Spirits Reviews


Compas Aquavit

Sheringham Akvavit

Vinland Aquavit (Confluence Distilling)

Bottled Cocktails

Barchef Project Toasted Old Fashioned

Barchef Project Late-Harvest Vidal Vesper

Hochstadter’s Slow and Low Rock n’ Rye

J.P. Wiser's Old Fashioned



Armagnac Du Montal VSOP

Damblat 10 Y.O.

Darroze 12 Y.O.

Darroze 20 Y.O.

Darroze 30 Y.O.

Darroze 40 Y.O.

Dartigalongue 25 Y.O.

Dartigalongue 1975 (39 Y.O.)

J. Dupeyron 1975

Janneau 1983

Larressingle XO

Les Sables Fauves Hors D'Age Selection (Laberdolive)

Marie Duffau Napolean

Tariquet Le Legendaire

Canadian Brandy

Niagara Bench VSOP Canadian Brandy

Pemberton Apple Brandy

Still Waters Small Cask Brandy


Boulard Calvados Pays D’Auge


Baron Otard VSOP

Hine Rare VSOP

Hennessy VS

Gauthier VS Cognac

Grosperrin 1970 Grande Champagne

Pierre Ferrand Renegade Barrel No. 2 Chestnut Finish

Tiffon Tres Vielle Reserve Grande Champagne

Other Brandy

St. Remy Authentic VSOP

St. Remy Authentic XO

Sullivan’s Cove XO Tasmanian Brandy

Cream Whiskies/LiqUers

Best Canadian Cream whiskies: Gretzky, Ceili’s Signature, and Forty Creek

Forty Creek Nanaimo Bar Cream

Vodkow Cream


Canadian Gins

Black Fox Cucumber Gin #7

Black Fox Dry Gin #3

Black Fox Oaked Gin

Confluence Pink Gin

Cool Cucumber Gin

Copper Spirit Distillery Harmony Dry Gin

Dillon's Dry Gin 7

Dillon's Rose Gin

Dillon's Unfiltered Gin 22

Discovery Street Dry Citrus Gin (Phillips Fermentorium)

Dragon Mist Gin

Earl Grey Gin (Lone Pine Distilling)

Endeavour Origins Gin (The Liberty Distillery)

Fundy Gin

Gateway Dry Gin (Lone Pine Distilling)

Gateway Dry Gin (Barrel Aged; Lone Pine Distilling)

Gin6 (Mad Lab Distillery)

Gin Twenty-One (Last Straw Distillery)

Gin Royal (Compass Distillers)

Gin Wild (Compass Distillers)

Golden Gin (Last Straw Distillery)

Granny's Gin (Last Mountain Distillery)

Empress 1908 Gin (Victoria Distillery)

Newfoundland Cloudberry Gin

Newfoundland Seaweed Gin

Noon Gun Gin (Compass Distillers)

Odd Society Salal Gin

Old George Barrel-Aged Gin (Phillips Fermentorium)

Parlour Gin (Eau Clair Distillery)

Queensborough Dry Gin (Central City Distillery)

Queensborough Omakese Japanese Style Gin (Central City Distillery)

Radoune Gin (O'Dwyer Distillery)

Revelstoke Bathub Gin No. 6 Raspberry

Revelstoke Premium Gin No. 1

Rocky Mountain Gin (Lone Pine Distilling)

Schramm Organic Potato Gin

Shelter Point Hand Foraged Gin

Sheringham Kazuki Gin

Sheringham Seaside Gin

St. Laurent Gin

St. Laurent Gin Citrus

St. Laurent Gin Vieux

Steinhart Blueberry Gin

Steinhart Dry Gin

Steinhart Haskap Gin

Steinhart Rhubarb Gin

Stillhead London Dry Gin

Stump Coastal Forest Gin

Triple Beam Gin (North of 7 Distillery)

Ungava Canadian Dry Gin

Unruly Gin (Wayward Distillation House)

Victoria Gin (Victoria Distillery)

Waxwing Bohemian Gin

Willibald Gin

Willibald Pink Gin

Yukon Brewing Artisinal Small Batch Gin

English Gins


Beefeater 24

Bombay Sapphire

Broker's Gin

Gordon's London Dry Gin


Plymouth Gin

Plymouth Navy Strength

Tanqueray Export Strength

Australian Gin

Forty Spotted Tasmanian Gin

Scottish Gins

The Botanist Islay Dry Gin (Bruichladdich)

