June 14, 2012

proof whisky, Fore! Vol. 89

Planning on hitting the course this Sunday with pops? Here’s an easy recipe to help keep you cool. Happy Father’s Day! 
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The name Arnold Palmer has legendary roots as an original beverage combination of half iced tea and half lemonade, widely known for its refreshing taste and ability to revive the senses after a competitive round of golf. AriZona and Arnold Palmer have teamed up to produce Arnold Palmer Lite Half and Half. You can find it at most stores that carry Arizona brand teas.

 the spiked Palmer 1 oz proof whisky • 5 oz Arnold Palmer Half & Half • lemon wedge for garnish


If you cannot find the Arnold Palmer tea (or if you would just prefer to make your own), here is a great alternative recipe. Since we are using Canadian whisky, we have named our version the Mike Weir.
the mike weir 2 cups boiling water • 4 tea bags • 4 oz proof whisky • juice of 1 orange • juice of 1 lemon • juice of 1 lime • 2 oz simple syrup

Pour water over tea, and steep for about 10 minutes. Strain, and refrigerate. Stir in proof whisky, juices, and simple syrup. Serve over ice. Garnish with citrus slices (makes 4 cocktails)

Want to treat your dad to an extra special Father’s Day Weekend? Why not take him to the Taboo Resort in Gravenhurst, Ontario. Although it is probably too late to book for this year, you can plan early for next. It’s worth the wait.

Taboo, designed by the renowned golf course architect Ron Garl, is nothing short of SPECTACULAR. A 7,400-yard stunning facility that lies amidst the towering pines and striking rock formations of Muskoka. Each of the 18 holes provides breath-taking views while the varied terrain of this beautiful new course challenges you. Taboo is designed for all levels of golfers with four sets of tees to accommodate everyone.

And with 4 pools, 5 tennis courts, a fitness centre, playground, 8 km of hiking and biking trails – there is definitely something for everyone here. (www.tabooresort.com 1209 Muskoka Beach Rd, Gravenhurst, Ontario, Canada, P1P 1R1, Reservations 800.461.0236, reservation@tabooresort.com)

Best Father’s Day Gifts – ever! proof whisky has really made a name for itself this year. Not only is our whisky mentioned in Davin de Kergommeaux’s latest book, Canadian Whisky, the Portable Expert, proof whisky also has a full-page listing (page 785) in Dominic Roskrow’s 1001 Whiskies You Must Taste Before you Die (both available at Chapters)

Canadian Whisky, the Portable Expert Join whisky authority Davin de Kergommeaux on a pan-Canadian journey from British Columbia to Nova Scotia, celebrating the diversity of Canada''s unique spirit. With his conversational and accessible tutelage, de Kergommeaux offers readers a carefully researched, reliable, and authoritative guide to Canadian whisky that is, quite simply, not available anywhere else. For the first time, whisky consumers -- experts and novices alike -- can approach Canadian whisky with a connoisseur''s appreciation of its rich subtleties.

1001 Whiskies You Must Taste Before You Die This essential guide represents the collective, subjective wisdom of an international team of critics who winnow the world of spirits down to the "must-try" whiskies-from high-quality, mass-produced brands to small-batch specialty bourbons from micro-distilleries. Each entry includes critical tasting notes, a history of the distillery, and temperature recommendations. 

On top of being a great bookstore, Chapters has definitely become one of favourite go-to gift stores in Ontario. Here are a few reasons why.

Michael Riley is mixing them up at the 415 King Street LCBO tomorrow evening from 4pm-8pm
Pop in after work and start your Friday night off right.

Remember to check out where magazine for our summer contest & bi-weekly recipes. http://www.where.ca/central-canada/ontario/muskoka. where is now featuring one proof recipe every other week until September.

Weekend Forecast
Saturday: Variable cloudiness and a high of 28 degrees
Sunday: Variable cloudiness and a high of 28 degrees