Balvenie Tasting – Event Recap

In March, we had a tasting event with Jamie Johnson (@bourbonthing), the Balvenie Brand Ambassador for Canada. Jamie blew everyone’s expectations out of the water, bringing us 9 different expressions to try, including some unicorn bottles, as well as new make and barrel-seasoning rum! The drams were tasted were: Balvenie 12 Doublewood Balvenie 14 Caribbean Cask Balvenie 17 Doublewood Balvenie 21 Portwood Balvenie 12 Single … Continue reading Balvenie Tasting – Event Recap

Laphroaig / Bowmore Tasting – Event Recap

On April 18, we had a tasting event with Matt Jones (@whisky_chef on instagram/twitter), the Beam-Suntory brand ambassador for the company’s Scotch and worldwhisky portfolios. Matt brought us a number of expressions from both of these Islay distilleries and regaled us with tales from that beautiful island, and the people who live and work there. He also brought some great swag for everyone to take … Continue reading Laphroaig / Bowmore Tasting – Event Recap

Bunnahabhain 13 Marsala Finish

Thanks to /u/Davyj0ne5 for the sample Welcome to my new ongoing series, “Bunna-have you any more sir?”, in which I go through my backlog of way, WAY too many Bunnahabhains and review them. Alright, we took a break from OB Bunnahabhain with IB Bunnahabhain, and now we’re back to OB Bunnahabhain. It’s like a surprise warm bath, if you had really hot baths every day. Enough about my… Continue reading Bunnahabhain 13 Marsala Finish

Bunnahabhain 9 2006 Signatory Vintage Cask Strength {La Maison du Whisky Pick}

Thanks to /u/Davyj0ne5 for this sample. Welcome to my new ongoing series, “Bunna-have you any more sir?”, in which I go through my backlog of way, WAY too many Bunnahabhains and review them. Living in Canada, when I read about famous whisky places, I get jealous. I turn green. Luckily not in that “Hulk” way, as my pants budget would ruin my whisky budget. One of these legendary… Continue reading Bunnahabhain 9 2006 Signatory Vintage Cask Strength {La Maison du Whisky Pick}

Bunnahabhain 8 Gordon & MacPhail The MacPhail’s Collection

Thanks to /u/tishpickle for this sample. Welcome to my ongoing series, “Bunna-have you any more sir?”, in which I go through my backlog of way, WAY too many Bunnahabhains and review them. So I’m hunting for a Bunnahabhain that either blows me away or lets me down. It’s the extremes, what with living in North America and the late 2010’s, which I only understand. Yes, I know… Continue reading Bunnahabhain 8 Gordon & MacPhail The MacPhail’s Collection

Bunnahabhain Mòine Oloroso

Thanks to /u/Davyj0ne5 for this sample. Welcome to my ongoing series, “Bunna-have you any more sir?”, in which I go through my backlog of way, WAY too many Bunnahabhains and review them. So what do we know so far: Bunnahabhain is, according to a bunch of whisky nerds, is never amazing, yet always consistently good. Speaking of consistency, the next whisky is Bunnahabhain Mòine Oloroso. And what makes the… Continue reading Bunnahabhain Mòine Oloroso

Linkwood 15 Gordon & MacPhail

Linkwood 15 Years Old Speyside bottled by Gordon & MacPhail, 43% ABV, $125 CAD. Nose: Honey, peach, pear, apricot, Sweetish Berries candy, citrus, chocolate, and a delicious malt note. Taste: Honeycomb, chocolate, floral, melon, a candy sweetness, and again that really nice malt. Finish: Long, spicy, light cinnamon and chocolate. Thoughts: Very impressive! The malt note that runs throughout the whisky is perfect. Really good … Continue reading Linkwood 15 Gordon & MacPhail