Category Archives: Tasting Notes

The Macallan Edition No. 1 Tasting Notes

The Macallan is one of the most celebrated distilleries in all of Scotland and one I’ve visited before in the past. It’s a great tradition and most scotch aficionados make it a point to try their signature bottle, the 18yo. … Continue reading

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Usquaebach Reserve Premium Blended Scotch Whisky Review

Last year, I tried a bottle of scotch that I’d never heard of before — Usquaebach. For us non-native speakers of Gaelic, the word looks like a lot of other scotch whisky names. But it’s a variant of uisge beatha, … Continue reading

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Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye: Tasting Notes for the Best Whiskey of 2015

Jim Murray releases a Whiskey Bible every year and the 2016 Edition of Jim Murray’s Whiskey Bible named a Canadian whiskey as the world’s best. Not a single Scotch made the top five. (the top five were Crown Royal Northern … Continue reading

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Hibiki Japanese Harmony Tasting Notes Review

It shocked the world when Jim Murray, author of The Whisky Bible, named The Yamazaki Single Malt Sherry Cask 2013 as the best whisky in the world. It was the first time, in the 12 year run of The Whisky … Continue reading

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Syndicate 58/6 12-Year Old Tasting Notes Review

When I first heard about Syndicate 58/6, I was a little skeptical at the name. Where are the Glens? What’s this Syndicate? I can pronounce it too easily… what’s with the numbers? Let’s talk about the name, the Syndicate 58/6 … Continue reading

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