Canadian Whisky

Liberty Distillery Railspur No. 1 White Whiskey Review

Railspur No. 1 White Whiskey

By Richard Thomas Rating: B Located on Granville Island, Vancouver, Liberty Distillery is a newcomer to Canadian whiskey. The distillery opened its doors in November 2013, and released its first whiskey product only last month. Yet in doing so, Liberty Distillery created quite a novel expression in its Railspur No. 1, named for the Granville Island district. First, much of ...

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Crown Royal Whiskey Review

Crown Royal Whisky

By Richard Thomas Rating: C For some reason, liquor billboard advertising in my hometown of Lexington, Kentucky is dominated by two brands. The first, Maker’s Mark, is unsurprising. The other was Crown Royal. I have never quite understood why Canadian whisky has been so heavily advertised for so long in the heart of bourbon country, and certainly all those billboards ...

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New Distillery Opens in Vancouver

The Liberty Distillery, Vancouver’s first craft distillery to create spirits from organic wheat, will opened the doors to its Granville Island location today, an event four years in the making. “It has been a long road to opening, with construction setbacks and financial challenges,” says Lisa Simpson, co-founder with her husband Robert. “Life is about challenges, and if it were ...

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