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The Balvenie 21 Year PortWood – May 21, 2013

The Balvenie Distillery – nurtures a high level of craftsmanship. Grows its own barley, malts in its own traditional malt floorings, employs coopers to tend the casks and a coppersmith to maintain the stills. An additional period of maturation in … Continue reading

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Old Forester 2012 Birthday Bourbon – April 8, 2013

Old Forester 2012 Birthday Bourbon (48.5% / 97 proof) is dark gold in color, a lot lighter than some of the other 12 year old whiskies. Cinnamon and oak spice dominate the nose with an undercurrent of vanilla and marzipan. … Continue reading

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Midleton Very Rare – February 19, 2013

Date Tasted: February 19, 2013 Whisky / Whiskey: Midleton Expression: Very Rare Distiller: Irish Distillers International Ltd Type: Whiskey Country / Region: Ireland Bottling Size: 750ml ABV: 40.0% Cost (Cdn): $180.30 Wow.  There is good reason that this liquid has … Continue reading

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Amrut Fusion – 29 January, 2013

Date Tasted: January 29, 2013 Whisky / Whiskey: Amrut Expression: Fusion Distiller: Amrut Distillers Type: Scotch Country / Region: India Bottling Size: 700 ml ABV: 50.0% Cost (Cdn): $69.65 This tasting had mixed reviews from our Expresssion – half of … Continue reading

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Aberlour A’Bunadh – January 8, 2013

Date Tasted: January 8, 2013 Whisky / Whiskey: Aberlour  Expression: A’Bunadh Distiller: Chivas & Glenlivet Group Type: Scotch Country / Region: Scotland Bottling Size: 750 ml ABV: 59.5% Cost (Cdn): $94.95 Our first meeting of the new year, heralded-in with … Continue reading

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Rock Hill Farms Single Barrel – December 3, 2012

Date Tasted: December 3, 2012 Whisky / Whiskey: Rock Hill Farms Expression: Single Barrel Distiller: Leestown Sazerac Distillery Type: Bourbon Country / Region: USA / Kentucky Bottling Size: 750 ml ABV: 50% Cost (Cdn): $89.95 *Info from archived Whisky Records*

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Crown Royal Extra Rare – November 13, 2012

Date Tasted: November 13, 2012 Whisky / Whiskey: Crown Royal Expression: Extra Rare Distiller: Seagrams Distillery Type: Whisky Country / Region: Canada Bottling Size: 750 ml ABV: 40% Cost (Cdn): $180.15 *Info from archived Whisky Records*

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Dun Leire 8 – October 23, 2012

An Irish “Supermarket Whiskey”… Date Tasted: October 23, 2012 Whisky / Whiskey: Dun Leire Expression: 8 Year Distiller: Cooley Distillery Type: Irish Whiskey Country / Region: Ireland Bottling Size: 750 ml ABV: 40% Cost: £18.39  *Info from archived Whisky Records*

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Strathisla 12 – September 25, 2012

Date Tasted: September 25, 2012 Whisky / Whiskey: Strathisla Expression: 12 Year Distiller: Chivas Brothers Type: Scotch Country / Region: Scotland Bottling Size: 750 ml ABV: 43% Cost (Cdn): $57.90 *Info from archived Whisky Records*

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Blanton’s Single Barrel – September 04, 2012

Date Tasted: September 4, 2012 Whisky / Whiskey: Blanton’s Expression: Single Barrel Distiller: Buffalo Trace Distillery Type: Bourbon Country / Region: USA / Kentucky Bottling Size: 750 ml ABV: 47% Cost (Cdn): $64.65 *Info from archived Whisky Records*

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