Highwood Distillers Ninety 5 & Ninety 20

I’d like to thank Highwood Distillers for sending these bottles to the Toronto Whisky Society. For some people, Highwood Distillers will sound familiar, as I’ve reviewed some of their whiskies before. And if you’ve noticed, I haven’t been singing their praises. However I don’t think that’s their point. Canadian whisky became popular because people, at one point, wanted lighter, smoother flavours. And the distillers that followed those paths… Continue reading Highwood Distillers Ninety 5 & Ninety 20

TWS Whisky Awards 2017: Canadian Whiskies

In this, the third part of our TWS Whisky Awards, 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% Wheat … Continue reading TWS Whisky Awards 2017: Canadian Whiskies

Centennial Canadian Rye Whisky Dark Chocolate

This was tasted as part of the Toronto Whisky Society. We were given this bottle from Highwood Distillers for the purpose of reviewing it. We take our reviews seriously, and do not give higher marks because something is free. I appreciate the donation from Highwood. Assuming no one reads that, feel free to call me a shill in the comments. This is the first Centennial… Continue reading Centennial Canadian Rye Whisky Dark Chocolate

Toronto Whisky Society’s <10yr/NAS Social Event

Looks like them Toronto Whisky Society boys (and ladies) are up to no good again folks. Just kidding, we’re always up to great good. It was a slightly windy day in First Spring when the TWS (owners of this here website and such) had a good ol’ tastin’. We headed to Dupont, set out the nicest crackers, dark chocolates, and cheesey-poofs, and invited everyone. Entry? Well … Continue reading Toronto Whisky Society’s <10yr/NAS Social Event

White Owl

Innovation and marketing are odd ducks. So we now have new distilleries releasing white spirit and very young spirit in order to pay the bills while the spirit ages. And I can understand that. However we also have Jim Beam, Buffalo Trace, and even Alberta Highwood Distillers, makers of Centennial and Thunder Bolt Rye. I recently had the chance to try their White Whisky, White… Continue reading White Owl