September 26th, 2017
When you think of a well-tailored gentleman with class and sophistication, we want you to think of three things; Statement, Style & Substance.We took a trip up to the breathtaking and fashion forward city of Vancouver BC, Canada to collaborate with @WhiskyWisemen, @Indochino and @Glenmorangieusa to bring you Statement, Style & Substance.
To get prepared for the evening, we stopped by Indochino with The Whisky Wisemen founders and team.
Watch the short video piece below, showcasing the craft of suit tailoring, fine whisky, and sustainable wood & steel watches.
Indochino is at the forefront of revolutionizing men’s fashion. Since their founding, Indochino has grown to be one of the largest made to measure menswear brands on the market by providing gentlemen with high quality menswear that makes them look and feel like a million bucks.
Their multi-channel customer experience allows men to order their made to measure shirts and suits online, via mobile or in-person at Indochino showrooms in Toronto, Vancouver, New York, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Beverly Hills and Boston.
Ultimately, Indochino makes it easy for men everywhere to purchase the best made to measure shirts and suits at a great price.
The original expression of our elegant, floral spirit and the real backbone of the Glenmorangie range. A ten-year-old single malt, Glenmorangie Original is produced by marrying the delicate spirit that emerges from Scotland's tallest stills, with first and second fill American white oak casks.
It is here, maturing for ten long years in a range of ex-bourbon casks such as our famous slow-grown and air-dried 'designer casks' from Missouri, that our raw spirit develops a perfect balance between sweetness and complexity. Resulting in a mature spirit that is soft, mellow and creamy. Perfect for enjoying at any time.
The Whisky Wisemen Society is a not-for-profit organization started in Vancouver and founded on a love for whisky and the desire to share that love with a like-minded community. We've shared the vision with 6 chapters globally, our exclusive private membership, as well as large scale events across the world. Our mission, is to create a global community of change-markers who want to #dogood and #bebetter everyday.
Since January 2013, we've hosted #socialwhisky events on the #ThirdThursday of every month in Vancouver's historic Gastown district. Since then, we have expanded to several other new cities in Calgary, Toronto, New York, Melbourne and the Cayman Islands.
Without the means for traditional processing, alternative distilling practices were incorporated to give Canadian whisky its individual, characteristic flavor. Produced on the basis of cereal grains, the dominant, base ingredient is typically corn, with rye, wheat and barley being used as blending agents to produce a distinctive flavor. The actual recipe of a brand, in particular the portion of each of the cereal grains used, is what characterizes the whisky and sets it apart from its contemporaries.
J.p. Wiser's Spokesman gave us an in-depth analysis of Canadian Whisky and what makes it stand out from the rest.
Corn and Rye based, aged for 16 years. Non chill filtered and 43.4% in celebration of the Canadian whisky style of the mid to late 1800's. Aged in majority brand new virgin oak barrels made of white oak.
Note* The rye and corn grain were sourced exclusively from Canadian farmers using non-GMO grains.
Why we did it:
This is a unique and premium whisky for Canada’s 150 birthday in 2017 and not a happy birthday label on preexisting whisky. The spirit chosen for this was distilled at the turn of the century (2000)
The bottles are individually numbers from 1 to 7827 which represents every week in Canadas 150 year history. Just below on the label you'll see associated week and year.
Colour: Dark Gold
Nose: Green apples, pear drops, orange blossom honey, and caramel
Body: Smooth yet crisp
Palate: Sweet green apple and dried fruit with toffee and subtle clove
Finish: Slight rye spice
Length of Finish: 1:15 min
Empty glass: Toasted Oak