Here at iScotch we’d like to wish you all a very happy holidays, merry Christmas, festive Kwanzaa, chappy Chanukah, feisty Festivus or an unrelenting Yule. Oh yeah and a happy drunken New Year’s. This is the last Saturday in December, the last Saturday of 2019, indeed the last Saturday of the decade, and it marks […]
Kinsip Barrel Aged Maple Syrup is right what it says on the bottle. Maple syrup aged in whisky barrels. From Kinsip. And it does to maple syrup pretty much what you’d expect, imparting oak cask & whisky flavours, not notes or hints. Great on pancakes, in coffee and on ice cream, perfect for holiday breakfasts. […]
A recent very excellent birth day present, two tickets to Whiskey Ottawa, thanks Hillary! A massive event with a good 3-400 people and looooots of different whiskeys and whiskies. So much scotch, such tiny glasses. For the sake of it not taking half a year to publish, and because the notes are short and get […]
Aw yeah, another whole month with the same whisky, and a second time! May is Tomatin Month 2, come on back every Saturday for the same superficial analysis and redundant flavour words you’ve come to expect from your ninth-favourite bastion of GenX halfassery: iScotch. #tasteslikewhisky
Coming up! A whole month of Glengoyne! Stayed tuned for 3 reviews and a good ol’ BattleScotch! WOO!
We don’t usually do wine here on iScotch but my buddy Davey started working at the Wine… Shop? Store? Wine Bunker..? Nono, the Wine-o-Rama, in the Sobey’s on Metcalfe. He gave me some great recommendations for wines for gifts/supplies over the holidays. Black Cellar Whisky Oak Aged Shiraz-Cabarnet Blend #5 comes highly recommended. Davey says […]
This interestingly bottled novelty showed up just in time for the Holidays and seems to have disappeared pretty quickly afterwards. Magnum Scotch Cream Liquor – imagine Bailey’s but not gross. I know everyone loves Bailey’s and I have as well but it’s been too many times in too many nasty coffees and I just can’t […]
This one appears to have slipped through the cracks – Yip Cider from Long Reach, New Brunswick. I know I know – it’s the middle of winter, this is from last summer’s tour of Eastern Canada and Western Ontario, this is a cider review? Off brand! Yeah fair enough. Barging forward anyway. It was a […]
EVERYONE’S FAVOURITE THING – THE WHISKY SAMPLER. This time 5! FIVE! F!VE! whiskies! 4 new reviews, a Round 2! and a BattleScotch! The whole kajimmy! Stay tuned for Asyla, Hedonism, Spice Box, Oak Cross and The Peat Monster! November (and early December) is Compass Box Month at iScotch!
We’re in the middle of tornado recovery here in Ottawa, so this week’s review is limited by data plans and battery life. Which is fine because there isn’t too much to say about this product. I had thought that Maple3 Maple Water was basically maple syrup leftovers. When you make maple syrup you boil off the […]
A Tiny Trio of Tomintoul… Glenlivets? Stay tuned for 3 Reviews and a BattleScotch! coming your way!
Things are looking up here at iScotch! We have literal piles of reviews stacked up for y’all: a month of Bruichladdich a month of Tomatin Paddy’s Irish Whiskey ON St Paddy’s Day to name not even half – hope you like em. We’ll also be posting tasty teasers, when we can, for Saturday’s article on […]
Moving day today, amigos.
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!
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 […]
This year’s Christmas Pack from Innis & Gunn! Four beers and… a… coaster. Neat! Used to get a proper beer glass for a couple years, then they gave away a honking big bottle opener but… sure, a coaster is nice. I guess. This year’s kit comes with an Original, a Lager, a Bourbon Cask Dark […]
Haven’t had a good run from a good distiller in a long time, so coming up through September and October – The Dalmore. Grabbed this shwank sampler pack to give us 3 reviews, a Round 2 and a BattleScotch in classic iScotch form. Stay tuned for the 12y, the Gran Reserva, the 15y and the […]
In the course of running a blog, you lose shit. If, like me, you’re a photographer first and foremost, you don’t lose photos, but you do lose slips of paper. Especially when those slips of paper were last seen at some point in a late night analysis of the subjective qualities of grain-based intoxicants. But, since I […]
300 posts on iscotch.ca. That’s pretty crazy. Granted, they’re not all bottles of single malt scotch – the brand got watered down early and often, that’s for sure. Over the course of the last 299 spicy whisky word burps we’ve posted here, we’ve come across some fantastic spirits, some interesting beers and some fancy gins, […]
This is pretty awesome. John at Cooper’s contacted me to see if we’d be interested in giving whisky cask aged coffee a taste. It’s one of those happy coincidences that Dan is a coffeehouse manager and a competitive barista to boot. So we said hell yes. The parcel arrived from Rhode Island with that bag […]
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays! Here’s the stash I pulled in this year, ready and waiting to have their heads pulled or twisted off and their delicious insides enjoyed by thirsty people! From left to right: homemade Chardonnay, Daldobbiadene Prosecco Superiore, Black Grouse Blended Scotch, Fuller’s Vintage Ale 2014, Canadian Vlub 100% Rye, Blanton’s Kentucky Straight […]
Well… end-of-Summer-by-the-time-I-found-it Mixed Pack. One Innis & Gunn Original, one Lager and one Toasted Oak IPA. Stay tuned for the reviews on the two new ones, and hurry up to the LCBO if you want to find this. There’s always plenty of goddamned Rum Finish, of which I am not a fan, but the other […]
McFadden Spirit Drink. Because when you can’t call it whiskey, you call it spirits. Either that, or they’ve jammed the souls of some indigent Irish washer children into the mash. I guess that’s the same thing; spirits is spirits, right? Technically, the full name of this is McFadden Spirit Drink A Recipe of Whiskey & […]