Caol Ila 19 1974 Signatory Vintage (Feather’s Review Set #19)

So it was my birthday. Since my wife is awesome, she offered to take me to the pub (and take me home! win!) and I could have some drams. I decided that since I was born in 1982, I should have two drams from 1974. What, does that not make sense? Well it sure as shit didn’t make sense to me either, but here we… Continue reading Caol Ila 19 1974 Signatory Vintage (Feather’s Review Set #19)

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)

Port Ellen 24 1978 [Feather’s Flight Review Set #18]

Each year I am brought out to The Feathers Pub, Toronto for my birthday. Some years multiple times. This year, just once, and that’s okay by me. Too much of a good thing and that. Finishing up with a Port Ellen. Because… duh. Port Ellen is another one of those distilleries that is opening up again. And it makes us wonder, what Port Ellen will we receive?… Continue reading Port Ellen 24 1978 [Feather’s Flight Review Set #18]

Ardmore 21 1979 Old Malt Cask Douglas Laing [Feather’s Flight Review Set #18]

Each year I am brought out to The Feathers Pub, Toronto for my birthday. Some years multiple times. This year, just once, and that’s okay by me. Too much of a good thing and that. Speyside whiskies are never something I plan to pick myself at my yearly whisky tasting. My wife loves to pick out mysteries, loves to see me struggle with them, and sometimes even… Continue reading Ardmore 21 1979 Old Malt Cask Douglas Laing [Feather’s Flight Review Set #18]

Brora 29 1971 Old Malt Cask Douglas Laing [Feather’s Flight Review Set #18]

Each year I am brought out to The Feathers Pub, Toronto for my birthday. Some years multiple times. This year, just once, and that’s okay by me. Too much of a good thing and that. When selecting a Highland, I have to say that, assuming money is not a concern, my typical question is: What Brora do they have? Here again we see a distillery that is… Continue reading Brora 29 1971 Old Malt Cask Douglas Laing [Feather’s Flight Review Set #18]

Bladnoch 23 Rare Malts Selection [Feather’s Flight Review Set #18]

Each year I am brought out to The Feathers Pub, Toronto for my birthday. Some years multiple times. This year, just once, and that’s okay by me. Too much of a good thing and that. So typically I try to hit each region of Scotland. Except Campbeltown, because by the end I’m a little knackered. But what order to you go in? Well I’ve always said that… Continue reading Bladnoch 23 Rare Malts Selection [Feather’s Flight Review Set #18]

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)

A Night at Feather’s Pub (+3 reviews)

Back in August when my wife and I celebrated our 1st wedding anniversary, she gave me a gift of a night out at Feather’s the pre-eminent scotch bar in Toronto. She gave an amount I could spend on whiskies in whatever fashion I wanted, quantity/quality/both, and would drive me home at the end of the night. pretty sweet deal! So fast forward about 4 months … Continue reading A Night at Feather’s Pub (+3 reviews)

Old Fettercairn 10 [Feather’s Flight Review Set #10]

There’s times in your life where you need to go do something to take some pressure off. Hypothetically, let’s say you’ve recently started a new job,are finishing a very detail oriented class, having a major milestone birthday for a parental unit that you’re close to, tying to find a gift for a friend and a relative, and have two desserts to bake, some jam to… Continue reading Old Fettercairn 10 [Feather’s Flight Review Set #10]

Bruichladdich Black Art 2 [Feather’s Flight Review Set #10]

Back at The Feather’s Pub[1] again, drinking away a little stress. Not in that alcoholic way. More so in that “Taking an hour to pick apart a dram so I don’t have to think about my exam in a week” way. That doesn’t involve getting drunk. It’s a complicated life. My wife has bought a new camera. Thus it’s the perfect time for me to… Continue reading Bruichladdich Black Art 2 [Feather’s Flight Review Set #10]

Bruichladdich 35 1966 Old Malt Cask [Feather’s Flight Review Set #5]

Went to Feather’s Pub[1] again, had a great time, my parents were involved, we had fun. This one is brought to us by my mother, who noted the colour was quite nice, and as such, I had to try it. In 1966, Bruichladdich Distillery stopped malting their own barely, and started buying it from Port Ellen. It makes sense to have this one after the… Continue reading Bruichladdich 35 1966 Old Malt Cask [Feather’s Flight Review Set #5]