Caol Ila 12 2006 North Star

Everything about Caol Ila, on paper, without trying their whisky spells disaster. It’s massive amounts of whisky pumped out industrially owned by a large company. And yet… dammit if I don’t really enjoy their whisky. So I guess I gotta stop judging books by covers and all that. Oh, how my life would be different. […]

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Laphroaig 20 1996 Adelphi

Thanks to /u/xile_ for pouring me this dram. How do you end an epic tasting that includes good steak, beef bacon, sausages, and staring into the abyss? Why with a Laphroaig of course! Laphroaig 20 1996 Adelphi is to round out the tasting. And since it’s from Adelphi, I’m lucky that they listed the alcohol the information is […]

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Glenfiddich Snow Phoenix [MYSTERY]

Thanks to /u/xile_ for pouring this for me. I’m not the biggest Glenfiddich fan boy. Yes, the 18 has a special place in my heart, however I’m not constantly hunting down Glenfiddich to try. That said I have been hunting down Glenfiddich Snow Phoenix. I had a chance to have a pour, however not being the biggest Glenfiddich […]

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Bunnahabhain Stiùireadair

Bunnahabhain Stiùireadair is a new NAS release from Bunnahabhain. It’s sherried, using both first fill and second fill sherry casks. I obtained this sample from the brand ambassador who recently ran a tasting for the Toronto Whisky Society. Why this? According to some press, it’s a partial replacement for the 12 year. Guess they’re having sourcing […]

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GlenDronach 8 – The Hielen

Simple whisky this time. I was at a bar, well known for a good selection of whiskies, however I had blown my whisky budget and didn’t have much time before my plans started. GlenDronach 8 – The Hielen was my pick. It’s about time, really. I had forgotten some of the younger malts and should catch […]

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Ardbeg – Ar10 – Elements of Islay

Thanks to both /u/devoz and /u/distillation for this sample. So we just finished a Lagavulin independent bottled double cask. What can beat that? I am a Lagavulin fanboy, after all. Oh, yeah, I’m also an Ardbeg fanboy. And a huge obvious stereotype whisky drinker. Thus we have Ardbeg – Ar10 – Elements of Islay up next, yet another of the chemistry […]

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Lagavulin – Lg8 – Elements of Islay [Mystery Review]

Thanks to /u/Throzen for sharing this dram. Mystery sample time! It’s always fun to have a new whisky, and one blind is pretty cool. Also single casks can really, really vary one each. Thus I went in completely blind. Let’s see how it tasted, shall we? Price: N/A at the LCBO Region: Islay Vintage: 2006 Bottled: 2018 Age: 12-years-old Cask Type: 2 Bourbon […]

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