Best Canadian Whiskies under $65 at the LCBO

It seems a lot of Ontario residents are looking for advice on which whiskies to buy! Our Best Scotch Whisky under $100 and Best Bourbons/American Ryes under $61 are two of our most popular posts here and continue to be viewed daily, and people asked for a similar list of Canadian whisky LCBO deals. Canadian whisky was considered by some to be the ugly duckling of … Continue reading Best Canadian Whiskies under $65 at the LCBO

Brown-Forman Tasting Event at JOEY

Back in June, TWS held a tasting event with Brown-Forman at JOEY in the Eaton Centre. This was a joint event with @MaltCollective on Instagram, and was a great evening, enjoyed greatly by the 20+ attendees who were there! The team at JOEY brought out some amazing food and the service was second to none! A huge thank you to the animated and knowledgeable John Breckon … Continue reading Brown-Forman Tasting Event at JOEY

The Great Canadian Whisky Tasting 2017, Part 4: Cask Strength Canadian Whiskies & Wrap-up

This is the fourth and final category in our Great Canadian Whisky Tasting: Cask Strength Canadian Whiskies. In our previous three parts, we covered 1. under aged & non-whiskies; 2. Canadian Single Malts; and 3. Canadian Whiskies. There were only two bottles in this category, and you’ll find the notes and rankings below, along with a wrap-up of the series. Black Fox Spirits Wheat Spirit Cask … Continue reading The Great Canadian Whisky Tasting 2017, Part 4: Cask Strength Canadian Whiskies & Wrap-up

The Great Canadian Whisky Tasting 2017, Part 3: Canadian Whiskies

In this, the third part of our Great Canadian Whisky Tasting, we look at some whiskies that fall within the more classical Canadian Whisky category. In Part 1, we looked at some under-aged spirits and non-whiskies, and in Part 2 we evaluated some Canadian Single Malts. Here are the bottles, descriptions, tasting notes and rankings of the five Canadian Whiskies we evaluated: Last Mountain 100% … Continue reading The Great Canadian Whisky Tasting 2017, Part 3: Canadian Whiskies

The Great Canadian Whisky Tasting 2017, Part 2: Canadian Single Malts

In the first annual Great Canadian Whisky Tasting, we evaluated four categories of Canadian whiskies and spirits. In Part 1, we looked at under-aged spirits and non-whiskies. In Part 2, we’re evaluating four Canadian Single Malts. Maison Sivó L’Essence du Single Malt – Franklin, QC This bottle from Sivó is an in-progress single malt made from Quebec malted barley, which undergoes a 4 day fermentation … Continue reading The Great Canadian Whisky Tasting 2017, Part 2: Canadian Single Malts

The Great Canadian Whisky Tasting 2017, Part 1: Non-Whiskies & Whiskies in Progress

As mentioned in the intro to the Great Canadian Whisky Tasting, TWS wanted to give new distilleries and those with under-aged spirits a chance to participate in a group evaluation, as they don’t typically participate in whisky awards. We received bottles from a number of young distilleries, and you’ll find the descriptions, collective notes and rankings of those bottles below. Park Distillery Glacier Rye – … Continue reading The Great Canadian Whisky Tasting 2017, Part 1: Non-Whiskies & Whiskies in Progress

Best Bourbon/American Rye Under $61 at LCBO

Given the popularity of our post on The Best Scotch $100 Can Buy (LCBO 2017) a number of TWS members discussed the best American bourbons and ryes you can find at the LCBO for a reasonable price. We settled on $61 as the cutoff point to allow Wild Turkey Rare Breed to qualify, as we wanted a barrels proof option included  in our list. While … Continue reading Best Bourbon/American Rye Under $61 at LCBO