Glen Breton 17y Icewine Cask with Katherine

Katherine snagged this bottle (I know, right?) on a recent trip home to the ‘Scosh (no one calls it that).  We were pretty stoked to try this – one of Canada’s only scotch-style single malts, and Katherine had tried another expression from this Distillery and quite enjoyed it. Unfortunately, the 17y Icewine Cask doesn’t stand […]

Glen Breton 17y Icewine Cask with Katherine

MacAllan 12y Sherry Oak with Katherine

Yay for surprise scotch presents!  Katherine grabbed this for me a few weeks ago so obviously I had to get her help for the review.  You may recognize MacAllan as the scotch Joel McHale/Jeff Winger drinks on Community/The Today Show, apparently. Asking for ‘a” MacAllan is a bit like rolling into Boston and asking for […]

MacAllan 12y Sherry Oak with Katherine

Jura Superstition with Katherine & Dan

Another bottle to replace.  This Jura was one of the first bottles I bought myself – I really liked the story they told on the box, for the most part.  But it has grown to mean more to more people and as such, must be returned to the shelf. Neat: Katherine – heavy on the […]

Jura Superstition with Katherine & Dan

The Dalmore 15y with Katherine at L’ile Noire

Second round at L’ile Noire, and we went for one of the big guys.  The Dalmore wins all kinds of awards all the time. Caveat: we had The Dalmore 5th in a night of scotch tastings, so it’s possible our tongues were just worn out and tired.  I will keep The Dalmore 15y on the […]

The Dalmore 15y with Katherine at L’ile Noire

Highland Park 18y with Katherine at L’ile Noire

First round at L’ile Noire, and… well, you remember how in the Highland Park 12y review I said I was saving up my pennies for the 18y?  I’m not anymore. There’s nothing out and out wrong with the scotch, and if you weren’t familiar with the 12y you’d probably enjoy it.  But it doesn’t taste […]

Highland Park 18y with Katherine at L’ile Noire

Nikka Taketsuru 12y Pure Malt with Katherine at the Whisky Cafe

3rd round, Whisky Cafe.  Time to get weird.  We tried the Nikka Taketsuru 12y Pure Malt Whisky, Japan’s equivalent of a blend of single malts.  This was unlike any whisky I’ve had so far – almost as smooth as a liquor, clear tasting for such a dark drink. Me: smooth, clean, comfortable Katherine: light, fruity, […]

Nikka Taketsuru 12y Pure Malt with Katherine at the Whisky Cafe

Talisker 18y with Katherine at the Whisky Cafe

Second round at the Whisky Cafe, and it was time for a classic, and no binge scotching is complete without a Talisker. Served from a tiny bottle, the best review I can give to this drink is the first two things out of Katherine’s and my first words: “that’s definitely a Talisker” and “I love […]

Talisker 18y with Katherine at the Whisky Cafe

Auchentoshan 21y with Katherine at the Whisky Cafe

First up at the Whisky Cafe, we opted for the oldest Auchentoshan available.  It had been on Katherine’s list for a while and it seemed like the perfect chance to try it. Rather than invite judgment, I stuck to neat for all the drinks in Montreal.  I know I’ve said that you should drink your […]

Auchentoshan 21y with Katherine at the Whisky Cafe

Whisky Caramel Corn

So, I don’t know if you know this, but when you make homemade caramel corn as Katherine awesomely does, its actually kind of an interesting chemistry thing.  You basically boil sugar in butter to caramelize it without burning, then add vanilla extract, typically alcohol-based, that reacts with the whole mess to help it dry chewy […]

Aberlour 10y with Katherine & The Dan

First review so I decided to bring some friends in on the fun.  Katherine has a somewhat longer relationship with scotch than I do (or with me, come to think of it) and takes her scotch neat.  I believe The Dan is familiar with whiskey in general and is gaining appreciation for scotch, served with […]

Aberlour 10y with Katherine & The Dan