Macallan Masters Decanter Series + Rare Cask

Thanks to my wife for taking the pictures. As part of the Toronto Whisky Society I was invited to take part in a Macallan Master Decanter Series tasting. While I try to keep any bias from affecting the below reviews, I am human, therefore feel free to tell me I suck multiple times. Well, it wasn’t all of the Master Decanter Series. You see there’s the Macallan Rare Cask,… Continue reading Macallan Masters Decanter Series + Rare Cask

Bruichladdich Octomore 2.1 / 4.1 / 5.1 / 8.4

Thanks to /u/throwboats for the first two drams! There’s this weird thing I have with Octomore. I’ve reviewed a lot of them. And admittedly, living in Ontario, the part of Canada that hates alcohol that isn’t beer or wine (officially, the people still like it, but they are heathens), I started late, only ever seeing the 6th batch before anything else. So on some level, they are… Continue reading Bruichladdich Octomore 2.1 / 4.1 / 5.1 / 8.4

Lagavulin Single Cask Extravaganza

Thanks to /u/distillasian for sharing all of these with me. So we’re having an amazing night. Drinking samples that were brought back from Islay, and reminding ourselves to make distillasian’s wife many cakes. Or BBQ meat. Or cakes with BBQ meat in them. I’m not going to judge. For a few of the samples (save the two previous reviews that were bottles from Scotland) we were sharing… Continue reading Lagavulin Single Cask Extravaganza

Pike Creek 21 European Oak / Gooderham & Worts 11 Souls / Lot 40 11 Cask Strength

Thanks to the Toronto Whisky Society for pouring me these. Here we are in the second year of the Northern Border Collection. If you missed last year, well you’re useless and should feel bad. Oh, wait, no. That’s just the voices in my head directed at myself. What I meant to say is I feel sorry for you. This year has now been released, and we have… Continue reading Pike Creek 21 European Oak / Gooderham & Worts 11 Souls / Lot 40 11 Cask Strength

Lohin McKinnon Wine Barrel & Chocolate Malt & Peated Malt

Thank you to the Toronto Whisky Society and Lohin McKinnon for giving me the chance to try out these offerings. All of the below are my own thoughts, opinions, and have not been influenced by the dump truck filled with money that I’m sure is coming my way. Oh, there isn’t one of them? I guess I’ll just have to keep on being a reviewer… Continue reading Lohin McKinnon Wine Barrel & Chocolate Malt & Peated Malt

Wolfburn First General Release & Wolfburn Kylver Series 0001

Thanks to /u/UncleBaldric for pouring these samples for me. Wolfburn is a brand new distillery, and one that I have never had. It’s no real surprise. It takes quite a lot of capital to start up a distillery. Add to that the first couple releases from anywhere are typically sold as collectables that are not reviewed. Again, we all understand that it takes a while to build… Continue reading Wolfburn First General Release & Wolfburn Kylver Series 0001