Promoting canadian whisky and his excellent book, which I recommended HERE recently, Davin De Kergommeaux (@DavindeK) together with Johanne McInnis (@Whiskylassie) and host Graham MacKenney (@grahammackenney) has setup 4 twitter events every sunday here in December, where participants discuss the book and taste some canadian whisky blind. Here in Denmark canadian whisky has absolutely close to zero attention, which is a shame and I wish some of the top bottlings would be available for us.
I am very pleased to participate in this as it gives a chance to taste some whisky not otherwise available for me, and to taste a whisky catagory that I have next to nothing experience with.Until now that is.
Of the three first blind tastings, I have been very impressed with Wiser's Red Letter, a whisky that unfortunately is not available in Denmark. I rated it around 89-90p tasting it blind. Quite high in rye, creamy, minty, shaved pencils, citrus and spicy with a nice creamy coconut finish!!
I am looking forward to tonights canadian dram
During the first two twitter events, December 1 and 8, the first 20 questions were revealed:
1 What is the primary grain distilled at each of Alberta's three distilleries?
2 What is the oldest whisky bottled in Canada in the past decade?
3 True or false: Late 18th Century canadian whiskies were blended.
4 In what year did Thomas Molson first distilled his whisky?
5 Where was Henry Corby born?
6 In what year did the Government of Canada introduce the practice of bottling in bond?
7 True or False: The practice of using the “sour mash” process is unique to the United States and never used in making Canadian Whisky.
8 What process essentially lead to the development of Canadian Club’s “secret recipe?”
9 According to the Montreal Gazette, what was the largest distillery in the world in the early 1860’s?
10 True or False: Despite being known as one of Canada’s best-known distillers, Hiram Walker lived the majority of his life in the United States.
11 What three major whisky companies distil their whisky at Hiram Walker Distillery in Windsor?
12 What three ingredients are used to make whisky?
13 Which fully aged Canadian whisky is as colourless as vodka?
15 What distillery is built on the banks of the MacLellan's Brook?
16 What is the largest distillery operating in Canada today?
17 On what page of Davin's book will you find Mark Gillespie's name listed?
18 Although J.P. Wiser’s name is on the company, who can be credited with much of Wiser’s financial success?
19 At the time that this book was written, how many distilleries were producing Canadian Whisky?
20 Which Scottish Distillery was Glenora distillery closely associated with?
Now these questions are very hard if you don't allready have the book, the price is well worth it!
CANADIANA BASKET contains: 15, YES 15! – 60ml samples of Canadian Whiskies. You’ll find:
1. Alberta Premium 30 year old (rare)
2. Bush Pilot (very rare and discontinued)
3. Canadian Club 15 (rare and discontinued)
4. Collingwood 21 year old, 100% rye whisky (BRAND NEW)
5. Forty Creek John’s Private Cask (rare and discontinued)
6. Gibson’s 18 from the 1980’s (very rare)
7. Highwood 90 5 year old (BRAND NEW)
8. Highwood 90 20 year old (BRAND NEW)
9. Masterson’s 100% Barley (BRAND NEW)
10. Masterson’s 100% Wheat (BRAND NEW)
11. Stalk & Barrel Single Malt, Cask 5 (USA release only)
12. Wiser’s Legacy
and a few more that the organisers are leaving as surprises at this time!
The last five questions can be found on the following 5 whiskyblogs
All Scavenger Hunt answers to be sumbitted no later than December 28th 2013 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Winner contacted and announced on December 29th.
Davin De kergommeaux has a website specifically covering canadian whisky : http://www.canadianwhisky.org/
Johanne McInnis has a blog that covers whisky in general http://whiskylassie.blogspot.ca/
I do like whiskytrivia quizzes myself, and if you look to the column to the right of this blog You can see a link to quite a few quizzes I have created.