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    Canadian whiskey picks?

    I will be in Toronto in October...just wondering what I should consider at the duty free shop.....besides Crown Royal and Canadian Club.

    I also frequently see ice wine...might be a pick up as well.

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    Re: Canadian whiskey picks?

    Here's a link to the duty free shop in Windsor if you're driving.

    You can purchase more than the duty free amount but you will have to pay tax usually about $2-3/L.

    http://www.dutyfreetunnel.com/products?cat=liquor

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    Re: Canadian whiskey picks?

    I would look for Alberta Springs, Alberta Premium, Alberta anything...

    100% Rye whiskey. I've never tasted it; they don't ship to the USA.
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    Re: Canadian whiskey picks?

    They have Crown Royal limited Edition, which is primarily a Canada only brand. You can also check out the LCBO website and see if anything interests you and the site will list which stores carry it. Toronto seems to have quite a good selection of whiskey as far as Canada goes. You best deals at duty free will primarily be for Canadian whiskey. They also tend to have pretty good prices for Jameson 1780 12yr Irish whiskey!

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    Last edited by ThomasH; 09-25-2008 at 17:19.

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    Re: Canadian whiskey picks?

    I know some like to cast aspersions on Candian Whisky and what not, but I actually kinda like it. Not on the same level as Bourbon or scotch or even TN whiskey or rye, but it can be good. I like CC Sherry Cask.

    Definately pick up some ice or other wine. Ontario has some really great wineries. Heck, I would actually suggest you stop by some wineries on your way from Toronto. Pick up a brochure at a rest area and take a little extra time coming back. Try to carpool with a teetotaler or a pregnant woman so you can do lots of sampling.

    But back to the ice wine, have you ever had it before?
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    Re: Canadian whiskey picks?

    I was at the local liquor store yesterday and saw that CC sherry cask was back on the shelves. It was 18.55 a 750, much cheaper than the first time it was available here. It went away for awhile in the US but evidently Beam Global is bringing it back!

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    Re: Canadian whiskey picks?

    Unfortunately I will be flying in...no car...so I will have to look at the airport.

    I have considered the ice wines before...will probably pick one up and a whiskey....the exchange rate is about even now so no real break there.

    http://www.alcoholreviews.com/SPIRIT...tapremium.html

    This thread.. http://www.straightbourbon.com/forum...ead.php?t=5168

    Anyone tried this one:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glen_Breton_Rare
    Last edited by Jono; 09-25-2008 at 20:32.

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    Re: Canadian whiskey picks?

    Crown Royal has a nice website...I have had regular Crown Royal...it is decent.

    http://www.crownroyal.com/

    Anyone tried these others:

    Special Reserve
    Cask 16 - blend of whiskey and cognac
    Extra Rare...remaining product from the Waterloo distillery. Probably $$$$

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    Re: Canadian whiskey picks?

    By the way...the very worst whisky I have ever had was Canadian Mist.

    I am not joking in that it smelled and tasted like formaldehyde....I dumped it down the drain...undrinkable. For some reason, I had thought it was a decent blend....wrong.

    http://www.internetwines.com/rws6674.html

    It is supposed to be the top selling imported spirit....really? I assume as a bar mixer only.

    http://www.tastings.com/scout_spirits.lasso?id=179774 > I can't believe the review...other than "raw distillate."

    Could it actually have been a bad batch? Toxic waste in error?
    Last edited by Jono; 09-25-2008 at 21:13.

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    Re: Canadian whiskey picks?

    If you are renting a car, Niagara Falls is an hour and a half to two hours away, depending on traffic. There are wineries there. And a waterfall.

 

 

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