Té Bheag Nan Eilean Blended Scotch with Dan, Ryan & Goran

Two things upfront: 1) I think Goran may have let the cat out of the bag early on this one, calling it One of our favourite finds of 2013. Possibly the best taste-for-value around. — iscotch.ca (@iscotchdotca) November 22, 2013 on Twitter. So he’ll get burned with cigarettes for Ed Snowdon’ing our content. 2) It’s … Continue reading Té Bheag Nan Eilean Blended Scotch with Dan, Ryan & Goran

Caol Ila 12y with Dan

The unpronounceable Caol Ila (allegedly either ‘cool eye-la’ or ‘cull eela’ depending where you look) is another Malts.com brand, the web presence that covers Talisker, Dalwhinnie, Oban, Lagavulin and a host of other top-end scotches.  Their website is a little confusing, in that they show six different bottles but only detail four, while the LCBO … Continue reading Caol Ila 12y with Dan

Classic Malts Strong Collection

Picked up the Classic Malts (the Malts.com people) Strong Collection, featuring wee bottles of Cragganmore 12y, Talisker 10y and Lagavulin 16y.  I’ve reviewed the Talisker previously, but reviews for the other two will be up shortly. Classic Malts Strong Collection – 40%, 43% & 45.8% 3x200ml – $54.95 – Islay, Islands & Speyside

Bowmore 12y

I should come clean on this one before I go any further – after Taliskers, Bowmore is my favourite scotch.  If you want to drink single malt scotch on a budget, you literally can’t beat this.  I got my first bottle as a birthday present from my friend Jono – I’m now at the bottom … Continue reading Bowmore 12y

Fox & Feather with NG

Just got back from a pile of drinks with NG at the Fox & Feather on Elgin.  I had a Talisker 10y, a Cragganmore 12y and a Balvenie 12y… followed by an Irish Carbomb (because tomorrow’s SPD) and a rye sour.  My stomach feels pretty North Channel at the moment – choppy and mostly liquor.

Final Five

We’re down to the last 5 bottles of scotch I already own.  So far the only scotch I’ve bought since starting the blog is The Glenrothes, so I’ll need to step up the buy/go out to bars with scotch cycle.  Coming up from the home stash: Jura Superstition, Oban 14y, Glen Breton 18y, Bowmore 12y … Continue reading Final Five