Exclusive Pre-Release Group Review: J.P. Wiser’s Dissertation

As you’ll have seen from past group reviews and our trip to Hiram Walker last month (Pt1, Pt2, Pt3), we’re pretty big fans of what Dr. Don Livermore and the team at Corby/Pernod-Ricard are doing in the Canadian whisky category. From their Union 52 blend that includes some 52yr old Highland Scotch, to Last Barrels – a sour mash bourbon-style whisky, – to the use of virgin … Continue reading Exclusive Pre-Release Group Review: J.P. Wiser’s Dissertation

Macaloney’s Victoria Caledonian Mac Na Braiche – STR Cask

Recently the Toronto Whisky Society was privileged enough to be visited by Victoria Caledonian Brewery and Distillery. They are a newer brewery and distillery who have been making beer and whisky for quite awhile. The whisky that is being made by Victoria Caledonian is called Macaloney’s Victoria Caledonian Mac Na Braiche – STR Cask. Well, without the STR cask. And no, that doesn’t stand for… Continue reading Macaloney’s Victoria Caledonian Mac Na Braiche – STR Cask

Victorian Caledonian Blended Malts

Recently the Toronto Whisky Society was privileged enough to be visited by Victoria Caledonian Brewery and Distillery. They are a newer brewery and distillery who have been making beer and whisky for quite awhile. However this isn’t your average brand new distillery in Canada. The master distiller, Mike Nicolson, spent 36 years making Scotch for Diageo. They used the services of the late Dr. Swan… Continue reading Victorian Caledonian Blended Malts

Springbank 11 Local Barley

Thanks to /u/devoz for sharing a sample of this one! Terroir is a joke told by a silly man. We know many distilleries that use the same river, and they didn’t taste the exact same. The reason, is of course, they use different barrels, different methods, different mashbills, and finally, different barley. However, what if someone used a different, local barley, and did everything the same.… Continue reading Springbank 11 Local Barley

Collingwood Distillery Luncheon / Whisky Tasting

I’d like to start by thanking Brown-Foreman for inviting me to a recent Collingwood Whisky tasting and lunch. This was hosted by them, and I was invited as part of my inclusion of the Toronto Whisky Society. As part of the lunch, Alexis Green, the brand ambassador, walked through this distillery with us, had an introductory tasting, shared some great cocktail recipes, and overall gave … Continue reading Collingwood Distillery Luncheon / Whisky Tasting