2018 Great Canadian Whisky Tasting: Canadian Whiskies

We were surprised last year when we only got a few bottles that qualified for this category, (and even some of those could have been put in multiple), and then this year we were overwhelmed with the sheer number of entrants! We split this category randomly into two sessions, took our top 3 from each group of 8 and then put those head to head … Continue reading 2018 Great Canadian Whisky Tasting: Canadian Whiskies

2018 Great Canadian Whisky Tasting: Single Malts

Our inaugural tasting’s single malt category was a highlight, and as primarily Scotch drinkers, we’re always excited to see the progress Canada is making in this category. We have a few repeats and a few new entrants in the category this year and were very excited to see how they stacked up. As always, these were tasted blind and are presented in the order in … Continue reading 2018 Great Canadian Whisky Tasting: Single Malts

2018 Great Canadian Whisky Tasting: Under-aged Whiskies

Last year, one of the highlights of the Great Canadian Whisky Tasting was the opportunity to try some under-aged spirits from Canadian distilleries across the country. We decided to continue this category so our followers could follow the progress of young distilleries as their barrels age! The bottles are listed in the order we tasted them. We tasted them all blind, and our notes and … Continue reading 2018 Great Canadian Whisky Tasting: Under-aged Whiskies

2018 Great Canadian Whisky Tasting – Intro

A year ago, the Toronto Whisky Society founders decided to commemorate Canada’s 150th birthday with an event dedicated to Canadian whisky from across the country and various categories. The feedback we got on it from distilleries and readers was so positive that we decided to make it an annual event! For 2018, we made a couple of improvements, based on the feedback we got: We expanded the number … Continue reading 2018 Great Canadian Whisky Tasting – Intro

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