Balblair 24 1993 Gordon & MacPhail Cask Strength

Thanks to /u/Throzen[ for pouring this one for me. Balblair 24 1993 Gordon & MacPhail Cask Strength. Right off the bat, you’re noticing it. This is what you listen for when buying independent bottles. Balblair. I like it, I’ve enjoyed versions of it that are original bottlings, so I assume it’ll be good. 24-years-old? Yeah, that’s very nice. As someone who usually has whiskies between 8 and… Continue reading Balblair 24 1993 Gordon & MacPhail Cask Strength

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

Balblair 2005 / Old Pulteney Navigator / 25 year old / 1983 Single Cask

I’d like to thank Old Pulteney/Balblair/AnCnoc and Woodman Wine and Spirits for inviting me to a special tasting with the Old Pulteney distillery manager Malcolm Waring and the global brand ambassador Gordon Stevenson, for running the tasting. While I was invited by them, the following notes are my own, with my own scores. To try and tell some of the stories in the same way… Continue reading Balblair 2005 / Old Pulteney Navigator / 25 year old / 1983 Single Cask

Balblair 1999 Sherry Cask The Whisky Exchange Single Cask

Thanks to /u/Saba007 for sharing this one with us. So I show up to this tasting. Don’t know what will be served. Why? Because I’ve been sick for weeks and not able to concentrate on anything other than school. How have I kept posting? I’m well organized. And I review a lot normally. Heck, by the time these words are read, I could be sick again. The… Continue reading Balblair 1999 Sherry Cask The Whisky Exchange Single Cask

Balblair 1990 (2nd Edition)(2013 Bottling)

Thanks to /u/cake_my_day for this sample If you’ve been watching my whisky reviews like a hound, then may I suggest a new hobby, because I write a lot of reviews. You’ll also know I make that joke way too much. However you’d also note that I’ve reviewed a Balblair 1990 (2nd Edition) before. So why such a quite re-review? Simply put, I found out there’s been many different bottling… Continue reading Balblair 1990 (2nd Edition)(2013 Bottling)

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