Advent 05: Aberlour 6y Batch 8 with Dan

The fifth of advent, a 40 full of cheer. Corona got you trapped inside, why not drink a whole box of whisky. What could possibly go wrong? Aberlour is a distillery we don’t get much of – one review and one BattleScotch in the past, one review coming up sometime this year. This Aberlour 6y […]

Advent 05: Aberlour 6y Batch 8 with Dan

Collective Arts Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Porter Art Print 2019 with Dan

This year’s Collective Arts print tube is a Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Porter, something a little different. The print is a bird motif from Kait Cooper, check out her stuff and maybe buy something. You can also order direct from the Brewery during these end of days, here’s their store and here’s what we thought: nose […]

Collective Arts Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Porter Art Print 2019 with Dan

Advent 04: Dufftown 10y Batch 4 with Dan

Advent Number Four! Dufftown, home of Duff Breweries, offers a 10y whisky. I’ve never had a Dufftown before because I didn’t think it was real. It sounds like a fake whisky from a cartoon. What is Dufftown? It’s Singleton of Dufftown, aka Singleton, apparently. I last encountered this whisky hanging upside down in an airport […]

Advent 04: Dufftown 10y Batch 4 with Dan

Collective Arts Artisanal Dry Gin with Brenna & Gill

Another craft gin on our whisky blog – whatever. We’re gonna drink whatever we… chose to afford to drink. Collective Arts Artisanal Dry Gin. As much as we wish Collective Arts, the Hamilton local brewer and distiller well, well… maybe we’re not going to chose to afford their stuff in the future. We tried their […]

Collective Arts Artisanal Dry Gin with Brenna & Gill

Advent 03: Bunnahabhain 10y Batch 14 with Dan

The third tiny bottle of Christ’s bl- I mean – Christmas Advent Holiday Year Ender Boutique-y Whisky things is the Bunnahabhain 10y Batch 14. I dunno what happened to batches 0-13. Also worth noting there is no mention of a 10y anything on their website. We first tasted a bunch of Bunnahabhain’s at the Whiskey […]

Advent 03: Bunnahabhain 10y Batch 14 with Dan

Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin with Mum & Brenna

It has been a year and two weeks since our last gin review. That’s crazy, gin is great. This is is not so much great as it is gin, but there you go. The “gunpowder” in the name Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin refers not to explosives but to a type of green tea that’s rolled […]

Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin with Mum & Brenna

Advent 01: Reservoir Distillery Bourbon 2y Batch 1 with Dan

Loyal readers will remember I picked up the Boutique-Whisky Company’s Whisky Holiday/Advent Calendar and posted about it just before New Year’s. Well, at 24 to get through, we figured we should get started.  You’ll see these sprinkled throughout the year as we stretch-stretch-stretch that hobby alcoholic dollar. Reservoir Distillery out of Virginia have provided both […]

Advent 01: Reservoir Distillery Bourbon 2y Batch 1 with Dan

Robbie Burns Day Review! Innis & Gunn Vanishing Point 03 with Mike & Davey

Happy Robbie Burns Day! I know, I know… reviewing a beer on Robbie Burns Day?! But I don’t have any *Scotch* scotch posts ready in the hopper – bourbon, yes, Irish, yes, gin, yes, and lots of beers. A lot of beers. Like I’m gonna have to post a lot of beer reviews this year. […]

Robbie Burns Day Review! Innis & Gunn Vanishing Point 03 with Mike & Davey

Bearface 7y Triple Oak Canadian Whisky with Steve, Bengt, Brad & Chris

Video Review!  Bearface is a somehow new 7y Canadian whiskey. I’m being facetious – you can do that by buying other people’s at least 7y whisky. It looks like this company buys, blends and barrels, but I can’t tell exactly how much they do from their very internet website. Said very internet website has […]

Bearface 7y Triple Oak Canadian Whisky with Steve, Bengt, Brad & Chris

Tomatin Cù Bòcan with Dan

We have done so many Tomatin – this is number seven – at this point there’s not a lot to say. Tomatin Cù Bòcan – near as I can tell this one translates to something about dogs which makes sense because it tasted like flea and tick shampoo. This is the first whisky to ever […]

Tomatin Cù Bòcan with Dan

Clyde May’s Straight Bourbon Whiskey with Bengt, Brad & Chris

VIDEO! VIDEO! VIDEO! Clyde Who? Straight What? Bourbon… from where? ANSWER: Clyde May’s Straight Bourbon from Alabama. What do those things mean again? Bourbon: from America, with 51% corn in the original mash. Straight Bourbon: from America, with 51% corn in the mash, in new charred barrels, minimum two years, within a specific abv range […]

Clyde May’s Straight Bourbon Whiskey with Bengt, Brad & Chris

Clyde May’s Alabama Style Whiskey with Bengt, Brad & Chris

Another Video Review Clyde May’s Alabama Whiskey. “Distilled Since 1946, Legal Since 2001” is a pretty great slogan. Especially since within four years they’d be the official state liquor of Alabama, followed shortly by a few alcohol production and sales convictions. But it’s all better now. Now you can get their bottles in Massachusetts and […]

