Bird Dog Blackberry Flavored Whiskey

Thanks to /u/devoz for this sample. No, really. My constant desire to review every single whiskey under the sun is unrelenting as…. well, the sun. That didn’t start well… let’s try this again. I love to review all whiskies. Doesn’t matter the type. I specifically hunt down anything I haven’t had before. So during a recent tasting, I was taking a break while other people reviewed a… Continue reading Bird Dog Blackberry Flavored Whiskey

LCBO Popup Event: Tasting Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve 23 Year

This weekend, I had the opportunity to try Pappy Van Winkle 23 Year at the LCBO Popup on King and Bathurst with Sazerac distiller Allisa Henley. For those of you familiar with whiskey, you’ll know that Pappy is considered a unicorn. This is because it is affordable (at MSRP) and delicious – an unheard of combination! Because of this, these bottles are extremely hard to … Continue reading LCBO Popup Event: Tasting Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve 23 Year

High West Midwinter Night Dram Act 4.1

Thanks to /u/theslicknick6 for the sample High West Midwinter Night Dram Act 4.1 is a blend of straight rye whiskeys. The rye whiskeys range from 5 – 20 years old, and this whiskey is released yearly, with a new act coming out each year. The whiskey is aged in new, charred, white American oak and then finished in French oak port barrels. The name is a play Midsummer’s… Continue reading High West Midwinter Night Dram Act 4.1

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

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

Toronto Whisky Society Do Good Distillery Reviews

Toronto Whisky Society were privileged enough to be sent bottles and samples of Do Good distilleries offerings. We’d like to start out by thanking Do Good for these samples, and for being patient while we waited for someone to legally bring them back from the US. Do Good Distillery is built upon the ideal of making unique, wonderful craft spirits. Their emphasis is on whisky. They use … Continue reading Toronto Whisky Society Do Good Distillery Reviews