Updated! Steel & Oak Smoked Hefenweizen with Devin & Jono

Hand delivered from British Columbia! Which is technically illegal, if you can believe that. You can’t transport alcohol between provinces – which means every time I slip over the river to an SAQ for some whiskey or some beer from a dep’, I’m technically bootlegging. Thanks, Prohibition. Drug laws are ridiculous. Anyway, Devin dropped by […]

Updated! Steel & Oak Smoked Hefenweizen with Devin & Jono

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, […]

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

Oola Distillery Waitsburg Bourbon with Devin, Jono, Ryan, Dan & Goran

Christmas Washington Bourbon! Thanks Devin & Brenna! Oola Distillery hails from the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, Washington, what reads like a fairly gentrified area of the downtown, central to the culture of the city. The name Oola appears to be a village in Ireland, a link that might be alluded to by the spelling […]

Oola Distillery Waitsburg Bourbon with Devin, Jono, Ryan, Dan & Goran

UPDATED! Lagavulin 16y with Jono, Vanni, Jeremy & Valérie

The last of the new scotch, the Lagavulin is also the last entry in the Classic Malts Strong Collection and it definitely lives up to its name. neat Jono – Tanned, wooden & very sweet. Vanni – leather & bacon. Me – musty, leathery. Peaty & very potent. with ice Jono – mellows very nicely. […]

UPDATED! Lagavulin 16y with Jono, Vanni, Jeremy & Valérie

Ungava Gin with Nearly Everyone

I think I know what both my readers are thinking to themselves.  They’re thinking “pretty sure I’m at iSCOTCH, pretty sure I type that in/clicked that bookmark.  so what the hell, guy, why am I reading about gin?” We’ve reviewed a gin before, The Botanist, specifically because it is made by Bruichladdich, in Scotland.  We’ve […]

Ungava Gin with Nearly Everyone

Cragganmore 12y with Jono & Vanni

I had tried the Cragganmore previously on a drinking night with NG, but I lost my notes in a scuffle later that evening.  It came as part of the Classic Malts Strong Collection and I invited Vanni & Jono for a taste. Neat: Jono – smooth & sweet all the way down.  Vanni – subtle, […]

Cragganmore 12y with Jono & Vanni