[Review] Knockdhu 9 Year 2010 Cadenhead’s Small Batch

Going back to an old review I did when this bottling hit the Alberta market back in April. It’s interesting to think back on now that Cadenhead’s has decided to replace the Small Batch series with their new “Cadenhead’s Original Collection,” which will all be bottled at 46% ABV, to whether or not this is a negative move or not towards enthusiasts. Personally I like … Continue reading [Review] Knockdhu 9 Year 2010 Cadenhead’s Small Batch

Lunch & Tasting with Malcolm Waring of Pulteney Distillery & Woodman Spirits

Back in November, the Toronto Whisky Society was invited to an event with International Beverage Holdings and Woodman Spirits, held at the Royal Canadian Military Institute, and TOModera and I were the privileged pair who got to attend. In case you don’t know (and didn’t follow those links), International Beverage Holdings is a company that owns many alcoholic beverage brands and manufacturers, including 5 distilleries … Continue reading Lunch & Tasting with Malcolm Waring of Pulteney Distillery & Woodman Spirits

anCnoc 1975

Going to do an everyday malt today. Oh, wait, I’ve reviewed all of those, and thus have trouble connecting with your average Scotch drinker and therefore dig myself deeper and deeper. Fuck that, I’m balla. So today we’re doing a special malt. In the year of 2014, we were all happier. Well, some of us were. Actually, given how the economy was going… Alright, we… Continue reading anCnoc 1975

InBev Distilleries Tasting Event

I’d like to personally thank InBev for sending their Brand Ambassador from Old Pulteney (and Balblair, Speyburn, Balmenach, and anCnoc) to the Toronto Whisky Society. I’d also like to thank /u/Jolarbear for doing a great write up on the site on these, which you can find here. For those of you who don’t want to have to jump over: Shame on you, reading is fun! What would Levar… Continue reading InBev Distilleries Tasting Event

Woodman Spirits & International Beverages Tasting Event

This was the fourth official Toronto Whisky Society event of 2017. Gordon Stevenson is the global spirits ambassador with International Beverage Holdings and is here to walk us through a tasting of various their whiskies. Their five distilleries are represented here. Putleney, Balblair, Speyburn, Knockdhu (anCnoc), & Balmenach – their largest distillery, exclusively used for blends and their gin. They used to do drum maltings … Continue reading Woodman Spirits & International Beverages Tasting Event

anCnoc 18

Thanks to /u/stinkysauce for this sample. Over the year or so that I’ve been actually drinking anCnoc, it’s slowly gone from that funny distillery with odd pronunciation to yet another Highland that proves I’m not a fan of Highlands and finally to an interesting distillery. So far they’ve brought in artists to designate two different special editions, peated their own malt, and have a mixture of… Continue reading anCnoc 18

anCnoc Flaughter

Thanks to /u/Throzen for this one. I’ve had my misgivings when discussing anCnoc in the past. I’ve gotten them mixed up with another distillery that sounds the same but is spelled differently. Coming from a country who’s football (US) had 9 total teams and two the same, you’ll understand how I’m easy to fool. anCnoc Flaughter is named after a tool used in peat cutting. Specifically… Continue reading anCnoc Flaughter

Bryan’s Scotland Trip Part 5 – Duty Free

At the Edinburgh duty free for an evening flight. The whisky reps are out in full force pouring samples. took some very sparse, quick notes, didn’t comment on appearance for most because they all look like e150. I’d seen the Talisker Skye in bottle shops and was curious so I started with it, expecting a standard Talisker dram Talisker Skye – 45.8% ABV Nose: Salty. … Continue reading Bryan’s Scotland Trip Part 5 – Duty Free

anCnoc 16

Actual first Scotch review of 2016! Yay! Oh? No one cares? It’s an arbitrary date in time that really means very little and I’m happy due to being on vacation? Okay then. There are some whiskies out there that are consistently offered up as recommendations. On here it would be Laphroaig Quarter Cask, Alberta Premium Dark Horse, Buffalo Trace, Yamazaki 12, and probably others I’m… Continue reading anCnoc 16

anCnoc Peter Arkle Limited Edition 2nd Release

Thanks to /u/percyhedgehog[1] for the sample of this artsy brand. Knockando, which used to name it’s whisky the same Alcohol soaked Gaelic name, now brings out anCnoc (a-nock). Let’s get passed that. It’s all silly words. And I already wrote about that. Probably. I don’t know, I’ve been drinking. Probably. Anyway, back in 2012, when we were all young and didn’t know any better, Knockandu… Continue reading anCnoc Peter Arkle Limited Edition 2nd Release