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Canadian Whisky Reviews

> Golden Wedding 40% abv

Hot, peppery and slightly spirity. Rich in toffee, with hints of burnt caramel and nutty dry grain. Dusty rye with earthy and flinty overtones and hints of pickle juice. Cooked fruit and hints of flowers. ★★★☆

> Amherst Gate 40%

Sweet, peppery and hot with dusty old wood, citrus zest, and burnt toffee that ends with a refreshing grapefruit pithiness. It’s a bit spirity which is why it works so well in cocktails and highballs. ★★★

> Crown Royal X.O.

The smoothest Crown Royal ever, except for the 1939 original. Rich and creamy in the mouth with clean wood, leather, tobacco and ripe black fruits Some berry notes and sizzling gingery pepper. ★★★★★

> Mastersons 12 Year Old Straight Wheat Whiskey (50% alc/vol)

Grand Marnier, luscious sweet buckwheat honey, creamy, rich and mouth filling, bran buds with chocolate milk, hot and peppery. Dried, dark fruits, barrel notes. Creamy and weighty in the mouth. Highly recommended. ★★★★☆

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Canadian Whisky News & Views

> Malt Whisky Yearbook 2015

The annual release of Ingvar Ronde’s Malt Whisky Yearbook has long since established itself as a major event on the global whisky calendar. 2015 marks its tenth year of publication.

> A Journalist’s Primer on Canadian Whisky

This primer is a carefully researched overview of key points about Canadian whisky to assist journalists and others. It may be quoted freely with credit to the author.

> Why is Canadian whisky called rye?

Is Canadian whisky really “rye”? You bet it is, and that’s the way it has been for some 200 years now.

> Canadian Whisky Paperback Edition

This little book may be portable, but make no mistake, it is chock full of fantastic info. Great stories and excellent history. Very thorough yet easy to read.

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