2018 Great Canadian Whisky Tasting: Ryes

Last year we didn’t receive any true rye-based whiskies, and so we were excited to get a bunch of them this year enabling us to create this category for 2018! Some are bottles that have long been commercially available while others are new releases or barrel samples, but it was great to see many distilleries producing the essence of what defines Canadian whisky. Here are the ryes … Continue reading 2018 Great Canadian Whisky Tasting: Ryes

2018 Great Canadian Whisky Tasting: Under-aged Whiskies

Last year, one of the highlights of the Great Canadian Whisky Tasting was the opportunity to try some under-aged spirits from Canadian distilleries across the country. We decided to continue this category so our followers could follow the progress of young distilleries as their barrels age! The bottles are listed in the order we tasted them. We tasted them all blind, and our notes and … Continue reading 2018 Great Canadian Whisky Tasting: Under-aged Whiskies

2018 Great Canadian Whisky Tasting – Intro

A year ago, the Toronto Whisky Society founders decided to commemorate Canada’s 150th birthday with an event dedicated to Canadian whisky from across the country and various categories. The feedback we got on it from distilleries and readers was so positive that we decided to make it an annual event! For 2018, we made a couple of improvements, based on the feedback we got: We expanded the number … Continue reading 2018 Great Canadian Whisky Tasting – Intro

Review: Glenfiddich Experimental Series Fire & Cane

Review: Glenfiddich Experimental Series Fire & Cane 43% ABV No age statement Peated malt Finished in Latin rum casks First and foremost, we would like to thank Glenfiddich and their Canadian ambassador Beth Havers for letting a couple Toronto Whisky Society members try the new Glenfiddich Fire & Cane release. Below are the combined notes and scores of the three TWS members who had a … Continue reading Review: Glenfiddich Experimental Series Fire & Cane

Toronto Whisky Society’s Whiskies of the Year 2017

2017 was a great year for the Toronto Whisky Society (TWS), between hosting a number of wonderful tastings, visiting distilleries, reviewing whiskies, and of course all the great social events with members. It would be a waste to have all these great whisky lovers and not ask them for their whiskies of the year! Read below to see what whiskies were the highlights for a … Continue reading Toronto Whisky Society’s Whiskies of the Year 2017

Collingwood Town Collection Double Barrelled

We’re going through an interesting time for Canadian whisky. And as a Canadian who reviews whisky, that’s exciting. We’re seeing companies, new and old, trying new things. Making whiskies that aren’t meant for mixing, or being smooth, or targeted at generations that had their general food tastes scarred by war or changed by an ever increasing need to save time for food. Brown-Forman (sorry, had… Continue reading Collingwood Town Collection Double Barrelled

J.P. Wiser’s Custom Blend by Bryan Vanderkruk

Thanks to /u/muaddib99 for this sample. More so than normal, I have to thank him quite a bit. You see, recently as part of the Toronto Whisky Society, he was sent down to Windsor. And not for the usual punitive reasons one goes to Windsor. No, this was part of celebrating the launch of Wiser’s grand opening of the brand centre. And joking aside, as someone who lived… Continue reading J.P. Wiser’s Custom Blend by Bryan Vanderkruk