Recent trip to Montreal with Katherine netted many scotch opportunities (scotchportunities), not this least of which was the SAQ on St Catherine’s. This one shelf represents about a year’s pay for a lot of people. That is awesome and ridiculous at the same time (awesadiculous).
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 … Continue reading Whisky Caramel Corn
Once again, I should start by copping to the fact I already like this scotch. I’m still working my way through my own collection, and I tend to give away bottles I don’t like (screw you, Laphroaig Small Cask, you taste like compost) so a lot of these first reviews will be for whiskys that … Continue reading Highland Park 12y
I had purchased The Glenrothes before for a friend on reputation alone. It’s been on my to drink list for a while now and I’m really pleased I finally got to it. First off, love the packaging. Round old school medicine bottle, generic cardboard parcel – it makes a great looking and tasting gift. You … Continue reading The Glenrothes Select Reserve with 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 … Continue reading Aberlour 10y with Katherine & The Dan
I firmly believe, if you buy a bottle, you can drink it any way you want. Ice, water, neat, scotch rocks, freaking ginger ale. Its your money, do what you want. However, this will lead to some flack from old boys at the bar and connoisseurs at tastings. Here’s some predictable comments and some thought … Continue reading Justifications
I’ve finally got the webspace and the tools to do this project properly so here goes. Coming up shortly will be multiple reviews of single malt scotch whiskies. I’m not a connoisseur by any stretch – I’ve only been enjoying scotch for a few years. But maybe my reviews can give you some ideas for … Continue reading Reviews You Can Use – Yeah, I Said It