Even with the fear of creating a chink in my hipster armour, I have to confess that until recently I’d never seen an episode of Mad Men.
Sure, I’ve admired Christina Hendricks’ talents and had dug out my skinny ’80s ties from the back of my closet so I could channel my inner Don Draper, but when it came to watching the soap opera at Sterling Cooper, I just never got around to it.
Now that I’m caught up, I regret not realizing the amazing connection the series has with liquor – especially when it comes to Draper’s love for our nation’s namesake spirit Canadian Club Whisky (750 ml, $22.99 – $26.98).
First distilled in 1858 by Hiram Walker, C. C.’s aged blend of rye, corn, rye malt and barley malt was a prohibition favourite (a shout out to you Boardwalk Empire fans) that’s kept its seductive, mixable caché well past the Mad Men era all the way to today.
Soft, lightly malted and eminently mixable (try using it as the foundation for your next Bloody Caesar), Canadian Club just happens to be the base of an Old Fashioned – Draper’s favourite cocktail.
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