Brief stop with Canadian Whiskey today. The designation “Canadian Whiskey” is pretty problematic. The manufacturers would like you to equate CW with Rye Whisk(e)y, but you shouldn’t. From Serious Eats: The rules guiding Canadian whisky, on the other hand, leave plenty of room for interpretation, as Wilson notes. “Unlike with bourbon, the base spirit is
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In celebration of St Patty’s day, the patron saint of hamburgers or somesuch, and also in the spirit of completevism (you get to 50 odd reviews and you start wanting to know the totality of a line), here’s our review of the little brother of the Bushmill‘s line. smell dan – berry, wood, honey, sharp
This is the second bottle from Glen Breton we’ve had; you’ll remember the 17y Ice Wine Cask finish we reviewed. That was a little heavy handed, as I’m finding most wine-cask-aged whiskies, this one was much more enjoyable. Glen Breton is distilled at the Glenora Inn & Distillery in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Their claim
So, back to scotch, at least for the moment. Picked up this mouthful, both in name and taste, while visiting family in British Columbia (got to try Glenlivet 18y as well). Good thing too, as the label states it was “casked exclusively bottled for British Columbia” so I assume that means it would be difficult
So, I could (and will) go into detail about the way this Canadian Whisky tastes, but you should know it’s just terrible. It blends with Canada Dry ginger ale very well for a fantastic Rye & Ginger, but drinking this neat can only be called a mistake. One that we did anyway, repeatedly, for both
Got this bottle as a going away present from a co-worker when I left my last job. Its the first blended scotch I’ve reviewed, and… its better than I thought it was going to be. Up to now I hadn’t actually tried in straight, only with soda or ginger ale. Neat: Mild smell, almost nutty.
Katherine snagged this bottle (I know, right?) on a recent trip home to the ‘Scosh (no one calls it that). We were pretty stoked to try this – one of Canada’s only scotch-style single malts, and Katherine had tried another expression from this Distillery and quite enjoyed it. Unfortunately, the 17y Icewine Cask doesn’t stand
Taste-wise, the Distiller’s Edition sits in the same place in comes in the box – right in the middle. Its difficult to describe it without comparing it to the 57° or the 10y: its fuller than the 10y, but not as intense as the 57°, warmer and spicier, while less peaty. Each lot is numbered,
I’m not usually a huge fan of the super-high proofed whiskies – while it has its uses, the burn is a distraction from the flavour. I was pleasantly surprised by the 57° – it manages to remain a Talisker while bringing significant heat. Neat: Alcohol & peat – hot on the tongue, lots of burn.
This bottle of Dalwhinnie 15y was in the first batch of scotches I received when I decided to take it up as a hobby. If drinking is a hobby. I guess the pausing to take notes validates the whole experience. Anyway, when I first tried Dalwhinnie, it was a bit of a horsekick to my