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  1. #31
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    Re: Report on Some Old-School Canadian Whiskies

    Wish I could say you had a winner there Joe. This is one of Barton's Canadian products, 36 months old, 80 proof, goes well with ginger ale.

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    Re: Report on Some Old-School Canadian Whiskies

    Quote Originally Posted by theglobalguy View Post
    Can echo the Forty Creek, wonderful dessert port taste to it. Fairly widely available as well.

    Squire, are you referring to the Wiser's Legacy with the blue label? Saw it pop up in Louisville a few weeks back. First time i'd seen outside the LCBO in Canada.
    If you haven't had the Legacy, it's a must try.

    Great product, and readily available in my neck of the woods.

    B
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    Re: Report on Some Old-School Canadian Whiskies

    In my neck of the woods Forty Creek Copper Pot Reserve can be had for a couple of bucks more than the Barrel Select and I think it is well worth it. Lots of Rye punch and nice on the palate. Even my wife who drinks her medicine with water and ice now prefers Copper Pot over her usual brand. Give it a try. Well worth the investment IMO.

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    Re: Report on Some Old-School Canadian Whiskies

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    Wish I could say you had a winner there Joe. This is one of Barton's Canadian products, 36 months old, 80 proof, goes well with ginger ale.
    Oh well. Gotta look on the bright side I guess. At least the price was right. It only cost me $9.49 for a liter.

    Cheers! Joe
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    Re: Report on Some Old-School Canadian Whiskies

    I always look on the bright side, life's too serious to be taken seriously.

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    Re: Report on Some Old-School Canadian Whiskies

    There is a lot going right these days with Canadian Whisky. If you haven't read it I'd recommend Davin De Kergommeaux's book - Canadian Whisky: The Portable Expert. He is actually leading my August tasting of Canadian Whiskies - which includes Wiser's Legacy, Lot 40 Single Copper Pot Still, Alberta Premium Dark Horse, Century Reserve 21, Still Waters Stalk & Barrel, Pike Creek Double Barreled, and Forty Creek Confederation Oak. It should be a lot of fun watching people's minds get opened to the wonders of our neighbor to the North. In June we had WhistlePig 10-year and 11-year as part of our tasting of "American Micro distiller's". During the tasting the WhistlePig representative quite openly acknowledged the fact that the whisky is from Canada.

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    Re: Report on Some Old-School Canadian Whiskies

    Quote Originally Posted by WhiskyRI View Post
    There is a lot going right these days with Canadian Whisky. If you haven't read it I'd recommend Davin De Kergommeaux's book - Canadian Whisky: The Portable Expert.
    Davin was one of the early Malt Maniacs but over the last couple of years has become a one man band singing the praises of Canadian whisky industry. He's such a cheerleader these days I wonder if he's "on the payroll" - though he denies it and it could be just a case of self-promotion to sell more books.
    Those interested may also check out his website: http://www.canadianwhisky.org/
    He's also a (very) active on twitter: @DavindeK

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    Re: Report on Some Old-School Canadian Whiskies

    I haven't met him face-to-face yet but we've had good conversations by phone and email. He is enthusiastic about the Canadian Whiskies - so we'll see how a group of mostly skeptical people here in Rhode Island react to the whiskies. Because most of these the whiskies we'll be tasting next month aren't available in RI or MA, people's opinions of Canadian Whisky are mostly shaped by Black Velvet, Canadian Club and Crown Royal. Given the high scores Davin puts out there on Whisky Advocate - I too wonder if he's a bit like the proverbial Olympic "Romanian Judge" who gives out perfect marks on a regular basis. It'll be fun regardless.

 

 

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