Category Archives: Ottawa Tastings

The Balvenie Signature Aged 12 Years – 13 June 2013

While I was quickly researching this, I was surprised to learn that this expression is now retired, as of today at the LCBO there are 946 bottles still left at the LCBO, given it was part of their core range. … Continue reading

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Glenmorangie- The Nectar d’Or , April 25th, 2013

At our most recent tasting, the Ottawa expression of PWS enjoy a Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky created by a distillery that can lay claim to both the tallest stills in Scotland at 16’10” and the pioneers in the practice … Continue reading

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Kavalan Concertmaster Single Malt Whisky

Kavalan Concertmaster Single Malt Whisky is produced at Kavalan Distillery in Yilan in the northeast of Taiwan. This bottling was first matured in selected American oak casks and then finished in port barriques using Portuguese ruby, tawny and vintage Port … Continue reading

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26 Feb 13 – Blanton’s Gold Edition Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon

This fantastic bourbon was named after the late Colonel Albert Bacon Blanton (1881-1959), who managed the largest distillery of its day (now owned by Buffalo Trace Distillery, Frankfort, Kentucky).  It was during that time that he created a very special … Continue reading

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7 Feb 13 – Redbreast Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey

‘Redbreast’ is a single pot still Irish whiskey – a style of whiskey which is unique to Ireland in general and to the Midleton Distillery, Co. Cork, in particular. Made from a mash of malted and unmalted barley, which is … Continue reading

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17 Jan 13 – Glenrothes Select Reserve Single Malt Scotch

The first Ottawa Chapter tasting of 2013 saw our five members sample Glenrothes Select Reserve Single Malt Scotch, a product from their 125 year old distillery in the Speyside region of Scotland.  The company’s Malt Master created this fine beverage … Continue reading

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6 Dec 12- Amrut Fusion, India

Named for its fusion of Indian malt from Punjab and Rajasthan, and peated malt from Scotland, Amrut Fusion was rate the world’s 3rd best whisky by Jim Murray in 2010. Both malts are mashed, distilled and matured separately in American … Continue reading

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15 Nov 12 – Maker’s 46 Bourbon

Maker’s 46 Bourbon is produced at Burk’s Distillery in Loretto, Kentucky. This bottling was matured in charred white oak barrels and flavoured by introducing seared French oak slates towards the end of its aging. Unusual in that no rye is … Continue reading

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26 Oct 12 – PWS Ottawa: An Open Meeting

On a fine Friday evening we met to show case the PWS concept to prospective members.  Richard Tremblay and Stacey Cronin were our guests for the evening which involved an explanation of PWS and how it was formed as well … Continue reading

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Danfield’s Limited Edition 21 year Old – 20 Sep 12

  Danfield’s Limited Edition 21 year is produced at the Black Velvet distillery in Lethbridge, Alberta. Tasting noted a weak initial layer (slight caramel undertones), that builds to a surprisingly sharp midpoint and finishes, again, weakly (very light fruitiness). It … Continue reading

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