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Dewar’s White Label Blended Scotch with Dan, Ryan, Goran & Davey

Still deep in budget territory, we find the Dewar’s White Label. Wait, you say. Or… the you in my head anyway. Or, yous – there’s at least a million of you and you all wait with baited breath to read the next disrespectful, distrustful, pseudo-anti-corporate-but-still-buying-their-product-ful missive from iScotch’s secret base in the Andes mountains, where

Islay Mist 8y Blended Scotch with Dan, Goran, Ryan & Davey

Interesting. A cheap, twist-off blend… that also happens to be aged and specifically from Islay. Islay Mist 8y is produced by MacDuff International, the same people who gave us Grand MacNish – which has been referred to as “scrotch”. Less interesting, more worrisome. And a look at the back of the bottle points to its

BattleScotch! Oban 14y v Macallan Amber with Ryan & Goran

A BattleScotch! with actual single malt scotch again! Yay! We have two heavy hitting highlanders here, the classic Oban 14y and the newly minted Macallan Amber. These two represent some of the nicer scotches we’ve had a chance to try, to being able to pit them one against the other is a nice treat. Here’s

The Black Grouse Blended Scotch with Dan, Goran & Ryan

A Christmas blend – thanks, Bengt! We’ve had a Grouse before, but I didn’t do much of a write-up because we had destroyed ourselves at the ScotchParty and I was still hungover. The Famous Grouse website details the growth of the Gloag family’s local grocery into a supplier of wine to the royal family to

The Macallan Amber with Goran, Ryan & Dan

The Christmas Macallan. Thanks, Roisin! The Macallan Amber is the second rung in The Macallan 1824 Series, a newly launched non-age specific line focusing on colour and taste.  The entry level Gold expression will be reviewed in the near future. Some interesting natural vs legal geography going on here. The Macallan distillery sits in what

Té Bheag Nan Eilean Blended Scotch with Dan, Ryan & Goran

Two things upfront: 1) I think Goran may have let the cat out of the bag early on this one, calling it One of our favourite finds of 2013. Possibly the best taste-for-value around. — iscotch.ca (@iscotchdotca) November 22, 2013 on Twitter. So he’ll get burned with cigarettes for Ed Snowdon’ing our content. 2) It’s

Innis & Gunn Treacle Porter with Ryan

Last new item from the Innis & Gunn 2013 Collection, the Treacle Porter. Not to be confused with the Winter Treacle Porter, apparently, as I mentioned in the review of the Bourbon Stout. We’ve been doing a lot more beer reviews lately, and we’ve got a bunch coming up too. They’re all different kinds of

Innis & Gunn Oloroso Cask with Dan, Goran & Ryan

SURPRISE! we found a sherry-casked beverage that doesn’t suck! (*) note to daily readers or at-work binge readers, this is not the other new beer from the Collection 2013. Oloroso is one of those geographically-specific, european sort-of wines, like Port, Sauterne, Madeira, etc, so it is meant to impart a very specific addition to whatever

Innis & Gunn Bourbon Stout with Goran

So, uh… don’t get mad, but I confused the Treacle Porter in this year’s collection with the Winter Treacle Porter we already reviewed and just enjoyed it without writing anything down or thinking about taste notes or you people. Sorry. We’re gonna grab some more kits and do that but it’ll be in a bit,

Innis & Gunn Strong Beer Collection 2013

Dudes and dudettes, it’s that time of year again! NO NOT THAT TIME IT’S STILL NOVEMBER. ffs. It’s the new Innis & Gunn Collection time! Head’s up, I can’t give you the LCBO link because they haven’t updated their website and are still showing 2011’s kit for 2011’s price. In this kit you get: a