Review #102: Springbank 18 Fresh Sherry Cask

Last Thursday, before the COVID-19 crisis quarantined us all starting this week, we went to Overproof. The reservations had been long outstanding – I made them early February, so I felt obligated to go (there was a $25/pp cancellation fee …

Review #96: Dalmore 15

As mentioned in our Dalmore 12 review, the reddit community does not like Dalmore much. There are some good points: they’re a bit watery (and a bit pricey). But the broader market likes Dalmore; some because of the shiny …

Review #95: Highland Park 2005 Octave

Vancouver is fun to visit, but there is a 90% chance it will rain at some point and then one needs an indoors activity contingency plan. For us, this typically involves liquor stores. In particular, I was very keen on …

Review #94: Dalmore 12

The /r/scotch community kind of has a thing going against Dalmore. I agree with a lot of the qualms. For one, it's relatively pricey. The biggest gripe seems to be because it is typically bottled at 40% and chill filtered, which reduces a lot of the strength that whisky aficionados enjoy. "Watery palate" is a good descriptor.