Thanks to /u/xile_ for pouring me a sample “Hey, sorry I brought this. I know you don’t like Sauternes cask whiskies.” I sigh. I said the wrong thing a long time ago and it’s going to haunt me forever. You see, I’m not a fan of Sauternes casks in the way they are typically used. Finishes. A…
Thanks to /u/xile_ for pouring me a sample “Hey, sorry I brought this. I know you don’t like Sauternes cask whiskies.” I sigh. I said the wrong thing a long time ago and it’s going to haunt me forever. You see, I’m not a fan of Sauternes casks in the way they are typically used. […]
Rocky View County Council voted to halt the Springbank Reservoir flood mitigation project. Calgary Mayor and Council is not happy.
This is a book you wouldn’t see coming, not from a former politician and author of seven books on city building, community and leadership.
The winners of the iLADDIE Whisky Nerd Awards are known! All the numbers have been added up! As per the rules set out in the beginning of 2018 points could be given for four criteria. How much did I learn due to the dram? How much fun did I have while interacting with the dram? […]
San Francisco is a very easy city to get around. I use the bus. I have a Senior’s Clipper Card, which cost very little. It allows me to take anybus, anytime, anywhere. My Clipper card makes a pleasing beep as I press it against the sensor as I board the #7 down Haight. I had noticed […]
Campbeltown is a small town in the extreme west of Scotland which used to claim to be the “whisky capital of the world”, with 30 distilleries operating within it’s local area. These glory days are now behind it, and with only 3 distilleries now operating in Campbeltown it only just meets the minimum requirements to […]
After an appetizer of four whiskies from The Nector of the Daily Drams at La Maison du Whisky, I topped it off with trying their Deanston at Whisky Live. Here is what I thought in my very brief teasing tasting at the VIP room…. Deanston 19 year (1999/2018) 51% Nose – Sourdough, fruits and cream Palate – […]
Thought I’d revisit my whisky annual idea, and see if we’ve moved on much from last year? Whisky Nights are still a regular feature. We’ve managed to visit our other local distillery at Glengoyne, a wintry trip to Islay is in the offing, we’ve stepped up our whisky tastings at Good Spirits, repeated the […]
Sometime in 2006, The Nector started to also do special bottling of whiskies they just so happened to like. And for their anniversary, they decided to try their hands at blending too… Mario shared their goal with this vatted malt was to achieve the style of an old Macallan – not the modern avatar. Did […]
With another edition of the Usquebaugh Society’s Blind Tastig Competition underway I’ve been thinking about the concept of tasting a whisky without knowing what it is. Some members of our whisky club host regional tastings and the one in Noord-Holland is also always done blind. The most fair way of comparing one whisky to another. […]
Our evening at La Maison du Whisky in Singapore continued with a whisky from Ben Nevis… here is what we thought… Ben Nevis 21 year (19967/2017) 48.7% Nose – Lots of fruits, vanilla, caramel, sweets, then a distinctive sourdough bread or biscuits, a bit milky too Palate – Very rounded on the palate, fruit forward […]
Two people face multiple charges after a car fleeing from London police struck eight cruisers.
Two people have been arrested after an incident in the area of Wonderland Road and Springbank Drive, early Wednesday morning.