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@Nozinan
Nozinan started a discussion

Greetings Canadians from all over! On this day of days, what dram are you hoisting to celebrate the birth of our nation?

8 years ago

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@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

Am I the only Canadian to have a dram today? Everyone just left our Canada Day BBQ, and I couldn't convince any of the guests to partake. But my niece is visiting and I introduced her to a very Canadian libation...Forty Creek Heart of Gold. she's from Alberta, where FC is an endangered species.

Great way to celebrate birthday #147! Maybe by the time 150 comes around I'll be ready to open the most appropriate expression....CONFEDERATION OAK!

Happy CANADA Day!

8 years ago 1Who liked this?

@Victor
Victor replied

As a bit of a part-time Canadian, I now toast Canada with some Highwood Centennial 10 yo Limited Edition and some Wiser's 18 yo.

8 years ago 1Who liked this?

@Jonesz
Jonesz replied

A flight of Alberta Premium to celebrate the day. Started with AP 5 yr old to get my palate going, followed by Alberta Springs 10 and in honour of Paddockjudge the rest of my samples of AP 25 and AP 30 supplied by him. Paddockjudge is a Canadian and a Canada supporter. These two drams are very very good but I do favour the AP 25 as it is sweet, mellow and spicy at the same time. Truly wish that I was a whisky geek when that one came out so that I could have bunkered a case or two! at $50 a bottle for a 25 year old, what can I say? Thank-you. Washed the whole lot down with a dram of AP Dark Horse (Doesn't float my boat like the other drams this evening but worth the asking price) Anyway all the best to fellow Canucks- enjoy the rest of the evening. Jonesz

8 years ago 2Who liked this?

@RoganFox
RoganFox replied

It has been the most beautiful day here in Vancouver and toasting the day with a little Wisers Red Letter 2013 as well as Lot no 40. Both quite different but both are great.

8 years ago 1Who liked this?

@talexander
talexander replied

I've been tasting and reviewing Canadian whiskies for the last five days. Before today, I reviewed Forty Creek Barrel Select, Pendleton Let'er Buck, Gibson's Finest 18 Year Old and Collingwood 21 Year Old Rye. Tonight, on Canada Day, I went all out on Harwood's Blended Canadian Whisky, bottled in the 1940s (just posted my review a few minutes ago). Happy Canada Day, everyone!

8 years ago 1Who liked this?

@paddockjudge
paddockjudge replied

Happy 147th. What a Legacy! Wiser's Legacy - enjoying batches from 2010, 2011, 2012, & 2013. Tonight the favourite is L11198, opened 12-02-2013. The nose is exquisite - demerara sugar and a faint smokiness wrapped in a bouquet of fresh lilacs and apple blossoms - cedar planks and damp cellar floor. Silky smooth on the entry, hints of light maple syrup and then punctuated with a burst of peppery flares followed by burnt orange into the exit which culminates with a dusty finish that tingles and lingers before fading into a minty coolness.

8 years ago 0

@cherylnifer
cherylnifer replied

Oh Happy Happy Day !!! Went for my trifecta. Alittle Forty Creek Confederation Oak, Gibson's Finest 18yo, and a smooth finish with Corby's Lot No. 40. Oh Happy Happy Day. Oh, Happy Happy ME. Cheers !!!

8 years ago 1Who liked this?

@BlueNote
BlueNote replied

Wiser's Legacy in a Glencairn Canadian. A fabulous day on the west coast. How about those two Canadian tennis players laying it down at Wimbledon.

8 years ago 2Who liked this?

@paddockjudge
paddockjudge replied

Danfield's 21 YO, the Quintessential Canadian. Perhaps that should be tagged 'Danfield QC'.

Happy 148 Canada !

7 years ago 0

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@paddockjudge I'm still sipping the last third of my dram of Amrut single bourbon cask. I realize I poured it about 4 hours ago, but I think me with air in the glass has been very kind to it, after being bottled up for a year and a half.

I probably won't have anything tonight, but if I do, I may consider something like Forty Creek Confederation oak.

7 years ago 0

@hunggar
hunggar replied

We officially celebrated Canada this past weekend in Taipei with a festival in a local park. Canadian ex-pats and folks from all over gathered for food, drink, fireworks, and a concert. It was good fun! But since today's Wednesday, I'll be celebrating quietly at home with my favourite Canadian whisky to date; Lot 40.

7 years ago 0

@Victor
Victor replied

Happy Canada Day 2015 to all of our Canadian friends!

7 years ago 1Who liked this?

@Nock
Nock replied

Happy Canada Day! I lived in Vancouver B.C. for three years (2000-2003). A toast with rye whiskey (Willett 2yo) to my memories of friends and good times. Cheers all!

7 years ago 1Who liked this?

@talexander
talexander replied

Happy Canada Day! Enjoying Lot 40 while at Haliburton Heights on Lake Wigamog with Maggie and my parents!

7 years ago 1Who liked this?

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@talexander

Great minds think alike...

I picked this one out of some samples that @paddockjudge gave me a couple of months ago.

John A. would be proud...

7 years ago 0

@talexander
talexander replied

Today I plan on doing a "Happy (Belated) Canada Day" review series of a LOT of Canadian whiskies I haven't gotten around to writing up. I was on vacation all week in Haliburton so this is the first chance I've had to do this epic whiskystravaganza.

7 years ago 0

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

Happy Canada Day everyone!

Normally I would post a review of a Canadian whisky to celebrate, but while there has been some progress, my palate is not back to its mediocre baseline.

I hope someone will have a Canadian dram on my behalf!

about one month ago 5Who liked this?

@paddockjudge
paddockjudge replied

155 Years blended from 5 Canadian offerings, proportionally by age.

HAPPY 155TH BIRTHDAY CANADA

In my traditional ratio (almost) of 2;1 Corn to Rye, 155 ml to honour the 155th.

Alberta Premium 25 YO Rye 40% abv 25 ml

Alberta Premium 30 YO Rye 40 % abv 30 ml

Wiser's 23 YO C S Blend 64.3% abv 23 ml

Wiser's 35 YO Blend 50% abv 35 ml

Canadian Club 42 YO Blend 45% abv 42 ml

Yeah, I'd buy a bottle or three of this stuff if it were available. Enjoying with friends and family. There has been a request for an additional batch.

Cheers! tumbler_glass tumbler_glass tumbler_glass tumbler_glass tumbler_glass

about one month ago 5Who liked this?

@Victor
Victor replied

@Nozinan @paddockjudge Happy Canada Day! I toast Canada with some Canadian Rockies 17 yo 50% ABV. Thank you @paddockjudge for the sample. This one tastes as though it has a few years under its belt.

about one month ago 1Who liked this?

@fiddich1980
fiddich1980 replied

My Canada Day 155 dram - Two Brewers Release 14.

about one month ago 2Who liked this?

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@Pudge72
Pudge72 replied

I’m sipping on some Pike Creek 21 yo Oloroso Sherry Cask. It’s been a while since I’ve had it, but I’ve loved it each time.

Tonight, I’ve picked up one of the more interesting notes I’ve ever experienced on the nose of a whisky before. The rye component is crossing with the sherry component to create a honey mustard note, without the sharp bite typically created by the vinegar in mustard.

It sounds like a bizarre note, but it works quite nicely, and is integrated well with the overall nose of the whisky.

Happy Canada Day!!

about one month ago 3Who liked this?

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