SMWS GN1.1 “Gee-Whiz”

Japanese Gins

Roku Japanese Craft Gin


Bols Genever

Fort George Genever

Glen Saanich Genever


Del Maguey Pechuga

Del Maguey Vida

Los Sieste Misterios Doba-Yej

Mezcales De Leyenda Oaxaca

Zacbe Mezcal Reposado

Non-Alcoholic Distilled Spirits

Lumette! Alt-Gin

Seedlip Garden 108

Seedlip Spice 94


Summer Breeze Pastis (North of 7 Distillery)


Appleton Estate 12 Years Old

Chaga Rum (Newfoundland Distillery)

Bacardi Superior White Rum

Bacardi Gran Reserva 8 Year Old

Blackstrap Rum (Last Straw Distillery)

Captain Morgan Private Stock

Caroni 2000 High Proof Trinidad Rum

Daily Ration Rum (Compass Distillers)

Diplomatico Reserva

Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva

Diver’s Envy Spiced Molasses Moonshine

El Dorado 12 Year Old

El Dorado 15 Year Old

El Dorado 21 Year Old

El Dorado Spiced Rum

Foursquare 2004 Fine Blended Rum

Flor de Cana 18

George Street Spiced Rum

Gunpowder & Rose Rum (Newfoundland Distillery)

Hampden Gold

Havana Club 7 Year Old (1980s)

Havana Club Anejo Reserva

King's Lock Smuggler's Gold Canadian Rum

Last Mountain 306 Canadian Rum

Leatherback Canadian Rum

Leatherback Special Reserve

Monymusk White Overproof

Mount Gay Extra Old

Plantation 3 Stars White Rum

Plantation Guatemala and Belize Gran Reserva

Plantation Jamaica 2002

Plantation Jamaica 2005

Plantation Panama 2004

Plantation XO 20th Anniversary Barbados

Pyrat XO Reserve

Rapture of the Deep Dark Molasses Moonshine

Rum-Bar Gold

Rum-Bar White Overproof

Rum Fire White Overproof

Sailor Jerry

Santa de Cuba Anejo

Smith & Cross

Sparrow Finely Crafted Canadian Rum

SMWS R1.4 21 Year Old Jamaican Pot Still Rum

Three Sheets to the Wind White Molasses Moonshine

Wray & Nephew White Overproof

Zacapa Sistema Solera 23


Casamigos Reposado

Cazadores Reposado

El Jimador Reposado

Hornitos Black Barrel

Patron Silver

Villa One Anejo

Villa One Silver


Copper Spirit Distillery Presence Vodka

Field Corn Vodka (Lone Pine Distilling)

Mad Lab Vodka

Mr Jones Premium Vodka

Parkland Wheat Vodka (Lone Pine Disitilling)

Schramm Organic Potato Vodka

Viking Vodka

Vodkow (not precisely a vodka, I know…)

Willibald Vodka

Whisky Spirit (under-age whisky)

Copper Spirit Distillery Verity Rye Spirit

Glen Saanich Single Malt

Glen Saanich Ancient Grains

King's Lock Prescott White Rye

King's Lock Whiskyjack Rye

Mac Na Braiche Single Malt

Mad Dog Single Malt Spirit (Mad Lab Distillery)

Park Distillery Glacier Rye

Sivo Rebel Le Moonshine Du Rye

Westland Single Barley New Makes (Copeland, Ricard, Talisman, and Purple Obsidian Barley)

Other Spirits

Acerum Brun (Distillerie Shefford)

Blackstrap (White Rum)

Brum (Beet Rum; Rig Hand Distillery)

Brum Single Cask (Beet Rum; Rig Hand Distillery)

Dark Side of the Moonshine

Darker Side of the Moonshine

Dill Pickle Vodka (Last Mountain)

Dillon’s Peach Schnapps

Dragon Mist Baijiu

Drunken Hive Rum

El Gobernado Reservado Pisco

King's Lock 1000 islands Moonshine

Krupnik Spiced Honey Liquer

Novo Fogo Silver Cachaca

Single Hive Rye Cask

Sons of Vancouver Blue Curacao

Sons of Vancouver No. 82 Amaretto

Sons of Vancouver No. 82 Barrel-Aged Amaretto

St Laurent Acerum

Stout Spirit (Last Straw Distillery)