Wayne Gretzy 99 Red Cask with Dan, Davey, Vanni & Ryan

Two weeks ago we brought you AJ’s thoughts on The Liquormen’s Ol’ Dirty Canadian Whisky, the whisky of the Trailer Park Boys. This week’s celebrity vanity spirit is Wayne Gretzky’s No 99 Red Cask. I’ll have to grab Drake’s whatever the hell it’s called to round out (and maybe salvage) this well-marketed trio. (Photo by […]

Wayne Gretzy 99 Red Cask with Dan, Davey, Vanni & Ryan

Dominion City Merlot Barrel-Aged Earnscliffe ESB with Dan, Vanni & Davey

Hadn’t seen Vanni in a while and he swung by for birthday drinks with this interesting bottle. Thanks Vanni! Merlot Barrel-Aged Earnscliffe ESB from Dominion City! So many things! We have steered around the wine barrel-aged stuff in the past, having experienced a few examples where the cask overpowered the contents. Getting it right should “just” […]

Dominion City Merlot Barrel-Aged Earnscliffe ESB with Dan, Vanni & Davey

Tooth & Nail Discretion with Devin & Vanni

I moved into Hintonburg in Ottawa about a year ago, and this place is pretty great. Best part? Several breweries within walking distance. We’ve reviewed Beyond The Pale many times, but not Tooth & Nail right behind my place. This is Discretion, their “biere de table”, a European traditional thing where they give booze to […]

Tooth & Nail Discretion with Devin & Vanni

Strange Fellows Reynard Oud Bruin Limited Release with Devin & Vanni

Express delivery from Vancouver via luggage mail – thanks Dev! Strange Fellows is a Vancouver local craft brewer trying some interesting things. This particular interesting thing is called Reynard and it’s whatever an Oud Bruin is. New type of beer! An Oud Bruin is fermented in two or three stages, including the initial top fermentation […]

Strange Fellows Reynard Oud Bruin Limited Release with Devin & Vanni

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