The next hot trend – Ontario about to burst forth with micro-distilleries

    Spirits Start To Emerge in My Consciousness I’ve been a wine aficionado for a long time. But I haven’t been able to resist the lure of spirits either. They’ve gradually tugged at my attention and they’re winning me over. They’re fascinating and equally full of culture and lore. So with this post, IContinue reading “The next hot trend – Ontario about to burst forth with micro-distilleries”

Scotch tastings and whisky introduction at The Briars resort

Scotch and Whisky Introduction Among my many other roles in a wide variety of places, I am the in-house wine and scotch tasting host for The Briars resort in Jackson’s Point, Ontario, on the south end of Lake Simcoe. Here’s the basic outline of what I cover. You are most welcome to book your ownContinue reading “Scotch tastings and whisky introduction at The Briars resort”

Age your own whiskey at home. An idea whose time has come. Small barrels make a nice aged spirit in just a few weeks

I am at a wine and spirits event in London. I just tasted a white spirit that was aged in a 5 gallon small barrel for 3 months that actually tastes better than a 5 year whisky. The barrels and enough hand-crafted white spirit to fill them are available from some craft distilleries. The reasonContinue reading “Age your own whiskey at home. An idea whose time has come. Small barrels make a nice aged spirit in just a few weeks”

Ontario’s emerging craft distillers, a whole new ball game!

After wine, there comes… – spirits! I’ve been a wine fan for a long time. But I have not been able to resist the lure of spirits either.  They got my attention and they’re winning me over. They’re fascinating and equally full of culture and lore. So with this post, I am embarking on anContinue reading “Ontario’s emerging craft distillers, a whole new ball game!”