Our friends at Sherbrooke Liquor have asked us to help make your whisky shopping experience easier so we will be selecting three delicious whisky picks each month. They will be forever known as the ‘Dram Fine Gems’! 

Whether you need inspiration on what to buy for yourself, a gift idea for the whisky lover in your life, get intimidated by a large Scotch selection OR just don’t know where to start?! Keep an eye out for our logo in the whisky section and we’ll steer you right! 

If you’re not based in Edmonton, that doesn’t stop these being great whisky suggestions for any budget, and we love sharing our love of the drams with you all.



It’s Irish Whiskey Month and what better time to check out the newest distillery out of the Emerald Isle? Hinch Distillery is straight outta County Down and this lovely Small Batch Bourbon Cask is a premium blend of Single Malt and Single Grain Whiskeys.

After spending 3 – 4 years in first fill bourbon casks give this dram those yummy hints of rich dry fruit, a citrus burst, classic vanilla and a lingering caramel undertone.



Jameson Black Barrel is an Irish whiskey that takes things up a notch. Matured in a combination of American Oak, sherry casks and double charred bourbon barrels, this whiskey is the ultimate choice for Jameson fans. The barrel charring method creates intensified notes of vanilla sweetness and caramel, alongside toasted wood, fruit, and spice to create a beautifully smooth expression.

Better yet, take your celebrations to the next level with a fun cocktail. Try the Irish Pride cocktail – bright green and full of flavour, this cocktail will be sure to transport you to the heart of Ireland! Recipe below.



If you’re looking for a sweeter and more distinguished dram, get yourself into the Bushmills Single Malt Whiskey 21 year old. Aged for a minimum of 19 years in former Oloroso Sherry and bourbon-seasoned casks, then married and transferred into Madeira casks for a further 2 years of aging and maturation.A complex whiskey that interweaves dried fruit flavors with spicy, aromatic maltiness, subtle nutty raisin notes, and a rich finish that seemingly never ends.


Irish Pride Cocktail


•         50 ml Jameson Black Barrel

•         25 ml lemon juice

•         25 ml egg whites

•         5 ml Blue Curacao syrup

•         10 ml cane syrup

•         4-5 mint leaves


•         Dry shake all ingredients, add ice and shake again. Then double strain into a coupe glass, garnish with an orange peel and enjoy!

Find them all at Sherbrooke Liquor!

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