Revel Stoke Roasted Pineapple with Dan & Laura

Another offering from Winnipeg – Revel Stoke Roasted Pineapple flavoured whisky. I think everyone knows how this is going to go so let’s not drag it out. We’ve had and not enjoyed Revel Stoke before, namely their Spiced Whisky and the parent company Phillips Union North American blend. This puts us 18% the way through […]

Innis & Gunn Vintage 2015 with Brad, Dan & Laura

Innis & Gunn Vintage! As found in Winnipeg. As much as I love Innis & Gunn, this one’s a bit of a reach. At *twenty* dollars each, you’d be excused for forgetting it’s just beer. You pay the Tube Tax. You pay the import beer tax. You pay the bottle conditioned tax, and the 100 […]

Nickel Brook Headstock Light Lager by Laura (Guest Review)

Simon – Laura is another Twitter friend! You can follow her @skinnyandsingle and @helenlaura5, and read her blog! Photo also by Laura! It’s a beautiful Canada Day in Burlington, Ontario. I’m attending the Canada Day celebrations at Spencer Smith Park with my two girlfriends. It’s so sunny and hot that of course, I beeline for […]

Updated! Dillon’s Unfiltered Gin 22 by Holly (Guest Review), or WWHD? (What Would Hemingway Do?) with Dan, Laura & Ryan

Simon – My good friend, fellow blogger, theoretical band bandmate and four kinds of ninja Holly has been bribed to write for us with the promise of an Ontario gin! Check out her blog as well. Apologies for the crappy photo (left). WWHD? (What Would Hemingway Do?) **Though I have been unable to appreciate the taste […]

First Beer Of Christmas: St Ambroise Russian Impériale Stout 2013 with Dan, Laura & Ryan

We’re a week away from Christmas and we’ve got a backlog of dark beer reviews for you, so we’ll call this happy coincidence our Seven Beers of Christmas and give you a bunch of them in a row! Good stick-to-your-ribs winter beverages coming up. Today we’ve got the St Ambroise Russian Impériale Stout for 2013. […]

BattleScotch! Jim Beam Devil’s Cut v Labrot & Graham Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select with Ryan, Dan, Goran & Laura

BattleScotch! The Budget Bourbon Edition. We have no one’s favourite Jim Beam Devil’s Cut battling fellow delinquent Labrot & Graham Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select. It’s like listening to your neighbors fight: you don’t don’t care who wins, you just want it to be over so you can go to sleep because if you don’t get […]

Golden Wedding Whisky At Dan & Laura’s Wedding

What a day! Congrats to our regular contributors Dan & Laura on their special day. Where’s the review, you ask? Well, this is going to get subjective. Objectively, you could say “you didn’t take any tasting notes” or “you didn’t write anything down” or “you were drinking it straight from the bottle in the parking […]

Hayman’s Slow Gin with Dan, Bowick & Laura

I know. It’s not scotch, or even whisky or whiskey, or even FROM a whisky brand, or from my own country. Why are we reviewing a sloe gin? Well, many reasons, actually. One, never had a sloe gin before, so we were curious. Two, we all like gin so we wanted to try it. And […]

Innis & Gunn Vanishing Point VP01 Imperial Stout with Dan, Ryan, Adrian & Bowick

Innis & Gunn are known for trying stuff, different combinations, interpretations etc. They’ve launched a new line called Vanishing Point, which is: the point at which the skills and passion of our brewers converge with our ambitions to create exceptional beers that define us as a company. Which is guess is cool as long as […]

Jim Beam Bonded with Dan & Julia

This week’s bottle is Jim Beam Bonded, courtesy of Dan’s Laura. Thanks, Laura! Bonded is a whiskey term we’ve seen before. To jog your memories, the whiskey meets an external government standard – the product of one distillery in one distilling season, aged 4 years in a government facility, bottled at 100 proof. Why submit […]

BattleScotch! Baker’s 7y v Knob Creek 9y with Dan & Ryan

Recently, we BattleScotch!ed some shitty bourbons. That was shitty. This was not shitty. This was the GOOD bourbon BattleScotch! Baker’s 7y v Knob Creek 9y, both part of the Small Batch line from Beam. So really, in this contest, the only winner is the shareholders of Beam Inc. Hey, when we can buy local whisky, […]

BattleScotch! Highland Park 10y v Highland Park 12y with Ryan & Goran

BattleScotch! Highland Park stablemates 10y and 12y duke it out in the opposite of last BattleScotch’s Terrible Bourbon-Off event! Because we had to wash that taste out of our mouths somehow. Wait, wasn’t Terrbl Borbanov the Chancellor of the Politburo? Probably. Anyway, he’s how it went down: smell Goran – 12y Ryan – 12y Simon […]

The Glenlivet 15y French Oak Reserve with Dan, Goran & MC The Actual MC

Celebration whisky is always good. Dan & Laura gave Ryan this bottle to say thanks for Being the MC at their wedding reception. He did a good job, and a good job deserves scotch. We’ve tried the 12y before, and I’ve had the 18y at my bro-in-law’s. So it was nice to try the middle […]