Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Select
Tennessee Whiskey — Tennessee, USAReviewed June 16, 2018I agree with everything KTteach said" deep sugars, a litttle cinnamon and banana. This is a very good whiskey.
Jack Daniel's Single Barrel 100 Proof Bottled in Bond
Tennessee Whiskey — Tennessee, USAReviewed April 22, 2018The 50% ABV was a very pleasing strength. More intense flavour and kick than a typical 40% whisky, but not so overpowering as some cask strength whiskies can be - right in the sweet spot. The most prominent taste for me is brown sugar - I can't pick out the other flavours in the background. This is very good, but not cheap either (US$56 at the dutyfree). I'll enjoy drinking this, but I wonder if there are better values at this pricepoint. We'll see how I feel when the bottle is finished ;)
Michter's US*1 Kentucky Straight Rye
Rye — Kentucky, USAReviewed March 29, 2018I had heard a little about the Michters offering and pushed the buy button when I saw that it was on sale at the LCBO for $23 off. I find the palate less bold than I have come to expect from premium ryes such as Willets (or even my standard of reference Lot 40 Canadian rye). I suspect the smoother, sweeter taste results because this is not a pure rye. Although I'm sure that rye makes up >51% of the mash (in accordance with US distilling law for rye), I suspect there is a considerable amount of corn in there also that tames down the rye flavour. Having said that, I've grown to enjoy this rye; but I'm still not sure I'll be buying any more at the regular price
Nelson's First 108 Tennessee Whiskey
Tennessee Whiskey — Tennessee, USAReviewed March 21, 2018I find it hard to really describe this, but I like it. It has a really interesting, compelling nose. The taste is also quite distinctive. I picked up some when I was in Nashville. If you like whiskey I strongly recommend that you take the tour of the distillery next time you're in Nashville (which includes a tasting of their whisikies). If you like, pick up a bottle (or two) of this stuff, because you can't buy it anywhere else.
Yellow Spot 12 Year Single Pot Still
Single Pot Still — IrelandReviewed November 11, 2017 (edited March 22, 2018)This whisky has a wonderfully fruity nose. I really didn't want to proceed to sip because I was enjoying the nasal experience. I get candied pears. In the mouth the whisky is lighter and with a more delicate taste than I expected . To be honest, the flavour was good (fruity again), but not as full as I was expecting - a bit of a letdown for me after that wonderful smell. To be honest I haven't made my mind up on this whisky. I like it, but is it workth $100 Cdn? I think it's going to take a couple more tastings for me to make that conclusion.
Gooderham & Worts Three Grain Little Trinity 17 Year
Canadian — Ontario, CanadaReviewed October 31, 2017 (edited September 18, 2022)Oh my - this is good stuff. The whisky starts with a very pleasing nose. I continued to swish the dram around and take succeeding sniffs for several minutes before actually tasting. Very pleasing aromas that remind me of baking spices and rye bread. The flavour was absolutely delicious - full, but also very clean, refined, and balanced. If you like the G&W Four-Grain offering, you'll LOVE this whisky. The manager at the LCBO told me that he considered it the best whisky he ever had. I think it's hard for any drink to live up to that hype, but this whisky is certainly in that conversation for me.
Lot No. 40 12 Year Cask Strength
Canadian — Ontario, CanadaReviewed October 31, 2017 (edited June 23, 2018)The nose was nice - similar to the regular No.40 offering, but perhaps a little "darker". Although I'd heard raves about the flavour, it still knocked my socks off. The flavour profile was similar to regular Lot.40, but with more dark fruits, spice, and hints of licorice - and of course more intense. I've had some world class ryes (Willets, A.D.Lawes) and this whisky is firmly in that class. A superb rye at a very reasonable price point ($80 at LCBO) if you can get your hands on it. My only regret is that I didn't buy 2 more bottles when I had the chance.
Glenmorangie 18 Year
Single Malt — Highlands, ScotlandReviewed October 29, 2017 (edited December 25, 2017)On the nose I get pears and grapefruit. I agree with others that the palate is not complex, but it's still very enjoyable - fruity with some spices. A wonderful whisky, but not sure it's worth $200 Cdn (in LCBO).
Evan Williams Single Barrel
Bourbon — Kentucky, USAReviewed October 28, 2017 (edited November 7, 2017)This was a 2009 vintage. I smell oranges, while on the palate I get tobacco leaf, orange, and spice, with perhaps some honey. The flavour is very full, but well composed. I am impressed with how smooth this bourbon is for a full flavoured whisky - a very pleasing sipping whisky. I will certainly be keeping a bottle of this in my collection.
Laws Secale Straight Rye Bottled-In-Bond
Rye — Colorado, USAReviewed September 29, 2017 (edited June 21, 2019)Although I live in Canada, i was planning a trip to Colorado and was therefore calling some liquor stores in Denver to see if they had a couple of whiskies that we can't get in Canada. Although they didn't have the ones I was seeking, the salesman told me about A.D Laws whiskey (which had won the 2017 award for best rye whisky in the world). He told me it was the best rye he had ever tasted and that it was currently only available in Colorado (where it is made). After confirming his recommendation with a little internet research I resolved to drive straight from the Denver airport to pick up a couple of bottles of this stuff (because it's even hard to come by in Colorado). This is indeed very good rye. I find it hard to pick out all the little nuances of the flavour profile. I would describe it as thick, but also very smooth. Most true ryes (>90% rye grain) have much more spicey bite to them, but this one is very smooth with a flavour that reminds me of leather (but in a good way). I'm going to have to make this stuff last because it will likely be a long time before I have the opportunity to buy it again, but I will savour it every time.
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