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

Glenfiddich 12 and Glenfiddich 15 Distiller’s Edition Review

Ok, I think I'm going to give up on the numbering... It's already getting confusing to keep track of, and I'm barely approaching double digits. Anyway...  New double comparison review!  The ubiquitous Glenfiddich 12 versus it's big, burly brother the Glenfiddich 15 Distiller's Edition!  How do they stack up?  Well, let's say at least one … Continue reading Glenfiddich 12 and Glenfiddich 15 Distiller’s Edition Review

Whisky Musings #7 – Cragganmore Distiller’s Edition (12 Year Old)

No write up for this one, just a video review of the bottle of Cragganmore I picked up after my tour there last summer. Lovely spot, and definitely a wonderful tour experience, but I'm not sure that the Distiller's Edition itself is at the same level. https://youtu.be/-fuVwagWqOc

Whisky Musings #6 – Benromach 10

In this review we discuss Benromach 10, a very reasonably priced entry level scotch from the Speyside region. https://youtu.be/FNj7DtucQvU   Benromach 10 (Speyside) - 43% ABV - $59.15 (LCBO) Colour: Chestnut Nose: Earthy: Toasted almonds, tobacco, fresh leather.  Hints of raisin, cinnamon spice and smoke.   Palate: Earthy notes still pervade.  Almonds and shoe leather on the … Continue reading Whisky Musings #6 – Benromach 10

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 #4 – Aultmore 12

This installment takes us to the Speyside region, and the relatively under-appreciated distillery of Aultmore.  Enjoy! https://youtu.be/aoosbBfbRx0 Colour: Pale Straw Nose: Like a Hawaiian vacation in a glass… Heavy tropical fruits.  Citrus, pineapple and banana immediately.  Light vanilla and oakiness follow underneath.   Palate: Sweet, but not dessert-malt level.  The tropical fruit is still predominant, … Continue reading Whisky Musings #4 – Aultmore 12