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Rittenhouse Straight Rye 100 Proof

American Rye goodness Rittenhouse Straight Rye 100 Proof

As its name implies, this whisky is madeof at least 51% rye and has spent at least two years in charred new oak barrels. It is bottled at 50%.The nose is a bit closed and initially offers top soil and…

@jfpilonBy @jfpilon8 years ago 0 087

Wiser's Small Batch

A great everyday rye Wiser's Small Batch

Recent addition to the Wiser's stable, it's a very affordable rye with a nose of spice cake: caramelized sugar, cloves, nutmeg and Jamaican pepper with a hint of candied apple and orange peel boiled. A…

@jfpilonBy @jfpilon8 years ago 0 092

Michel Couvreur Unique Grain Whisky

unique indeed Michel Couvreur Unique Grain Whisky

A nice golden color like a chardonnay or a gewerstraminer. The nose is sweet and bitter, a typical grain whisky. But high quality. Young with these 4 years, but still interesting.In the mouth: A nice…

@jfpilonBy @jfpilon9 years ago 0 084

Macallan 18 Year Old Sherry Oak

tea for two Macallan 18 Year Old Sherry Oak

Her dress is a deep amber with a cinnamon touch.There is lots of condensation on the inside of my glass. It seems to prove that this whiskey needs time to stretch.I'm trying out also a new glass for the…

@jfpilonBy @jfpilon9 years ago 0 089

Redbreast 12 Year Old

Another irish hit Redbreast 12 Year Old

The Redbreast 12 years of age. A Pure Pot Still Irish whose distiller's beer contains a mixture of malted and unmalted barley. And is what leads the way: this blonde barley, mild and sweet, succulent and…

@jfpilonBy @jfpilon9 years ago 0 092

Jim Beam Black Label

A black labeled bourbon Jim Beam Black Label

Ah bourbon! It`s what eventually pushed me toward scotch whiskys. Recently, I purchased and tasted more then my fair share of bourbon. Sure the price her in Quebec of bourbon whiskey is far lower then…

@jfpilonBy @jfpilon9 years ago 0 188

Chivas Regal 18 Year Old

A Regal treat (correction) Chivas Regal 18 Year Old

Chivas is one of the top blended scotch whisky from Perno-Ricard along with Ballantine's. Originaly blended by yet another early 19th century grocer. Actually, a pair in this case: the Chivas brothers…

@jfpilonBy @jfpilon9 years ago 0 296

Chivas Regal 12 Year Old

A Regal treat Chivas Regal 12 Year Old

Chivas is one of the top blended scotch whisky from Perno-Ricard along with Ballantine's. Originaly blended by yet another early 19th century grocer. Actually, a pair in this case: the Chivas brothers…

@jfpilonBy @jfpilon9 years ago 0 288

Crown Royal (1977 bottling)

Still pretty good w/ time Crown Royal (1977 bottling)

In a recent tasting, my dad brought an old bottle of crown royal from 1977. This was, at that point, the crown jewel (pardon the pun) of the Seagram's Distillery. It was thus, one of the world's best…

@jfpilonBy @jfpilon9 years ago 0 085

Cragganmore 12 Year Old 20cl

Honey Nut Malt Cragganmore 12 Year Old 20cl

This is a good dram. Very good indeed. If you ever had a Johnnie Walker, you will "get" this scotch right away.On the nose it's a mix of wet straw, chestnut and honey. Lots of honey. And a metallic and…

@jfpilonBy @jfpilon9 years ago 0 089