Distillery Spotlight: Compass Distillers, Halifax, NS

If you were asked which Canadian province had the most distilleries per capita, Nova Scotia likely wouldn’t be top of mind. However thanks to a government seeing the value in this industry, it has that distinct honour. Nova Scotia has created a tax environment where entrepreneurial spirit lovers can follow their passion and be profitable, while providing attractive prices to consumers. They introduced graduated mark-ups … Continue reading Distillery Spotlight: Compass Distillers, Halifax, NS

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

TWS’s Inaugural Great Canadian Whisky Tasting Intro

A few months ago, the founding members of the Toronto Whisky Society were discussing what we should do to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, and eventually the discussion came around to whisky awards. When we looked at these awards, we found that they don’t always reveal the full list of whiskies evaluated, and generally don’t evaluate up-and-coming distilleries with product under 3 years old. Canada has … Continue reading TWS’s Inaugural Great Canadian Whisky Tasting Intro

Toronto Whisky Society member visits Dixon’s Distillery 1 year anniversary

Wasn’t even aware of Dixon’s Distilled Spirits till I saw a sign on the Hanlon in Guelph the other day, then when I checked out their website, I saw they were having a 1yr anniversary event that day and decided to check it out. Here are some pictures from their 1 year anniversary event! Jeremie is the head distiller and Miranda is the youngest female distiller in Canada for … Continue reading Toronto Whisky Society member visits Dixon’s Distillery 1 year anniversary