If you’re looking for gifting inspiration for the guy in your life, for your own summer treat, or maybe even for back to school, then look no further than our brand new Guy’s Gift Guide. From new gadgets, cooking gear, and whisky, here are 12 of the best gift ideas that will really get him smiling for summer, fall, and maybe even into winter.
Get into the holiday spirit with The GATE’s suggestions for libations that will make your friends, loved ones, and colleagues smile just a little brighter this season. In our latest gift guide we’ve got recommendations for a range of premium spirits from Auchentoshan, Bowmore, Grand Marnier, Chic Choc, Basil Hayden, Hennessy, Clicquot, Grey Goose, and Bacardi.
Sometimes, it’s hard to know what to get the men in your life. Whether you’re talking about a friend, a co-worker, or a casual acquaintance, it’s not always easy picking out a gift for the holidays.
March is one of those special months when everyone seems to be get sick, and since I caught a little bug myself, it got me thinking about feel-good drinks. Strong, black coffee or tea with lemon and lots of sugar are my go-to standards (strong coffee is always a go-to for me), but I’ve wanted to try making a hot toddy, and I’ve heard that some people think that whisky cures colds. Whether that’s true or not, who can resist a little warm whisky with sugar and spices?
How better to celebrate the one and only Robbie Burns, and all things Scottish, than with a dram of scotch and a little haggis? You really don’t need an excuse to enjoy a little scotch, but Robbie Burns Day is a great opportunity, and when a sample bottle of Laphroaig Single Malt Scotch arrived recently, it seemed like haggis was a necessary accessory for the special occasion.
Celebrate the end of the year, or the start of the New Year, with a few spirit, wines, and alcohol suggestions that serve up perfectly with food, treats, or just about any event you have in mind. Suggested spirits include: Canadian Club Chairman’s Select 100% Rye, Knob Creek Straight Kentucky Bourbon, Carnivor Cabernet Sauvignon, Iceberg Chocolate Mint Vodka, and JJ McWilliam Shiraz Cabernet.
Crown Royal is celebrating their 75th anniversary with a special limited edition blend that elevates the classic Canadian whisky with specially selected stocks, and extra emphasis from their Coffey rye that has always helped define the flavour of the iconic spirit. Dubbed Crown Royal Monarch 75th Anniversary Blend, the whisky had a special launch event in Toronto where Joanna Scandella, Crown Royal’s Master Blender, spoke about the limited edition that was launched just in time for the holidays.
The Macallan Lounge at Harry Rosen, First Canadian Place (100 King Street West), is a perfect partnership that blends fine single malt scotch with luxury men’s clothing, and for the next week, until November 21, it’s a great shopping experience to prepare for the holidays, especially if you love great whisky.
Canadian Club knows how to host a whisky event, and of course, that shouldn’t surprise anyone. They have an award-winning brand centre in Walkerville, and they have been hosting events like this for a while, but after a tasting for their new Chairman’s Select 100% Rye earlier this month, I thought it was worth mentioning.