I can be critical (while fair) of the LCBO for a lot of their practices, but I do have to give them kudos for the tasting bars they've opened at some locations. Not only is it a great way to taste bottles before committing to a full purchase, it's a great way to sample, for … Continue reading Whiskies I’ll Never Own: Johnny Walker Blue Ghost & Rare
Wow, it's been a while, but we're back! It's a new year and whole new laundry list of whiskies to try! First on the list: Tamdhu 10 Year Old! (43% ABV) I made the epic mistake of recording this review a little while back and subsequently losing my tasting notes/scoring. So, sadly no written summary … Continue reading Whisky Musings – Tamdhu 10 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
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
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
https://youtu.be/Nv2MCb9h-EM 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 … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading 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) 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.