The other night I got a call from The Dan that our friend Alex had purloined a bottle of single malt scotch from his dad’s closet. It proved to be the very tasty Founder’s Reserve 10y expression, discontinued some time ago and not currently available. Awesome. Its always a treat to stumble upon rarer bottles,
This is the first single malt scotch I tasted when I started this new hobby of scotch… uh, drinking. It was the second bottle I emptied (I love Bowmore), triggering the purchase of this collection. I am going to have to replace this dinky 200ml bottle soon. Neat: light, clear, balanced, smooth & sweet. With
Been holding back on the Oban because, frankly, it’ll be expensive to replace. Which is a shame, because I could drink this every damn day. Neat: smells of maple lumber. Sweet caramel and mild warmth. With ice: smokey, very sweet and smooth. Oban 14y – 43% 750ml – $105.00 – Highlands Try? Absolutely. Buy? Definitely.
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,
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
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
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
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