So… yeah.. late at night. Not our best work. We had a few bail-outs and quitters. But to be fair they may have already been asleep. Shameful to say that we are going to have to revisit The Famous Grouse (warning, Flash splash page ahead, because it’s 2004) because the notes are incomplete. I will
Another visitor from New Brunswick, second to last of east coast interlopers. Nothing quite like attaching a national poet‘s name to your product to drag in the ex-pat dollars and drunk patriots’ pounds… Pretty fucking morose when you realize he drank himself to death. It’s like Columbine Brand Bullets. Or Michael Hutchinson Glad Kitchen Catchers.
A fine blend. Chivas Regal 12y is the bottom of the line entry from Chivas, a blender that also offers 18y and 21y blended expressions. They appear to be based out of the Strathisla Distillery, which makes me think there’s a good reason for that, likely making up a significant portion of the blend. But
Our 100th post, so it’s time to do something new. In BattleScotch! we pit two or more bottles related by either obvious elements or esoteric justifications against each other in a rigorous taste-off. Not really, this is just an attempt at a straight forward answer to “Which would you buy?” We’ll provide the raw data
Here we have McClelland’s Speyside, brother from another region to their Islay bottling. McClelland’s range is pretty reasonably priced, so it’s not too much of a hardship to give it a go. It’s not amazing spirits, but they tend to be decent examples of the region they’re taken from, this one obviously meant to showcase
Picked up these two bottles of Radical Road Canny Man scotch whisky cask aged beers. Radical Road’s web presence seems to be limited to a Twitter account, so I can’t give you much more info than that they’re from Toronto. What scotch barrels they’ve aged their beer in would be good to know. As beer
Great King St is another Compass Box whisky, like the Peat Monster we reviewed earlier in which I complain about being unable to order liquor to Ontario because our bureaucracy is too much of a pain in the ass for anyone to want to deal with. sigh… Compass Box call themselves a boutique whiskymaker and
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