Tag: whisky

Waterford Arcadian Farm Origin Organic Gaia Edition 2.1

Waterford: Terroir in Whisky Seminar

 mywinepal  March 15, 2023

The Waterford Distillery was launched by Mark Reynier in Ireland, drawing inspiration from the greatest wineries around the world.  Mark managed the Bruichladdich Distillery before launching  Waterford with the goal of transparency to reveal the terroirs of barley which is used to make whisky. The whiskies are made from 100% Irish barley, with each bottling being the result of a harvest…

Canadian Whisky Awards

Canada’s Finest Whisky Distilled by one of the Country’s Smallest Distilleries

 mywinepal  January 23, 2023

Do you enjoy whisky? Have you tried any from BC? Read about the award winning whisky from a North Vancouver distillery. Press release below. ~~~~~ VICTORIA, BC, Jan. 23, 2023 /CNW/ – Results of the 2023 Canadian Whisky Awards were announced at the Victoria Whisky Festival in Victoria, B.C. For the first time in the thirteen-year history of the awards,…

A dram of Lindores Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky MCDXCIV to taste

A Seminar and Tasting of Lindores Single Malt Scotch Whisky MCDXCIV (1494)

 mywinepal  December 16, 2021

Whisky has a long history in Scotland.  Part of that history is related to the Lindores Abbey located north of Edinburgh and just east of Perth.  The Abbey was established in 1191 by Benedictine monks.  This is the officially recognized site of the first recorded distillation of Scotch Whisky in 1494 which appears in the Exchequer Roll of that year. …

Karl MyWinePal at the Burrowing Owl Estate Winery vineyards

MyWinePal Wine Article Coverage and More for 2021

 mywinepal  December 13, 2021

Have you ever wondered how much work you’ve done in a year on your job or hobby?  I’ve written many wine articles this year, and in previous years, but never really counted to see how many articles I’ve written and how to classify them.  I thought I’d try it this year and see if there are any surprises.  For most…

UBIQUE 150 Commemorative Whisky- 10 Year Old

UBIQUE 150th Anniversary Whisky Released by Glenora Distillery

 mywinepal  May 28, 2021

Did you know that there are distillers in Canada producing single malt whisky?  One, the Glenora Distillery, in Nova Scotia has produced a special 10-year-old Single Malt Whisky to commemorate our Royal Canadian Artillery, plus a portion of each sale will be donated to the Association.  Read on and order if you are a whisky lover.  The press release. ~~~…

Alexander Keith’s 18 Year Old Single Malt Whisky

Alexander Keith’s 18 Year Old Single Malt Whisky Released By Glenora Distilleries

 mywinepal  April 15, 2021

Are you a beer drinker? And a whisky drinker?  Did you know that whisky starts off by fermenting grains (just like beer) to release sugars that yeasts will eventually convert into alcohol? The Nova Scotian Alexander Keith’s brewery is best known for their India Pale Ale, but their beer is now known for making whisky!  The press release from the…

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Meet the Captains: J.P. Wiser’s latest release of the Alumni Whisky Series

 mywinepal  September 25, 2019

Are you a fan of Canadian whisky?  How about an NHL hockey fan?  You can celebrate both with the latest release of J.P. Wiser’s Alumni Whisky Series.  Below is the announcement that I received about the three newly released whiskies.  Enjoy! ~~~ TORONTO, September 24, 2019 – J.P. Wiser’s scores a hat trick with its third installment of the Alumni Whisky…

Premium Sauvignon Blanc

August Wine and Spirits Events at BC Liquor Stores

 mywinepal  August 3, 2019

Here is the latest announcement from BC Liquor Stores about what special events that you can participate in various Liquor Stores in August.  You will find wines from Uruguay and New Zealand, whisky from Scotland, gin and ciders from BC to taste.  Enjoy. 39th & CAMBIE THE GARZON EXPERIENCE FRIDAY, AUGUST 2 3:00–7:00 P.M. SATURDAY, AUGUST 3 1:00–5:00 P.M. Discover…

A view from Edinburgh castle

My 5 Recommendations of Things to Do in Edinburgh, Scotland

 mywinepal  July 26, 2019

Edinburgh, Scotland is a place with two sides; old and new.  You can delve into either side, but I do enjoy history so my recommendations will lean toward the historical side of Edinburgh.  But before I do, I should mention that if you have never been to Scotland, that bringing a waterproof jacket and shoes is a must.  I visited…


A Special Johnnie Walker Whisky Master Class at Hopscotch

 mywinepal  December 5, 2013

I admit that I am still learning about Scotch Whisky, learning a bit through my WSET training. I was glad to be invited to attend a Johnnie Walker Whisky Master Class at Hopscotch.  Our “teacher” was Mr. Michael “Mike” Nicholson, a Distiller, who has worked at La Cavulin and 4 other distilleries. Mike started off telling us about Johnnie Walker,…