Recently there was a nice Toronto Whisky Society tasting in which a private whisky owner shared an interesting group of whiskies with a group of us. The line-up was, in a word, prettyfuckingamazingballs. And if that isn’t a word, I suggest Webster’s contact me, because if an emoji can make it in, the above should have a chance. Recently there’s been a few whisky fans… Continue reading Auchentoshan 23 Maltbarn
This past weekend, we had a chance to sample some fantastic independently bottled whiskies from a private collection. Like last year’s event, the tasting was led by Igor of Heads & Tails, who regaled us with tales of drinking with Malt Maniacs, master distillers and whisky royalty, while providing insight into the bottles we were enjoying. This year’s theme was ‘whisky with a twist’ and … Continue reading Event Recap: 2018 Vintages Tasting
Thanks to a friend for sharing this dram! People who follow me on various social media type things, or at least read my reviews, know that there’s a special place in my heart for Lowlands. I can’t say why I love drinking flowers. Perhaps it’s due to something that happened to me as a child. Granted I don’t remember a brother-Rabbit-like situation that involved throwing… Continue reading Auchentoshan 22 The Good Spirits Co.
Auchentoshan. A company that, when I bring it up around whisky fans, has different results. A lot of whisky fans, of whom I sometimes crawl out of my hole and talk to, haven’t had a lot of Auchentoshan. They had the 12, or the new American wood, or some one that was an entry malt, and left it at that. That’s okay. We’ve all had… Continue reading Auchentoshan Bartender’s Malt 2017
Thanks to /u/devoz and /u/xile_ for this sample Quick recap, if you haven’t read the last 2 reviews (Skip to the Bold part that says “START HERE” otherwise). Recently I made a point of stating that, if given an Arran, I’d identify the profile. This started both devoz and xile_ thinking, which is never good for me. You see, recently devoz acquired a smoke gun. From what little I… Continue reading Mystery M3 (The Smoked Series)
As the Scotch boom grows, so does the idea that cocktails can be made with Scotch. No longer are people sneering at the idea of mixing your single malt, and as someone who has had some, let’s say extra bottles, it can actually be quite fun. Auchentoshan has a yearly event named the New Malt Order. It takes place in Germany, Sweden, the US, Canada, … Continue reading Auchentoshan New Malt Order Cocktail Event (Cocktail Recipes included!)
Thank you to /u/scotchable for this mystery sample Mysteries: I’m bad at them, and can’t guess a damn. However I always do them when I receive them, otherwise we’re all going to forget it and waste whisky. No one wants that. Also, spoiler: Got this one wrong, even though I’ve had it before. Been a few years. So feel free to compare back to my previous review… Continue reading Auchentoshan 21 [MYSTERY]