Jura 16 Review (Diurach’s Own)

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 […]

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Glenfiddich 12 and Glenfiddich 15 Distiller’s Edition 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 […]

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Beerisode #1 – Rodenbach Vintage

We’re going to take a short detour away from whisky to talk about one of the great, unique, international beers: Rodenbach Vintage. It’s an aged beer that demonstrates a lot of the fruit, tannic qualities of red wine, but with a slight sourness typical of Flanders red ale. Fantastic stuff, but don’t worry, the whisky […]

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Oban 14 Year Old: Redux…

I posted a written version of the Oban review over at reddit.com/r/scotch, and I thought I would post it up here as well, cuz… why not? Oban is a town and distillery I had the opportunity to visit, and I found that the town and the spirit had a remarkably similar quality. Like the malt, […]

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