Canada’s national spirit makes a perfect Manhattan
Canadian whisky is making a comeback.
Highwood Distillers releases commemorative Canadian rye whisky
In recognition of the Calgary Stampede’s 100th anniversary in 2012, Highwood Distillers has released a limited-edition premium 25-year-old commemorative Canadian rye whisky.
Highland Park moves whisky from after-dinner sipping to prime time
Wine and food pairing is certainly trendy, and many people like to drink beer with their meal, but what about whisky? Can you drink 40% or more alcohol spirits with each course of a meal and not get distracted from the food and stay in control?
Tasting the range of Laphroaig Scottish whiskies
I recently spent the evening at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, where I was treated to an evening with the Friends of Laphroaig, a tasting and fan group for the famous Islay distillery, Laphroaig.
Tasting the range of Glenmorangie whiskies, including the limited-release Glenmorangie Pride 1981
Last month I attended a horizontal tasting — a tasting of a selection of products from a single producer — of Glenmorangie single malt scotch whisky at the Fairmont Palliser hotel. Glenmorangie is a classic scotch brand and one of the most drinkable. The whiskies are smooth and enjoyable, and depending on your budget, relatively affordable.
Follow the trend towards oak-aged Canadian whisky
Oak and aging are key to creating superior spirits
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Tasting a selection of Bruichladdich whiskies
I don’t always drink wine. Sometimes I get a little tired of it and need something different to refresh the palate. I drink beer from time to time, but I don’t drink pop anymore — which somewhat limits my spirit options. I’m not judging anyone, but I don’t feel comfortable walking into a restaurant and asking for 2 ounces of vodka neat.