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

Paul John 6 Cadenhead Small Batch

Thanks to /u/xile_ for pouring me a sample of this one. Hey, it’s time to review an Indian whisky. Which since I’m drinking it and reviewing it, which means it’s from… Paul John? Alright, so right now there’s two brands of Indian whisky that pop up. I typically drink the other one, Amrut, because I really like them and because so does /u/devoz and he’s a wonderful person who… Continue reading Paul John 6 Cadenhead Small Batch

Glenfiddich Snow Phoenix [MYSTERY]

Thanks to /u/xile_ for pouring this for me. I’m not the biggest Glenfiddich fan boy. Yes, the 18 has a special place in my heart, however I’m not constantly hunting down Glenfiddich to try. That said I have been hunting down?Glenfiddich Snow Phoenix. I had a chance to have a pour, however not being the biggest Glenfiddich fan I passed. Snow Phoenix sounded too much like a… Continue reading Glenfiddich Snow Phoenix [MYSTERY]

Four Roses 2013 Limited Edition – Small Batch 125 Anniversary Edition [Re-Review]

Thanks to?/u/devoz[+177]?for pouring a sample for me. A few years ago one of those “odd” moments happened with Bourbon. Four Roses 2013 Limited Edition – Small Batch 125 Anniversary Edition, a special edition from a large company, was released in large enough quantities that most could have it. It wasn’t NAS, it wasn’t watered down, and it wasn’t bad. This was their anniversary edition. Taters… Continue reading Four Roses 2013 Limited Edition – Small Batch 125 Anniversary Edition [Re-Review]

Bunnahabhain Stiùireadair

Bunnahabhain Stiùireadair?is a new NAS release from Bunnahabhain. It’s sherried, using both first fill and second fill sherry casks. I obtained this sample from the brand ambassador who recently ran a tasting for the Toronto Whisky Society. Why this? According to some press, it’s a partial replacement for the 12 year. Guess they’re having sourcing issues and trying to find out solutions. I say we… Continue reading Bunnahabhain Stiùireadair

Ardbeg – Ar10 – Elements of Islay

Thanks to both /u/devoz and /u/distillation for this sample. So we just finished a Lagavulin independent bottled double cask. What can beat that? I am a Lagavulin fanboy, after all. Oh, yeah, I’m also an Ardbeg fanboy. And a huge obvious stereotype whisky drinker. Thus we have?Ardbeg – Ar10 – Elements of Islay?up next, yet another of the chemistry themed independent bottled single & double casks that all come… Continue reading Ardbeg – Ar10 – Elements of Islay

Lagavulin – Lg8 – Elements of Islay [Mystery Review]

Thanks to /u/Throzen for sharing this dram. Mystery sample time! It’s always fun to have a new whisky, and one blind is pretty cool. Also single casks can really, really vary one each. Thus I went in completely blind. Let’s see how it tasted, shall we? Price:?N/A at the LCBO Region:?Islay Vintage:?2006 Bottled:?2018 Age:?12-years-old Cask Type:?2 Bourbon Barrels Abv:?59.5% Colour:?7.5Y 9/6 Nose:?Wheat, bacon, farmy, malt, butter, herbal… Continue reading Lagavulin – Lg8 – Elements of Islay [Mystery Review]