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
Here is part two of my Glengoyne review trilogy: The 12 Year Old! Did I enjoy it more than the 10? Well, yes.
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.
Hello everyone! It's my pleasure to play host to something a little different this month. As someone who has benefited enormously from a generous and hard work of the online whisk(e)y community, I love the efforts that Zac and LeAnne (the Whiskeysmiths) are making to recognize those tireless contributors. So a big thank you to the Whiskeysmiths for allowing me the opportunity to help promote this worthy endeavour.
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)
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
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
Compass Box is a name I've come across quite a bit over the last year or two, both in terms of what they have to say about the whisky world and in terms of what the whisky world has to say about them. The general consensus seems to be that Compass Box is a more than … Continue reading Whisky Musings #8 – Compass Box Great King’s Street Artist Blend 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. https://youtu.be/-fuVwagWqOc
We're going to take a short detour away from whisky to talk about one of the great, unique, international beers: Rodenbach Vintage. https://youtu.be/Q-h_Ov4eZo0 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 … Continue reading Beerisode #1 – Rodenbach Vintage