Liquormen's Ol' Dirty Canadian Whisky

liquormen-s-ol-dirty-canadian-whisky.jpgReleased in 2016, Liquormen's Ol' Dirty Canadian Whisky is a sourced whisky from an unnamed distillery in Alberta then bottled by Rock Spirits (a blending and bottling subsidiary of the Newfoundland Labrador Liquor Commission) for Dartmouth Spirits Inc. - the IRL drinks business side of the Trailer Park Boys media group. 

According to the label notes, the Trailer Park Boys launched this whisky to honour the legacy of liquor thieving bandits from the old West. Bottled at 40% ABV and aged for just three years in charred, white oak casks; it's a young whisky. 

While I was bemused by the idea of grabbing a bottle to play the home game, yet given the Boys' other attempts at making and selling booze I didn't have high hopes for the result

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Nose: Straight away it's pungent, boozy and redolent of caramel, wet cardboard and sawdust. 

Palate: Medium-bodied and almost buttery with a thick wrap of caramel-covered, clove studded, grainy sweetness stuffed with wet cardboard and more sawdust.

Finish: Truly awful and sour. It's like the liquor splits from the caramel and all that's left is the harsh taste of grain alcohol and resinous pine.

Overall: Devoid of character and any real flavour, this is one of the worst whiskies I've ever sampled. At $30.15 in the LCBO, you've basically bought an overpriced mixer destined to be drowned in soda and ice. Perhaps it might make a nice gag gift for the TPB fan in your life... but first, make sure they don't already have a bottle; one is more than enough.

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