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Canadian Club Boardwalk Empire Speakeasy


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:

Millionaire’s Manhattan

Canadian Club Classic, Harvey’s Bristol Cream Sherry, Angostura Bitters

The High Roller

Canadian Club Whisky, Triple Sec, Cranberry, Lime

The “Nucky”

Canadian Club Whisky, Ginger Ale, Cranberry

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