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Van Winkle 12 Year Old (2014 Release) Buffalo Trace Distillery Taste Score: 90 Category: American Straight Bourbon, Wheated Bourbon Whisky Cabinet Rating: ★ ☆ ☆ ☆  Good whisky, but not a ‘must-have’ Tasting Tip: This whisky is especially wound-tight when first poured. Let it sit in the glass for twenty or so minutes. The deeper middle character and spicy finish will shine through. You will, unfortunately, lose some of that beautiful ...
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Photo by Suresh Doss Colonel E.H. Taylor Barrel Proof Buffalo Trace Disitllery Taste Score: 96 Category: American Straight Bourbon, Barrel Proof Whisky Cabinet Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ Barrel Proof, uncut, unfiltered. This is the sort of wonderfully chaotic whisky that grabs your attention and doesn’t let it go. It’s intensely loud from start to finish, and that’s no surprise—It’s over 64% ABV (ABV changes from release to release). When do...
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W.L. Weller 12 Buffalo Trace Distillery Category: American Straight Bourbon, Wheated Score: 94 Whisky Cabinet Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ This whisky was once the secret darling of the whisky connoisseur, easily available and wonderfully enjoyed. It still is the latter, but with Weller 12’s association with Pappy Van Winkle, it’s no longer a secret. Like Pappy, Weller is a wheated bourbon that uses wheat as the second ingredient in place of ry...
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The Three Types of Craft Distilleries: Big, Small, and Faked
Photocredit: Glenford Jameson The word ‘craft’ has connotations associated with it that are drawn from personal experiences and expectations. Individual definitions of craft whisky range from it being a meaningless marketing phrase, to the honest belief of a traditional whisky making process. The truth is somewhere in-between. During last week’s podcast, Matt Jones was our guest (Matt is the Canadian Brand Ambassador for Beam Sunt...
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Some of my favourite articles on Steve Jobs:

http://bit.ly/oWvXFU
http://bit.ly/nZRxRg
http://dthin.gs/nmgYzC
http://bit.ly/rpxBBZ

This story in particular reminds me that while Steve Jobs certainly didn't do everything, chances are whatever you're enjoying on an Apple product he probably was personally obsessed with and made it just that touch better:

http://bit.ly/mP59cY

Thank you Steve.
Tweet. Tags: Steve Jobs. By Jim Dalrymple & Peter Cohen. About; Contact; Membership; Sponsorship. Powered by Fusion. Thanks to Macminicolo for sponsoring this week's RSS feed. Search for: By J...
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Day 23 of #30daysONbeer is a look at LCBO vs The Beer Store with the inclusion of the Beer Boutique at Liberty Village
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Old Rip Van Winkle 10 (2014 Release) Buffalo Trace Distillery Taste Score: 93 Category: American Straight Bourbon, High-Proof Wheated Whisky Cabinet Rating: ★ ★ ☆ ☆  Old Rip Van Winkle 10 represents the raw youthful bloodline of the Van Winkle line. This would be a whisky that’s easy to write-off in one sip, but with that branding, few would. It takes time to build a relationship with Old Rip Van Winkle 10 and experience the uniquely...
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Photo by Suresh Doss Elijah Craig 12 Year Old Heaven Hill Distillery Taste Score: 85 Category: American Straight Bourbon, Aged 10-12 years Whisky Cabinet Rating: ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ This whisky, in many ways, exemplifies a well-aged oaky bourbon—it’s the sort of bourbon I’d love ten years ago. Today’s whisky world has changed, though. I’m often forgetting about Elijah Craig’s existence in my whisky cabinet, which largely contributed to the lo...
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Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel Wild Turkey Distillery Taste Score: 96 Category: American Straight Bourbon, High Proof Whisky Cabinet Score: ★ ★ ★ ★ To get the beauty of this drink, you need to nose it like a scotch drinker. That is, don’t breathe in, just let the vapours naturally come to you as you lift the glass to your nose. You can practically smell the soil the grain were grown in, the grains themselves, the fermentation proces...
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A new study concludes that whether or not a whisky is chill filtered, it doesn't change the flavour of the whisky. My thoughts 
Whisky makers tend to obsess over the colour of their product. That’s why some whisky makers add a touch of caramel to whisky in hopes that the darker spirit will lead to more sales. With chill filtration, the goal is to produce a liquid that sparkles with colour.  Chill filtration removes fatty acids, esters, and proteins that  clump together at cold temperatures. When clumped together, the molecules are visible in the form of a clo...
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I've been telling people Google+ is like Facebook but without all the annoying games. No more... Granted, yes, they can always be ignored (and I do ignore them on FB) but still.. yay?
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Google+ Social Gaming Network confirmed and is on the way
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RIM article as explored by interviewing former execs that worked there (via +John Gruber ) Quote from the article:

“BlackBerry smartphones will never have cameras because the No. 1 customer of ours is the U.S. government,” Mike Lazaridis would say in meetings. “There will never be a BlackBerry with an MP3 player or camera.”

There's a suggestion that RIM eventually added cameras and an mp3 player passive-aggressively, never fully committing to the strategy.
Research In Motion is in the midst of a major transition in every sense of the word. Publicly, the company is portraying a very defensive image — one t
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