Mellow Corn

Thanks to /u/Scotchchick for pouring a sample for me. There’s a whiskey. Some would say ubiquitous. Still, others would say it’s legendary. Its golden hue is known by geeks and non-geeks alike, which based on how I did on Venn diagrams, includes everyone in the world (Editor’s note: That’s not how that works at all). Of course, I’m speaking about Mellow Corn. Not to get corny, but I’ve… Continue reading Mellow Corn

Elijah Craig Barrel Proof [Batch 12]

Thanks to /u/blaw84 for sharing this dram. Before Heaven Hill went to a different system and even a different bottle, angering many a bourbon nerd, and before they used a letter/number combination system (that actually makes more sense), there was one more Batch left to release with the double numbered system: Elijah Craig Barrel Proof [Batch 12]. So with a mashbill of 75% corn, 13% rye, and… Continue reading Elijah Craig Barrel Proof [Batch 12]

Heaven Hill 8 Valinch & Mallet Young Masters Collection

Finally getting to another tasting we had. The theme (because they always have to have a theme) of this one? All Bourbon. No world whisky or scotch allowed. And after debating the order of multiple bourbons that we all haven’t had, some of which have no reviews online (the horror). And once we agreed that we should look at alcohol, mashbill, and whatever I made… Continue reading Heaven Hill 8 Valinch & Mallet Young Masters Collection

Elijah Craig Barrel Proof [Batch #A117]

Thanks to /u/muaddib99 for sharing a dram of this bourbon. It’s getting harder and harder to keep track of exactly what’s going on with Elijah Craig. You see, I don’t keep a daily drinker around, as I’m backlogged all the way to 2022 with samples to drink. Also it’s not so easy to get Elijah Craig Barrel Proof at the LCBO, nor is it as inexpensive as others… Continue reading Elijah Craig Barrel Proof [Batch #A117]

Heaven Hill 20 1996 Cadenhead’s 175th Anniversary

Thanks to /u/j4ni for the sample! I swear I had nothing to do with Heaven Hill 20 1996 Cadenhead’s 175th Anniversary. Oh, wait, no one is asking that. Okay then. A year ago I wrote about a gem I found in Scotland. Specifically Cadenhead’s had bought a barrel of Heaven Hills which had been aged for 5 years, and then finished aging it for an additional 6… Continue reading Heaven Hill 20 1996 Cadenhead’s 175th Anniversary

Toronto Whisky Society’s Whiskies of the Year 2016

2016 was a fantastic year for the members of the Toronto Whisky Society, for many reasons: We launched our website and social media presence after existing primarily on Reddit for the past few years We held a number of highly successful events in homes, at pubs and at distilleries We made connections with a ton of distilleries to set up future events, AMAs and tastings … Continue reading Toronto Whisky Society’s Whiskies of the Year 2016