Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye Canadian Whisky – Review

If you were to, let's say, come up with a "world restaurant of the year" award, it would seem an awfully broad category, would it not? An award with a title that vague would have to include the Red Lobsters and Applebees of the world right next to the Nomas and French Laundries because, after all they … Continue reading Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye Canadian Whisky – Review

Still Waters Distillery Stalk & Barrel Single Malt Whisky, Casks no.3 & no.5 – Reviewed

*Sincere thanks to RS and Purple Valley Imports for the samples. Additional thanks to Johanne McInnis of Whisky Lassie for organizing the twitter tasting that Cask #5 was a part of. One of the few "craft" distilleries in Canada, Still Waters Distillery sets itself apart even further, whisky-wise, by focusing on single malt instead of … Continue reading Still Waters Distillery Stalk & Barrel Single Malt Whisky, Casks no.3 & no.5 – Reviewed

Still Waters Distillery Stalk & Barrel Single Malt Whisky, Cask #1 – Review

*Sincere thanks to RS and Purple Valley Imports for the sample. Canadian whisky has been the relative latecomer to the world-wide whisky boom of the last several years. Wider distribution is growing now, it seems, as is appreciation for its more "premium" expressions, but the craft distilling movement that's taken its lowly neighbor to the … Continue reading Still Waters Distillery Stalk & Barrel Single Malt Whisky, Cask #1 – Review

Canadian Club Sherry Cask – Review

*Thanks to the good folks at Shift Communications and Canadian Club for the sample. The "cask-finished" thing is mostly a Scotch modus operandi. There has been a great deal of experimentation over the last 20 years, transferring whisky that's been aging in one type of barrel into another type for a usually shorter period of … Continue reading Canadian Club Sherry Cask – Review

Canadian Club Classic 12 Year Old – Review

*Thanks to the good folks at Shift Communications and Canadian Club for the sample. Just off the top of my head, here's a quick list of Canadians I'd like to see perform in a smaller club: Glenn Gould, Gil Evans, Voivod, Gordon Lightfoot, SNFU, Oscar Peterson, Neil Young, Rush, and of course, Aldo Nova. Now that I think of it, I … Continue reading Canadian Club Classic 12 Year Old – Review

Canadian Club Reserve 10 Years Old – Review

*Thanks to the good folks at Shift Communications and Canadian Club for the sample. Hiram Walker, the founder of Canadian Club opened his first distillery, not in Canada, but in Detroit in 1858. However, before we get into why and how Canadian Club became Canadian, we need to figure where the hell the name Hiram … Continue reading Canadian Club Reserve 10 Years Old – Review

Bargain Bin Fridays #6, Lord Calvert Canadian Canadian Whisky

I was just as surprised to learn there actually was a Lord Calvert as I was to learn there was a Lord Calvert Canadian Canadian Whisky. As it turns out, George Calvert was the first Lord Baltimore (though definitely not the best, see below...seriously) and the 8th Proprietary Governor of Newfoundland. He started his political … Continue reading Bargain Bin Fridays #6, Lord Calvert Canadian Canadian Whisky

Pendleton Blended Canadian Whisky – Review

I haven't tried much Canadian whisky. In fact, I haven't spent that much time in Canada, our more civilian-minded neighbor to the North. Aside from the requisite visit to the Niagara Falls area, my Canadian experience is limited to the trip my dad and I made to Brandon where he mistakenly poured me a spoonful … Continue reading Pendleton Blended Canadian Whisky – Review