Review: Amrut Virgin Oak (Kensington Wine Market Exclusive)

Appearance: 1.8, Old Oak Nose: Caramel, chocolate, grainy, malty, menthol, rich oak, leather, ginger, pepper steak, almost some red stone fruits here too. Normally with Amrut single casks, you get mostly the core Amrut profile with an accent of the cask type, not so here. The Amrut profile is there, but it is dominated by a rich spice and sweetness. This is not an out … Continue reading Review: Amrut Virgin Oak (Kensington Wine Market Exclusive)

Amrut-pocalayplse [12 Part Review]

Thanks to /u/Jolarbear, /u/LetThereBeR0ck, /u/devoz, /u/WDMC-905, and /u/Schockwaves for the samples. Regulations are a funny thing. Looking at the history of the Scotch industry, one finds that the regulations have been a double edged sword. Originally people had a still, and took whatever leftover barely, wheat, etc. and put it in the still, and drank what came out. Simple alcohol, no cuts, and was something… Continue reading Amrut-pocalayplse [12 Part Review]

Paul John Indian Whisky (Edited, Brilliance, Classic Select Cask, Peated Select Cask, Single Cask P1-163, 6 2008 Single Cask)

India. The name itself evokes a rich, proud, diverse and fascinating history. Or tasty spicy food, vast class discrepancies, a growing income gap, and a cold war process with a border more complicated then trying to play connect the dots on a fry chef’s face. India is fascinating. And has a bit of English history. So it’s not surprising at all that they have a… Continue reading Paul John Indian Whisky (Edited, Brilliance, Classic Select Cask, Peated Select Cask, Single Cask P1-163, 6 2008 Single Cask)

Amrut Fusion

Who is pacifen? Awesome sauce, that’s who. And the person who sent me a great sample of the next dram I’ll be reviewing, Amrut Fusion. Last week I reviewed the Amrut Cask Strength, granted a day late. I’ve been cutting back on drinking the past while, and exercising/working has taken up a lot of my time, so when I finally won myself a free weekend,… Continue reading Amrut Fusion

Amrut Cask Strength

You know what’s a great way to try different whiskies? /r/ScotchSwap. Seriously great people over there. One of my most recent swaps was with an awesome person named /u/pacifen , and seriously, this was a pretty great swap. I’ve been jonesing to try different types of world whisky, and unfortunately (as everyone is sick of hearing), Ontario decides to throw curve balls on some non-European… Continue reading Amrut Cask Strength

Desert Queen

Desert Queen Hi everyone, as requested, for my first review I’ll be doing Desert Queen, an Indian Blended Whisky. Price: $23.90 (CAD) at the LCBO Region: India Abv: 42.5% Colour: Goldenrod Nose: A ton of Vanilla, apples, teak smoke Taste: Cardamom, light teak smoke, vanilla, apples, citrus, peanuts, pepper Finish: Cardamom, cinnamon, apples, teak smoke Overall this is a slightly weak blend. It’s different than… Continue reading Desert Queen