Buyer’s Guide to ‘Straight’ American Whisky

American whisky

Last week I was at an event hosted by Jim Beam’s Canadian Brand Ambassador, Matt Jones. Matt is a big bourbon fan. As part of the tasting he mentioned that American straight bourbon is the only whisky in the world that guarantees there’s no additives (beyond water) added to the final product. This had me… 

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How Rye-ish Do You Want Your Rye? Canadian Club Steps In

Canadian Club Rye (2)

Like with IPAs and extreme bitter hops (which I love, by the way, so keep them coming), rye flavouring is a divide among whisky drinkers. Some love rye, some hate it, and some just would prefer life without it. The tide is changing, however, and it’s for the benefit of the whisky world.

Masterson’s Mostly Canadian 10-Year-Old Straight Rye Whisky

Masterson’s Mostly Canadian 10-Year-Old Straight Rye Whisky

Masterson's Straight Rye Whisky is one of the treats I reach for on rare occasions. It's not the most expensive bottle of whisky in my cabinet–far from it–but this premium line of rye whisky is relatively new and the LCBO's supply is dwindling. The story of this Canadian rye crosses the border into the United States…. 

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