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 #93: Kavalan Manzanilla Solist

This story starts with the basis that I am a very deal-oriented person. If I see a plane flight that has 7 extra hours of flight time combined with layover time but is $400 cheaper, I will purchase that over …

Review #78: BenRiach 21 Temporis Peated

BenRiach, besides being a fun name to say, turns out some underrated excellent whiskies. They’re known mostly for their experimental approach to cask types. Most of their line-up has focused on unpeated offerings.

Our local Glendronach/BenRiach representative (Rory Glasgow) turned …

Sharingan Cocktail

Was thinking the other day: what’s the point in having so many awesome amari if I don’t make more drinks with them! Good point, good point. Amaro Meletti is balanced, caramel, honey and sweet with a complicated back palate that …

New Best Friend

We decided to start with the Old Pal as a template and started by subbing a blend of Laphroaig and Glen Moray in for Rye whiskey. We found that the Campari dominated the concoction, so we went back to the drawing board.