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October 24, 2019

The Best Canadian Whisky Under $20

first_img The Manual Spirit Awards 2019: The Best Craft Liquor Made in America Editors’ Recommendations The Absolute Best Rye Whiskey Brands for Under $50 The Best Whiskey for Whipping Up a Whiskey Sour When it comes to a quality bottle of whisk(e)y, you’ve probably learned by now that a good bottle doesn’t necessarily have to be expensive. Are expensive bottles of whisk(e)y delicious? You’re damn right they are. Are less expensive options also delicious? Not all of them, but many are.That rule applies across every category of whisk(e)y. No matter if you want Scotch, rye, or something else, you’ll be able to find a good bottle in your price range. In the case of this list, we’re setting our sights north of the border to see the best Canadian whiskies under $20.Canadian Club WhiskeyNext time you’ve got a Jackson to drop on a bottle of Canadian liquid gold, consider these options. Just remember that the price may eclipse $20 depending on where you are.Know nothing about Canadian whisky? Check out our interview with the man who wrote the book on it, Davin DeKergommeaux.Black Velvet Reserve – $14Black Velvet ages their Reserve Canadian whisky a minimum of eight years, which has aided the blend’s persistent popularity since the first batch was distilled in 1991. Although listed at $14, don’t be fooled by the price —  this is still a great go-to among the best whiskies from our neighbor to the north. With powerful and complex notes of roasted nuts, pear, slight spice, and pepper among others, the medium-bodied spirit sports a smooth, mellow grain taste on its smokey finish.Order SomePhillips Distilling Revel Stroke Pecan – $15It seems as if flavored whiskies have been popping up everywhere lately. But hey, if it gets people to enjoy one of man’s greatest past-times, all power to you as long as don’t go overboard. Phillips Distilling offers a whole collection of flavored whiskies, ranging from cinnamon to pineapple, and our favorite: pecan. If you’re going to engage with an infused whisky, it might as well be one that hosts a rich nuttiness that’ll complement a whisky’s smokiness.Learn MoreRich & Rare Reserve Canadian Whisky – $17R&R was birthed during the Prohibition era, as Harry Hatch, who owned the Gooderham and Worts distillery and one of Canada’s most successful whisky entrepreneurs, distilled the first batch in Toronto. To go along with R&R’s rich history, theReserve blend is reminiscent of higher-end whisky brands, boasting a honey toast and floral nose while being heavily influenced by spicy rye grain and oak barrels in its flavor. This one also works well as a lone wolf over ice or in a mixmixed drinkearn MoreCanadian Club 100% Rye – $20We’re all aware of Canadian Club. The Reserve blend is a favorite amongst the budget bottles of Canadian whisky out there. The brand’s reputation doesn’t end with one creation, though. Canadian Club’s 100% Rye won best whisk(e)y in the world in 2015 and is the cream of the crop when we’re talking the best cheaper Canadian whiskies. Crafted from whole grain rye grown in Alberta’s unforgiving countryside, this bottle offers a rich caramel and oak taste followed by a spicier finish than your typical Canadian whisk(e)y. Nonetheless, it retains that good old Canadian Club smoothness that’s best suited for life alone, or on ice.Order SomeJ.P. Wiser’s Rye Canadian Whisky – $20This rye whisk(e)y managed to find the perfect median of complex and balanced, offering a smooth texture that crawls up the glass. Wiser’s rye is brimming with oak and toasted grain notes with an enduring rich toffee finish. Not only is this blend bold enough for life on the rocks, it’s also light enough to make any cocktail flourish.Order SomeForty Creek Barrel Select – $20As the most luxurious selection among the best Canadian whisky under $20, Forty Creek’s Barrel Select has been ranked the No. 1 tasting whisky in North America by discerning Whisky Judges in multiple years over the last decade, and has taken home some of the highest accolades possible for a whisky. While this blend is only under $20 in some regions, it’s close enough and so good that we had to include it. It offers a little bit of everything: smooth viscosity and mellow aftertaste while also touting a complex character. Each batch is distilled separately in small portions and aged in American White Oak barrels. Each bottle may offer a different experience; but a pleasant, rich earthiness nonetheless.Order SomeArticle originally published by Bryan Holt on April 30, 2017. Last  updated by Sam Slaughter on August 7, 2018. The Best Bottles of Whiskey You Can Buy For $20 or Less All the New Whiskies You Need to Drink This Fall last_img read more

October 6, 2019

UN emergency head highlights difficulties in getting aid to Somalia Darfur and

“As humanitarians, we try to reach all communities in need everywhere, always, [but] we have however consistent access problems, very often in violation of international law and systematically in some countries,” Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Jan Egeland told correspondents in New York.Somalia, he said, has been “perhaps the most difficult case for the humanitarian community over the last 15 years,” because of reduced access that has continued in recent months because of renewed fighting, but he added that a UN mission to Mogadishu on Sunday had agreed to have “systematic dialogue” with the Islamic Courts to get access to the capital’s civilian population.He said that the Union of Islamic Courts that now appeared to be in control of Mogadishu had asked international humanitarian organizations to step up their operations, saying they would allow freedom of movement and access and he emphasized how much assistance form the world community would be needed to rebuild the country.“If the international community has hopes of re-establishing a functioning Somalia that would be democratic, that would not harbour terrorists, we have to have a massive international political, diplomatic, security, humanitarian and developmental investment.”Turning to the war-torn Darfur region of Sudan, Mr. Egeland painted a similarly grim picture, highlighting in particular the displacement of 8,000 villagers from their homes because of attacks in the last 10 days and also re-emphasizing the need for a UN force to take over from the African Union troops in the region (AMIS), something the Union has itself called for but which the Somali Government so far opposes.“In Darfur security is non-existent for the civilian population as it is non-existent for the humanitarians still. New frontlines are opening all the time in new areas,” he said, adding that some of the most recent fighting had been between different factions of the former Sudan Liberation Army (SLA).“The infighting has actually displaced 8,000 civilians over the last 10 days alone. The attacks have included indiscriminate killings, mass rape, beatings, looting and the burning of villages.“Humanitarian colleagues are still being attacked on an almost daily basis…We need a UN force on the ground, as it is now, it is unstoppable. Our AMIS colleagues are not able to protect effectively the civilian population nor the humanitarian operation – it is completely unsustainable as it is.”On the worsening violence in Gaza, Mr. Egeland repeated international calls for both the Israeli and Palestinian sides to end the conflict, and also highlighted that the UN’s latest humanitarian appeal for the occupied Palestinian territories had so far received less than a third of what is required.“The Palestinians should immediately release the [Israeli] soldier, should immediately stop further attacks on Israeli soldiers and Israeli civilians. Israel has to back down from its military operation that is further dismantling vital Palestinian infrastructure,” he said, appealing also for “free passage of humanitarian goods into Gaza” and the lifting of other restrictions at the frontier that are affecting the welfare of civilians.“We have appealed to the international community for $385 million for our revised consolidated appeal for the occupied Palestinian territories [but] as of the 7 July we have less than one third of this, 31 per cent, a total of $117 million has been funded, so we need money, as we need access, as we need security,” he said. read more