A new budget bourbon appeared on the shelf at the LCBO and we had to try it. Weller Special Reserve, The Original Wheated Bourbon. Despite being “wheated” (which sounds like a Saskatchewan hazing ritual), this is still marked as a Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. The requirements for KSBW are just that the mash be 51% … Continue reading Weller Special Reserve Wheated Bourbon with Dan
Knob Creek, purveyors of fine Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. This is their Single Barrel Reserve, aged nine years and bottle at 60%. It’s not often a distiller can pull off a high-powered whiskey without a lot of collateral damage in the flavour and face burning departments, but Knob Creek manages to do it and still … Continue reading Round 2! Knob Creek 9y Single Barrel Reserve with Virginia
Editors note: I was introduced to Daniel through Instagram algorithm, weirdly, but it turns out we share some interests, including photography and whisky, so it seemed natural to offer a guest spot. Fortunately, he said yes! Enjoy: Happy Anniversary My kind of party I’ve always been a fan of Bushmills. The Irish blend … Continue reading Guest Review! Bushmills 1608 Anniversary Edition By Daniel Küpper
Sorry for the no show last week – to make up for it we’ve got Harviestoun Raspy Engine Old Engine Oil Raspberry Porter, enough name for two weeks’ of reviews. We’ve had a Harviestoun before, so when I saw this generously-named offering from the same people I figured it was worth a try. Especially since … Continue reading Harviestoun Raspy Engine Old Engine Oil Raspberry Porter with Dan
Happy World Whisky Day, iScotch readers! Did you know, iScotch and World Whisky Day started in the same year? 2012 was an eventful, if largely sucktacular, year. Anyway, happy world wrestling day or whatever. For this week’s review, Dan has brought us his wedding party gift for some upcoming nuptials, the Glenfiddich 14y Rich Oak … Continue reading Glenfiddich 14y Rich Oak with Dan for World Whisky Day
Hey scotchkateers, taking a lap this week and back on the good foot next. Have to build up our supply of reviews and reviewables. Stay tuned, we’re back next week!
One of the stars of a recent tasting, I thought it might be a good idea to take a quick second review of this longtime favourite: Bushmills Black Bush. We’re Bushmills fans, and specifically Black Bush, which we tried for the first time five years ago last week. So it seems like the timing is … Continue reading Round 2! Bushmills Black Bush
Just a quick photo post this week. Things are busy! Hope you’re offering your guests something good to drink.
I’m not a professional event host or anything, and I’m not trying to make any money off of this thing (yet). But a couple times now, I’ve been asked or offered to walk some friends through some whiskies as a fun thing to do when we get together. It’s not that hard, and I recommend … Continue reading How To Do A Whisky Tasting
Just a quick little solo review for Easter: Prince Edward county’s own Barley Days Brewery. Someone gifted my folks a four-pack sample and I helped myself to this Royal George Brown Ale. Good drinking for a cooler spring evening. smell – perfect brown ale, sweet, coffee taste – good heft, chocolate presents, very smooth finish … Continue reading Barley Days Brewery Royal George Brown Ale