Spirit of Toronto 2017

Yesterday marked the annual Spirit of Toronto tasting event at the Roy Thomson Hall. An absolute must for the whisky enthusiast, Spirit of Toronto offers an all-inclusive experience with a wide range vendors and expressions. This was the second consecutive year I attended, and once again I had an amazing evening. One of the best features about Spirit of Toronto are the Masterclasses offered each … Continue reading Spirit of Toronto 2017

Best Scotch Whiskies Under $100 At LCBO

The Best Scotch $100 Can Buy (LCBO 2017) After seeing a wonderful post by the Scotch Club YEG  a couple of the members of TWS started debating what the best scotch options were at the LCBO (the options available at $80 sadly could not justify a list here). With many releases at the LCBO having received price increases over the past few years, the number … Continue reading Best Scotch Whiskies Under $100 At LCBO

Distillery Down… sort of; Toronto Distillery Co closes its doors but opens its R&D shelf and shares its plans for the future

Today I post this to commemorate the closing doors of a distillery. The Toronto Distillery Co has been operating out of the Junction in Toronto since 2012 and has made some really interesting stuff over the years. In past posts, I’ve covered their gin, white whiskies, beet liquor, First Barrels at bottled ABV and at cask strength, as well as their Hickory Cask whisky at … Continue reading Distillery Down… sort of; Toronto Distillery Co closes its doors but opens its R&D shelf and shares its plans for the future

Toronto Whisky Society’s Whiskies of the Year 2016

2016 was a fantastic year for the members of the Toronto Whisky Society, for many reasons: We launched our website and social media presence after existing primarily on Reddit for the past few years We held a number of highly successful events in homes, at pubs and at distilleries We made connections with a ton of distilleries to set up future events, AMAs and tastings … Continue reading Toronto Whisky Society’s Whiskies of the Year 2016

Crown Royal Multi-Review: Deluxe, Reserve, Black, Northern Harvest Rye and Hand Selected Barrel

Given it’s the end of the year, I thought why not post some reviews of a brand that will be consumed to great excess come New Years’ Eve. I’ve had a number of Crown Royal expressions over the years and the 5 that follow are the ones I’ve had a chance to sit down and review. there’s a certain nostalgia to this brand for me, … Continue reading Crown Royal Multi-Review: Deluxe, Reserve, Black, Northern Harvest Rye and Hand Selected Barrel

Glen Garioch Multi-Review

This is an amalgam of a few different reviews I originally posted on Reddit. The Glen Garioch Founder’s Reserve was one of the early bottles that I bought, as it was reasonably priced at the LCBO and, in my opinion, was a much nicer Highland option than other entry level bottles. This caused me to seek out other bottlings from Glen Garioch (pronounced glen geery … Continue reading Glen Garioch Multi-Review