Canadian whisky has had a rough time in the U.S. over the past three or four decades: derided by many as “brown vodka,” it was shunned by mixologists in favor of spirits that had more dramatic flavors, such as bourbon and Scotch. The trend is now reversing, although progress is slow. Mark speaks with Davin de Kergommeaux, the world’s leading expert on Canadian whisky, who offers both insights and recommendations. On Bizarre Beverage News, Mark examines the growing feud between Brown-Forman and Diageo over the definition of Tennessee whiskey, reveals the latest in a series of strange flavored vodkas, and probes the unusual technique a Chilean winemaker uses to improve his product.
Davin de Kergommeaux—Link to: http://www.canadianwhisky.org
Binny’s Beverage Depot—Link to: http://www.binnys.com
Iconic Spirits: An Intoxicating History—Link to: