Whisk(e)y Musings – Powers 12 John’s Lane Review

Powers 12 John’s Lane (Irish - Pot Still) - 46% ABV Well here we go… My first Irish whiskey review!  I’ve generally enjoyed the history of Irish whiskey far more than the actual product, as I’ve tended to find them pleasant, but a little too uncomplicated to hold my interest for long.  That, however, is … Continue reading Whisk(e)y Musings – Powers 12 John’s Lane Review

Whisky Musings – Deanston 10 PX finish review

Deanston 10 PX Finish – 57.5% ABV – $79.95 (LCBO) Ok, I'll up be up front with this one... It's probably not going to be to everyone's taste, but it's definitely in the wheelhouse of my palate.  It's a BIG sherry influence, and if you don't like that or you don't like sweeter whiskies, this … Continue reading Whisky Musings – Deanston 10 PX finish review

Whiskies I’ll Never Own #2: Glenfiddich 21 Gran Reserva Rum Cask

At the same time that I sampled the Johnny Walker Blue Ghost & Rare, I had the opportunity to give Glenfiddich's 21 Year Old Gran Reserva Rum Cask release. Let me start off by saying that I quite enjoy some releases from Glenfiddich and William Grant & Sons, particularly their slightly older or bolder releases.  … Continue reading Whiskies I’ll Never Own #2: Glenfiddich 21 Gran Reserva Rum Cask

Whiskies I’ll Never Own: Johnny Walker Blue Ghost & Rare

I can be critical (while fair) of the LCBO for a lot of their practices, but I do have to give them kudos for the tasting bars they've opened at some locations.  Not only is it a great way to taste bottles before committing to a full purchase, it's a great way to sample, for … Continue reading Whiskies I’ll Never Own: Johnny Walker Blue Ghost & Rare

Whisky Musings – Tamdhu 10 Review

Wow, it's been a while, but we're back!  It's a new year and whole new laundry list of whiskies to try! First on the list: Tamdhu 10 Year Old! (43% ABV) I made the epic mistake of recording this review a little while back and subsequently losing my tasting notes/scoring.  So, sadly no written summary … Continue reading Whisky Musings – Tamdhu 10 Review

Whisky Musings – Benromach Sassicaia Wood Finish Review

Benromach Sassicaia Wood Finish (Speyside) - 45% ABV - $100.15 (LCBO) This is one that both intrigued and kind of scared me a bit.  Intrigued me because I just really love Benromach’s stuff in general, but scared me because I haven’t cared for the scotches I’ve had in the past that tried to marry any … Continue reading Whisky Musings – Benromach Sassicaia Wood Finish Review

Whisky Musings – Aberlour A’bunadh Review

https://youtu.be/VlgEJ8IMuRo   Aberlour A’bunadh Batch 53 (Speyside) - 59.5% ABV - $99.95 (LCBO) Nose: Nosed neat this is a dram that will come at you hard.  Not purely alcohol, but big, fruity, sherry notes.  Big notes of cherry, plum and raisins complemented by a lively honey and toffee sweetness.  Recommend taking down the ABV with … Continue reading Whisky Musings – Aberlour A’bunadh Review

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Whisky Musings – Glenfarclas 12 Review

https://youtu.be/78mmoLfdygg   Glenfarclas 12 (Speyside) - 43% ABV - $74.95 (LCBO) Nose: Full and fruity, and fresh in a way that reminds me of a glade or orchard after a rainfall.  Red currants, raisins, slight strawberry, are joined by notes of grapes and pears.  That freshness comes through as something vegetal, like damp grass or … Continue reading Whisky Musings – Glenfarclas 12 Review

Whisky Musings – Penderyn Aur Cymru Review (Welsh whisky!)

https://youtu.be/Nv2MCb9h-EM   Penderyn Aur Cymru (Welsh) - 46% ABV - NAS Nose:  This is a noticeably young whisky, with an exceptionally sweet nose.  Honey, toffee, and sweet fresh fruits jump out.  Honeydew melon, under-ripe peach, and green grapes come to mind.  The Madeira finish is very present here, with everything you would expect from a … Continue reading Whisky Musings – Penderyn Aur Cymru Review (Welsh whisky!)

Whisky Musings – Glengoyne 15 Review

Here we are, part FOUR of my three-part Glengoyne vertical distillery review! Sigh. What is it they say about the best laid plans of mice and men?  I didn't think I would be able to get my hands on this bottle, so I moved ahead with my Glengoyne reviews, and no sooner did I finish … Continue reading Whisky Musings – Glengoyne 15 Review