During the Prohibition era Canadian Club was secretly brought over the border into the U.S. in wooden cases and unmarked barrels. I was invited last month to host, Casie Stewart’s Boardwalk Empire themed speakeasy experience, paying tribute to this historic time period and Canadian Club’s role in shaping bootleg culture. I arrived with my friends Mel and Nina after work on Thursday night. I am not a big whisky drinker (but will happily enjoy when offered) so I was looking forward to sampling a few Canadian Club Cocktails. Nothing like a few experiments in a glass to curb your notions of taste.
Bartenders were offering three Canadian Club Cocktails:
Canadian Club Classic, Harvey’s Bristol Cream Sherry, Angostura Bitters
The High Roller
Canadian Club Whisky, Triple Sec, Cranberry, Lime
Canadian Club Whisky, Ginger Ale, Cranberry