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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

BattleScotch! Bushmills 10y Single Malt v Jura Origin 10y with Dan, Ryan & Goran

Alright alright alright! BattleScotch! Battle of the 10 year olds! It’s gonna be dirty fighting and name calling the whole way down. On the left, Bushmills 10y Single Malt, on the right, Jura Origin 10y. Both crowd pleasers, and while the results won’t tarnish anyone’s enjoyment of either, it might inform our purchases in the

The Glenlivet 15y French Oak Reserve with Dan, Goran & MC The Actual MC

Celebration whisky is always good. Dan & Laura gave Ryan this bottle to say thanks for Being the MC at their wedding reception. He did a good job, and a good job deserves scotch. We’ve tried the 12y before, and I’ve had the 18y at my bro-in-law’s. So it was nice to try the middle

ScotchParty Review #6 – Ballantine’s Finest with Ashley, Dan, Bowick, Ryan, Jared & Goran

SCOTCHPARTY BLEND WOOOO It was getting late, but that’s what’s in the notes. Ballantine’s has an under-cited wiki page that goes on at length about its legacy and quality and other objective information.  Their website makes mention of being self-made so I’m assuming the blend here is with replicating nanobots. NanoScotch! Patent pending, jerks. Here’s

Grand MacNish with Dan, Goran & Bowick

Another twisty blend. This one was not a surprise, tho. Wish I could tell you more but they don’t even have a wiki page, let alone a product one. smell Dan – rubbing alcohol, peat, sulphury Simon – wormwood, sherry Goran – chocolate liquor thing Bowick – reminiscent of Chivas but better neat Dan –

Highland Park 10y with Dan, Bowick, Ryan & Goran

What a pleasant surprise. Clocking in $15 cheaper than the excellent 12y, the Highland Park 10y is a welcome addition to the $45-60 range. While it tastes young, the pedigree is there. I would give you a link to the specific expression, but their website makes no mention of it. smell Dan – peat, coffee,

BattleScotch! Talisker Distiller’s Edition v Talisker 57° with Ryan

Long time readers of iScotch will know that we (I) am huge Talisker fan.  I’ve tried 4 different expressions and will try everything I can get my hands on for a good price (or at least, get out of the store without getting caught).  Pitting the Distiller’s Edition against the 57° was a no brainer,

Battlescotch! Jura Superstition v Jura Origin 10y with Dan, Goran & Ryan

BattleScotch 2! Jura Superstition v Jura 10y Origin! This format was fun last time so we’re doing it again! But the formatting sucked last time so we’re going to try and fix it! Superstition Origin 10y Smell Dan X Goran X Simon X Ryan X Neat Dan X Goran X Simon X Ryan X Splash

Three Ships Premium Select Whisky 5y with Dan & Goran

We’re doing a brief detour again, this time into what we’re calling Transnational Blends territory, because we like throwing around big words we’re only probably using properly. This particular international mingling consists of Scotch and South African whiskies, and assuming the Scottish naming rules apply, all of at least five years maturity.  And while this

Innis & Gunn Canadian Cherrywood Finish with Ryan

Another year, another Innis & Gunn Canadian edition.  This time, they haven’t tied it to Canada Day, which widens their sales window significantly. The guy at the LCBO mentioned large numbers of boxed I&G bottles left until Christmas, since people weren’t going to buy Canada Day beer from late July on.  Unless they are like