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
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
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.
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)
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 … Continue reading Glenfiddich 12 and Glenfiddich 15 Distiller’s Edition Review
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