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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

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

Bowmore 15y Darkest with Ryan

First of the micro reviews.  Not that they’re shorter (they really couldn’t be, I’m phoning this shit in pretty hard already), they’re just reviews of tiny bottles of Bowmore that I got in the Bowmore Collection. This is the 15y, a sherry cask finished scotch they call Darkest (not Darkness, or The Darkness).  There are

Bowmore Surf with Dan, Goran, Ryan & Val

Bowmore is one of my favourite scotches.  Peaty and complicated, even the budget 12y tastes amazing given the price on the bottle.  The Bowmore Surf is allegedly not available in Canada – someone brought it to work as a raffle prize and I won it in a Jelly Bean guessing contest (won with math, kids,

The Botanist Gin with The Dan, The Ryan & The Goran

Changing a couple things up for this review.  Yes, it’s a gin, and I don’t like gin either.  But it’s okay, it’s made by Bruichladdich, the Islay scotchmakers.  And, we’ve got four guys for this review. The Botanist is indeed an Islay gin. You can pick up some of the same terroir-level tastes that you’d

Bruichladdich Port Charlotte Peat Project with The Dan

Bruichladdich is a big brand, consisting of many sub-divisions of brands and sub-brands.  The Peat Project is the non-age specific vintage blend of a single malt of the Port Charlotte line (they’d like you to know it’s a tribute to the Rhinns of Islay, which Wikipedia says is the piece of land that Port Charlotte