Category Archives: Tastings

A spirit worth drinking? Or the Eudaimonia of Spirits with Hunter

By Hunter Over the last seven years of my spirit enthusiasm, I have been a devout follower of the whisky market. The choice to be a whisky enthusiast was not one of happenstance. Quite the opposite: it was a conscious … Continue reading

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Scotch Malt Whisky Society Outturn for September 2017

September is here and for many that will mean the end of summer. Holiday time is finished, the kids are back in school and we could all use a drink. But then again, when couldn’t we use a drink? Something cask … Continue reading

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Out of Their Comfort Zones with Abigail

Like any agricultural practice, not every crop can grow everywhere. Some are better suited to the brisk, damn weather along the Atlantic Coast, whilst others are better suited for the dry, desert-like conditions of the Mediterranean. Grapes and viticulture are … Continue reading

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Arran Cask Launch Tasting with Evan

Arran distillery is relatively young by Scottish standards. This usually the first thing I say to people who have not yet heard of the distillery or their bottles of Scotch. And it is true. Having started production in 1995 this … Continue reading

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Tightwad: Summer Savers with Davis

Whether you’ve been affected by the current state of the Albertan economy, or are just a fan of a good deal this was the tasting for you! While it would be nice to drink Chateau Margaux and Petrus every day, … Continue reading

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Independents’ Day Whisky Tasting with Evan

If you dive into the world of Scotch Whisky head first and start exploring – eventually you will ram into the Less well-known world of Independent Bottlers. Independent Bottlers of whisky may not all be very well known, but for a … Continue reading

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GIN! An exposé on Gin and Hunter

The wonderful and ever growing world of gin strikes again, and this time with more craft. The momentum of craft distillation is growing, more distilleries are cropping up and even more are creating gin. A logical step for any new … Continue reading

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Patio Crushers with Abigail

It’s that time of year, where you’re trying to snag up as many hours outside before we get some random surprise snowfall at the beginning of September again (remember 2014?), so we thought it would be a great idea to … Continue reading

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SMWS Canada August 2017 Outturn

This August marks the 70th Outturn for the Scotch Malt Whisky Society of Canada. As was pointed out on Twitter – this month also sees the 500th bottle released by the SMWS Canada! This is a rollercoaster of an Outturn … Continue reading

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Everything is coming up Rosé!

As I sit down to write this blog post, I realise that I need to re-live the tasting by opening up a bottle of Sparkling Rosé of my own. I recently concluded that Rosé is typically overlooked by most, because … Continue reading

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