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reviewed El Dorado Single Barrel Demerara ICBU.... October 05, 2010
El Dorado Single Barrel Demerara ICBU Rum
The Uitvlught Sugar Factory was founded in the 18th century on the west bank of the Demerara River.  El Dorado Rums, (produced by Demerara Distillers Ltd in Guyana), have introduced a Single Barrel …
Wiser's 18 Years Old Limited Release Canadian Whisky
I am going to admit right up front that this whisky has, for the last fifteen years or so, been one of my very favourites.  This stretches well back in time before I was even considering a hobby …
reviewed Downslope Double Diamond Whisky. June 18, 2010
Downslope Double Diamond Whisky
DownSlope Distilling is the creation of three enterprising individuals, Mitch Abate, Matt Causey and Andy Causey. They began their experimentation and  passion for alcoholic spirits as home …
Corby Royal Reserve Canadian Rye Whisky
   Henry Corby began his  involvement in the distilling industry in approximately 1841, buying and selling grain at a grist-mill on the banks of the Moira River.  By 1859, his  …
reviewed Mount Gay 1703 Old Cask Selection. May 20, 2010
Mount Gay 1703 Old Cask Selection
Mount Gay 1703 Old Cask Selection 1703 is the year that the Mount Gay Rum was first produced on the Isle of Barbados, making Mount Gay Rum one of the oldest, if not the oldest brand of rum in the world.   …
reviewed McClelland Lowland Scotch Whisky. May 20, 2010
McClelland Lowland Scotch Whisky
I have come to my final review of the series of McClelland’s Single Malt Whiskies.  McClelland’s Lowland Single Malt whisky is the least typical of the four main expressions of this brand. In …
reviewed Bacardi 8 Yr Old Rum. May 20, 2010
Bacardi 8 Yr Old Rum
For my introduction to this review I thought I would write a short history of the Bacardi Company.  I did a little research and realized very quickly that a “short’ introduction was impossible.  …
reviewed PaQui Silvera Tequila. May 20, 2010
PaQui Silvera Tequila
Tequila Review: PaQuí Tequila (Silvera) According to the information sent to me,  PaQuí is handcrafted in small batches in the town of Tequila, Mexico, where the master distiller uses …
reviewed Appleton Estate 21 Year old Rum. April 06, 2010
Appleton Estate 21 Year old Rum
This is the final review in my series of Appleton Estate Rum Reviews, which I began to publish about two months ago.  The impetus for the review series was an invite offered to me to attend a free …
reviewed Evan Williams Single Barrel Bourbon. April 05, 2010
Evan Williams Single Barrel Bourbon
Last year I purchased a bottle of Evan Williams Single Barrel  Kentucky Bourbon, the 1998 vintage.  It sat on my shelf, waiting and  waiting to be opened.  I had only one bottle and …
reviewed Calico Jack Spiced Rum. March 18, 2010
Calico Jack Spiced Rum
John “Calico Jack’ Rackham was a pirate of the early eighteenth century who seems to have two primary claims to fame.  The first was that his design of the ship’s flag may actually …
reviewed McClellands Highland Single Malt. March 18, 2010
McClellands Highland Single Malt
   The McClelland’s whisky brand is comprised of four main expressions, each associated with a particular region, or maybe I should say style, of of Scottish whisky.  The Brand is …
reviewed Canadian Caribou Cocktail. March 16, 2010
Canadian Caribou Cocktail
The Canadian Caribou   an original cocktail By Chip Dykstra (Aka Arctic Wolf) For this cocktail we need a Canadian Whisky with a strong Rye profile.  Here are several which work fine, Gibson’s …
reviewed El Dorado 5 Yr Cask Aged Rum. March 16, 2010
El Dorado 5 Yr Cask Aged Rum
Demerara County (in Guyana) is popular across the world for its rich, three hundred year history of rum production. Using a combination of old wooden stills in conjunction with modern stills and distilling …
reviewed Crown Royal Whisky. March 12, 2010
Crown Royal Whisky
Crown Royal Canadian Whisky  81/100   a review  by Chip Dykstra (Aka Arctic Wolf)      Here is a mini review of Crown Royal Canadian Whisky.     …
reviewed Flor de Caña Rum Distillery. March 11, 2010
Flor de Caña Rum Distillery
Flor de Caña Rums are personal favourites of mine.  They are produced by Compañia Licorera de Nicaragua in Chichigalpa, Nicaragua. They claim to own the world’s largest stock …
reviewed Havanna Club Barrel Proof Rum. March 10, 2010
Havanna Club Barrel Proof Rum
This Rum review is an authentic Cuban rum which, to be honest, blew me away by how good it is.  The Havanna Club Barrel Proof rum is a blend of select older rums which are refinished in young oak, …
reviewed Gibson's Finest Canadian Whisky. March 09, 2010
Gibson's Finest Canadian Whisky
Gibson’s Finest Whiskies are some of the smoothest Canadian whiskies ever made.  This, of course, makes them some of the smoothest  in the world as Canada is renowned for its smooth whisky.  …
reviewed Ron Matusalem Platino Rum. March 09, 2010
Ron Matusalem Platino Rum
   The Ron Matusalem company has a fascinating history dating back to 1872, when the brand was established by Benjamin and Eduardo Camp and Evaristo Alvarez.  A marriage between the daughter …
reviewed Wiser's Red Letter Canadaian Whisky. March 08, 2010
Wiser's Red Letter Canadaian Whisky
