2020 Holiday Whisky Gift Guide

2020 has been quite the year, and your Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa/Festivus celebrations are likely to look a little different than normal, but that doesn’t mean you won’t be buying whisky for your friends and family! We’ve put together an updated 2020 Gift Guide to help you find the best options at the LCBO! WHISKY $61 AND UNDER Wild Turkey 101 – a great bourbon for $38 currently … Continue reading 2020 Holiday Whisky Gift Guide

Old Pulteney 15 2002 Single Cask

Thanks to /u/xile and /u/throzen for the sample. I think it’s easy to say that 2017, for all it’s hiccups and odd points and generally signalling the descent of the Western world, I can say that I spent more time enjoying Old Pulteney in general. So for all of you either dying to climate change, lower economies that favour the ultra rich and eat away at the middle class,… Continue reading Old Pulteney 15 2002 Single Cask

Lunch & Tasting with Malcolm Waring of Pulteney Distillery & Woodman Spirits

Back in November, the Toronto Whisky Society was invited to an event with International Beverage Holdings and Woodman Spirits, held at the Royal Canadian Military Institute, and TOModera and I were the privileged pair who got to attend. In case you don’t know (and didn’t follow those links), International Beverage Holdings is a company that owns many alcoholic beverage brands and manufacturers, including 5 distilleries … Continue reading Lunch & Tasting with Malcolm Waring of Pulteney Distillery & Woodman Spirits

Balblair 2005 / Old Pulteney Navigator / 25 year old / 1983 Single Cask

I’d like to thank Old Pulteney/Balblair/AnCnoc and Woodman Wine and Spirits for inviting me to a special tasting with the Old Pulteney distillery manager Malcolm Waring and the global brand ambassador Gordon Stevenson, for running the tasting. While I was invited by them, the following notes are my own, with my own scores. To try and tell some of the stories in the same way… Continue reading Balblair 2005 / Old Pulteney Navigator / 25 year old / 1983 Single Cask

InBev Distilleries Tasting Event

I’d like to personally thank InBev for sending their Brand Ambassador from Old Pulteney (and Balblair, Speyburn, Balmenach, and anCnoc) to the Toronto Whisky Society. I’d also like to thank /u/Jolarbear for doing a great write up on the site on these, which you can find here. For those of you who don’t want to have to jump over: Shame on you, reading is fun! What would Levar… Continue reading InBev Distilleries Tasting Event

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

Old Pulteney 1997 Kensington Wine Market Cask 1636

As I inch closer to both my 500th Scotch review and my 800th whisky network review, I start looking over my different demi, quarter, and semi bottles. I ponder which order, and then consult the great source I usually do: A monk trapped in a brandy barrel for thousands of years that I swapped four cantaloupes and a Thaiwainese juggler’s contract for. You know, like… Continue reading Old Pulteney 1997 Kensington Wine Market Cask 1636

Old Pulteney 12

Yay! Community review time! I was quite excited to try out the Old Pulteney 12, as enough reviews have pass me by without the bottle being available. Good news everyone! My local bar had a bottle! Price: N/A Region: Highland Abv: 40% Colour: Champagne Nose: Salt air, Mr. Clean lemon, sweet floral, basil, Saki, thyme, eucalyptus Okay, there is a harsh artificial lemon at first… Continue reading Old Pulteney 12