Penderyn Aur Cymru (Welsh) – 46% ABV – NAS Nose: This is a noticeably young whisky, with an exceptionally sweet nose. Honey, toffee, and sweet fresh fruits jump out. Honeydew melon, under-ripe peach, and green grapes come to mind. The Madeira finish is very present here, with everything you would expect from a sweet […]Read More Whisky Musings – Penderyn Aur Cymru Review (Welsh whisky!)
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
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 […]Read More Glenfiddich 12 and Glenfiddich 15 Distiller’s Edition Review
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.Read More Whisky Musings #7 – Cragganmore Distiller’s Edition (12 Year Old)
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 […]Read More Beerisode #1 – Rodenbach Vintage