Sivó L’essence du rye & L’essence du Single Malt

I’d like to thank Maison Sivó for sending these bottles to the Toronto Whisky Society.

Merci Beacoup.

Originally the Sivó family started in Hungary making fruit brandies. They were well received by many people in Hungary.

Jump ahead to today, and we’re in Quebec, which is like Hungary except French is a lot easier to learn and the country is younger. Oh, and all those other things that differ Hungary from Quebec.

Now Sivó distillery is currently creating the first Quebec “Single Malt” and a real “Rye”, not a fake one like other Canadian whiskies. They carefully select their grains, distill in small batches, and use gently toasted oak barrels for aging. They also us an “Aroma” type still.

I’ll admit this is the first time I’ve ever heard of one. From what I see, it’s made in Germany, handcrafted, and is originally designed for very aromatic spirits. I…

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