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)   Glengoyne 18 Year Old (Highland) – 43% ABV – $169.40 CAD (LCBO) Nose: […]

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Jura 16 Review (Diurach’s Own)

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 […]

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Highland Park 12 Review

  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 […]

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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 […]

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Beerisode #1 – Rodenbach Vintage

We’re going to take a short detour away from whisky to talk about one of the great, unique, international beers: Rodenbach Vintage. It’s an aged beer that demonstrates a lot of the fruit, tannic qualities of red wine, but with a slight sourness typical of Flanders red ale. Fantastic stuff, but don’t worry, the whisky […]

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