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 a […]Read More Whisky Musings – Aberlour A’bunadh Review
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 wild […]Read More Whisky Musings – Glenfarclas 12 Review
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
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.Read More Whisk(e)y Warrior Award: June 2017
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