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Review: Proof Whisky

Posted by Arctic Wolf on October 27, 2011

Proof Whisky is a relatively new brand of Canadian Whisky produced by Proof Brands. The company currently produces whisky, rum and vodka all of which are bottled in unique stubby 500 ml bottles. The brand and the spirits are the creation of Michael Riley, at ten-year veteran of the alcohol beverage industry. Michael spent 5 years as the Director of Spirits for the LCBO (Liquor Control Board of Ontario). He has also has worked with such brands as Crown Royal, Absolut, Captain Morgan, Chivas Regal and Molson Canadian.

According to the press information I was given, in Whisky Magazine’s 2011 World Whisky Awards, Proof Whisky was apparently on the short list for the best Canadian Whisky in the world.

Proof Whisky is a double grain whisky produced from wheat and rye bottled at 42% alcohol by volume in the signature stubby 500 ml bottle. And it is with this bottle that I shall begin my review. Here is an excerpt:

“…The aroma from the glass is very unusual. Balsam and saffron lead out with lemon quickly following. I sense fresh green bell-peppers, sandalwood, and some astringent citrus zest rising up into the breezes…”

You may read the full review here:

Review: Proof Whisky

I have included two recipes with the review, the signature cocktail for Proof Whisky, The Urban Cocktail, and my suggestion, The Hippodrome.

Please enjoy the review and the cocktails!


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