Category Archives: Spirits

Spirits, brandy, cognac, gin, rum whiskey – Scotch, Irish and Canadian. How and when to drink them and which ones are best.

Ardbeg Kelpie: A thoroughly Modern Malt

Here’s the latest limited release from Ardbeg a thoroughly modern Scotch for the New World Order. Firstly, no age statement. Judging by the pale colour of the whisky I assume it is between 6 and 10 years. Distilleries are increasingly … Continue reading

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CTV Noon and Eggnog

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Boutique Spirits and Micro-distilleries

If you spend any time wandering liquor stores you will have noticed three trends in the last two decades in the spirits world (Give me back my golden Gimlet!) The first was the gigantic wave of vodka, sold to the … Continue reading

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Caorunn Gin

Because every now and then a man needs a martini… Tried out Cao Runn (pr. kow-roon) gin today. This is a “scottish” gin, meaning like many boutique distillers they’ve changed up the botanicals for some locals and kept some imports … Continue reading

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Rhubarb Vodka

LB (or Lucky Bastard) Distillery of Saskatoon has developed something of a niche in flavoured vodkas. Here’s a new fruit flavour that should warm the heart of every good prairie dweller – Rhubarb. Rhubarb makes great cocktails. It has a … Continue reading

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