Food & Style

The Macallan Double Cask 12 Years Old

Sampling The Macallan Double Cask 12 Years Old Scotch

Sampling a fantastic Scotch is an experience that requires nothing more than a few moments to relax and let the flavours play across your palate. All you need is a good whisky, and the time to enjoy it, but having the right location, good company, and great food can make a whisky moment truly a soulful experience that goes a step beyond. Commemorating the launch of The Macallan Double Cask 12 Years Old, which is now available in Canada, I was fortunate to enjoy a memorable whisky moment recently with the company of The Macallan's emeritus ambassador, Marc Laverdiere, and an excellent mix of cheeses, chocolates, and food pairings.
Caramel Syrup

Recipe: Caramel syrup for coffee and cocktails

My love of espresso knows no bounds, from a straight espresso with sugar all the way to trying interesting new recipes. For the last year, I've been fortunate to have the Breville Barista Express Espresso machine to make my espresso and espresso-based drinks, so I can make a caramel macchiato pretty quickly at this point, but I honestly am not a big fan of buying caramel sauce because--surprise--it's really easy to make.
#ChasingSpring in Toronto

When does spring really come to Canada?

Yesterday was the first official day of spring in Canada, but it might be hard to tell across most of the country. Some areas still have snow, and ice, and in Toronto the temperature is set to dip back down below zero later this week. So when does spring really arrive? Home Depot Canada has come up with the first days to really enjoy the season, and they're looking for people across the country to join in #ChasingSpring.
Hamilton Jazzmaster Face 2 Face II

Holiday Gift Guide 2016: 5 Luxury Gift Ideas

Spread the cheer this holiday season with special luxury gifts from some of The GATE's favorite brands, including two special timepieces from Hamilton Watch, the latest Samsung Curved 4K SUHD TV, Breville Barista Express Espresso Machine, and cognac from Courvoisier.
Hamilton ODC X-03

Production designer Nathan Crowley on designing the new Hamilton ODC X-03 watch

What does it take for a movie production designer like Nathan Crowley--responsible for The Prestige, The Dark Knight, and Interstellar--to design a timepiece for Hamilton Watches? For the Odyssey ODC X-03, which was recently unveiled in Los Angeles at a special event, it just takes the right timing, if you'll excuse the pun, the right design, a lot of work, and a great working relationship built on a very special project.