Ardbeg SMWS 33.134 “Peat roasted pig Hawaiian style” & SMWS 33.143 “Thank you and goodnight!”

I’ve been here before. I just didn’t realize it when I bought the bottles. There I was, in a black and white office, sitting back, doing what we all do at work: Try and work while talking with friends. The announcement woke me from a sound half sleep that only work could provide, knocking me […]

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Wiser’s Dissertation

I’d like to thank Wiser’s for the sample of this whisky. Wiser’s Dissertation is a new LCBO exclusive offering from Wiser’s. Recently there have been quite a few of these, and they’ve been quite nice to a group I am part of, the Toronto Whisky Society. That said, as you can see, I have not […]

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Ardbeg 10 Portwood

Thanks to /u/oliviervdv for both making this (yes, making it) and sending me a sample! Before you get too worried, start looking through all the potential whiskies, and start breaking down Glenmorangie’s door, no, Ardbeg 10 Portwood is not on the market at the moment. It was made by oliviervdv, in his… house, I’m assuming. Totally […]

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Aberlour 10 (1990s bottling)

I recently had the chance to try a sample of the upcoming Toronto Whisky Society bottling. More on that in the future. Far into the future. Unless you ask or are part of it, then you’ll find out. When people talk about the good ole days, I, as a Millenial, immediately think they are a […]

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Victorian Caledonian Blended Malt

Recently the Toronto Whisky Society was privileged enough to be visited by Victoria Caledonian Brewery and Distillery. They are a newer brewery and distillery who have been making beer and whisky for quite awhile. However this isn’t your average brand new distillery in Canada. The master distiller, Mike Nicolson, spent 36 years making Scotch for […]

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Springbank 11 Local Barley

Thanks to /u/devoz for sharing a sample of this one! Terroir is a joke told by a silly man. We know many distilleries that use the same river, and they didn’t taste the exact same. The reason, is of course, they use different barrels, different methods, different mashbills, and finally, different barley. However, what if someone […]

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Aultmore 12

Thanks to /u/throzen for sharing a dram of this one! It’s hard to find an alternative to Aultmore. Wait, is this what we’re doing now? Puns? That didn’t even work. Let’s start differently. Aultmore distillery is distilled in Keith, Banffshire. The name is derived for the Gaelic, which I don’t have to type out because it’s […]

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