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Good Bourbon at Montreal bars?

berbatov Sep 12, 2009 08:15 PM

Hi all,
I'm looking for some bars in Montreal that have have good bourbon. I'm not talking about Jack Daniel's and the like, but bona fide Kentucky Straight. Is it a foregone conclusion that most good bars would have something like Woodford Reserve or will I be disappointed?
Any advice and suggestions would be appreciated.

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    bigfellow RE: berbatov Sep 12, 2009 10:41 PM

    It's not bourbon, but at XO I had some George Dickel No. 12 Tennessee Sippin Whiskey.

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      thebenc RE: berbatov Sep 14, 2009 03:40 PM

      Whisky Cafe on Bernard is your best bet.

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        Shattered RE: thebenc Sep 15, 2009 06:00 AM

        Yes, Blanton's and Knob Hill are both bourbons, although listed in that menu under American whiskeys. Korova above Copacabana on St-L also has both, surprisingly.
        To the OP, I'm glad you don't mean JD. That's a corn mash whiskey, which is to even a mass-produced bourbon like Jim Beam, like Labatt Blue is to Pilsner Urquell.

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          berbatov RE: thebenc Sep 15, 2009 09:42 PM

          Wow! Thank you. They have a very nice selection of Scotch as well. And a cigar lounge!!! Is that actually legal or is it simply a heavenly mirage? I will definitely check it out!

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          MartinSLR RE: berbatov Sep 20, 2009 06:07 PM

          L'Île Noire & Le Boudoir

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            thebenc RE: MartinSLR Sep 20, 2009 07:08 PM

            I love Boudoir, but I don't think they veer too far from straight scotch - maybe a couple Irish whiskeys straggling around.

            Still, nothing beats their early week deal. Monday and Tuesday nights, after 10PM, all of their scotches (and we're talking serious selection here - at least 30 or 40 bottles) are about half off. Say around $4 - $6 a glass.

            It makes Mondays worth looking forward to! ;p

          2. KzenCass RE: berbatov Sep 21, 2009 09:58 AM

            The Burgundy Lion just off of Charlevoix on Notre-Dame has a great selection of Scotch (possibly one of the rarest).... and they have a fine selection of Bourbons as well... i've had many hangovers because of that in particular.... :)

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