Aug 8, 2019 at Darby's Gastown in Vancouver. Color is medium amber. Obviously smoky, somewhat briny on the nose, but complexity is thin, as in lacking. Alcohol burn up front, and some of the promise of the nose, but again a bit thin. Very palatable, but eminently forgettable. Not the most memorable whiskey ever, but not to be disdained altogether. On a scale of 1 to 100 I'd give this about 60. All she wrote..
Redbreast 21 Year
Single Pot Still — IrelandTastedAugust 4, 2019 at Lions Pub in Vancouver. Served in a tasting glass. Nose of fruit, suggestion of leather. Very pleasantly fruity with oak notes. About as nice as an unpeated whiskey can be.
Lamb's Navy Rum 151
Navy Rum — Multiple CountriesTastedJuly 13th 2019 at Central City pub in Surrey. A warm, potent, slightly sharp caramel nose. Warm and potent on the palate as well. A sharp but not unpleasant aftertaste on the tongue. Any sipping must be incremental, a few drops at a time, else big throat burn. Not bad at all for what it is.
Lohin McKinnon Peated Single Malt
Peated Single Malt — British Columbia, CanadaTastedJuly 13th 2019 at Central City pub in Surrey. Light peat detected on the nose. Ditto on the palate. Lightly pleated, I would say. Nice!
Lohin McKinnon Chocolate Malt Single Malt Whisky
Single Malt — British Columbia, CanadaTastedJuly 13th 2019 at Central City pub in Surrey. Yes, the chocolate-like nose and palate is evident. Very nice!
Lohin McKinnon Wine Barrel Finished Single Malt
Single Malt — British Columbia, CanadaTastedJuly 13th at Central City pub in Surrey BC. Very Similar to the basic LMCC product reviewed elsewhere. The wine barrel finish gives a bit of extra sparkle. Nice!
January 2, 2019 at Darby’s Gastown in Vancouver. Served in a tasting glass. Big peat notes and vanilla and caramel assault the nose. Big if not subtle. On the palate the peat is much subdued. More pronounced on the palate are the vanilla and caramel with suggestions of fruit and oak. Despite the stingy curated review by what's her name, I like it a lot. ☺
Forty Creek Double Barrel Reserve
Canadian — Ontario, CanadaTastedDec 9, 2018 at Grain Tasting Bar in Vancouver. A darker, but not very dark whisky with a vanilla nose and spicy/sweet on the palate. Not complex, but very pleasant.
Collingwood Blended Canadian Whisky
Canadian — Ontario, CanadaTastedDec 9, 2018 at Grain Tasting Bar in Vancouver. A bit darker than the preceding Lohin McKinnon, and considerably sweeter. I suspect a large corn component in the mash. Not bad for price.
Lohin McKinnon Single Malt
Canadian — British Columbia, CanadaTastedDec 9, 2018 at Grain Tasting Bar in Vancouver. Served in a tasting glass as a flight 1 of 4, .75 ounce each. Light in color. Good legs on glass. A very enticing nose for what amounts to a 3 year old whisky. Vanilla, oak, hint of cocoa, maybe a trace of smoke. Smooth on the palate. Not quite as interesting on the nose as the Collingwood next to it. A nice whisky with natural or near natural color, and it is a single malt, but may be overpriced at $60. And again July 13th 2019 at Central City pub. Yum!