gibson’s finest 100th grey cup

Gibson’s 100th grey cup maple flavoured whisky

 

Football

The greatest American pastime other than watching car crashes and shooting things that were granted the gift of life is football. And with that, we’ve endured just one more year of watching satans favourite reanimated corpse, bill belichick cheat his way to the superbowl again.

football is the masculine equivalent of mike tyson and tony montana starring as the lead actors in a season of true detective. You’re going to watch 3 ½ hours of well built men dressed in tight clothing with daddy issues give some lucky contestant irreparable brain damage, interspersed by ford truck commercials and(fingers crossed) a katy perry nip slip.

My prediction for the 2015 superbowl is that it’s going to be a slaughter. The seahawks would be safer being on the opposing team to billy cole from the ‘last boy scout’ movie. i predict that this year’s superbowl is going to as one-sided as… well, its going to be as one-sided as a football team playing the fucking patriots. I mean, the head coach is over 200 years old and absorbs souls, so what do you think is going to happen?! 2015’s superbowl promises to be just as entertaining as a bryan adams album. Not very. So with that regrettable Canadian icon reference, I suppose we should talk about Canadian football too.

Canadian football is just as hopeless as Canadian music. Like Canadian music, Canadian stations have to play a certain percentage of Canadian content, which is why we hear songs from kim Mitchell, rush or gord downey before we get to listen to the doors. This is why tsn is happy to cover so much Canadian curling, the other option is watching Canadian football. basically, the cfl is the doing-it-through-your-underwear version of the nfl.

Luckily, we have gibsons 100th grey cup whisky, which is the best representation the cfl can receive.

This bottle of gibsons was a special release dedicated to the 100th grey cup, which is the Canadian comparison to the superbowl. The grey cup is the football version of waiting in the doctor’s office; long bouts of boredom followed by tugging, pulling, heavy breathing and then leaving with a sense of unsatisfied longing. So, pull up your pants and go home, you should have some gibsons waiting for you.

Alc. 40%

Bottle:

Gibsons carries a very similar bell and stalk type of bottle shape which doesn’t change from bottle to bottle. Its squat and stout. The label is a cool looking football shape smattered with the image of the grey cup and a maple leaf. It has a black plastic screw top.

Nose:

Through and through dried tobacco and that does not change. It smells dry and tannic. Clean oak and slight cleaning chemicals. Some dry brown sugar, deep notes of molasses, dry and dusty rye backed up by some baking spices. Clean sawdust.

Palate:

The driving aroma of the tobacco follows on the palate as well. There is some surprising chocolate, sawdust, butter and just a little hint of maple, which is pleasing. Coating, creamy palate with some charred corn and a touch of mint. Fades out sweet with some aggressive rye spice which edges out any chance of overwhelming maple sweetness. Very smooth.

Please note:

This is a one time release from gibsons to commemorate the 100th grey cup of the cfl. From what ive seen, this product is cleared from our lcbo. If you haven’t tried it yet, you may never.

This is an entirely new blend crafted of blended Canadian whiskies with a little maple added to finish. This will be an extremely hard find, considering this did not cross the border, but did sit on it for some time, once found in our Canadian duty free shop.

Overall:

Unique. Interesting. Not an everyday sip, but one to enjoy neat. Most definitely worth the price point.

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