Sivó L’essence du rye & L’essence du Single Malt

I’d like to thank Maison Sivó for sending these bottles to the Toronto Whisky Society. Merci Beacoup. Originally the Sivó family started in Hungary making fruit brandies. They were well received by many people in Hungary. Jump ahead to today, and we’re in Quebec, which is like Hungary except French is a lot easier to learn and the country is younger. Oh, and all those other things that… Continue reading Sivó L’essence du rye & L’essence du Single Malt

Dixon’s Batch 3 Lightly Aged Rye

I’d like to thank Dixon’s Distilled Spirits for sending a bottle of this to the Toronto Whisky Society. Dixon’s is Guelph’s first craft distillery. Started by Jeremie and Vicky Dixon, each of them have formal training in white spirits from Chicago, and Jeremie studied brown spirit making down in Louisville. They also have one of the youngest distillers in Ontario currently working for them, Miranda Drexler. Currently Dixon’s… Continue reading Dixon’s Batch 3 Lightly Aged Rye

Park Distillery Glacier Rye

I’d like to thank Park Distillery, Restaurant + Bar for sending a bottle of this to the Toronto Whisky Society. But who is Park Distillery? For that we have to start where Park Distillery is. You see, Park Distillery is located in the most photographic thing before Justin Trudeau was elected: Banff, Alberta. If you’ve never seen pictures, just look for Lake Louise. The entire area is beautiful.… Continue reading Park Distillery Glacier Rye

Arran-mageddon: 12 reviews of Arran single casks, LEs and crazy finishes

So I’m at the precipice of hitting both 300 scotch reviews and 500 total whisky reviews on reddit and plotted out my path to those milestones. Inspired by /u/tomodera‘s recent Arran-pocalypse posts (Part 1, Part 2), I decided to do a smaller multi of the Arran drams I haven’t posted here in the past. It’s kind of like the B-movie version of his post… it’s Piranha … Continue reading Arran-mageddon: 12 reviews of Arran single casks, LEs and crazy finishes

Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection Brandy Cask Finish

Thank you to Brown-Forman who recently had a tasting event for some Toronto whiskey fans. We all had a great time, and you can read all about it here. Great write up /u/muaddib99 None the less, I’ve gone through quite a few Woodford Reserves, so most of the whiskies were me going back over all the offerings in one place. However there was a special offering there… Continue reading Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection Brandy Cask Finish

Glenburgie Archives 1995

Thanks to /u/devoz for this sample. As many of you have seen, there’s some holes in my posts. And by holes, I mean that I’ve done over 1117 reviews and some distilleries have slipped through. I mean, I’m actually human, contrary to some of the popsicle stick body part rumours that are out there. One of the many distilleries I’ve missed is Glenburgie. No, this wasn’t made… Continue reading Glenburgie Archives 1995