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!
One of the stars of a recent tasting, I thought it might be a good idea to take a quick second review of this longtime favourite: Bushmills Black Bush. We’re Bushmills fans, and specifically Black Bush, which we tried for the first time five years ago last week. So it seems like the timing is … Continue reading Round 2! Bushmills Black Bush
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 … Continue reading How To Do A Whisky Tasting
Just a quick little solo review for Easter: Prince Edward county’s own Barley Days Brewery. Someone gifted my folks a four-pack sample and I helped myself to this Royal George Brown Ale. Good drinking for a cooler spring evening. smell – perfect brown ale, sweet, coffee taste – good heft, chocolate presents, very smooth finish … Continue reading Barley Days Brewery Royal George Brown Ale
It’s Dad’s birthday and he’s gone to the liquor cabinet and pulled out this Glenfiddich 12y Special Reserve. We’ve had a 12y Glenfiddich before, but it’s not clear if this is the same stuff. I know for sure this bottle pre-dates my drinking whisky. Dad received this as a gift from a close friend when my … Continue reading Glenfiddich 12y Special Reserve with Dad
This week’s bottle is Jim Beam Bonded, courtesy of Dan’s Laura. Thanks, Laura! Bonded is a whiskey term we’ve seen before. To jog your memories, the whiskey meets an external government standard – the product of one distillery in one distilling season, aged 4 years in a government facility, bottled at 100 proof. Why submit … Continue reading Jim Beam Bonded with Dan & Julia
The pride of New Westminster, Steel & Oak. And who better to enjoy it with than my brother in law Devin and my new nephew Baby Groot! We’ve had a couple Steel & Oaks so far and enjoyed them quite a bit. This is a great local brewery making great local beers. And their tasting … Continue reading Steel & Oak Flight with Devin & Baby Groot
The day after St Paddy’s Day is the perfect time to drop these little Scottish/Irish gems. Innis & Gunn Kith & Kin, the first Innis & Gunn to use (or reveal) the name brand whisky barrels used to age their beer. In this case, it’s Teeling whiskey, a great Irish distiller. We’ve had a Teeling … Continue reading Innis & Gunn Kith & Kin Teeling Whiskey-Aged Stout with Dan & Davey
A new Famous Grouse! Well, not quite. The Famous Grouse Smoky Black is the new branding for The Black Grouse. Which is a little odd since they’re still offering the Black Grouse Alpha Edition – maybe they had extra labels left over. Speaking of labels, this one tells you exactly what you’re getting – Famous … Continue reading The Famous Grouse Smoky Black with Dan