Caol Ila 12 2006 North Star

Everything about Caol Ila, on paper, without trying their whisky spells disaster. It’s massive amounts of whisky pumped out industrially owned by a large company. And yet… dammit if I don’t really enjoy their whisky. So I guess I gotta stop judging books by covers and all that. Oh, how my life would be different. So today I’m reviewing?Caol Ila 12 2006 North Star, a… Continue reading Caol Ila 12 2006 North Star

Laphroaig 20 1996 Adelphi

Thanks to?/u/xile_?for pouring me this dram. How do you end an epic tasting that includes good steak, beef bacon, sausages, and staring into the abyss? Why with a Laphroaig of course! Laphroaig 20 1996 Adelphi?is to round out the tasting. And since it’s from Adelphi, I’m lucky that they listed the alcohol the information is so sparse. So let’s just get to it, shall we?… Continue reading Laphroaig 20 1996 Adelphi

Paul John 6 Cadenhead Small Batch

Thanks to /u/xile_ for pouring me a sample of this one. Hey, it’s time to review an Indian whisky. Which since I’m drinking it and reviewing it, which means it’s from… Paul John? Alright, so right now there’s two brands of Indian whisky that pop up. I typically drink the other one, Amrut, because I really like them and because so does /u/devoz and he’s a wonderful person who… Continue reading Paul John 6 Cadenhead Small Batch

Lagavulin – Lg8 – Elements of Islay [Mystery Review]

Thanks to /u/Throzen for sharing this dram. Mystery sample time! It’s always fun to have a new whisky, and one blind is pretty cool. Also single casks can really, really vary one each. Thus I went in completely blind. Let’s see how it tasted, shall we? Price:?N/A at the LCBO Region:?Islay Vintage:?2006 Bottled:?2018 Age:?12-years-old Cask Type:?2 Bourbon Barrels Abv:?59.5% Colour:?7.5Y 9/6 Nose:?Wheat, bacon, farmy, malt, butter, herbal… Continue reading Lagavulin – Lg8 – Elements of Islay [Mystery Review]

North Star Millennial Range

So you are an independent bottler. No, not because I said so, I don’t have that power. My superpower is leaving a film on glass, and someday the X-men will call because they are fighting the Sparkler. Marvel, call me for phase 5, I’m awesome. Back to my original point: You’re working as an independent bottler. In make-believe land. And you’re offered some less expensive… Continue reading North Star Millennial Range

Bruichladdich 12 2006 Maltbarn / Bruichladdich Port Charlotte 17 2001 Maltbarn

So I’ve used the picture above multiple times, and I guess I could have grouped these all together, but… Nah. We had two Bruichladdichs picked by Maltbarn. If they had picked an Octomore recently we may have had one of those too, and done all the Bruichladdich made. But we didn’t. Oh well. Up first we have the non-peated Bruichladdich of the lineup. It was… Continue reading Bruichladdich 12 2006 Maltbarn / Bruichladdich Port Charlotte 17 2001 Maltbarn

Tobermory 23 1995 Maltbarn / Tobermory 12 / Tobermory 10 2008 North Star

Butthole Whisky. If you recognize where that’s from, welcome to the list I’m on. I don’t know if that’s a good thing or bad thing. Tobermory is made in such a way that specific flavours of pungent notes are forefront. For some of us we enjoy these notes in the form of fermented pickles and blue cheese. For others, they note the same note is… Continue reading Tobermory 23 1995 Maltbarn / Tobermory 12 / Tobermory 10 2008 North Star

GlenAllachie 25 First Editions / GlenAllachie 21 1996 Signatory Cask Strength

Thanks to /u/xile_ for the sample. GlenAllachie. I’ve not reviewed one before. This is my first time. Hopefully I’m gentle with myself. Let’s be honest, I won’t be. GlenAllachie was founded in 1967, making it quite young. Also impressive that such a young whisky distillery survived the 80s. Heck I’m surprised most people surprised the 80s, what with the downturn, horrible leadership, focus on marketing and consumerism….… Continue reading GlenAllachie 25 First Editions / GlenAllachie 21 1996 Signatory Cask Strength

Glenfiddich Wardhead 1997 Cooper’s Choice Port Cask Finish

Thanks to /u/devoz for pouring me this dram. “You ever had a Wardhead?” Yup, I was asked that. I stare back at people who ask me that, and I’m drawing a blank. Never heard of it. Then I’m told that Wardhead is Glenfiddich, teaspooned with an equally aged whisky. So it’s a blend. A vatting, if you will. Why? Because Glenfiddich doesn’t allow independent bottlers to release… Continue reading Glenfiddich Wardhead 1997 Cooper’s Choice Port Cask Finish

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