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Spirit of York Distillery Creates Hand Sanitizer To Help Combat COVID-19

A lot has been happening with the COVID-19 virus that as affected millions of people’s livelihoods in all different capacities. Brands are looking to adapt and to help out with this unprecedented situation and many brands are stepping up to the plate. Spirit of York Distillery has come up with this great initiative in Toronto to help combat the virus and the lack of supply of hand sanitizer in the city. Usually known for their beautifully crafted spirits like their Gin, Vodka, Red Fife Wheat Vodka, Hawthorn Berry Gin and rare Aquavit, they are changing things up and providing something[Read More]

Viña Casablanca Wine Plays Nice With Parties Of All Sizes

If you are looking for a weeknight wine to pair with dinner, something to bring over to a friend’s place or a gift for the holidays, Viña Casablanca makes great, well-rounded wines. Enter The Wines of Viña Casablanca Viña Casablanca comes from Chile and named after a nearby Appalachian of the same name. It was one of the first winemakers in the region and with the expertise from their winemakers, quickly became the next stop to make wine in Chile. The grapes are handpicked and 50-60% of the wine is spent between 6 to 8 months in French oak barrels[Read More]

Martell Blue Swift Brings A Beautifully Complex Warmth To My Heart

What keeps me warm on a winter’s night? A glass of Martell Blue Swift The creation of the Martell brand goes back 300 years. A heritage that is two times the age of the independence of Canada. Martell is the oldest of the great Cognac houses passed down throughout the Martell family. With a rich history comes the luxury of time, time to experiment, time to get the recipe right. Time to see how the grapes age, how they behave when they percolate in the barrels and how everything distills and steeps together to make the consistent, strong flavour of[Read More]

Chile’s Viña Tarapacá Has Two Deep Red Wines Perfect For A Dinner Party

Good dinner parties are the best, aren’t they? They give you a chance to socialize, relax, and spend time conversing and catching up with loved ones, people in the business or friends you haven’t seen in a while. I enjoy every time iYellow Living has a dinner party because they are beautiful hosts of an evening to remember, with beautiful wines from different countries providing the foundation for the evening. This wine, in particular, Viña Tarapacá, is a Chilean winemaker that has brought two new reds to the table. Two Gran Reserva red wines to be exact. One is a[Read More]

Moët & Chandon Celebrates 150 Years

There is nothing quite like enjoying a night of celebration with some champagne, especially with Moët & Chandon. That being said, champagne is the main ingredient in an elevated celebration. But, what happens when the champagne brand celebrates a big milestone? They must do something big. To celebrate 150 years in crafting one of the best party additions, Moët & Chandon has come out with a special, limited-edition bottle of their new Impérial Brut. Enter Moët & Chandon’s 150th Anniversary Impérial Brut The design of the bottle has been changed to display a lovely ribbon that wraps around the body[Read More]

Raising A Gin & Tonic To Celebrating Hayman’s Long-Standing History Of Crafting Gin

How do you take your gin? I had the pleasure of celebrating the long, extended heritage of Hayman’s Gin at Oretta in Toronto, ON. It was an event that showcased the fascinating history of the famous gin brand and is a direct throughline to the origins of gin in London, UK, especially dry gin. Enter Hayman’s Gin of London Hayman’s Gin is currently the only gin being distilled in London, UK. Hayman’s Gin has been around since 1863 and they mentioned that if the original founders came through their location, they would mention that the London Dry Gin would have[Read More]

Hugo Boss Bottled Infinite Eau De Toilette A Great Daily Scent

After trying the HUGO BOSS Scent, Bottled Infinite, for a few months now, I can honestly say it’s a great daily driver for a cologne. Introducing The HUGO BOSS Bottled Infinite The Bottle Design The bottle design is very similar and takes shape after it’s predecessor, HUGO BOSS Unlimited, but with a big difference. The new HUGO BOSS Bottled Infinite has a transparent glass bottle that showcases the lovely dark blue hues of the fragrance. When it comes to scent profile, this fragrance would be ideal for the end of summer and carry all throughout the winter months. I find[Read More]

Glenmorangie Tests Traditions With New Innovations In Scotch Whisky

Do you tamper with traditions? There are traditions and there are traditions that are meant to be bent and even broken. Both are important for when it comes to producing a stellar scotch whisky. Glenmorangie, a prominent figure in Scottish heritage, when it comes to scotch whisky, is getting more experimental when it comes to traditions. Only those who have been to the Glenmorangie production facility have seen the product of both strong traditions and educational experimentation. We sat down with Dr. Bill Lumsden, master blender for Glenmorangie (pictured below) to discuss the different processes and aspects when it comes[Read More]

Can A Famous Bourbon Company Make A Good Vodka?

