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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

Glen Breton 17y Icewine Cask with Katherine

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

The Dalmore 15y with Katherine at L’ile Noire

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

Nikka Taketsuru 12y Pure Malt with Katherine at the Whisky Cafe

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,