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Rum: What’s in a Name?

Rum: What’s in a Name?

Rum: ˈrəm nounAn alcoholic beverage distilled from a fermented cane product such as molasses.Rum: ˈrəm adjectiveStrange, odd. British informal. Dictionarily speaking, the above is an accurate description of rum. Truthfully, my use of the word “rum” tends to lean more...

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Getting Your Gin On

Getting Your Gin On

You’re a Benedictine monk.  You look at your watch and it’s about 10 after the 11th century.  (Hey, you’re in Salerno in the southern part of Italy.)  Anyway, one of the monks there, you forget his name, shows you this contraption, an alembic something or other. ...

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What’s in a Name?

What’s in a Name?

Never in a million years, let alone two, would I have imagined that I would be working in the spirits industry. A couple of years ago yesterday, I was saying to myself, over a dram:  “What would I do differently?  What would I do if I was at the helm?” ...

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Why Gin Is Back and Ready to Stay

Why Gin Is Back and Ready to Stay

If your cocktail of choice is the humble gin and tonic, you’ll be pleased to see an abundance of new options in distilleries across Ontario. Since the versatile and affordable craft beer and spirits movement first hit land, gin has made a powerful comeback. Once an...

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Mind If We Butt In?

Mind If We Butt In?

Let’s paint a picture: you’ve just poured yourself a dram of a new whisky. You then decide to go online to read more about the liquid story you’re about to enjoy.  You check out a few reviews (Hopefully one of ours as well, hint hint.)  And, as your reading, or...

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The Story Behind Irish Whisky

The Story Behind Irish Whisky

A whisky lover’s nirvana, Irish Whisky is a malty drink with a long history. Once available only in Irish distilleries, Irish Whisky has made its way across the globe. Now stocked along thousands of bar and shop shelves across the world, knowing the ins and outs of...

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