreled single malt from Shelter Point and so on and so forth. So when Corby announced they were collaborating with their recently acquired Foreign Affair Winery for a new whisky release we were VERY interested in the results. Foreign Affair wine club members got a preview of this … Continue reading New Release Spotlight: Pike Creek 15 Foreign Affair Cab Sauv Finish

J.P. Wiser’s NHL Alumni Whisky Series

I was able to try each of these through the Toronto Whisky Society, which was given the chance to try them by Wiser’s themselves. Special commemorative editions of things, especially mashups of two different fandoms, are always something to question before buying: Why are you buying it? For the?Wiser’s Alumni Whisky Series, you could tell me you purchased any of these to go on a… Continue reading J.P. Wiser’s NHL Alumni Whisky Series

Tomatin 12 / 14 Port Wood / Cù Bòcan 1988 Vintage / 36

Recently I was privileged enough to join a tasting put on by Tomatin, through the Toronto Whisky Society. Tomatin is an interesting distillery for me. I am not the biggest Highland fan, however, years ago I decided to dive deep on them due to (no joke) a request for more reviews from distilleries that start with T. Tomatin, of course, means Hill of the Juniper… Continue reading Tomatin 12 / 14 Port Wood / Cù Bòcan 1988 Vintage / 36

Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel – Gates Circle Store Pick

Thanks to /u/blaw84 for this sample. I think. 90% of Canadians live within a small portion of the Canadian border. As such many Canadians who travel across the border on a regular basis find some stores near the largest undefended border. These stores, knowing that my country hates alcohol and needs to be big brother about it, pick their own store picks, showing us what life would… Continue reading Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel – Gates Circle Store Pick

Alberta Premium Cask Strength & 20yr Limited Editions

Alberta Premium has long been that diamond-cut bottle of rye on the bottom shelf at the LCBO – a decent Canadian rye that has a loyal following, but little attention paid by the connoisseur community. Many in the know were aware that a lot of AP’s older barrels were sold south of the border to companies like WhistlePig and others. In 2019, either due to … Continue reading Alberta Premium Cask Strength & 20yr Limited Editions

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

Ron Burgundy Great Odin’s Raven Special Reserve

Thanks to my buddy for having this on hand. I love scotch. Scotchy scotch scotch.?Ron Burgundy Great Odin’s Raven Special Reserve?is a Scotch. As such, here it goes down, down in my belly. My buddy brought out this whisky as something I should have reviewed a while ago. Why? Well, I don’t know how to put this but I’m kind of a big deal. That’s… Continue reading Ron Burgundy Great Odin’s Raven Special Reserve

Caol Ila 12 2006 North Star

Everything about Caol Ila, on paper, without trying their whisky spells disaster. It’s massive amounts of whisky pumped out industrially owned by a large company. And yet… dammit if I don’t really enjoy their whisky. So I guess I gotta stop judging books by covers and all that. Oh, how my life would be different. So today I’m reviewing?Caol Ila 12 2006 North Star, a… Continue reading Caol Ila 12 2006 North Star

Laphroaig 20 1996 Adelphi

Thanks to?/u/xile_?for pouring me this dram. How do you end an epic tasting that includes good steak, beef bacon, sausages, and staring into the abyss? Why with a Laphroaig of course! Laphroaig 20 1996 Adelphi?is to round out the tasting. And since it’s from Adelphi, I’m lucky that they listed the alcohol the information is so sparse. So let’s just get to it, shall we?… Continue reading Laphroaig 20 1996 Adelphi