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CANADIAN WHISKY the portable expert

Postby The Third Dram » Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:33 pm

CANADIAN WHISKY the portable expert by Davin de Kergommeaux

For anyone interested in the history and making of Canadian whiskies, this relatively small yet jam-packed-with-information book is an essential read.

Yes... Canadian whisky lives! :thumbsup:
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Re: CANADIAN WHISKY the portable expert

Postby jmrl » Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:43 pm

Price? I trust Davin to give us facts and no fluff, faiir comment?
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Re: CANADIAN WHISKY the portable expert

Postby The Third Dram » Tue Jun 25, 2013 4:37 pm

jmrl wrote:Price? I trust Davin to give us facts and no fluff, faiir comment?

CDN$24.99

Very fact-based read so far. As yet, I've only come across a single assertion by Davin that some might take issue with (Chapter 7: Blending, page 63)...

"Usually a tiny amount of spirit caramel is added to adjust the colour. Although the amount of caramel is below any taste threshold, adding spirit caramel is said to have the added benefit of improving the marriage among the various maturates. The caramel-like flavours often tasted in Canadian whisky are natural flavours that have been extracted from the wood in the barrel and do not arise from the few drops of spirit caramel added by the blender."

I can see Jim Murray rolling his eyes at this paragraph. :wink:

Personally, I'm still trying to resolve the implied contradiction between "below any taste threshold" and "added benefit of improving the marriage".

Other than that, a really informative read.
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Re: CANADIAN WHISKY the portable expert

Postby gromber » Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:49 am

I would love to get it. I need to google a little...
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Re: CANADIAN WHISKY the portable expert

Postby blinker » Sat Aug 02, 2014 1:49 pm

This looks great! My brother-in-law just relocated to Canada, this will make a fine gift. :)
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Re: CANADIAN WHISKY the portable expert

Postby Muskrat Portage » Sat Aug 02, 2014 5:19 pm

What part of Canada? It's a pretty big place, you know. I'm located near Winnipeg and could try to track down a copy next time I'm there.

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