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 – 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

Glengoyne 18 Year Old 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

Glengoyne 10 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.

Jura 16 Review (Diurach’s Own)

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)

Highland Park 12 Review

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

Whisky Musings #5 – Blair Athol 19 (Cadenhead Small Batch)

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)

Whisky Interlude #2: The Tastings Continue…

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…

Whisky Musings #3 – Oban 14 Year Old

The third Green Malt whisky review takes us to the west coast of Scotland with the highland malt Oban 14.  Enjoy! https://youtu.be/9GaQCVnHyOo