I’m not the biggest fan of Trailer Park Boys to be honest, I’ve seen a handful of episodes here and there, but I was a bit taken aback when I heard they had put out a whiskey in September and I hadn’t heard about it until December. I forgave myself a little when I found out it only released in two provinces here in Canada. None-the-less I had to get my hands on a bottle of it to review it. I was a bit apprehensive going into this, due to it’s gimmicky nature, but I was pleasantly surprised. Here’s my review:
Nose: Traditional Canadian rye spices, ginger, green apples, maple, and light smoke.
Taste: It’s light up front, pleasantly sweet but not overly sweet, green apple skin [especially the oily-ness of it, and soft caramel notes.
Finish: Again the bitter apple skin, the rye spice lingers on the tongue but doesn’t coat the throat, it’s a surprisingly dry finish for how sweet Liquormen’s is up front. Some light woodiness but really the tongue coating spice is the highlight here.
Liquormen’s Ol’ Dirty Canadian whiskey will run you about $33 CAD assuming you can get your hands on a bottle and for the price is extremely worth it. I had set the bar really low going into this, my apprehension on Canadian whisky is well documented, but this is something I could drink all night and not be disappointed. For the price point it’s certainly better than Crown Royal and leagues beyond Canadian Club even for the slight mark up.
It reminds me heavily of another Canadian whisky named Pike Creek, but it seems to have found everything I didn’t like about that [the overly sweet start and bitter, ethanol finish] and rounded them out very well. Even if you aren’t a fan of the show, this whisky is worth your money.
Originally posted on http://whiskeywrites.com/liquormens-ol-dirty-canadian-whisky-from-trailer-park-boys-review/