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Canadian Club Premium with Dan & Ryan

This appeared in my whisky case after a party, and has been staring at me ever since. “I’m a classic” i keep hearing, “I’m so popular!” “I’m a staple!” That siren’s call has been rebuked by my subconscious, time and again with “NOOO you’re disgusting” “Canadian whisky is a dog’s breakfast” and “I have such

Radical Road Canny Man Scotch Cask Aged Beer with Dan, Ryan & Goran

Picked up these two bottles of Radical Road Canny Man scotch whisky cask aged beers.  Radical Road’s web presence seems to be limited to a Twitter account, so I can’t give you much more info than that they’re from Toronto.  What scotch barrels they’ve aged their beer in would be good to know. As beer

Dillon’s White Rye with Dan, Ryan & Goran

An honest to god rye.  Dillon’s White Rye is unaged, so it’s not legally a whisky, but it’s way more of a rye than anything called “Canadian Whisky”.  If you order a rye and coke, or a rye and ginger, chances are you’re being given Canadian Club or Crown Royal, both of which are predominantly

Beyond The Pale with Trevor & Steph

Okay, so this review is actually three reviews.  Or five.  Or one review interrupted part-way through with another review.  It’ll all make sense as you read it. Beyond the Pale is an Ottawa-local brewer, sitting in the quickly-gentrifying Hintonburg neighborhood and selling their wares out of their store front (LCBO/Beer Store being a royal pain

Ungava Gin with Nearly Everyone

I think I know what both my readers are thinking to themselves.  They’re thinking “pretty sure I’m at iSCOTCH, pretty sure I type that in/clicked that bookmark.  so what the hell, guy, why am I reading about gin?” We’ve reviewed a gin before, The Botanist, specifically because it is made by Bruichladdich, in Scotland.  We’ve

Wiser’s De Luxe with Dan

Wiser’s De Luxe is apparently not the most budget member of the Wiser’s family, which is kind of terrifying.  We reviewed the Small Batch which is allegedly of higher quality than this, so I wasn’t expecting to like the De Luxe.  And I didn’t.  Sometimes life is a mystery and sometimes it’s just obvious. smell

Wiser’s Small Batch Double Barrelled with Dan

Brief stop with Canadian Whiskey today.  The designation “Canadian Whiskey” is pretty problematic.  The manufacturers would like you to equate CW with Rye Whisk(e)y, but you shouldn’t.  From Serious Eats: The rules guiding Canadian whisky, on the other hand, leave plenty of room for interpretation, as Wilson notes. “Unlike with bourbon, the base spirit is

Glen Breton 10y with Dan, Ryan & Goran

This is the second bottle from Glen Breton we’ve had; you’ll remember the 17y Ice Wine Cask finish we reviewed.  That was a little heavy handed, as I’m finding most wine-cask-aged whiskies, this one was much more enjoyable. Glen Breton is distilled at the Glenora Inn & Distillery in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.  Their claim

Glen Breton 17y Icewine Cask with Katherine

Katherine snagged this bottle (I know, right?) on a recent trip home to the ‘Scosh (no one calls it that).  We were pretty stoked to try this – one of Canada’s only scotch-style single malts, and Katherine had tried another expression from this Distillery and quite enjoyed it. Unfortunately, the 17y Icewine Cask doesn’t stand