LCBO Popup Event: Tasting Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve 23 Year

This weekend, I had the opportunity to try Pappy Van Winkle 23 Year at the LCBO Popup on King and Bathurst with Sazerac distiller Allisa Henley. For those of you familiar with whiskey, you’ll know that Pappy is considered a unicorn. This is because it is affordable (at MSRP) and delicious – an unheard of combination! Because of this, these bottles are extremely hard to … Continue reading LCBO Popup Event: Tasting Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve 23 Year

Dewar’s 12

Blends. They make the whisky world go around, like fat bottomed girls and the rocking world. Or so I was told by my nanny. You know the rest. Blends are usually left behind after you’ve had a lot of single malts. I don’t know what stereotypical female body type used in song single malts are in this case. I didn’t really mean for that comparison… Continue reading Dewar’s 12

Tamnavulin 22 1992 Small Batch Cadenhead’s

Thanks to /u/kinohead for the sample So there I am, like any older Millennial, owning a smart phone just so I can talk to my friends using 12 different apps. And one of them pops up. It’s Kinohead. Yes, I know his real name, however we’ll keep him as his reddit name for now, just incase he’s actually wanting to keep his anonymity. Remember what that is?… Continue reading Tamnavulin 22 1992 Small Batch Cadenhead’s

J.P. Wiser’s Custom Blend by Bryan Vanderkruk

Thanks to /u/muaddib99 for this sample. More so than normal, I have to thank him quite a bit. You see, recently as part of the Toronto Whisky Society, he was sent down to Windsor. And not for the usual punitive reasons one goes to Windsor. No, this was part of celebrating the launch of Wiser’s grand opening of the brand centre. And joking aside, as someone who lived… Continue reading J.P. Wiser’s Custom Blend by Bryan Vanderkruk

Bruichladdich 19 1989 – Black Art

Thanks to /u/Whiskyjig for the sample. Originally my plan for my 750th whisky, and the end of my plan for celebrating hitting that milestone. Hey, ever hear of this small company, Bruichladdich? They’ve brought out a couple whiskes over the years. A few of them pop up every so often. They have some winners. I see them growing as time goes on. I am, of course, being… Continue reading Bruichladdich 19 1989 – Black Art