Clynelish 8 2008 Signatory Vintage Collection – Cask Strength

A few months ago the Toronto Whisky Society had a tasting. I originally was the person walking through each of the whiskies and having a fun time. Then I got sick, and then I started class, and there may have been a year-end and perhaps an audit in there and probably a 4-hour exam. But you really don’t give a shit about that. You want… Continue reading Clynelish 8 2008 Signatory Vintage Collection – Cask Strength

Clynelish 21 1995 Signatory The Whisky Exchange

Thanks to /u/Saba007 for this sample. When it comes to Clynelish, there are two types of people: Those that enjoy them in ex-sherry casks, and those of you who I assume hunt down neighbourhood pets in order to drink their blood. I kid of course. There are people who love an ex-bourbon Clynelish. I have no issue with them. If anything, they are buying and enjoying whisky… Continue reading Clynelish 21 1995 Signatory The Whisky Exchange

Clynelish 27 1974 Signatory Vintage (Feather’s Review Set #19)

Wait a second, it’s also near my birthday!… a month ago. So as is custom, I dressed up in my favourite clown costume and headed out to the bar. I kid, it’s more of a pub. The Feathers Pub, to be exact. Yes, I finally got around to it again, because it’s my birthday. So this year we started with Clynelish 27 1974 Signatory Vintage. Simple enough,… Continue reading Clynelish 27 1974 Signatory Vintage (Feather’s Review Set #19)

Clynelish 21 1996 The Ultimate

Thank you to /u/throwboats for pouring this sample for me. I recently tried to finish up all of the whiskies I have by reviewing them in pairs. Then my numbers went all funky. None the less, the original idea of reviewing Clynelish 21 1996 The Ultimate was to have it beside another Clynelish. So what do I talk about then? Let’s start with my bias: When I have a… Continue reading Clynelish 21 1996 The Ultimate

Clynelish 15 James MacArthur’s Fine Malt Selection

Thanks to /u/throwboats for pouring me a sample of this dram. Back again with another Rum Cask. For those of you who don’t follow me like I’m made of candy and orgasms, I specifically hunt down rum casks. Part of me thinks that rum casks may have had a bad rap. Why? Well, let’s point out that if they were in Cuba they couldn’t end up being… Continue reading Clynelish 15 James MacArthur’s Fine Malt Selection

Clynelish SMWS 26.117 “Silky smooth sundowner”

Opened this one up for a recent drinking fun time with fellow whisky drinkers. Hey, I’m not the biggest fan of Clynelish when it’s aged in ex-bourbon casks. I prefer it finished in something, as their malt takes to finishes or unique maturation really well. So of course, when I heard about Clynelish SMWS 26.117 “Silky smooth sundowner”, I was interested. It’s aged in Sauternes… Continue reading Clynelish SMWS 26.117 “Silky smooth sundowner”

Clynelish 20 1995 Signatory Cask Strength Collection

Thanks to /u/Boyd86 for this sample. This is a Clynelish that was aged for 20 years, sold at cask strength, and aged in refill sherry casks. The vintage is 1995. It hits all the right buttons on my “consider” list, with an older malt at cask strength from an IB that I like. But first I must try it. And that means I have to find… Continue reading Clynelish 20 1995 Signatory Cask Strength Collection

Clynelish Wilson & Morgan Barrel Selection 1997/2016

Pop quiz punk: Two of your whisky friends keep talking about how Clynelish is good, as long as it’s finished, and you’ve only had ex-bourbon casks. They go in on a split: What do you do? Well you shoot the hostage. Duh. That scenario played out so quickly a few months ago that I basically gave into peer pressure, paid my portion of the bottle,… Continue reading Clynelish Wilson & Morgan Barrel Selection 1997/2016

Toronto Whisky Society Goes To Feathers 2017! (and reviews of Bladnoch, Clynelish, Mortlach, Scapa, Caol Ila IBs, & Longrow 10)

The Toronto Whisky Society had their first event of 2017 last night, and we had 16 people out at the Feather’s Pub to do a custom flight. It was a lot of fun meeting some of our new members, as well as having special guests out, including Mark Bylok, Author of the Whisky Cabinet and the WhiskyBuzz podcast! Special thanks to Reid at Feather’s for … Continue reading Toronto Whisky Society Goes To Feathers 2017! (and reviews of Bladnoch, Clynelish, Mortlach, Scapa, Caol Ila IBs, & Longrow 10)

Clynelish 1996 Adelphi Selection

Thanks to /u/xile_ for forcing me to keep trying Clynelish. Bias time: I’m not a fan of Clynelish. Why? Because their name sounds like mine. Not really. I’m biased because typically I find them to have touches of honey, which I love, mixed with a waxiness that reminds me of the chocolate from Easter that I don’t like. That said, there have been Clynelish that I… Continue reading Clynelish 1996 Adelphi Selection

Clynelish SMWS 26.105 “Bumblebees by the Sea”

(Thanks again to /u/Scotch_Fanatic for these drams, really excited to try them!) So I’m having trouble keeping up with my wife’s target of reviewing more drams than last time. Not in that “hey is my liver bleeding” way or anything like that, more like the fact that you run out of certain drams once you’ve hit as many reviews as me. Also my diamond shoes won’t… Continue reading Clynelish SMWS 26.105 “Bumblebees by the Sea”