Whisky Musings – Duncan Taylor 12 Year Old Blended Scotch Review

No write-up for this one (yet) I'm afraid.  For now, just a video review of a really enjoyable, approachable, and eminently affordable blended whisky by Duncan Taylor.  Enjoy! https://youtu.be/cHzMKwYwjUE

Whiskies I’ll Never Own #3 – Highland Park 21

Let me start by just reiterating that I love, love, love the tasting bar concept at the LCBO.  I may not be the biggest fan of everything they do, but being able to sample some great wine and spirits for a very reasonable price has been amazing.  The most recent sample on that list: Highland Park … Continue reading Whiskies I’ll Never Own #3 – Highland Park 21

Whisky Musings – Deanston 10 PX finish review

Deanston 10 PX Finish – 57.5% ABV – $79.95 (LCBO) Ok, I'll up be up front with this one... It's probably not going to be to everyone's taste, but it's definitely in the wheelhouse of my palate.  It's a BIG sherry influence, and if you don't like that or you don't like sweeter whiskies, this … Continue reading Whisky Musings – Deanston 10 PX finish review

Whiskies I’ll Never Own #2: Glenfiddich 21 Gran Reserva Rum Cask

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.  … Continue reading Whiskies I’ll Never Own #2: Glenfiddich 21 Gran Reserva Rum Cask

Whiskies I’ll Never Own: Johnny Walker Blue Ghost & Rare

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

Whisky Musings – Tamdhu 10 Review

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

Whisky Musings – Benromach Sassicaia Wood Finish 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

Whisky Musings – Aberlour A’bunadh 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

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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

Whisky Musings – Glengoyne 15 Review

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