BlenderScotch Royale! Dewar’s White Label v The Black Grouse v Cutty Sark with Dan, Ryan, Goran & Matt

Here we go, welcome to our first at-home, more-than-two-way BattleScotch! That’s not really anything noteworthy, except that it’s called BlenderScotch! Royale because BIG CLICKS BABY. And also because this is the review we did ON the second anniversary of iScotch. As per corporate policy, we have reviewed all three bottles on their own: Dewar’s White … Continue reading BlenderScotch Royale! Dewar’s White Label v The Black Grouse v Cutty Sark with Dan, Ryan, Goran & Matt

BattleScotch! Islay Mist 8y v McClelland’s Islay with Dan, Ryan & Goran

Hmmm… our first BattleScotch! over the Blend Line? Some people (Goran) loudly protested this particular combatax spiritus because a blend is for blend times and a single malt is for single malt time. There is some precedence – we BattleScotch!ed two transnational blends that had basically nothing in common, although in fairness Goran loudly protested … Continue reading BattleScotch! Islay Mist 8y v McClelland’s Islay with Dan, Ryan & Goran

Dewar’s White Label Blended Scotch with Dan, Ryan, Goran & Davey

Still deep in budget territory, we find the Dewar’s White Label. Wait, you say. Or… the you in my head anyway. Or, yous – there’s at least a million of you and you all wait with baited breath to read the next disrespectful, distrustful, pseudo-anti-corporate-but-still-buying-their-product-ful missive from iScotch’s secret base in the Andes mountains, where … Continue reading Dewar’s White Label Blended Scotch with Dan, Ryan, Goran & Davey

Islay Mist 8y Blended Scotch with Dan, Goran, Ryan & Davey

Interesting. A cheap, twist-off blend… that also happens to be aged and specifically from Islay. Islay Mist 8y is produced by MacDuff International, the same people who gave us Grand MacNish – which has been referred to as “scrotch”. Less interesting, more worrisome. And a look at the back of the bottle points to its … Continue reading Islay Mist 8y Blended Scotch with Dan, Goran, Ryan & Davey

Les Trois Mousquetaires Grand Cuvée Weizenbock Dark Wheat Ale with Dan, Ryan & Goran

Christmas beer number one, thanks Jono! This is Quebec’s Les Trois Mousequetaires‘ Grand Cuvée Weizenbock Dark Wheat Ale, which is a lot of words, but it’s a big sweet beer so that’s okay.  If you click that link you’ll see there’s not much to say about LTM’s web presence – it’s a redirect to their Facebook … Continue reading Les Trois Mousquetaires Grand Cuvée Weizenbock Dark Wheat Ale with Dan, Ryan & Goran

Stalk & Barrel 1+11 Special Blend with Devin, Jono, Ryan, Dan & Goran

Christmas Stalk & Barrel! Thanks, Jono! I’m about to make two grandiose claims, and it won’t even cost you much to find out if I’m right: This is the BEST Canadian whisky, and this is the MOST Canadian whisky. The first part of that claim will be completely apparent the first time you taste it, … Continue reading Stalk & Barrel 1+11 Special Blend with Devin, Jono, Ryan, Dan & Goran

Canadian Club Small Batch Classic 12y with Goran & Ryan

The classic Christmas cadieux, the boozy boxed set. Thanks Ryan! Canadian Club gets a bit of a bad rap, one we tried to address with our review about the Premium. Unfortunately, this particular numbered-C12-057-for-some-reason Classic misses the mark fairly significantly. Canadian Club is one of those brands that gets named drop when trying to establish … Continue reading Canadian Club Small Batch Classic 12y with Goran & Ryan