Glen Moray SMWS 35.138 “Miss American Pie” & SMWS 35.142 “Sweet treats and forbidden pleasures”

Thanks to /u/boyd86 and /u/lasidar for these samples. I’m very proud to be part of the whisky group, both the official one (The Toronto Whisky Society) and as the informal one (the drunk buggers who have accepting wives). Why? Because it’s not a big circlejerk. Oh, there’s consensus. A lot of us are peat heads, for example. However there are also people who aren’t. Some of us… Continue reading Glen Moray SMWS 35.138 “Miss American Pie” & SMWS 35.142 “Sweet treats and forbidden pleasures”

Cragganmore SMWS 37.54 “A contradictory dram”

Thanks to /u/xile_ for bringing this bottle to a recent light drinking time with friends. Cragganmore and I are a contradictory pair at the best of times. Thus the dram named Cragganmore SMWS 37.54 “A contradictory dram” is a perfect sum up for me drinking it. My first Cragganmore, like most people’s, was their 12 year old. The standard offering from Cragganmore was bought as a… Continue reading Cragganmore SMWS 37.54 “A contradictory dram”

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”

Caledonian 33 Old Boutique-y Whisky Company

Thanks to /u/devoz for bringing this to a recent tasting. Single Grain Whisky. Or as we call it in the whisky industry, “How to buy older, odder whisky for a decent prize but be confused.” Why? Well let’s start at what it is: Single Grain Whisky is Grain Whisky that was made at one distillery. The Single, here, doesn’t pertain to the first noun “Grain” but… Continue reading Caledonian 33 Old Boutique-y Whisky Company

Glen Garioch 1992 Whisky-Doris bottled for Heads & Tails

The other evening I was fortunate enough to sit down with Igor from Heads & Tails with /u/devoz and /u/muaddib99. They probably posted theirs right away, and I have a backlog. And alas, or alak, whichever you prefer, we come to the last whisky that I shared with Igor on this evening before St. Patrick’s day. So, first things first: I learn I’ve been pronouncing a… Continue reading Glen Garioch 1992 Whisky-Doris bottled for Heads & Tails

Glen Garioch 1992 Whisky-Doris bottled for Heads & Tails

The other evening I was fortunate enough to sit down with Igor from Heads & Tails with /u/devoz and /u/muaddib99. They probably posted theirs right away, and I have a backlog. And alas, or alak, whichever you prefer, we come to the last whisky that I shared with Igor on this evening before St. Patrick’s day. […] via Glen Garioch 1992 Whisky-Doris bottled for Heads & … Continue reading Glen Garioch 1992 Whisky-Doris bottled for Heads & Tails

Glen Moray 1988 Jack Wieber Locomotive Breath

The other evening I was fortunate enough to sit down with Igor from Heads & Tails with /u/devoz and /u/muaddib99. They probably posted theirs right away, and I have a backlog. The act of being able to be surprised is an odd one. People watch horror movies, believe in fanciful things, and overall will be ignorant to be surprised. It’s part of the human condition. It’s… Continue reading Glen Moray 1988 Jack Wieber Locomotive Breath

Blended Malt Scotch Whisky XO The Whisky Agency ‘Good Vibes’

The other evening I was fortunate enough to sit down with Igor from Heads & Tails with /u/devoz and /u/muaddib99. They probably posted theirs right away, and I have a backlog. Blends. Well, that’s not the right terminology, however I typically group together all blended malts and blended whiskies into the same group. A lot of us do. But the difference is there’s a lack of… Continue reading Blended Malt Scotch Whisky XO The Whisky Agency ‘Good Vibes’

Blair Athol 1988 The Whisky Agency & Heads & Tails Canada

The other evening I was fortunate enough to sit down with Igor from Heads & Tails with /u/devoz and /u/muaddib99. They probably posted theirs right away, and I have a backlog. When people look over my list of reviews, they are sometimes surprised not by what I’ve had, but rather what I haven’t. For instance, I’ve never had a Glenburgie. My knowledge of BTEC is woefully… Continue reading Blair Athol 1988 The Whisky Agency & Heads & Tails Canada

Irish Single Malt 1989 The Whisky Agency and Eiling Lim

The other evening I was fortunate enough to sit down with Igor from Heads & Tails with /u/devoz and /u/muaddib99. They probably posted theirs right away, and I have a backlog. Doesn’t make me less of a man. At least that’s what my wife tells me. This lineup was made up of whiskies chosen by Igor to show the level of quality and expertise that Heads… Continue reading Irish Single Malt 1989 The Whisky Agency and Eiling Lim

Bunnahabhain 7 2006 (cask 800089) Berry Bros & Rudd

Thanks to /u/Boyd86 for this sample Bunnahabhain is one of the most interesting Islay distilleries. And not for the reasons that others are typically interesting. Normally Scotch drinkers lean towards peat, because… well it’s peat, that’s awesome. But Bunnahabhain doesn’t typically peat their drams a lot (very low amounts). So what makes them special? It’s hard to say. Perhaps it’s because the OB line has… Continue reading Bunnahabhain 7 2006 (cask 800089) Berry Bros & Rudd