First, the back story: I was searching the liquor store for something new. Something classy (sounding). No more of these blue collar bourbons like Evan Williams, Rebel Yell, or anything starting with the word “Old.” This pretty much eliminated anything distilled in the good old U-S of A, so I moved on to America Jr. The Canadian Whisky section had all sorts of classy names to select from, some a bit too over the top. Crown Royal; you're trying too hard. Canadian Club; I haven't gotten my membership card yet. Harwood's; that just sounds pretentious though one letter away from supplying some hilarious innuendo. Windsor, perfect! It conjures up images of castles and fancy-ass chairs and shit without even trying.
Now, I don't know about you, but anytime I have to rank something Canadian, I always rank it based on Canadian music. For this I was figuring I was either getting myself a hard rockin' Neil Young style drink, or a just plain awful Bryan Adams. As it turns out, this was more mellow, Gordon Lightfoot-esque drink.
This is a whisky for those who don't like the “bite” that is typical of most bourbons and other American whiskeys. Basically, this is a drink for women, although I must admit, it goes down smooth in the mornings when you aren't quite ready for that kick in the crunch berries just yet. What? Stop looking at me like that! Yes I was drinking in the morning. It was a bad month, okay? Geez, get off my back! You're not my mother! (Unless you are, in which case, disregard this paragraph and move on.)
Anyway, this is generally enjoyable in most any form. I do not, however, recommend this for mixed drinks, as the taste tends to get covered up almost completely. Unless that's what you're going for, but if that's the case, what are you doing here? Shouldn't you be reading a vodka review blog or something?
1.75 Liter : $18.99
There you have it. Until next time fans...