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Johnnie Walker Black Label 12y with Goran & Ryan

We need to start with a bit of a come-clean about Johnnie Walker.  None of us get it. We don’t get why JW is considered a great drink, let alone why it has the prestige it does. This is the second Label we’ve tried and we still don’t. smell Simon – honey, toffee, maple, smoke

Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Tennessee Sour Mash with Dan & Ryan

Not much to say about Jack Daniel’s that you haven’t already thrown up in an alley, praying for death.  They make Tennessee Sour Mash Whiskey, which legally is just bourbon from Tennessee.  It does taste different from worse than any bourbon I’ve tried, so there’s that.  However, this is the bottom line of the range,

Buffalo Trace White Dog Mash #1 with Ryan & Dan

Just a head’s up. After this review, we’re taking a break from un-aged whisk(e)y for a while. A long while. It tends to be the palate equivalent of seeing the sausage being made and I’m kind of tired of paying for that. Griping done. You’ve seen the previous article on Buffalo Trace bourbon.  This is

McClelland’s Islay Single Malt Whisky with Dan & Ryan

McClelland’s is not a distillery, so this is a little different from what we’ve been looking at so far.  They are a bottler, as near as I can tell, who get their contents from Morrison Bowmore’s various distilleries, split up into lines by geographic regions.  I guess the idea is to create a brand of

Canadian Club Premium with Dan & Ryan

This appeared in my whisky case after a party, and has been staring at me ever since. “I’m a classic” i keep hearing, “I’m so popular!” “I’m a staple!” That siren’s call has been rebuked by my subconscious, time and again with “NOOO you’re disgusting” “Canadian whisky is a dog’s breakfast” and “I have such

Dillon’s White Rye with Dan, Ryan & Goran

An honest to god rye.  Dillon’s White Rye is unaged, so it’s not legally a whisky, but it’s way more of a rye than anything called “Canadian Whisky”.  If you order a rye and coke, or a rye and ginger, chances are you’re being given Canadian Club or Crown Royal, both of which are predominantly

Forty Creek Premium Barrel Select with Dan & Ryan

Oh man. Forty Creek – a blast from the past.  You might be asking, dude, why? Why? WHY? It has at least three strikes: “Canadian Whisky” (which as we know is a moniker with some serious credibility issues), twist-off top, “premium” in the name. This was Dan’s go-to whisky for forever before we started this

Grant’s Family Reserve Blended Scotch Whisky with Dan, Ryan & Goran

Yeah… Grant’s.  To be fair, this is their entry scotch.  But it does set off a few specific warning bells: blend, twist off, website mentions mixing, etc.  Not that there’s anything inherently wrong with a blend, we just haven’t had a good one here yet.  Still haven’t. smell Dan – sulfur, peat, burnt sugar Simon

Glenmorangie 12y Lasanta with Dan

Okay.  Last of the Glenmorangies.  Pretty sick of typing Glenmorangie.  Only 5 minutes left to get this post up so here goes. Lasanta aged in sherry casks. Which means I probably won’t like it.  And I didn’t. smell dan – burn, thick church wine, molasses, grape simon – cocoa, grape, pear neat dan – no

Glenmorangie 12y Nectar d’Or with Dan

The next sampler out of the Glenmorangie Discovery Pack is the 12y Nectar d’Or, aged in Sauternes casks.  What is Sauternes? you might ask.  Totally legit, so did I. Sauternes is a sweet french wine, from some specific region of France and, interestingly, afflicted with a specific blight.  Botrytis Cinerea causes noble rot, which partially