BenRiach 25

Thanks to /u/cake_my_day for this sample. This past year I had to think of my “distillery of the year”. Or my “whisky of the year”. If I had to chose one, it would be BenRiach. Because I liked them back 2 years ago. Well, that was a pathetic intro. Let’s try again. Awhile ago I started […]

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Woodford Reserve VIP (Batch #5)

Thanks to /u/I_SAID_NO_GOLDFISH for this dram. Something odd has happened recently, and I feel like sharing this truly first world problem. People want to hear my thoughts on drams. Which is odd for me. I was a geeky kid who played a ton of Magic: The Gathering, answered too many questions for the teacher, and was […]

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Ballantine’s 21

Thanks to /u/I_SAID_NO_GOLDFISH for this swap, it was enjoyed by all. Well, enjoyed assumes some things. Like, when I say everyone enjoyed it, I mean in that whisky nerd sense where we’re all glad we got to try it. We didn’t automatically love it. Maybe I’m getting ahead of myself… let’s start at the beginning… wait, […]

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Deanston Virgin Oak

Thanks again to /u/kinohead for bringing this dram. Awhile ago I was recommended Deanston Virgin Oak due to similarities it had with Lowland whiskies I love. And boy do I love Lowland whiskies. But let’s not get off track just yet. This isn’t a Lowland. It’s a Highland. Which means it’ll get to Scotland after me. […]

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Craigellachie 13

Thanks to /u/kinohead for sharing this dram. Saying there is a lot of distilleries in the Speyside region is somewhat akin to saying there’s a lot of people living in cities. It doesn’t really address the situation well at all. The scary thing is, while it’s the largest region of whisky I’ve ever reviewed, there are […]

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Gooderham & Worts

Thanks to /u/muaddib99‘s friend who showed up with this. Sorry I can’t remember your name, mate. You are good people. Gooderham & Worts conjures up many memories. Well, not literally. I mean, it’s not some inanimate magical potion. Don’t get ahead of me. Firstly, if you’re from Toronto, and you’re as much of a yuppie […]

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Old Grand-Dad 114

Thanks to /u/I_SAID_NO_GOLDFISH for the sample of this dram. I served it up to my fellow Toronto Whiskey Nerds recently. Prior to having Old Grand-Dad 114, I and others had reviewed 3 Canadian whiskies, and not great ones. Then we moved onto this one. And I, honestly, don’t know much about it. At all. I know […]

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