What is it like to be a whiskey lover?
For most, a whiskey drink is a pleasant experience.
In some cases, however, it’s a social event.
At Whiskey & Co. in Toronto, there’s an event every year dedicated to this category, a cocktail that starts with a cocktail made from bourbon and whiskeys, and goes on to include whiskey from across Canada.
The event is called the Whiskey and Wine Awards, and every year, the judges select three winners and two runners-up.
For 2017, the top three winners are: whiskey from Ontario (Crown Royal, Bourbon County), bourbon from Alberta (Dalmore, The Woodford Reserve), and whiskey from Quebec (Catch.
The third runner-up is a collaboration between the Ontario-based brewery and the Montreal-based Whiskey House.
Whiskey house’s Cask Strength, a blend of whiskeys from Ontario and Quebec, will be on the cask.
Whiskeys made with the Montreal distillery are available in Toronto.
For the event, a group of whisky lovers met at Whiskeyhouse to drink cocktails made with spirits from around the world, from France to Japan to Scotland.
There were also two winners from the Canadian whiskey competitions at the event.
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The tasting process was as straightforward as it gets.
Whiskeys are aged for four months in barrels, then chilled, dried and blended.
They’re then mixed into a cocktail using a combination of rye, barley, rye whiskey, and a little bit of bourbon.
It’s an approach that works well, said Steve Simek, co-founder of the Whiskey Company, because there’s no need for the whiskey to age in barrels or the oak to deteriorate.
There’s also no need to do much other than to enjoy the results.
“It’s a simple process that you don’t have to worry about aging,” he said.
“If you want to add more flavour to it, or add alcohol, you just have to add that.”
As for what to expect at the awards, the most important thing is to be able to enjoy your own whisky, Simeks said.
It can’t be overblown, but there is something for everyone.
“I’m excited for people to try something different, and I’m excited to see what other people do,” he added.
“You can make your own bourbon and get different flavours out of it.”
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There are three categories of whiskey, or varieties of spirits, and each category has a specific type of whisky, which has different properties, including character and flavor.
There are also many styles of whiskies that are aged in casks, or barrels, for years at a time.
For example, Caskstrength, a bourbon that is aged in oak barrels for six years, is made from barley and wheat.
This type of whiskey is called an “old-fashioned” bourbon, and it is usually aged for around 30 years.
The name comes from a distillery that is in the same town as the city.
For many, whisky lovers, they like to drink whisky that has a little something extra to it.
For the awards event, there were some special whiskies, made from whiskeys made from other parts of the world.
For this event, one of the most coveted whisky was a mix made with sherry from Argentina and Brazil, the second most sought after whisky was from a bourbon made in Scotland.
There were a number of other whiskies from other regions that were also awarded to win the coveted awards.
The most talked about was a blend made from sherry whisky from the Dominican Republic and Barbados, with a barrel aged for seven years.
It was also a winner in the whiskey category, which includes sherry, bourbon and whiskey.
There was a win for another whiskey, a mix of bourbon from Australia and the Netherlands, with barrel aged on the label for seven and a half years.
There also was a whiskey for every occasion, and one for every year.
It took four years for the award for whisky to be announced, so it’s not as if the whisky lovers are rushing to get their hands on one.
For some, this is a win that they can’t wait to enjoy.
Simek says he hopes that these awards will give people more reasons to buy and drink whiskies.
“People think that this is only about the whiskies they buy, but it’s really about the people who drink these whiskies,” he explained.
“They’re not only the consumers who are consuming them, but also the people around them who are enjoying these whiskys.”