Woodman Spirits & International Beverages Tasting Event

This was the fourth official Toronto Whisky Society event of 2017. Gordon Stevenson is the global spirits ambassador with International Beverage Holdings and is here to walk us through a tasting of various their whiskies. Their five distilleries are represented here. Putleney, Balblair, Speyburn, Knockdhu (anCnoc), & Balmenach – their largest distillery, exclusively used for blends and their gin. They used to do drum maltings … Continue reading Woodman Spirits & International Beverages Tasting Event

TWS visits Hiram Walker Distillery – Part 3

In Part 1, we covered grain, mashing and fermenting. In Part 2, we covered distillation, QA, barrelling and aging. Now we’re going to look at the final few steps in the whisky making process, our own attempt to do Don’s job of blending, and a trip into the Whisky Archives. Blending This step is where Don’s creative muscles are exercised. Unlike a single malt scotch, … Continue reading TWS visits Hiram Walker Distillery – Part 3

Still Waters New Make Single Malt [Aging Experiment]

And this is where we end the mini cask experiments, however more on that latter. The last white spirit I put into the cask was the Still Waters New Make Single Malt. I’m a fan of Still Water. When I originally reviewed[1] the New Make, I enjoyed it. There was definitely something there that was worth exploring. Also, let’s not mince words: I bought it… Continue reading Still Waters New Make Single Malt [Aging Experiment]

Still Waters New Make Rye [Aging Experiment]

Hey /r/worldwhisky[1] , it’s experiment time again! So I started off with a an experiment in my mini cask. All of this was completely experimental, I had no idea what I was doing, and I bought 3 different new makes to age. After asking around, I planned out my aging and went ahead. The first one was a Guadaloupe overproof rum. It turns into a… Continue reading Still Waters New Make Rye [Aging Experiment]