Category Archives: Whisk(e)y

#WWW – Whisky Women Wednesday

This cartoon was posted separately, by two friends of mine in an international Whisky Women group we belong to. It illustrates the misconception and stereotypes that still exist about what women drink or prefer to drink. by Rob DenBleyker

Cyanide and Happiness #3723, by Rob DenBleyker

For the record, I usually prefer my whisky neat. 43-45% abv is about the level I enjoy but sometimes do enjoy higher proof, cask strength, non chill-filtered whiskies. Like wine, I have no favourite; it all depends on mood, weather, company. I do like cocktails, but we are very lucky in Vancouver that we have a great cocktail culture here with delicious concoctions  well beyond a Cosmopolitan.

The question is why is whisky, as a libation,  still have a gender bias?

FMS Photo A Day – Time

In this case 15 Years!

Aberlour Speyside Single Highland Malt 15 Years Old Scotch Whisky  

The Aberlour 10 Years Old was my first Single Malt Scotch Whisky back in 1993(?) and its 18 Years Old made me fall in love with whisky. It appears that 15 Years Old is now travel exclusive (i.e., Duty Free). If I recall correctly, I traded 6 bottles of wine for this bottle (I really wanted that 18 YO though!emoji)

After ageing for 14 years in both bourbon and sherry casks, this Single Malt is blended and finished for 1 year in Oloroso Sherry casks to add depth and complexity. 40% abv

COLOUR:  Deep dark gold amber with copper from the sherry casks.

AROMA:  Macintosh toffee caramel, candied orange peel; hint of smoke on the nose.

TASTE:  Up front bourbon sweetness, malty, stewed autumn fruits, cinnamon spice, touch of nutmeg marmalade on the palate with sherry spiciness and touch of nuttiness.

FINISH:  The spice lingers on the long warming finish.

Aberlour 15YO

FMS Photo A Day – Bright

The ‪BRIGHT‬ golden glow of a fine small batch ‪Islay ‪‎Single Malt‬ ‪Whisky‬ aged in first fill Bourbon casks made of American Oak for 10 Years –  ‪Bowmore‬ ‪Tempest‬ No. 3 ‪Non chill-filtered 55.6% alco./vol.

My favourite Bowmore of the range with lovely citrus and smoke. Established in 1779, Bowmore is Islay’s oldest distillery and among the oldest in all of Scotland.


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