Time to wrap up our series on 12 year old scotch blends, and we’re doing it with a bang, talking about the ubiquitous Johnnie Walker Black Label!Read More Last of the 12 Year Blends – Johnnie Walker Black Review
Part 1 of my 4 part review/comparison series of 12 Year Old blends! Duncan Taylor 12 is certainly affordable, but is it any good?Read More Whisky Musings – Duncan Taylor 12 Year Old Blended Scotch Review
At the same time that I sampled the Johnny Walker Blue Ghost & Rare, I had the opportunity to give Glenfiddich’s 21 Year Old Gran Reserva Rum Cask release. Let me start off by saying that I quite enjoy some releases from Glenfiddich and William Grant & Sons, particularly their slightly older or bolder releases. […]Read More Whiskies I’ll Never Own #2: Glenfiddich 21 Gran Reserva Rum Cask
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 […]Read More Whisky Musings – Tamdhu 10 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
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
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 […]Read More Whisky Musings #8 – Compass Box Great King’s Street Artist Blend Review