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

2017 Toronto Whisky Society Holiday Gift Guide

It is that time of year again (you know, that Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa/Festivus time of year), and whatever you celebrate, you’re probably buying gifts for the important people in your life. Got a whisky/whiskey lover on your list? Here are some helpful suggestions of what to get for them! General Gifts for the whisky fan: Do not get them whisky stones.  Almost every whisky drinker we know has … Continue reading 2017 Toronto Whisky Society Holiday Gift Guide

August 20th Vintage Tasting – Toronto Whisky Society

On August 20th the Toronto Whisky Society had one of our most interesting and unique lineups for a tasting. Toronto Whisky Society had picked up a number of independent bottlings from various regions and distilleries, and our tasting was led by Igor, who is a whisky agent with a great deal of knowledge when it comes to whisky. (Igor leading Toronto Whisky Society members through … Continue reading August 20th Vintage Tasting – Toronto Whisky Society

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

7 must stops in Dublin for whiskey (Number 3 is a number!)

Traveling as a whiskey fan can be quite daunting picking where you should go. You want to find those hidden gems, those amazing places that have Glencairns and great selection and good prices and maybe something interesting. Time is a commodity you don’t want to waste. Dublin. A city split in two, with two cultures on either side of the river. Tourist traps, great times, … Continue reading 7 must stops in Dublin for whiskey (Number 3 is a number!)

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

Collingwood Distillery Luncheon / Whisky Tasting

I’d like to start by thanking Brown-Foreman for inviting me to a recent Collingwood Whisky tasting and lunch. This was hosted by them, and I was invited as part of my inclusion of the Toronto Whisky Society. As part of the lunch, Alexis Green, the brand ambassador, walked through this distillery with us, had an introductory tasting, shared some great cocktail recipes, and overall gave … Continue reading Collingwood Distillery Luncheon / Whisky Tasting

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

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). Click here to see our post for the Best Bourbons/American Ryes under $61 here! And here’s a link to our post of the Best Canadian … 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

Holiday Gift Buying Guide for Toronto Whisk(e)y Lovers

Got a whisky/whiskey lover on your holiday list? With the holidays fast approaching people have asked me for suggestions on what to get those who enjoy drinking whisky/whiskey this year. General Gifts: Do not get them whisky stones.  Almost every whiskey drinker I know has a pile of whisky stones that were well intention gifts over the years. Most whiskey drinkers will rarely, if ever, … Continue reading Holiday Gift Buying Guide for Toronto Whisk(e)y Lovers