On a rainy day on our way to Blood Brothers we made a stop at a tiny little distillery called Yongehurst. They are just getting started but already they have a wide range of products. We decided to give the Lost River Triple Sec a try.

The name is a reference to Toronto’s lost rivers. Rivers that were once roaring that are now underground for the most part. We used to live above Garrison Creek, and I must say – the flooding every spring reminded us that it was there, even if we couldn’t see it the rest of the year.

Generally triple sec is used as a mix in a cocktail but for this review I had it straight in a rocks glass. Keep that in mind while reading the tasting notes.

The triple sec sits at 40% ABV and is currently only available direct from the brewery. Check it out!

Here are the tasting notes:

Appearance: Clear with long slow legs.
Aroma: Bubblegum and oranges. Bit of cherry.
Taste: Tangerine at first and the Bubblegum is more hidden. Tiny bit of graininess on the back of the tongue. A hint of carrot.
Aftertaste: Lingering tangerine.
Overall: Perfect for mixing but I like it straight. A little on the sweet side.

Kole McRae

Founder of Toronto Booze Hound. He can be seen drinking almost anything in the wild from beer to rum. Try not to startle him, he may use humour as a self defence method.


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