In short, well, yes. Known for its bourbon, the Buffalo Trace Distillery has embarked on a new spirited adventure, vodka. Wheatley Vodka is a new addition to the portfolio of Buffalo Trace, a company straight out of Kentucky. This distillation process is headed up by the master distiller, Harlen Wheatley, in which the vodka proudly takes its name. The wheat-based vodka is a smooth spirit full of complexities. This isn’t a vodka that has cake flavours or fruit-flavoured-fillers, it’s a vodka that has a lot of rich earthy tones and toasted grain flavours to make it stand out. This vodka[Read More]

HUGO BOSS’ The Scent Private Accord Is Perfect For A Night Out

A lot of people have one scent that is their go-to scent. However, a lot of scents are more geared towards daytime because of their spritely, energetic aroma. If you are looking for a scent that you can wear after business hours are over, we’ve found it. It’s The Scent Private Accord by Hugo Boss. After testing it for a couple of weeks now, I have found that it’s the perfect scent for that event, dinner, party or date night. I find that when my other fragrances fade over the day and I put this on, it’s a scent to[Read More]

The Dead Rabbit Irish Whiskey Is The Start of Something Fresh In Ireland

It’s tough to find where to start when it comes to this story. So, I’m just going to start at the beginning. The Dead Rabbits were a rough and tumble gang of New York City in the 1850s, made up of tough Irishmen who came over from Ireland to start a new life in America. Violence, crimes, intimidation, strength and Irish pride filled the streets back then as people were fighting for respect and territory at the same time. Fast forward 200 years, comes two gents who had a dream, a song in their heart, a rich heritage to work[Read More]

Enjoying A Master Class of Fairmont’s Classics. Perfected. Cocktails At Saks

What could be better than one luxury brand bringing you a great experience? How about two coming together? How about enjoying some fine hospitality from Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, while in one of Toronto’s best department stores at Saks Fifth Avenue?  Now, that would be a great combination. I was invited to a master class for the mixing of some of Fairmont Hotel’s most Classics. Perfected. Cocktails. I was taken through the making of these cocktails step-by-step by a terrific and knowledgeable mixologist from Fairmont. We started off with the Right Word, which is a cocktail that features the following:[Read More]

The Globe Trotter Collection Brings A Worldly Feel To Roche Bobois

Are you looking for some furniture to really bring your travel stories to life? Traveling all over the world can be many people’s favourite memories of their lives. The colours, the crafts, new-found qualities, and the designs can be like nothing you have seen before from your home state or province. That’s why when Roche Bobois asked us to stop by their store in Toronto to learn more about their partnership with Marcel Wanders for The Globe Trotter Collection, we had to make the trip over. The Globe Trotter Collection seems to be attracting those who are daring, well-traveled and[Read More]

The Blue Box You Can Enjoy Every Day: Tiffany & Co. Intense Eau De Parfum

Looking to enjoy something from that little blue Tiffany & Co. box every morning? The little blue box just got a little bigger and now could be a great start of your daily routine. The Tiffany Eau de Parfum Intense is an exciting new signature fragrance from Tiffany & Co., which is a modified homage to the original makeup of one of their first scents to hit the market. The Bottle Design The tall, blue Tiffany box stands proudly on your cabinet or shelf and feels like one of the only fragrance boxes that you will actually want to keep. When[Read More]

HUGO BOSS Unlimited: An Energetic, Fresh Scent For Men

Does what you wear bring you a lot of confidence? How you dress is an extension of how you carry yourself throughout the day. If you are really feeling good, it could result  in many positive outcomes throughout your day. The right place, the right time, and if you are ready for the moment, it could change your life. How you smell can have the same effect. It could be that extra little bit of confidence or formal feel, even if you are dressed casually. For those looking for an underlying layer of that confidence, there is a great accessory to[Read More]