Monthly Archives: August 2017

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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Hopped up on IPA

Every few months I come across an article written by someone I’ve never heard of talking about how the IPA craze is over, and that beer drinkers are sick of all these hops. I’m not really sure where they are … 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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The In-Cider’s guide

It’s been so long since we’ve done a cider tasting! Luckily, we had a little free reign in the summer tasting schedule (including all the names, the puns in half which you can credit yours truly… or not, either way, … Continue reading

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Wine Gift Club Selections for August

Trecciano Chianti Colli Senesi 2015 Italy – Sangiovese – Red Made from 100% Sangiovese grapes, this easygoing, friendly red opens with aromas of fresh plum and crushed blue flowers. The juicy palate offers up fleshy black cherry, raspberry and a hint … 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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New Beers of July 2 of 2

Well, it seems the store and neighbourhood survived Diagon Alley! Between that, Folk Fest, smoky skies and the Stampede, July was certainly a fun and eventful month. And with that, I’m about caught up catching you up on the delicious new … Continue reading

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