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#DAVINTT2 Canadian Whisky Twitter Tasting and Treasure Hunt 

After three Sunday of Canadian whisky Twitter tastings and talk it’s down to the wire for the Canadian whisky treasure hunt.  Those who were there know the rules.  Everyone loves prizes so if you want to join now go to #DavinTT2 on Twitter and see what we were up to.  Just to make sure everyone has the questions, here is a complete list:  All answers are found in the book Canadian Whisky: The Portable Expert.

  1. What is the primary grain distilled at each of Alberta’s three distilleries?
  2. What is the oldest whisky bottled in Canada in the past decade?
  3. True or false: Late 18th Century Canadian whiskies were blended.
  4. In what year did Thomas Molson first distilled his whisky?
  5. Where was Henry Corby born?
  6. In what year did the Government of Canada introduce the practice of bottling in bond?
  7. True or False: The practice of using the “sour mash” process is unique to the United States and never used in making Canadian Whisky.
  8. What process essentially lead to the development of Canadian Club’s “secret recipe?”
  9. According to the Montreal Gazette, what was the largest distillery in the world in the early 1860’s?
  10.  True or False: Despite being known as one of Canada’s best-known distillers, Hiram Walker lived the majority of his life in the United States.
  11. What three major whisky companies distil their whisky at Hiram Walker Distillery in Windsor?
  12. What three ingredients are used to make whisky?
  13. Which fully aged Canadian whisky is as colourless as vodka?
  14. Which Canadian Distiller became a Member of Parliament in 1878?
  15. What distillery is built on the banks of the MacLellan’s Brook?
  16. What is the largest distillery operating in Canada today?
  17. On what page of Davin’s book will you find Mark Gillespie’s name listed?
  18. Although J.P. Wiser’s name is on the company, who can be credited with much of Wiser’s financial success?
  19. At the time that this book was written, how many distilleries were producing Canadian Whisky?
  20. Which Scottish Distillery was Glenora distillery closely associated with?

CANADIANA BASKET of goodies contains:   15, YES 15! – 60ml samples of Canadian Whiskies.  You’ll find:

  1. Alberta Premium 30 year old (rare)
  2. Bush Pilot (very rare and discontinued)
  3. Canadian Club 15 (rare and discontinued)
  4. Collingwood 21 year old, 100% rye whisky (BRAND NEW)
  5. Forty Creek John’s Private Cask (rare and discontinued)
  6. Gibson’s 16 from the 1980’s (very rare)
  7. Highwood 90 – 5 year old (BRAND NEW)
  8. Highwood 90 – 20 year old (BRAND NEW)
  9. Masterson’s 100% Barley (BRAND NEW)
  10. Masterson’s 100% Wheat (BRAND NEW)
  11. Stalk & Barrel Single Malt, Cask 5 (USA release only)
  12. Wiser’s Legacy 

And a few more that the organisers are leaving as surprises at this time!  Also in the basket:  Canadiana goodies such as delicious maple syrup, a Canadian Glencairn glass, and much more!

The last five Scavenger questions can be found on the following 5 whisky sites:

WhiskyIsrael http://whiskyisrael.co.il/2013/12/15/davintt2-scavenger-hunt-question-25/

Whiskycorner http://whiskycorner.co.uk/news/davin-tt2-scavenger-hunt-q24/

Whisky Discovery http://www.whisky-discovery.blogspot.ca/

WhiskyPlus http://www.whiskyplus.ca/nouvelles/davintt2-scavenger-hunt-question-22/

Bozzy http://www.bozzy.org/

All Scavenger Hunt answers to be submitted no later than December 28th 2013 to whiskylassie@gmail.com.  Join Davin on Sunday December 29th at 3:00pm EST on twitter where the answers will be revealed as well as the winner of the Scavenger Hunt.

Check out Davin de Kergommeaux website http://www.canadianwhisky.org/ for details on how to buy his book:  Canadian Whisky, the Portable Expert.

OH WAIT… there’s one more thing:  There’s a bonus Scavenger Hunt question for those who want to try and score an extra 5 POINTS.  It will be revealed on Saturday December 21st by the only NON-CANADIAN ever to judge the Canadian Whisky Awards.  That’s the only information we are giving you, you’ll have to figure out where to go look for this clue.  

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