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Strathisla 2008

Treacle Toffee! That elusive yet common tasting note appears in force for this independent bottling from Gordon & MacPhail’s “Distillery Labels” series. Strathisla is the oldest continuously operating distillery in the Scottish Highlands (founded in 1786 under another name). It is also now considered home to Chivas Regal. This bottle was sourced direct from Scotland. I liked it enough to finally figure out what exactly treacle toffee is… 46% ABV.

Old Pulteney 18

Surprising that our archive doesn’t have an OP yet! Available at the LCBO for $189.95, but it won’t stick around long. A pretty gold, with a homey vanilla and honey palate. The Old Pulteney distillery is far north on the Scottish mainland in the fishing port/former Viking settlement of Wick. I can almost imagine sipping it under a tartan blanket by a huge fire in a crumbling coastal castle…a classic (and in a rather classic bottle!). 46% ABV.

Ardbeg Wee Beastie

For only 5 Years old, this was a very pleasing taster, and went over well with most of the Club. A great add-on to our annual Halloween Party. It is sold at the LCBO for $78.45, but it was difficult to get your hands on when it was first released in 2020 (and still can be). It is a permanent expression for Ardbeg, so watch for it. Young, smoky and herbal, a feisty one for sure! 47.4% ABV.