It’s more than two years since my book, Canadian Whisky: The Portable Expert was released. Since then, on the strength of that book, I have travelled on three continents introducing people to Canada’s native spirit.

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

> Whiskey Guide, From Behind the Bar

Sales of North American whisky are soaring, and consumers are seeking ways to learn about these spirits. Reading the North American Whiskey Guide, From Behind the Bar is a good way to get started.

> 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.

> Personalized Whisky Recommendations from Mark Bylok

To help promote the release of his first book, The Whisky Cabinet, Toronto author, Mark Bylok is offering personalized whisky recommendations of drams to give to your whisky loving friends and family.

> Lew Bryson’s Tasting Whiskey

Lew Bryson’s Tasting Whisky, An Insider’s Guide to the Unique Pleasures of the World’s Finest Spirits, is “an instant whiskey classic that will make all whiskey geeks smarter than their friends.”

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