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Spirits

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Higher Canadian Profile for Wild Turkey

by Rick Green 11.01.2010

Local bourbon aficionados will be pleased to know that Canada is now on Wild Turkey’s radar since Gruppo Campari bought the brand from Pernod Ricard last year, after nearly three decades in the latter’s portfolio. Associate Distiller, Eddie Russell, was recently in Vancouver and Calgary to spread the good news and showcase five of Wild […]

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Getting Reacquainted with Blended Whisky

by Jay Jones 08.02.2010

What do a Frenchman, Vancouver bartenders, and Dufftown, Scotland, have in common? Grant’s Blended Scotch Whisky.

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Riedel Me This

by Jay Jones 06.18.2010

From the gaudiest of over-sized steins, to the daintiest cocktail crystal, Bartenders are fascinated with drinking vessels. There is something special about matching glass to beverage that can truly refine drinking experiences. The best glass isn’t bigger or taller or fancier or pricier – it’s personal, and it just has to feel right. The romance […]

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A Most Refined Bourbon

by Jay Jones 02.08.2010

I can say with absolute certainty, that there is no liquid on earth which I have consumed more of than Maker’s Mark Straight Kentucky Bourbon – the sultry redhead having seduced me to the point of helpless and permanent infatuation. No other spirit has quite captured my affection or inspired my cocktail creativity as completely. […]

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Mekhong: The Spirit of Thailand

by Rick Green 07.10.2009

^ Areerat Lee (left) and Patcharee Champaphan, present Rochelle Clarke of the Glowbal Group with a bottle of Mekhong. (Photography by Brian K. Smith) The Bacchus Group recently hosted the Western Canadian launch of Mekhong at Sanafir Restaurant & Lounge. Guests were treated to glasses of Sabai Sabai—a Mekhong signature cocktail, also known as the […]

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Elixir’s Water of Life

by Rick Green 07.08.2009

As a beer aficionado, I’ve always been curious about ale’s distilled cousin, whisky. Developing some understanding, however, takes time—something I don’t have a lot of. Fortunately, Elixir Bistro hosts a monthly tasting in the Velvet Room to help you accelerate the process. Whisky Wednesdays feature three varieties of whiskey paired with three tasting plates prepared […]

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Women & Whiskey

by paulkamon 12.17.2008

Urban Diner contributor Lauren Mote makes an appearance on CBC’s Living Vancouver with whiskey connoisseur, Andrew Starritt of Cask Strength to do a segment on “Women and Whiskey” at the Shebeen in Gastown. Strangely the show is about exploring Commercial Drive “block by block”.  When did the Shebeen move to the Drive?  Score! Watch the […]

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