Italian whisky isn’t beholden to industry conventions. The result is a whisky that is hard to define but easy to love, and one that feels like a bold step forward for whisky as a category.
Now is the last reprieve before the madness of December—and a perfect time for enjoying simple pleasures such as a classic whisky highball. The master distillers at Suntory have made creating a whisky highball even easier thanks to Toki, a whisky crafted with the highball in mind.
The Dalmore has debuted a collection of limited-edition single malts, a collaboration of talents from the worlds of whisky and architecture. The Luminary Series marks the beginning of a partnership with V&A Dundee in Scotland, the first Victoria and Albert museum outside London.
Thanks to a unique partnership with the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, it has just been announced that The Dalmore’s 30-year age statement will be pouring exclusively at Notch8, the hotel’s fine-dining restaurant.
In recent years, a few select establishments have upped the ante by selling their own custom spirits in collaboration with classic marques. These special libations are worth the trip in themselves, from one of the most exclusive tequilas to a $5,000 bottle of Scotch.
An espresso martini with a twist, the espresso Manhattan is made with Angel’s Envy whisky and complemented with chocolate bitters and cherry brandy. The best way to describe the flavour is like a rich chocolate cake: decadent and smooth.
Styled as a “whisky library,” Bertie’s offers 365 unique bottles catalogued according to flavour profile, from fragrant through fruity to rich and smoky.
It comes at a time when the landscape of whisky drinkers is quickly evolving so brands need to reaffirm their identity to connect with the new generation of consumers.
Here are some middle-shelf and top-shelf Canadian whisky picks that you most definitely need to add to your home bar.