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Mackmyra First Edition with Dan & Ryan

Still whisky, wrong country.  Mackmyra is from Sweden, a country I assumed only drank vodka and snow melt, but what do I know.  As we can tell from the spelling, this is a single malt in the Scottish tradition. The First Edition appears to be the middle of the range, using a previous distillation method

Bowmore 15y Darkest with Ryan

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

Bowmore Surf with Dan, Goran, Ryan & Val

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,

Tullamore D.E.W. with Dan, Ryan & Goran

It recently being St Paddy’s day, you’ll have to put up with one or two more Irish Whiskey reviews.  I know Dan is a big fan of the lightness and smoothness of the Irish dram, and my appreciation doesn’t look to ebb anytime soon.  PS The D.E.W. is Tullamore D.E.W. is the distiller’s initials. smell

Bushmills Irish Whiskey with Dan & Goran

In celebration of St Patty’s day, the patron saint of hamburgers or somesuch, and also in the spirit of completevism (you get to 50 odd reviews and you start wanting to know the totality of a line), here’s our review of the little brother of the Bushmill‘s line. smell dan – berry, wood, honey, sharp

Glen Breton 10y with Dan, Ryan & Goran

This is the second bottle from Glen Breton we’ve had; you’ll remember the 17y Ice Wine Cask finish we reviewed.  That was a little heavy handed, as I’m finding most wine-cask-aged whiskies, this one was much more enjoyable. Glen Breton is distilled at the Glenora Inn & Distillery in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.  Their claim

The Botanist Gin with The Dan, The Ryan & The Goran

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