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Posts Tagged ‘North of 7’

Review: Triple Beam Gin (North of 7 Distillery)

Posted by Arctic Wolf on June 10, 2018

Greg Lipin and Jody Miall are both avid rock climbers who regularly travel to Kentucky on climbing trips. It was on one of these trips that the two friends developed a passion for ‘brown spirits’ which ultimately led them to opening their own Micro-distillery (North of 7) in Ottawa, Ontario. They currently produce several styles of Canadian Whisky, their Leatherback Dark Rum (sold at 40 % abv. and at 57 % abv.) Triple Beam Gin and Illuminati Vodka.

The subject of this review is the Distillery’s Triple Beam Gin. According to the folks at North of 7:

Triple Beam Gin is made with eleven carefully selected botanicals that are precisely measured on our triple beam scale. We strive to use local ingredients wherever possible, and use juniper berries sourced from Ferme et Foret in Wakefield, Quebec. Vapour infused in 50 L batches, our gin offers a classic dry taste that can be enjoyed in all your favourite gin drinks – martinis, G&T’s, Tom Collins, and even straight up.

During my review, I will be testing that claim as I sample the Triple Beam gin in those classic cocktails as well as sipping the spirit neat and/or on the rocks.

Here is a link to my full review:

Review: Triple Beam Gin (North of 7 Distillery)

“… Although the juniper is dominant (as it should be); the breezes above the glass also bring other light nuances forward. I sense wisps of licorice and angelica which bring a light earthy quality to the breezes. This is joined by mild impressions of citrus zest (lime) and lightly lemony smells. A beguiling floral component is present which reminds me of a very lightly scented potpourri …”

Please enjoy my review which concludes with a nice cocktail suggestion, the Cara Cara Cocktail.

Chimo!

 

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Review: North of 7 Canadian Whisky (95 % Rye)

Posted by Arctic Wolf on June 6, 2018

Greg Lipin and Jody Miall are both avid rock climbers who regularly travel to Kentucky on climbing trips. It was there that the two friends developed a passion for ‘brown spirits’ which led them to opening their own Micro-distillery (North of 7) in Ottawa, Ontario. They currently produce several styles of Canadian Whisky, two versions of dark rum, as well as both gin and vodka.

The subject of this review is the North of 7 Single Barrel Canadian Whisky from Barrel Number 10, which is produced from a 95 % Rye Mashbill. The whisky was aged in for a minimum of 3 years in a specially toasted 53 gallon oak barrels from Independent Stave Company.

This is a true locally produced whisky as all of the grain used by the distillery is sourced locally from the  Moulin St.-Georges Mill (corn from the Alexandria area) and the Against the Grain farm in Winchester.

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Review: North of 7 Single Barrel Canadian Whisky (Bourbon Style)

Posted by Arctic Wolf on May 23, 2018

Greg Lipin and Jody Miall are both avid rock climbers who regularly travel to Kentucky on climbing trips. It was there that the two friends developed a passion for ‘brown spirits’ which led them to opening their own Micro-distillery ( North of 7 Distillery) in Ottawa, Ontario. They currently produce several styles of Canadian Whisky, their Leatherback Dark Rum (57 % abv.) Triple Beam Gin and Illuminati Vodka.

The subject of this review is the North of 7 Single Barrel Canadian Whisky from Barrel Number 3, which is produced in a boubon style  Corn, wheat, rye and barley grains. The whisky was aged in for about 3 and a half years in 53 gallon oak barrels from Independent Stave Company. This is a true locally produced whisky as all of the grain used by the distillery is sourced locally from the  Moulin St.-Georges Mill (corn from the Alexandria area) and the Against the Grain farm in Winchester.

Here is a link to my full review:

Review: North of 7 Canadian Whisky  Barrel #3 (Bourbon Style)

“… As indicated, the North of 7 Single Barrel Whisky (Bourbon Style) might be a rather polarizing spirit. There is an overt woody quality (a result of maturation in new oak) which some will find disconcerting, while others will relish the fresh oak and cedar flavour. However, once we bring the whisky into the realm of mixology, there is a place for both camps to find enjoyment …”

Please enjoy my review which includes two recipe suggestions, the Ottawa Continuum, and the Ottawa Old Fashioned.

Chimo!

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Leatherback Special Reseve Rum (North of 7 Distillery)

Posted by Arctic Wolf on May 18, 2018

Greg Lipin and Jody Miall are both avid rock climbers who regularly travel to Kentucky on climbing trips. It was on one of these trips that the two friends developed a passion for ‘brown spirits’ which ultimately led them to opening their own Micro-distillery (North of 7) in Ottawa, Ontario. They currently produce several styles of Canadian Whisky, their Leatherback Dark Rum (sold at 40 % abv. and at 57 % abv.) Triple Beam Gin and Illuminati Vodka.

The subject of this review is Leatherback Special Reserve Rum. This is a single barrel dark rum produced without the addition of additives, vanilla flavouring, or caramel colouring. The spirit was aged in 53 gallon barrels from Independent Stave Company which have been ‘special craft toasted’ and charred.

The Special Reserve Leatherback Rum was bottled at 57 % alcohol by volume and is available for sale in the distillery store (hopefully soon at the LCBO and across Canada).

Here is a link to the full review:

Review: Leatherback Special Reseve Rum

“… The aroma wells up immediately after you pour the dark rum into the glass, and I immediately begin to notice oak spices, licorice stained molasses, and a spicy mixture of nutmeg, cloves and cinnamon (baking spices). Vanilla, dark dry fruit, and tobacco linger in the air as well. I am very pleased as the scents and smells are assertive and enticing … “

Please enjoy my review which concludes with two serving suggestions.

Chimo!

 

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