Continued attempts by team iScotch to find a rye we can actually get behind – Dan is probably our most rye-positive member while Ryan ironically insists no good rye exists. Either way, this is not that rye. We’ve reviewed a Wild Turkey before: decent but not amazing. This is the rye equivalent – Wild Turkey … Continue reading Wild Turkey Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey with Dan, Ryan & Goran
Very very short review here. This isn’t worth your time so we won’t spend much of ours on it either. Hiram Walker launched Canadian Club whiskey, among others, but weirdly while Hiram Walker’s distillery (founded in 1858 in Walkerton, still going) is owned by Pernod, the Canadian Club brand is part of Beam, as is … Continue reading Hiram Walker Special Old Rye Whisky with Dan & Ryan
Back in Canada. Well, Alberta. But purchased in western and consumed in eastern Ontario. Enough geography, what is this, Rand McFrickin’ally? 4 and a half years now I’ve been waiting to use that. I don’t think it lands as good as I thought. Anyway, it’s a genuine aged rye, which makes it a bit of … Continue reading Alberta Springs 10y Rye with Dan, Ryan & Alex
Here’s a quickie because I’m on the road. A few weeks ago Dan picked up this interesting bottle of straight rye whisky, something we thought was a rarity but is proving to be less of one. Lot No. 40 is part of the Corby super-brand of mid-range booze. Here’s what we thought: smell Dan – … Continue reading Lot No. 40 Single Copper Pot Still Rye Whisky with Dan
Just a quick and dirty catchup post. We reviewed this one a while ago as part of Project Tiny Bottles, the “let’s get post-fodder for cheap” initiative that has brought so, so much content to this site. What to say about Alberta Premium Canadian Rye Whisky? It’s part of the Beam Global brand, which if … Continue reading Alberta Premium Canadian Rye Whisky with Goran & Ryan
Having a scotch blog isn’t all decades-old drams and scantily clad whiskeyettes doing suggestive dances in your face while you wax poetic on the emotional evocativeness of different phenols and long molecules in a fine glass of grain distillate. It’s mostly that, obviously. BUT SOMETIMES IT’S THIS. Exactly like a trench runner falling on a … Continue reading Highball Collective Green Tea Infused Rye & Ginger with Ryan
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 … Continue reading Dillon’s White Rye with Dan, Ryan & Goran
Just got back from a pile of drinks with NG at the Fox & Feather on Elgin. I had a Talisker 10y, a Cragganmore 12y and a Balvenie 12y… followed by an Irish Carbomb (because tomorrow’s SPD) and a rye sour. My stomach feels pretty North Channel at the moment – choppy and mostly liquor.