Glenfiddich Wardhead 1997 Cooper’s Choice Port Cask Finish

Thanks to /u/devoz for pouring me this dram. “You ever had a Wardhead?” Yup, I was asked that. I stare back at people who ask me that, and I’m drawing a blank. Never heard of it. Then I’m told that Wardhead is Glenfiddich, teaspooned with an equally aged whisky. So it’s a blend. A vatting, if you will. Why? Because Glenfiddich doesn’t allow independent bottlers to release… Continue reading Glenfiddich Wardhead 1997 Cooper’s Choice Port Cask Finish

2019 TWS Whisky Awards: Canadian Single Malts

The third and final category of the 2019 TWS Awards is the Single Malts! Canada’s single malt history dates back to the opening of the Glenora distillery on Cape Breton Island in the early 90s, and since then many others have taken up the torch from coast to coast. We always anticipate great things from this category, and this year didn’t disappoint! The bottles were … Continue reading 2019 TWS Whisky Awards: Canadian Single Malts

2019 TWS Whisky Awards: Canadian Single Grains

The second category in this year’s TWS Whisky Awards are the Single Grains, which include ryes, wheat, and other prairie grains. This year we received 8 bottles for this category, and evaluated them in the following random order: The Lineup: Stalk & Barrel 100% Rye: A 3 year old 100% Ontario rye whisky bottled at 46% with no colour or chill filtration. Black Fox Distillery … Continue reading 2019 TWS Whisky Awards: Canadian Single Grains

Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Barrel Strength – 17-5593

Thanks to?/u/devoz[+9]?for pouring me a sample of this. “Hey guys, I bought a bottle of Jack Daniel’s” It’s one of those moments we all dread. He’s gotten the crazy. We have to take him outside, and shoot him. I joke of course. We’d bring him to doctors to properly put down. Or keep making fun of him. That helps one’s mental health, right? Alright, joking… Continue reading Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Barrel Strength – 17-5593

Clynelish 8 2008 Signatory Vintage Collection – Cask Strength

A few months ago the Toronto Whisky Society had a tasting. I originally was the person walking through each of the whiskies and having a fun time. Then I got sick, and then I started class, and there may have been a year-end and perhaps an audit in there and probably a 4-hour exam. But you really don’t give a shit about that. You want… Continue reading Clynelish 8 2008 Signatory Vintage Collection – Cask Strength

Bruichladdich Port Charlotte Valinch – Cask Exploration 19 Cuan Dorcha

Thanks to /u/lol_oilers for sharing this dram If you’re ever lucky enough to visit Islay and make your way to Bruichladdich, then you’ll come across a group of distillery exclusive Valinch bottlings. Some of them will be named after the hard workers, some will by given Gaelic names that most of us will butcher, and all will be pricey. Usually for a good reason. I’ve never been… Continue reading Bruichladdich Port Charlotte Valinch – Cask Exploration 19 Cuan Dorcha

Benrinnes 13 1998 A.D. Rattray Cask Collection

Thanks to?/u/nsquare14?for the sample. A long time ago I found out that Benrinnes was the thing. Ex-sherry specifically. I bought a bottle of Benrinnes 14 A.D. Rattray Cask Collection, enjoyed it a lot, and here we are. Since then it’s been harder to find these nice ex-sherry cask Benrinnes, probably because we weren’t wrong about how tasty they are. Thus when the opportunity came up… Continue reading Benrinnes 13 1998 A.D. Rattray Cask Collection