You may remember we had a bit of a love affair with Toronto Distillery Co. I say “had” because they no longer exist, at least, not the way they used to. Due to many reasons (including the silly AGCO laws) they were forced to shut down operations of their distillery. Enter Nickel 9 Distillery. They… Read More


I have a bit of a soft spot for Ayr, Ontario. It’s where my grandparents lived for the majority of my life and I have a lot of fond memories of that quiet town. Time moves swiftly though – my grandmother who I remember baking grand feasts for us grand kids isn’t a spring chicken… Read More


Shawna and I have been enjoying the appearance of mix drinks that are both locally made and NOT syrupy sugar filled awfullness. The new contender in this category is Dixon’s with their Gin Fusion. Easy drinking, light, refreshing and tailored made for the summer, I’ve been grabbing cans of this since I first discovered it.… Read More


Last Straw Distillery is a brand new entrant to the ever growing list of distilleries here in Toronto. Along with Yonghurst and Toronto Distillery Co they are helping to bring craft distilling back to our great city. I’ll do a proper overview of the entire company soon enough but for now I am reviewing one of… Read More