Personal Review

Personal Spirit Review: Aberlour 15 Year Old Hand Filled Bourbon Cask

Personal Spirit Review: Aberlour 15 Year Old Hand Filled Bourbon Cask

The Aberlour 15 Year Old Hand Filled Bourbon Cask was an enjoyable experience, and quite approachable. For a 15 year old whisky I do expect more depth of flavors. The saltiness on the finish starts out as a great accent to the other flavors, but becomes more pronounced over time.

Personal Spirit Review: Foursquare Rum Distillery Port Cask Finish

Personal Spirit Review: Foursquare Rum Distillery Port Cask Finish

The Foursquare Rum Distillery Port Cask Finish is a prime (yet rare) example of having a stellar nose, but a tasting experience that failed to deliver. I expected the tasting to match the wonderful nosing of the port and bourbon finishings, while still preserving the integrity of the rum. Instead, what I received was thin flavors and overall lack in depth and body.

Personal Cigar Review: Davidoff Complexion Toro

Personal Cigar Review: Davidoff Complexion Toro

The Davidoff Complexion Toro is a solid release that has an enjoyable flavor profile and a great strength and body level. I do feel the cigar would have performed much better if the first third profile was more present in the second and final, in particularly the second third, but that was not the case.

Personal Spirit Review: El Dorado 21 Year

Personal Spirit Review: El Dorado 21 Year

Drinking the El Dorado 21 Year throughout the last 6 years or so has given me a sense of knowing I'm in for a special treat. Every time I pour myself a glass, I'm surprised by how amazingly complex and nuanced the rum is.

Personal Spirit Review: Kavalan Solist Ex-Bourbon Cask Cask Strength Single Barrel

Personal Spirit Review: Kavalan Solist Ex-Bourbon Cask Cask Strength Single Barrel

I purchased this bottle at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport in April of 2015. Fast forward to now, I'm glad to see the distillery has gained much respect and accolades. In terms of the Kavalan Solist Ex-Bourbon Cask Cask Strength Single Barrel, this was a warm and inviting, not overly powerful whisky showing good complexities.

Kentucky Fried Chicken Cheetos Sandwich

Kentucky Fried Chicken Cheetos Sandwich

Overall, the Kentucky Fried Chicken Cheetos Sandwich is solid but it could definitely be taken to a higher level with some modifications. They dropped the ball and were too afraid to truly commit to making a sandwich of the Gods and instead settled for Middle America.

Personal Beer Review: Caravel Hazy Horizon

Personal Beer Review: Caravel Hazy Horizon

The Caravel Hazy Horizon is a satisfying Hefeweizen that stands out in a number of categories. I wouldn't hesitate to order this again, and I'm going to seek this out on tap at a local beer pub in Calgary.

Personal Beer Review: Twa Dogs Parting Kiss

Personal Beer Review: Twa Dogs Parting Kiss

The Twa Dogs Parting Kiss shows you can make a beer with bourbon barrel character that isn't defined by that barrel aging. I found the flavors to be pleasant, balanced and enjoyable throughout. I'd pick up another one of these without hesitation.

Personal Cigar Review: JFR Lunatic Loco El Gran Loco

Personal Cigar Review: JFR Lunatic Loco El Gran Loco

The JFR Lunatic Loco El Gran Loco didn't have a lot of complexity or beautiful transitioning and depth throughout, but it was a solid cigar. If you look at how they blended for a cigar of this nature, they did a great job.