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
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
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
Fun in bite sized form. Picked up this kit from Bowmore a few months ago and am finally getting around to reviewing it. As you can see, this Collection includes everyone’s favourite 12y, the 15y Darkest (sherry finish) and the 18y. Reviews for the 15y and 18y will be forthcoming in the next few days.
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,
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 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