Tag: whisky

CC Lounge located in the heart of Downtown Toronto by St. Lawrence Market, is a multi-faceted resto-bar lounge that exudes comfort, yet a high-energy vibe from both the staff & guests. Upon entering, you’ll find yourself face-to-face with a large bird-cage and extravagant crystal chandeliers frozen-in-swing. The venue itself is polished with pink and blue lights beaming on the surfaces and a hint of the 1920’s resides in the design of the leather couches, framed portraits, and whisky barrels.

I’ve long been a fan of Islay single-malt whiskeys for their complexity, which is often characterized by the distinct smoky aroma and lingering peaty notes unique to whiskies produced in this region of Scotland. So when Moet Hennessey and Ardbeg invited us to an exclusive 3 day #ARDVENTURE, it was clearly an offer that we could simply not refuse. Named after the small village located at the southern coast of Islay (pronounced “Eye-Lah”) where it has been distilled since the…

2015 marks the 200th anniversary of Laphroaig Islay Single Malt Scotch, and to celebrate, we attended a private whisky tasting at Byblos in Toronto’s entertainment district on June 11th. The honoured guest of the night was John Campbell, Laphroaig distillery manager, and the first native of Islay to be appointed as distillery manager.

Summer means it’s time to get outside! And what easier and better way to get out to enjoy some sun than on a cruise and truly enjoy the view of the beautiful Toronto cityscape.

You can take your usual happy hour to the waters with a “Sip & Sail” series of events with Mariposa Cruises for only $20 for adults.

New and only in Canada, the Chairman’s Select 100% Rye Whisky is Canadian Club’s latest in its premium lineup. As the name suggests it is made from 100% rye grain, and it’s first of its kind to be introduced by any of the top three selling whisky brands in Canada. The #IHeartRye event, held on March 31st at The Citizen in the happening King West neighbourhood, offered us a chance to discover what this new whisky was all…

We swirled and observed, nosed and sipped one evening on March 10th, 2015 trying to divulge the parts and volumes that make up The Famous Grouse whisky. Our hands-on introduction into the fine art of whisky blending was hosted by The Famous Grouse.

Best of all, we’re giving away a bottle of Black Grouse to one of our readers: it’s a mischievous and peaty blend just in time for April Fool’s Day. Details down below!

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