A friend in Winnipeg quite aptly quipped “I don’t collect stamps!”
Nope… that he does not indeed.
Instead, he has a rather eclectic whisky collection gathered from jaunts around the world with his partner… from the dead of a Winnipeg winter to adventurous travels all around Asia… invariably a bottle or two winds its way back to the prairies to join the collection.
Naturally I shamelessly raided the whisky cabinet and also a couple from other sources too.
Here’s what I managed to ‘score’ from my recent trip to Winnipeg:
- Ardbeg Supernova 55% (Committee Release)
- Bowmore 12 year 40%
- Ledaig 10 year 46.3%
- Macallan 15 year 43% (Triple cask)
- Nikka Pure Malt 21 year 43%
- Tomatin 12 year 43% (Spanish Sherry)
Some may recall last year’s Canadian samples score from my aunt and uncle who run a whisky club in Fort Frances, Ontario. It was such a welcome bonus to try whiskies I likely would not have otherwise managed to acquire.
Just like tasting groups are a terrific way to try more than you can personally buy, sharing samples is a wonderful way to discover whiskies too.
I’m looking forward to tasting these whiskies, remembering the kind souls who shared their tipple or two!
- Winnipeg’s The Cabinet “Peat” evening
- Road trip anyone?
- Getting distracted at Winnipeg’s Liquor Mart
- Canadian whisky ‘score’ (2015)
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