My knowledge of liquor, up until recently, covered wine, beer, cognac, and a few randoms liqueurs. After a trip to Canadian Club’s Brand Centre in Walkerville though, I’ve learned a whole new appreciation for whisky, thanks to lessons on how it’s made, tricks in the art of making whisky cocktails, and history lessons that sound wonderfully dramatic.
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After two days of learning about whisky–and drinking some too–I have to say a big thank-you to Canadian Club and their Brand Centre in Walkerville for hosting me for a really interesting and exceptional little adventure. The trip was a history lesson and a connoisseurs field trip rolled up into one, featuring Canadian Club’s whiskys and some great local treats, and I also can’t help but thank Canadian Club’s Global Brand Ambassador Tish Harcus for passing on some of her extensive knowledge about the company and how they make their delicious whisky.