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Whisky

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Issue: 2019-03-20, PHOTO: courtesy of Two Brewers

Since launching Yukon Brewing, Alan Hansen and Bob Baxter have proven that they know their beer. With the success of Two Brewers whisky over the past few years, they’ve demonstrated to the Canadian marketplace that they know their liquor as well... Read more

Beverages

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Issue: 2016-08-11, PHOTO: Michele Doucette

The Yukon is filled with culinary hidden gems, according to Eric Pateman. A culinary expert, Pateman had no idea how rich the Yukon food scene was until Debra Ryan, manager of strategic planning for Air North, finally persuaded him to visit... Read more

Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2016-07-14, PHOTO: Miche Genest

It’s 6 a.m. on a rainy morning just before Canada Day. In six hours I need to be ready to drive to Mayo, with three canoes on the roof and six days of breakfasts, dinners and desserts packed and labelled for the communal kitchen, and 17 days of... Read more

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Issue: 2016-04-07, PHOTO: Miche Genest

Yukon Spirits launched two whiskies while I was skiing in Japan. I have not tried either yet (one of them is sold out, I hear) and in Japan, where whisky has been winning international awards since 2001, I drank whisky only once, from a 200 ml... Read more

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Issue: 2016-03-17, Photo: Rick Massie

Feeling thirsty this Saint Patrick’s Day? Your librations need not come from far away this weekend. Home-grown beer and spirit producer Yukon Brewing has recently released something new into their line up; a Yukon-made whisky, Two Brewers Single Malt Read more

Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2016-02-18, PHOTO: Angela Szymczuk

Deep in the Jalapa Valley of Nicaragua grows a tobacco that has an elegant yet bold taste. Combine the tobacco from the Jalapa region with other tobaccos from different areas of Nicaragua and you get a lovely cigar called Casa Magna Colorado. Read more

Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2016-02-11, PHOTO: kozzi.com

Sometimes I think we could skip February. I mean, January has got the cold and dark covered, and the wonderful triad of snow, sun and skiing find their fullest expression in March. Weird warm winters aside, February seems like a little more of... Read more

Humour

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Issue: 2015-10-15 PHOTO: Angela Szymczuk

British Prime Minister Winston Churchill was known for being an avid cigar smoker. Among his favourite brands were Romeo and Juliet, and Camacho. In fact, six years ago, a Camacho cigar that belonged to Churchill was estimated to be worth between... Read more

Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2015-08-27 PHOTO: Angela Szymczuk

Yes, TV and movies in colour are enjoyable and entertaining, but there is something about black-and-white film that sparks intrigue - especially the genre known as film noir. In my opinion, the acting in these films was perfect. Read more

Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2015-06-18 PHOTO: Angela Szymczuk

Let’s talk Gurkha. No, it’s not a new language, but given all the variations it has, it very well could be. Gurkha is a brand that’s been making cigars since 1887. “Gurkha” refers to soldiers from Nepal. Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2015-05-21 PHOTO: Miche Genest

On a sunny Saturday a few weeks ago I joined 70 other curious souls at a bourbon tasting and barbecue cohosted by the Yukon Chamber of Commerce and the Yukon Liquor Corporation. Seventeen different fine and rare bourbons were set up at three... Read more

Beverages

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Issue: 2015-05-07 PHOTO: Angela Szymczuk

Mark Twain once said, “If I cannot drink bourbon and smoke cigars in heaven, I shall not go.” Ah yes, there is something about that pairing that sends connoisseurs into a dream world. Today I will explore this world. Rather than go for traditional... Read more

Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2015-03-26 PHOTO: Miche Genest

Last holiday season I cajoled members of my family into forming teams and entering a contest, invented by me, entitled, “The First Annual Shake-off, Stiroff Cocktail Competition,” to be held on Christmas day just prior to dinner. Read more

Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2015-03-19 PHOTO: Denise L. Norman

It started many years ago. My guy saw it in a movie — a fleeting scene. It was a manly glass, big, and heavy; it said, “I take my scotch seriously.” The movie, Blade Runner, came out in 1982. Read more

Beverages

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Issue: 2015-03-12 PHOTO: Miche Genest

Up on the Alaska Highway, in the bright boîte called Tonimoes, attached to the SKKY Hotel, a quiet ritual takes place every Tuesday. Informally known as Scotch night, the weekly event “honour[s] the bounty of Scotland with the frugality of a Scot." Read more

Beverages

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Issue: 2015-03-12 PHOTO: Angela Szymczuk

It's 8 p.m. on a Saturday night. After finishing a delicious lamb dinner, the perfect end to the evening is found in the billiards room. So down into the basement I go, past the laundry room, sewing room, workshop, and into my richly decorated... Read more

Beverages

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Issue: 2015-02-19 PHOTO: Peter Jickling

The Overland Trail was a transportation corridor between Whitehorse and Dawson City constructed by the White Pass and Yukon Route at the turn-of-the-century. Spanning about 530 kilometres, it took five days to navigate by horsedrawn sleigh Read more

Humour

IT WAS IN 1976 IN THE SPRING WHEN THE BIRDS STARTED TO SING. WE BUILT A SMALL WOODEN SHIP TO GO ON OUR WHITESTONE TRIP. Read more

Old Crow

I like beer —anything heavier and I can easily overdo it. I just don't have the pacing right. So when I was asked to check out the Whitehorse Fine Malt Society, I didn't respond with my usual enthusiasm. After all, I still had some foggy residual... Read more

Beverages