At first glance you will see a beautiful light amber colour and the long legs of this Lowlands spirit. On the nose you will immediately smell the characteristic vanilla that comes from being aged in bourbon casks.
The nose feels heavy and gives the impression you are in for a harsh first sip. However, you receive a pleasant surprise when the dram goes down smooth and has a nice crisp finish. It is this mellow impression that reminds you why Auchentoshan is known as “the breakfast whiskey”. At $60.00 in the LCBO it would be a nice addition to any collection, for those looking for an easy sipping spirit.
This 12 year old single malt is light amber in colour and has very light legs in the glass. Your nose will be treated to a clean citrus smell which gives way to a crisp toffee flavour.
This spirit reminds us why Auchentoshan is known for making “Glasgow’s Malt whisky” as it has a long and yet still smooth finish. Available for $65.00 at the LCBO this simple spirit can help anyone who has discovered a new love for single malts and is looking to begin building a single malt inventory.
Here we have a complex dram, which it owes to being aged first in bourbon casks and then being finished in Oloroso and Pedro Ximenez casks.
Your eyes will see light legs of dark amber, almost bronze in colour. Your nose will smell a rich bouquet of spices. Your tongue will enjoy the flavour of these spices along with a touch of rich honey like sweetness. As you finish your dram you will receive a warmth in your chest to remind you of the lovely lowlands single malt you have just enjoyed. At $80.00 in the LCBO this spirit is best suited for someone who has been building their repertoire and can appreciate the complexity of the dram.
As you swirl your dram you will be struck by the rich molasses colour and your nose will be treated to a symphony of spices. Your first sip will bring the tastes of cinnamon and a fruity flavour that will bring cherries to mind. This will give way to a subtle, but still noticeable, warmth in the chest. This very welcome feeling will linger to remind you of the full flavoured whisky that has been gifted by the Scottish Highlands.
Winners will be contacted this week for prizes. Please remit your fees if you have not done so already.
Congrats to the winners and thank you to everyone for participating. Let me know if there are any errors. Results will be final Tuesday at Noon.
Masters Pool 2016 – Final
Masters Pool 2016 – Round 3
Going to be a wild finish!
See attached for Round 2 Update!
Masters Pool 2016 – Round 2
See attached for Round 1 update.
Masters Pool 2016 – Round 1
Please see attached for revised Masters entrants sheet.
There were two entries missed (Peter Hughston and Wayne Reidel). I have their time-stamped emails should anyone have any concerns with this.
Furthermore – it was brought my attention that Patrica Bester had Mickelson listed twice. She was missing her Zach Johnson pick. This has now been corrected to show her correct submission (I have her time-stamped emails should anyone have any concerns with this.)
With these 2 additional entries – our prize pool has been modified.
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Please let me know if there are any further errors.
Thanks and good luck!
Good morning everyone,
We have reached yet another new record of 58 entrants for this years Masters pool! Expensive Taste thanks everyone for their ongoing support with this great event. The tournament is now live, and the attached sheet shows the list of all people participating this year.
Masters 2016 Entrants
Good luck again to all, and stay posted for updates!