For this tasting we went away from whiskies bottled by distillers and ventured into expressions crafted by independent bottlers. What surprised a lot of folks was how much flavour can be found in a young(ish) spirit and how smooth whisky can be at a higher alcohol percentage.
I started lifting late in university and there’s so much I love about it. It focuses me, lights up my feelings of wellness, and connects me with a community of incredible people.
I’m not ok with an ineffective program that harms the perception of men of colour, endorses a private company putting bounties on Canadians, and moves us towards American-style policing.
This isn’t Edmonton. It isn’t Canada. And I’m speaking up against it.
As I look ahead, I believe more than ever in us and our strength together, for our similarities make inconsequential our differences. Here’s to all of us in 2020!
Society is in a challenging time of disruption – akin to the transition between the agrarian period and the industrial economy, but at a much faster pace and on a larger scale. Suddenly, people who were good at or sustained by the industries of the day are being displaced by those who are part of industries on the “next curve.” Naturally, they’re angry (and afraid) and will support anyone who promises a return to the “good old days.”
“This idea that we’re going to bring back the 1950s…because that’s when men were men and women knew their place – that shit is not coming back.” – Josh Brown
December is upon us once again and I’m excited to dive into the Sixth Edition of the Secret Spirits Whisky Advent Calendar. Each day I’ll update this post with the tasting notes and picture of the day’s whisky. Hope you enjoy following along as much as I enjoy tasting!