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
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
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
Stupid summer schedule... It's taken far, far too long, but here at last is the third and final installment of my Glengoyne review trilogy! (I had a wee bit of technical difficulty with this one, so please forgive any sound/video hiccup) https://youtu.be/zk1rlN1uWU8 Glengoyne 18 Year Old (Highland) - 43% ABV - $169.40 CAD (LCBO) … Continue reading Glengoyne 18 Year Old Review
Here is part two of my Glengoyne review trilogy: The 12 Year Old! Did I enjoy it more than the 10? Well, yes.
Quick confession here… I’m a big fan of Glengoyne. To that end, I wanted to do three consecutive reviews of Glengoyne whiskies. This is the first: their entry level 10 year old.
Jura 16 Year (Highlands - Island) - 43% ABV - $96.20 CAD (LCBO) https://youtu.be/TaUMA-n3VYk Nose: Very sweet, but somewhat subdued. Honey, sweet toffee, candied fruit (apple and citrus), malt, and chestnuts. Palate: Thick, rich mouthfeel. Sweet toffee again, right on the arrival. Fresh, sugared, tart red fruits (think red currants), caramelized brown sugar, honey, raisins, … Continue reading Jura 16 Review (Diurach’s Own)
https://youtu.be/GxYzygzfxKI Highland Park 12 Year (Highlands - Orkney) - 43% ABV - $80.20 CAD (LCBO) Nose: Subtle in its complexity… Sweet toffee is evident, with a sense of subtle campfire smoke. Light heather and grassy notes blend into the floral. It finishes with a sense of minerality and sea salt. Palate: Sweet toffee. Immediate … Continue reading Highland Park 12 Review
Milestone episode #5! Hurray! For this one I wanted to do something a little more unusual and obscure, and to that end let's look a bottle from Cadenhead's independent bottlers in Edinburgh, Scotland: https://youtu.be/aEgy_kwpT78 Blair Athol 19 Year (Cadenhead’s Small Batch)(Highlands) - 54.5% ABV Colour: Pinot Grigio Nose: Dry, grassy, hay. Subdued fruit notes … Continue reading Whisky Musings #5 – Blair Athol 19 (Cadenhead Small Batch)
Here we go again! Christmas gift part 2... Another scotch tasting, this time for “Scotch Enthusiasts”. Going into this tasting I was hoping for a little more of a… challenge? I suppose? At least from a malt-selection perspective. I’m all for reasonable, accessible, and readily available single malts, but from time to time I also … Continue reading Whisky Interlude #2: The Tastings Continue…