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 […]Read More Whisky Musings – Deanston 10 PX finish review
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. […]Read More Whiskies I’ll Never Own #2: Glenfiddich 21 Gran Reserva Rum Cask
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 […]Read More 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 […]Read More 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 […]Read More 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) Glengoyne 18 Year Old (Highland) – 43% ABV – $169.40 CAD (LCBO) Nose: […]Read More 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.Read More Glengoyne 12 Year Old Review
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.Read More Glengoyne 10 Year Old Review
Jura 16 Year (Highlands – Island) – 43% ABV – $96.20 CAD (LCBO) 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, baking […]Read More Jura 16 Review (Diurach’s Own)
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 smokiness […]Read More Highland Park 12 Review