Canadian whisky definitely gets a bad rap. It’s partly due to its scarcity outside of its native borders, though the dominant tides it swims against are ignorance and preconception. The people who turn to Canadian whisky from Scottish or American styles don’t find a familiar spirit. It is it’s own distinct style.
While there are books that have touched on the subject before, none have been quite as visible or taken on such a wide and in-depth scope as Davin de Kergommeaux‘s latest book, Canadian Whisky: The Portable Expert.
The book contests many of the myths surrounding Canada’s whisky and provides a detailed history of the industry. It features an extensive set of tasting notes scattered throughout the chapters and lays a strong foundation for understanding Canadian whisky as a style. This should be mandatory reading for anyone who loves whisky.
This isn’t hollow praise, either; I own two copies, myself. I bought one right when it came out and another a few months ago at a book-signing. It’s a shame to see two copies resting on my shelf, so to make room I’ve decided to hold a contest! Grand Prize: a free copy of Davin’s book!
To enter, just name the fictional band pictured below or leave a short comment about seeing them in concert. Leave your entry in the comments.
On November 22nd, I’ll pick one name out of a hat and announce the winner on this page. One entry per person and don’t forget to leave your email so I can notify you directly and find out where to mail your prize. All email addresses are private and won’t be shared or used for anything other than participation in this contest. Cheers!