Browse our whisky database by the type of whisky. Different types of whisky often have distinct charactistics and flavours associated with them.
A journey round Islay, visits to Maker's Mark and Penderyn, and the conclusion to our trip down the Rockies
Forty Creek Barrel Reserve
Blended - Canada - 40.00% 7 A gentle dram. Soft and rich. Soothes your worries away.
Forty Creek Barrel Select
Blended - Canada - 40.00% 8 The richest-tasting Canadian whisky I have tasted. Wins points for luxury.
Forty Creek Confederation Oak Reserve
Blended - Canada - 40.00% 4 Stylish. Though the oak has a big say, the spirit is holding its own well.
Forty Creek Evolution
Blended - Canada - 43.00% 7 It feels like a moderately aged grain whisky which has succumbed to the oak.
Forty Creek Heart Of Gold
Blended - Canada - 43.00% 8 I loved this for the subtle and delicious flavours. Masterly
Forty Creek John K Hall Double Barrel
Blended - Canada - 40.00% 6 Not working for me.
Forty Creek John K Hall Small Batch Reserve
Blended - Canada - 40.00% 7 Interesting nose but the palate does not quite fulfil the expectations. Oak speaks too loud at times.
Forty Creek Three Grain
Blended - Canada - 40.00% 7 In palate, the closer of the two to the Canadian tradition. Wins points for that attribute. I could drink quite a few of these.
Gibson's Finest 12 Years Old
Blended - Canada - 40.00% 7 Pleasant and well-balanced, with a freshness and confidence.
Gibson's Finest 18 Years Old
Blended - Canada - 40.00% 8 Appetising, Very enjoyable.
Gibson's Finest Sterling
Blended - Canada - 40.00% 7 Is there enough of a bridge between the youngest and oldest whiskies?
Gooderham & Worts Four Grain
Blended - Canada - 44.40% 8 I certainly wasn't expecting the oak fest on the finish! Not exactly subtle but entertaining nevertheless.
JP Wiser's Hopped Whisky
Blended - Canada - 40.00% 7 Tasted blind you could easily mistake this for a Scottish grain whisky
Blended - Canada - 42.00% 6 I remain baffled, but will be using the remnants of the sample to make a cocktail.
Revel Stoke Spiced Whisky
Blended - Canada - 45.00% 7 Well made.
Blended - Canada - 40.00% 3 ?For me a rum. Makes me think of Angostura rums… Bizarre. Now that I know what I tasted… a Canadian whisky.
Blended - Canada - 40.00% 7 A well put together dram with a solid oak frame.
Seagram's VO GOld
Blended - Canada - 40.00% 7 Rye is well brought in without oak overwhelming. Water brings in a nice minty freshness.
Seagram's VO GOld 8 Years Old
Blended - Canada - 40.00% 8 Light and delicate, but beautifully composed.
Blended - Canada - 40.00% 6 Another example of a “worked upon” whisky. Rather dismantled in its sweetness.
Wiser's 18 Years Old
Blended - Canada - 40.00% 8 A well integrated combination of fruit and oak. A dram for uplifting hikers back from a wet walk.
Blended - Canada - 40.00% 7 Does not reflect a quality spirit. Looks as if it had been sweetened.
Blended - Canada - 43.00% 7 All that caramel dress up seems to hide an immature spirit. Has it been aged in decent wood? One can wonder.