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
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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
The Benromach Special Edition is the only certified organic single malt scotch whisky I’m aware of, based on no research. Its certification comes from the UK Soil Association, and they use casks made of managed forest lumber. So, great, right? If you’re used to brands like Beau’s Beer and restaurants like Hintonburger that use local,
I need to say this up front – this scotch is not for the faint of heart. The Smokehead bottle comes in a can embossed with many words about how large the flavour is, and it deserves them all (and I don’t even know what ‘phenolic’ is). That said, while it might taste a little
Second round at L’ile Noire, and we went for one of the big guys. The Dalmore wins all kinds of awards all the time. Caveat: we had The Dalmore 5th in a night of scotch tastings, so it’s possible our tongues were just worn out and tired. I will keep The Dalmore 15y on the
First round at L’ile Noire, and… well, you remember how in the Highland Park 12y review I said I was saving up my pennies for the 18y? I’m not anymore. There’s nothing out and out wrong with the scotch, and if you weren’t familiar with the 12y you’d probably enjoy it. But it doesn’t taste