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Glenmorangie 12y Quinta Ruban with Dan

There’s only so much you can write about one scotch distiller and I feel like I’ve covered anything worth mentioning in the last two posts, so instead I thought I’d write about what Quinta Ruban is. According to Google, it’s this scotch expression aged in port casks.  Wahwah.  So, okay, that’s kind of predictable.  I

Maker’s Mark Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky with Trevor & Steph (part 2 of An Evening Beyond The Pale)

If you’re going to taste a couple of beers, and then taste those same beers after they’ve been aged in Maker’s Mark bourbon barrels, it makes a little sense to, y’know… maybe see what the interim step tastes like too, because hey – life is short and then the space monsters get you. Here’s something

Beyond The Pale with Trevor & Steph

Okay, so this review is actually three reviews.  Or five.  Or one review interrupted part-way through with another review.  It’ll all make sense as you read it. Beyond the Pale is an Ottawa-local brewer, sitting in the quickly-gentrifying Hintonburg neighborhood and selling their wares out of their store front (LCBO/Beer Store being a royal pain

Caol Ila 12y with Dan

The unpronounceable Caol Ila (allegedly either ‘cool eye-la’ or ‘cull eela’ depending where you look) is another Malts.com brand, the web presence that covers Talisker, Dalwhinnie, Oban, Lagavulin and a host of other top-end scotches.  Their website is a little confusing, in that they show six different bottles but only detail four, while the LCBO

Bulleit Bourbon Frontier Whiskey with Dan

Another bourbon! Bulleit is a Diageo brand, allegedly based on a 150 year old recipe that includes rye and barley malt in the make.  It is not a particularly complicated drink, which leads me to believe it hasn’t been aged for any noteworthy length of time (also, the lack of age expression on the bottle

Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine with Dan & Ryan

First off – big thanks to my buddy Jono for bringing this back from one of his trips America-ward. I asked him to grab me some interesting American booze and he delivered. Secondly – don’t ever drink this sober and/or neat. We did it so you don’t have to, so seriously, don’t.  We had to

Wiser’s De Luxe with Dan

Wiser’s De Luxe is apparently not the most budget member of the Wiser’s family, which is kind of terrifying.  We reviewed the Small Batch which is allegedly of higher quality than this, so I wasn’t expecting to like the De Luxe.  And I didn’t.  Sometimes life is a mystery and sometimes it’s just obvious. smell

Wiser’s Small Batch Double Barrelled with Dan

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