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Whisky Musings – Glenfarclas 12 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

Glengoyne 18 Year Old 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

Jura 16 Review (Diurach’s Own)

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)

Highland Park 12 Review

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

Whisky Musings #7 – Cragganmore Distiller’s Edition (12 Year Old)

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

Whisky Musings #6 – Benromach 10

In this review we discuss Benromach 10, a very reasonably priced entry level scotch from the Speyside region. https://youtu.be/FNj7DtucQvU   Benromach 10 (Speyside) - 43% ABV - $59.15 (LCBO) Colour: Chestnut Nose: Earthy: Toasted almonds, tobacco, fresh leather.  Hints of raisin, cinnamon spice and smoke.   Palate: Earthy notes still pervade.  Almonds and shoe leather on the … Continue reading Whisky Musings #6 – Benromach 10

Whisky Musings #4 – Aultmore 12

This installment takes us to the Speyside region, and the relatively under-appreciated distillery of Aultmore.  Enjoy! https://youtu.be/aoosbBfbRx0 Colour: Pale Straw Nose: Like a Hawaiian vacation in a glass… Heavy tropical fruits.  Citrus, pineapple and banana immediately.  Light vanilla and oakiness follow underneath.   Palate: Sweet, but not dessert-malt level.  The tropical fruit is still predominant, … Continue reading Whisky Musings #4 – Aultmore 12

Whisky Musings #3 – Oban 14 Year Old

The third Green Malt whisky review takes us to the west coast of Scotland with the highland malt Oban 14.  Enjoy! https://youtu.be/9GaQCVnHyOo

Whisky Interlude: An Evening with the Highlands

A gift that requires me to drink Scotch?  Well, there’s worse things in life… I attended a tasting class hosted by the Summerhill location of the LCBO here in Toronto, which was focused on on Highland single malts.  They host a number of these events, scheduled by season, and focusing on topics related to wine, beer, … Continue reading Whisky Interlude: An Evening with the Highlands