Ben Nevis 18 The Maltman

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Thanks to /u/boyd86 for bringing this dram to our latest tasting (that I’ve written up).

I will now try and explain the current situation of buying alcohol in Ontario.

Please don’t leave. (cue Bush clip of “Please clap” here).

I’m topical.

Okay, so back in 1916, Ontario kept up it’s Tsundere love of the US by implementing Prohibition of Alcohol. Which ended up lasting until 1927, when someone recommended that instead the province setup official channels to sell alcohol.

However as a balance in the province, it wasn’t that well receive. Three years earlier the province had voted 51.5% to not sell alcohol. Suffice to say, as a country that had used their whisky making abilities as collateral to form an independent (ish) nation, people in Ontario thought that alcohol was bad.

So having a government sell alcohol, and eventually become the number 1 buyer in the world (until recently…

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