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Review: Lamb’s Classic White Rum

Posted by Arctic Wolf on June 8, 2022

In Canada, Lamb’s is one of the most popular rum brands which traces its history all the way back to 1849 when Alfred Lamb opened his wine and spirits business in London. His original Navy Rum is reported to have been a blend of 18 separate rums from various parts of the Caribbean.

In North America, the main portfolio of Lamb’s rum includes, Lamb’s Classic White Rum, Lamb’s Spiced Rum, Lamb’s Palm Breeze, and Lamb’s Navy Rum (which is sold both at 80 proof as well as an overproof 151)

Here is a link to my review for Lambs Classic White Rum:

Review: Lamb’s Classic White Rum

“… Light scents and smells of a very mild sweetness of cotton candy, banana peel, citrus zest, and light sandalwood spice. As the glass breathes we note a light winding grass-like note and perhaps hints of almond and vanilla …”

Please enjoy my review which concludes with my cocktail suggestion, the Lemon Daiquiri.

Chimo!

 

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Game Time Decision

Posted by Arctic Wolf on June 6, 2022

A little cocktail for the big game tonight that mixes 1800 Reserva Blanco Tequila with Agavero Orange and Lime juice in the style of the classic Margarita.  Leaving the ice in the serving makes it more approachable for a wider audience.

Enjoy!

Game Time Decision

1 1/2 oz. 1800 Reserva Blanco Tequila
1 oz. Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
1 oz. Agave Syrup
1/2 oz. Agavero Orange
Ice
Orange Peel

Chill a rocks glass
Place the four ingredients into a metal shaker
Shake until the outside of the shaker frosts
Pour into the chilled rocks glass over ice
Garnish with orange peel

Please Enjoy Responsibly!

Note: If you are interested in more of my cocktail recipes, please click this link (Cocktails and Recipes) for more of my mixed drink recipes!

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Review: J.P. Wiser’s Triple Barrel Rye

Posted by Arctic Wolf on June 3, 2022

John Philip (J.P.) Wiser, purchased a distillery in Prescott Ontario in 1857, and began to produce Wiser’s Whisky.  In fact, it may have been J.P. Wiser who first used the term “Canadian Whiskey” on a whisky label when he introduced his spirit to the World at the Chicago’s World Fair in 1893. From the beginning J.P. Wiser established his brand as a quality whisky with high standards of production. As a result, the distillery grew side by side with the popularity of Wiser’s style of whisky, and by the early 1900′s Wiser’s was the third largest distiller of whisky in Canada.

J.P. Wiser’s Triple Barrel Rye was recently released across Canada.

According to the J.P. Wiser’s website:

Our Triple Barrel Rye whisky is a unique blend of toasted grains, oak, and rich toffee.  It combines distillates from used whisky, first-fill bourbon, and virgin oak casks.

I reviewed the Triple Barrel Whisky from J.P. Wiser’s five years ago based on a small sample provided when I served as a juror for the 2017 Canadian Whisky Awards. Since so much time has passed, I thought I would revisit the whisky and provide fresh tasting notes and new scoring.

Here is a link to that my new review:

Review: J.P. Wiser’s Triple Barrel Rye

“… Backbone of oak with maple and vanilla providing support. Lots of rye and leather. Raisins, dark chocolate and baking spice (allspice and cinnamon). Tobacco and toasted walnuts come though as does a bourbon-like impression of fresh oak planks dripping with sap, glue and resin. …”

I hope you enjoy the fresh review as well as my serving suggestion including in the write-up.

Chimo!

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Review: Ron Centanario No.12 Gran Legado

Posted by Arctic Wolf on June 1, 2022

Ron Centenario 12 Gran Legado is a Costa Rica Rum comprised of a mixture of aged in American white oak barrels that previously contained Scotch whisky. This makes the cane spirit somewhat unique in the rum category. The barrels come from different areas of Scotland imparting more than one style of scotch whisky notes to the rum during the maturation.

This is a non age stated spirit which is sold at both 35 % and 40 % alcohol by volume, depending on the market of export. The Bottle I am reviewing was purchased in Mexico and it was bottle at 35 % abv..

Here is a link to my full review:

Review: Ron Centanario No.12 Gran Legado

“… Dried plums, caramel, vanilla, and oak spices. Hints of baking spice drift into the breezes above the glass with hints of cinnamon and indications of nutmeg and allspice. Oak and the baking spices build in the air as the rum breathes and a lovely tobacco stained toffee develops as well …”

Please enjoy my review of this surprising versatile (and delicious) aged rum.

Chimo!

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Review: Liberator Gin

Posted by Arctic Wolf on May 30, 2022

The Liberator brand is an authentic small batch craft spirits brand produced by Highwood Distillers to honor the WWII RCAF base that was located in their home town of High River as well as to honor the brave men and women who fought in WWII. This is a small volume bottling created such that Highwood would have a line-up of 100% Alberta made craft spirits produced for the local market.

Their Liberty Gin is is produced using Liberator Vodka as the base spirit. This base spirit is distilled in small batches using locally sourced wheat. The local aquifer fed by the nearby Rocky Mountains is used as the water source. This base spirit is infused with all natural botanicals to obtain the final flavour profile. All products in the Liberator Line-up are polished through a multi stage charcoal filtration system prior to bottling which is done with hand-applied closures and labels. The small batch production is limited to a maximum of 300 cases per batch.

Here is a link to my final review in my Liberator Series:

Review: Liberator Gin

“… Classic dry gin style with notes of juniper, licorice and citrus leading out. There is a sort of effervescent spiciness of citrus zest (grapefruit and lemon perhaps) as well as coriander rising into the breezes. A light floral note builds in the background with hints of orange and lime …”

Please enjoy my reviews which concludes with my serving suggestion, the Gin and Tonic (classed up a bit).

Chimo!

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