Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel – Gates Circle Store Pick

Thanks to /u/blaw84 for this sample. I think. 90% of Canadians live within a small portion of the Canadian border. As such many Canadians who travel across the border on a regular basis find some stores near the largest undefended border. These stores, knowing that my country hates alcohol and needs to be big brother about it, pick their own store picks, showing us what life would… Continue reading Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel – Gates Circle Store Pick

Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel

Thanks to /u/blaw84 for sharing a sample at the most recent tasting (that I’ve written up). I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: I’m afraid of Americans, I’m scared of their guns more. Wait, no, that’s a David Bowie line, not something I said. Rather what I typically say is this: When it comes to bourbon, I’m cursed. When it comes to what I’ve… Continue reading Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel

Wild Turkey Shootout (13 – Distiller’s Reserve, Kentucky Spirit, Rare Breed)

Thanks to /u/I_SAID_NO_GOLDFISH for the sample of Wild Turkey 13. A buddy of mine is going to be a dad. And as such, I assume his entire personal life will go right to heck and end up having no time for us DINKS who only want cats. So I packed up some samples and went to his place. He’s a big fan of Wild Turkey, and… Continue reading Wild Turkey Shootout (13 – Distiller’s Reserve, Kentucky Spirit, Rare Breed)

Thanksgiving Review: Wild Turkey 101

I picked this up at the DutyFreeAmerica at the Buffalo border. figured what better whisky review to post for thanksgiving than a Turkey! Wild Turkey 101 – 50.5% Appearance: orange and gold. Nicely coats the glass. I’m always amazed at the colour you get in bourbon without added colouring… must be the virgin oak. Nose: lots of caramel and vanilla, honey and oak. A mellow … Continue reading Thanksgiving Review: Wild Turkey 101

9 Mystery Bourbon Tasting

Thanks to /u/devoz, /u/lasidar, /u/texacer, /u/jolarbear , /u/muaddib99, /u/boyd86, /u/neversafeforlife, /u/slackerdude, and honestly other people who I can’t remember your reddit handles but I can remember your real names and saying them out loud would break confidentiality. So we had our Canadian Mystery Bourbon Tasting (45% or higher Abv.). And let me just say, showing no cockiness at all, that I did pretty well. I… Continue reading 9 Mystery Bourbon Tasting

Toronto Whisky Society High Proof Bourbon tasting night

The Toronto Whisky Society got together for a high proof bourbon tasting that’s been in the works for a few months. We finally found a day that worked for everyone and trekked up to Devoz‘s house for the event. right up front, big thank you to texacer of the Whisky network on Reddit for helping us pick out the bourbons to try. all of us sent lists of … Continue reading Toronto Whisky Society High Proof Bourbon tasting night