Toronto Whisky Society’s Whiskies of the Year 2018

2018 was a fantastic year for the Toronto Whisky Society (TWS), between hosting a number of wonderful tastings, visiting distilleries, reviewing whiskies, and of course all the great social events with members. It would be a waste to have all these great whisky lovers and not ask them for their whiskies of the year! Read below to see what whiskies were the highlights for a … Continue reading Toronto Whisky Society’s Whiskies of the Year 2018

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 Port Charlotte 16 2001 Archives

Thanks to /u/xile_ for this sample. Port Charlotte came up during a tasting the other day. We were discussing a new bottling of it from a different independent bottler, and someone mentioned that it was “the oldest Port Charlotte on the market”. When asked how old, the reply was “17-years-old”. Which makes everyone pause for a second. Port Charlotte is still fairly new, yet it’s become the… Continue reading Bruichladdich Port Charlotte 16 2001 Archives

Bruichladdich 25 1990 Signatory Cask Strength Collection

Thanks to whoever poured me this, I can’t remember. When trying out Bruichladdich, you have to remember it’s roots. Heck, you gotta remember your roots when reviewing too. So tit for tat: Bruichladdich went through a silent period after pumping out tons of whisky with questionable quality of casks. Once they re-opened, they went about re-casking various barrels in order to revitalize what they could… Continue reading Bruichladdich 25 1990 Signatory Cask Strength Collection

Bruichladdich Port Charlotte Valinch Cask Exploration 14 Taigh-Bathair Bannaichte

Thanks to /u/ForbiddenWaffle for pouring me this dram. So you’re at the Bruichladdich distillery. And you’ve done one of their amazing tours. You walk into the little gift shop at the end. Love a little shop. This isn’t filled with the usual knickknacks though. Instead, it has to pour your own samples. If you happened to be there in 2017, you could have poured Bruichladdich Port Charlotte Valinch… Continue reading Bruichladdich Port Charlotte Valinch Cask Exploration 14 Taigh-Bathair Bannaichte

Glenburgie 10 Gordon & MacPhail [MYSTERY]

Thanks to /u/bradbobaggins for this mystery dram. Mysteries, in and of themselves, are a good way to get your feet back on the ground. Add to that they are fun, and you have a good time where the chances of guessing what you’re drinking are typically reserved for some of the best and brightest amongst us, of which I’m still working on. Then there are mysteries that… Continue reading Glenburgie 10 Gordon & MacPhail [MYSTERY]