Milagro Silver Tequila
Tequila Blanco — Los Altos, Jalisco, MexicoTastedVery light sweet agave, slight raw alcohol astringency and a dry woody mouthfeel. $43 in Ontario.43.0 CAD per BottleTaco Farm
Espolòn Blanco Tequila
Tequila Blanco — Los Altos, Jalisco, MexicoTastedLight sweet agave, light peppery spice, and lightly oily in taste and texture. $39 in Ontario.39.0 CAD per BottleTaco Farm
Herradura Silver Tequila
Tequila Blanco — Tequila Valley, Jalisco, MexicoTastedLight peppery spice up front with bright pear/peach and agave and a hint of oak. Light, fruity and delicious. Not available in Ontario.Taco Farm
Francois Voyer XO Gold
Cognac — Grand Champagne, FranceTastedI received this bottle as a very generous Christmas present from my boss, thank you Frank! I really haven’t had many cognacs but this is definitely the best one so far. Oak, a hint of vanilla, rich dark lingering stewed fruit and light grape tannin dryness. Again I’m not cognac expert but to me this tastes like a more refined Remy Martin VSOP, not nearly as dark a profile as 1738. Not available in Ontario.
Tequila Ocho Anejo “Los Fresnos” 2013
Tequila Añejo — Jalisco, MexicoTastedThe Anejo continues in the same line of Brock’s Distiller notes for the 2013 Plata and Reposado. Light in colour with vegetal roasted agave, white pepper and salty dryness. Purchased for $66 US in Grand Cayman. Not available in Ontario.66.0 USD per Bottle
Gila Tequila Reposado
Tequila Reposado — Los Altos, Jalisco, MexicoTastedA background of syrupy roasted agave covered by silky soft but dry peppery spice. Not available in Ontario.
Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve
Peated Blend — ScotlandTastedMiddle of the road in the Johnnie Walker range. Only slightly more richness than Black Label but not nearly as rich as the 18 Year. More floral/herbal/honeyed than most of the range. $86 in Ontario.86.0 CAD per Bottle
Johnnie Walker Double Black
Peated Blend — ScotlandTastedRegular Black Label should taste like this. It’s got the same profile but it has much more richness and weight behind it. It still doesn’t have a ton of depth but while Black Label comes off a bit thin this feels like it has purpose. Honey and soft floral spice, slight dark fruit sweetness and rich smoke. Not available in Ontario."
Sauza Tequila Gold
Tequila Mixto Gold — Tequila Valley, Jalisco, MexicoTastedOver-sweet roasted agave overpowered by a huge hit of pepper and raw herbal spice. $30 in Ontario.30.0 CAD per Bottle
Old Pulteney 12 Year
Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandTastedOak, honey, soft sherried dark fruit depth, light floral spice and acidic tree fruit/citrus. I can see why people like it but it’s a bit acidic/spicy for my taste. $75 in Ontario.75.0 CAD per BottleGRAND SPIRITS Distillery