Glendronach Cask Strength Batch 5 Region: Speyside ABV: 55.3% E150: No Chill-filtered: No Colour: Gold-Amber Nose: Doesn’t smack you in the face like a classic sherry bomb, instead you get a apples, pears, hints of orange. Dried apricots, hint of nuts, slightly sharp ethanol note, a bit floral, milk chocolate. The apple and pear reminds me of bourbon … Continue reading Glendronach Cask Strength (Batch 5), 20 Years Old Single Cask #1051 Oloroso.
Adelphi Limerick Selection Slaney Malt 1991 23 Years Old Region: Ireland ABV: 48.3% E150: No Chill-filtered: No This is an Irish single malt whisky bottled by Adelphi, and from what I learned during the tasting, is that Adelphi is famous for not telling you anything about what they bottle. No information on which distillery and cask type of this … Continue reading Adelphi Limerick Selection Slaney Malt 1991 23 Year Old
Wayne Gretzky Red Cask No.99 Region: Canada ABV: 40% E150: Yes Chill-filtered: Yes Container: Glencairn Neat Colour: Gold Nose: Acetone, caramel, corn. Very unimpressive nose, wouldn’t even have begun to guess it’s a wine cask finish in a blind tasting. I heard they are planning a white wine cask finish, bless them. Palate: Caramel, corn, damp wood, watery. Again, … Continue reading Wayne Gretzky Red Cask
The Ichiro’s malt is a blended malt whisky (Pure Malt as they call it in Japan); It’s a blend of single malts from the closed Hanyu Distillery and the Chichibu Distillery, which is the spiritual successor of Hanyu. Ichiro’s Malt Double Distilleries This is a blend of Hanyu whisky matured in sherry casks, and … Continue reading Ichiro’s Malt Double Distilleries, Mizunara Wood Reserve.
Here is the reviews I’ve done during the Toronto Whisky Society November 6th tasting event. We had some great bottles lined up, the review quality drops as I drink more and more, I am posting them in the order I drank, in between there were bourbon, Irish whiskey, CS Rum, Calvados, Gretzky’s whisky, and local … Continue reading Braeval 1995/2013 G&M Connoisseur’s Choice 18 Year Old, Benriach 1984/2012 Single Cask #1114 27 Year Old, Arran 19 Year Old SMWS 121.77,Glendronach Single Cask PX #1598 10 Year Old 2002/2012, Tamdhu 17 Adelphi Cask 1043, Caol Ila 16 SMWS 53.234.
Quick review from a dram I had at The Feathers Pub in Toronto. Ardbeg 1991/2001 MurrayMcDavid 46% Region: Islay ABV: 46% E150: No Chill-filtered: No Cask Type: ex-Bourbon Container: Feathers Pub Glassware, neat. Colour: Light starw Nose: Vanilla, peat, floral, brine, light sweet smoke, faint hint of citrus, honey. Really simple nose, clean, loads of vanilla from the ex-Bourbon cask. … Continue reading Ardbeg 1991/2001 10 Year Old Murray McDavid
This is a travel retail whisky from Laphroaig, matured in 3 types of casks despite the name. It first went through ex-Bourbon, then quarter-casks, and finally into PX Sherry casks. Bottled at 48% just like the Quarter cask, and Triple Wood. Laphroaig PX Cask Region: Islay ABV: 48% E150: Yes Chill-filtered: No Container: Glencairn Neat Colour: Gold Nose: Smells … Continue reading Laphroaig PX Cask
Quick background on Hermitage wine, Hermitage is a small appellation part of the Northern Rhone Valley, with only 345 acres of planted vineyards producing only 55,000 cases of wine per vintage. The Hermitage AOC only allows 1 red wine grape to be planted, which is Syrah, the most common Rhone valley grape, and two white … Continue reading Caol Ila 2001 Hermitage Wood Finish Gordan & MacPhail
This is one of the first few scotch I purchased, it’s getting low, and so I figured I better review it soon before it’s gone. Dalwhinnie 15 Region: Highland ABV: 43% E150: No Chill-filtered: No Container: Glencairn Neat with a few drops of distilled water Colour: Gold Nose: Apples, honey, citrus, hints of smoke, pears, smell of an apple … Continue reading Dalwhinnie 15