Expensive Taste KW’s very first tasting from the wildly fascinating offerings of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society. A new step in the evolution of the club, sampling a one-of-a-kind whisky aged for 36 years and acquired by the Society from a lowland distillery. An honour – so drinkable, yet so unexpected.
Monthly Archives: January 2020
The Nikka 12 Year Old
This Japanese whisky is a blended single malt/ single grain, with quite the range of comments online! It is a very smooth and drinkable whisky, but may lack some complexity for the price tag. The bottle is beautiful and worthy of any high-end shelf, inspired after the Japanese Kimono. This whisky was discontinued as of February 2020. All in all, glad we tried it!
The Dalmore 12
The Highland region selection for our Regions of Scotland – 12 Year Anniversary Tasting. A fairly sweet whisky with definite sherry cask influences. Sourced from the LCBO at $99.95.
Another selection from our 12 Year Anniversary meeting, which featured one whisky from every classic whisky region of Scotland, as well as a popular Japanese Whisky. Bunnahabhain is a general club favourite, hailing from Islay, near Port Askaig.
Spey 12 Year Old
One of 7 unique selections for our 12 Year Anniversary, held on January 25, 2020. From the little-known Spey distillery and sourced from Calgary, Alberta. Beautiful bottle and packaging!
It is always such a treat to sample anything from Campbeltown – often so hard to come by in Ontario. This 12 year-old whisky from Glengyle Distillery was no exception. Another player in our Regions of Scotland – 12 Year Anniversary tasting.
The Arran Malt 12 – The Man with the Golden Glass
Master of Distilling II Edition – limited release. Another excellent whisky sampled at our 12 Year Anniversary. We truly enjoyed this dram created in honour of master distiller James MacTaggart. Matured in a Palo Cortado Sherry Cask. An interesting and very drinkable whisky from the Isle of Arran.