Clyde May’s Alabama Style Whiskey with Bengt, Brad & Chris

Johnnie Walker Double Black with Brad, Chris & Junior

How about we start this one with the video! Johnnie Walk Double Black is not twice as good as the regular Black Label. In fact, whatever taste Black is, it seems a lot like this has less of it. It claims to be peatier and aged in more-charred barrels or something, but that is not […]

Johnnie Walker Double Black with Brad, Chris & Junior

Naked Grouse Blended Scotch with Holly, Trevor & Dan

Another Grouse, this time Naked – The Naked Grouse.  Why Naked? Why not, exclaims the website nakedgrouse.com, which doesn’t appear to be part of the Famous Grouse site. In fact this IS a blended grain Grouse from 2011, relaunched as not-a-Grouse with a Grouse name for “older millennials” with only malt whiskies making the blend. […]

Naked Grouse Blended Scotch with Holly, Trevor & Dan

Rodenbach Grand Cru Flanders Red Ale

I don’t like sour beers. This Rodenbach Grand Cru Flanders Red Ale from Belgium is a sour beer. I didn’t like it either. The time cask aging doesn’t fix it. But the website says this is a “specialist beer aimed more at experts” if you wanted to read some pretentious trash on a Saturday. I […]

Rodenbach Grand Cru Flanders Red Ale

Dominion City Brewing Between Two Evils Imperial Stout with Davey

Dominion City Brewing in Ottawa does a lot of interesting stuff, but Davey and I couldn’t agree on whether this was one of them. As stouts go, it’s great for people who don’t like stouts. Whether it’s for you is yours to discover, here’s what we thought: nose Davey – 70% dark chocolate, acai Simon […]

Dominion City Brewing Between Two Evils Imperial Stout with Davey

The Singleton 12y Dufftown Single Malt Scotch Whisky in an Air Canada Lounge

The Singleton 12y Dufftown Single Malt Scotch Whisky. A rogue’s smile and an upgraded ticket got me into the Air Canada lounge in Winnipeg (mostly the ticket), where I found this relic of a grandfather’s attic. Hung upside down in an airport lounge for who knows how long, it’s also been breathing for about 10 […]

The Singleton 12y Dufftown Single Malt Scotch Whisky in an Air Canada Lounge

Wild Turkey Longbranch with Davey

Quick review this week, Wild Turkey Longbranch Bourbon! Small batch bourbon made with weird woods! How much do you trust the “small batch” label from a large distiller tho? I dunno. Here’s what we thought: nose Davey – spicy tomato sauce Simon – caramel pie crust, sweet corn, bbq, candy necklace candy neat Davey – […]

Wild Turkey Longbranch with Davey

Glengoyne 18y with Dan, Bowick & Steph

I know, I know. It’s 4/20. It’s the first 4/20 since legalization. I was in a band with a song called four20. Where is the weed whisky or ihash.ca or whisky barrel aged weed (patent pending), right? This site is about subjective reviews of intoxicating substances, exclusively. Weed is in the same family as hops, […]

Glengoyne 18y with Dan, Bowick & Steph

Glengoyne 15y with Dan, Bowick & Steph

Our second swing at the Glengoyne Gift Collection is the 15y. Glengoyne suggest a rather elaborate range of flavours are present in this dram, I’m not so sure. The label details are also quite different and list different woods between the bottle and the website; is this marketing drift? Or distilling? Who knows! Summary: they […]

Glengoyne 15y with Dan, Bowick & Steph

Old St. Andrews Clubhouse Blended Scotch Whisky in Victoria

Old St. Andrews Clubhouse Blended Scotch. Here’s some notes I took in a hotel during a work trip to Victoria: it comes in a golf ball, i hate it already served in a plastic cup that was itself plastic wrapped. if this is best western i’d hate to see the worst. haha i kid, i’m […]

Old St. Andrews Clubhouse Blended Scotch Whisky in Victoria

Powers Gold Label with Steph

Every year like clockwork March stumbles in from the cold and delivers Irish Stereotype Reinforcement Day to warm the cockles of your projectile vomiting heart. St Paddy’s Day in North America has as much to do with Ireland as Chinese food in North America has to do with China – as in maybe a immigrant […]

Powers Gold Label with Steph

Innis & Gunn Don’s Choice Black IPA with Coconut & Rhubarb in Winnipeg & Also Dan

The Continuing Weird Beer Adventures Of Innis & Gunn – Don’s Choice Black IPA with Coconut & Rhubarb. The definition of too many things – a barrel-aged black IPA with coconut & rhubarb which is the result of a “landslide” winning contest suggestion from a Canadian, the aforementioned Don. I think I know a hundred […]

Innis & Gunn Don’s Choice Black IPA with Coconut & Rhubarb in Winnipeg & Also Dan

Innis & Gunn Limited Edition 15 Barrel Aged Double IPA in Winnipeg

The Innis & Gunn Completionist Blog That Also Sometimes Drinks Whisky Chapter Several Dozen – 15 Barrel Aged Double IPA. This is kind of unfair because I don’t like IPAs but no one else is here. The 15 (pronounced fif-teen, like the number) marks 15 years of barrel aging beer at Innis & Gunn. The […]

Innis & Gunn Limited Edition 15 Barrel Aged Double IPA in Winnipeg