[Review] Hazelburn 14 Year 2005 Fresh Rum Single Cask

Hello everyone! As you’ve noticed, due to the difficulties stemming from COVID-19, Toronto Whisky Society hasn’t had too many updates to post onto the main website. So we’re slowly going to be throwing up more content including whisky reviews, starting with a review I wrote a little while ago about this stunning 14 year old Hazelburn single cask that was released exclusively for the Alberta … Continue reading [Review] Hazelburn 14 Year 2005 Fresh Rum Single Cask

Cadenhead’s Warehouse Tasting

So now that the Springbank Distillery Tour has concluded, with a fun first experience of Scotch distilling in the memory bank, it’s time for one of the most anticipated tastings that I had planned for this trip, the Cadenhead’s Warehouse Tasting! Now Cadenhead’s is an independent bottler of a lot of different spirits. Scotch is their main draw but they also bottle gin, rum, cognac … Continue reading Cadenhead’s Warehouse Tasting

Springbank Distillery Tour

So I just arrived in Scotland the day before, and while the journey was rather long I’ve finally made it to Campbeltown! So after a fun night of good seafood and whisky with my dad at the Ardshiel Hotel it’s now time for the main attraction that most visitors of the white sandy shores of Campbeltown are keen to enjoy, the whisky tours! For the … Continue reading Springbank Distillery Tour

Hazelburn 13 2003 Oloroso & Hazelburn 9 Sauternes Single Cask

Thanks /u/Orehnmadgib for pouring these for me. While going through my samples I realized that I had quite a few Campbeltown samples. And that I hadn’t drunk Campbeltown in awhile. I should fix that. Up first we have Hazelburn. Of the few distilleries in the once mighty Campbeltown region, Hazelburn goes under the radar, at least in my experience. You have Springbank, the MVP, their peated malt,… Continue reading Hazelburn 13 2003 Oloroso & Hazelburn 9 Sauternes Single Cask

Hazelburn CV

Thanks to /u/cake_my_day for this sample. When I first started drinking different whiskies and reviewing them, I slowly heard about Campbeltown. To give an idea of how little most knew about it, when I took the Scotch Whisky Tour in Edinborough, the tasting didn’t include anything from the region. Yes, the place with one of the largest collection of whiskies on the planet didn’t have anything from… Continue reading Hazelburn CV

Hazelburn 10 / Hazelburn 8 Sauternes Finish

Thanks to /u/Schockwaves and /u/cjotto9 for these samples. Campbeltown. The very name of the region breeds confusion, history, sadness, happiness, and even a little bit of horniness for various whisky fans. A lot of us have only had a handful of drams from there. When asked to explain an Islay, we can. When asked to explain a Speyside, we can. But a Campbeltown? Better ask us… Continue reading Hazelburn 10 / Hazelburn 8 Sauternes Finish

Bryan’s First Scotch tasting party

It’s been a bit more than a year since I started getting into Scotch, my first real foray being a scotch tasting for Robbie Burns 2013. Since then, I’ve bought about 17 bottles, reviewed 14 scotches, 10 world whiskies, and am officially a lifelong fan. I’ve got a few friends from various circles who are also into the nectar of the gods and so I … Continue reading Bryan’s First Scotch tasting party