Basil Hayden’s Dark Rye

Thanks to my buddy Rob who poured this (and the original Basil Hayden) as part of a recent whisky tasting we had (we all socially distanced and stayed outside and were all fully vaccinated). Experimentation is a good thing. I can frankly say that as someone who lives in Canada, where you can experiment and […]

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Premium Bottlers Vatted Malt GLLS 101

Thanks to /u/slackerdude for this sample. I was digging through some old samples and found one from quite a while ago. Premium Bottlers Vatted Malt GLLS 101 is different, that’s for certain. The company, Premium Bottlers, would eventually go on to become a distillery here in Ontario, Canada. They make their own whisky under the name Still Water Distillery, […]

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The Kincardine 7

Victor Bruce was the 13th Earl of Kincardine and 9th Earl of Elgin. He was also the Viceroy and Governor General of India between 1894 and 1899. To be frank, the great Victor Alexander Bruce’s impact upon Britain, and at the time of his life, that included India, was the Elgin Commission. His Elgin Commission […]

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Ichiro’s Malt Triple Review (Malt & Grain, MWR – Mizunara Wood Reserve, Double Distilleries)

Being a good reviewer while not hurting new distilleries is a hard balancing act. One that I feel torn between. I enjoy visiting new distilleries. I feel they are the ones who are trying new things. However unless you’re one of the lucky people out there who understand how Kilchoman does that crazy thing they […]

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Orbis Aged World Whiskey

Yes ladies and gentlemen, I’m cross-posting this review across all three of the review subreddits. And why? Because it belongs in each one. Orbis Aged World Whiskey is a blend of Canadian, US, Irish, Scottish, and Japanese whiskies. It’s so insane, it may just work. Or simultaneously piss off 5 countries at once. And at […]

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