In 1857  J.P Wiser began making whisky.  This whiskey, known as Wiser’s Red Letter Rye, was a huge success and led to the companies original good fortunes both in Canada and the United …
reviewed Daiquiri. March 08, 2010
Daiquiri
Here is a recipe for the most basic of daiquiris. A Simple Daiquiri 1 1/2 oz. Light Rum   1/2 oz. Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice   1 tsp. Simple Syrup (Dissolve a sugar cube in 1 Tsp hot …
reviewed The Zombie (cocktail). March 08, 2010
The Zombie Cocktail
The Zombie The zombie is a tiki drink whose main feature is a large quantity of rum with the alcoholic bite is disguised or smoothed out by the presence of a variety of fruit juice.  The zombie …
reviewed Old Fashioned. March 08, 2010
Old Fashioned
Here is my recipe for the Old Fashioined Cocktail      The Old Fashioned Cocktail 1 1/2 oz bourbon whiskey   1 tsp simple sugar   1 dash bitters   2 large …
Forty Creek Barrel Select Canadian Whisky
Forty Creek Whiskies are the brainchildren of Master Distiller John Hall.  John Hall bought the Kittling  Ridge Estates Winery in 19992.  Although primarily a winemaker,  when John …
Johnnie Walker Gold Label – The Centenary Blend
   I would like to introduce what is without a doubt one of the finest Scotch Whisky blends. Johnnie Walker Gold Label – The Centenary Blend       Here is an …
reviewed Amrut Indian Single Malt Whisky. March 07, 2010
Amrut Indian Single Malt Whisky
Now I will take you to Bangalore India where great spirits are being made.  The Amrut Distillery is making some of the best whisky and rum in the world.  With water from the Himalayan Mountains, …
reviewed EDRADOUR 1996 SFTC Scotch Whisky. March 07, 2010
EDRADOUR 1996 SFTC Scotch Whisky
For my first Scotch Single Malt Whisky review, I thought I would go to the smallest distillery in ScotLand.  The Edradour Distillery in Perthshire.   Friends of mine visited the distillery …
Juan Santos Coffee Infused Colombian Rum
Juan Santos Coffee Infused Colombian Rum Review     (89/100). Review By Chip Dykstra (AKA Arctic Wolf) The aroma from the glass is steeped with rich coffee. I love coffee, and I love …
Woodford Reserve Distiller's Select Bourbon Whiskey
Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select   is a Straight Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey, distilled and bottled at the Woodford Reserve Distillery in  Versailles Kentucky.  I have found …
reviewed Whiskey Sour. March 07, 2010
Whiskey Sour
   Here is my recipe for the Whiskey Sour:      Whiskey Sour    1 1/2 oz bourbon whiskey   1 1/2 oz lemon juice 3/4 oz   1 tsp simple sugar   …
reviewed El Dorado 5Yr Cask Aged Rum. March 07, 2010
El Dorado 5Yr Cask Aged Rum
Demerara County (in Guyana) is popular across the world for its rich, three hundred year history of rum production. Using a combination of old wooden stills in conjunction with modern stills and distilling …
Pampero Anniversario Reserva Exclusiva Rum
In 1938 Industrias Pampero, C.A., a distillery in Venezuela was established.  This distillery is reputed  to be the first distillery in Venezuela to set the high standards for which Venezuelan …
reviewed White Owl Canadian Whisky. March 07, 2010
White Owl Canadian Whisky
White Owl Canadian Whisky 88.5/100   a review by Chip Dykstra (Aka Arctic Wolf) There is a new whisky in Canada, and  it is completely different from any other whisky I have seen. The distillation …
reviewed Manhattan (cocktail). March 06, 2010
Manhattan
My recipe for the manhattan is as follows:      The Manhattan 2 oz Canadian Rye Whisky (substitute Bourbon, or Tennessee Whisky)   3/4 oz Sweet Red Vermouth   Dash …
Highland Park 12 Year Old Scotch Whisky
Highland Park 12 year old Whisky (94.5/100)   A Condensced Review by Chip Dykstra (Aka Arctic Wolf)          Overview:      A magnificent …
reviewed Rum Sloe and Sour (cocktail). February 25, 2010
Rum Sloe and Sour: a cocktail Evolution
The Evolution of a Cocktail Let us start with the Whiskey Sour a classic cocktail from the the late nineteenth century which has stood the test of time and is still popular.  Here is the recipe: …
reviewed High West Whiskey - Rendevous. February 25, 2010
High West Whiskey - Rendevous
High West Whiskey – Rendezvous (89.5/100)   A Review by Chip Dykstra (Aka Arctic Wolf) A Brand new Whiskey company is on the block with their distillery in of all places Utah Wyoming.  …
reviewed The Sloe Lime Daiquiri (cocktail). February 24, 2010
Cocktail: The Sloe Lime Daiquiri
In truth this is not a true daiquiri, but rather a daiquiri styled cocktail.  A true daiquiri would never have the ice added.  The ice does however serve two purposes for this cocktail.  …
reviewed The Pink Rocket (cocktail). February 24, 2010
The Pink Rocket
Sometimes I play with old ideas in an attempt to come up with something fresh. In this case the old idea is from a the 1937 publication, Cafe Royal Cocktail Book, Coronation Edition, compiled by W.J. …
reviewed Lambs Blacksheep Spiced Rum. February 24, 2010
Lambs Blacksheep Spiced Rum
Lambs Blacksheep Spiced Rum 89pts   A Review by Chip Dykstra (Aka Arctic Wolf) In the Bottle: (4.0) The Lamb's blacksheep Spice Rum presentation in a typical Lamb's flagon style bottle.  …
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