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Friday, June 14, 2013

The Bottom Shelf: R&R Canadian Whiskey

Bottom shelf whiskey, we love the price, and hate the taste!

The Bottom Shelf WIth Russ - Rich and Rare Canadian Whiskey

My quest, my challenge, is to explore the bottom shelf to see if there are any whiskeys with redeemable value. R&R Canadian Whiskey is such a rare and rich discovery.  Nothing suits me better than lampooning poor whiskey, but I find myself unable to do that with R&R.  I used a mix of diet cola and R&R whiskey at a one to one ratio and I settled back to watch the Detroit Lions at my brother-in-law's man cave/garage on a beautiful Sunday afternoon.

This amazing (fake) ad can be found here.

As the game went on I didn't even mind (or notice) that the Lions fell apart all day. The booze went down smooth and easy, numbing all pain and limiting my vision.  R&R might even be on a par with THE Northern Lights (previously reviewed).  R&R is much better than bar whiskey.  It would be very suitable for shots at an engagement party, or perhaps making eggnog at Christmas time.  R&R is the champagne of cheap whiskey, and a bottom shelf bonanza at $7.99 a fifth.

Taste: 4 - Smooth, not a harsh after taste like some others.

Cost: 4 - Easy on bottom shelfer's wallet, just fish thru gas station and car wash trash cans for returnable cans and bottles and you to could afford R&R.

Packaging:  4 - Look for huge R&R on label and drink proudly no brown paper bag needed. glass bottle, enough said.

Effects:  4 - Mellow after glow with no sleepy feeling. Use just before root canal or right after vasectomy. 

Mixability: Guzzle straight up or mix with anything. Unlike Fleischmann's (which could overtake the nastiest ass breath), R&R is symbiotic.

Final comments:  I enjoyed R&R so much that I actually wanted to get another bottle, but my experiment takes me next to Canadian LTD.  Spoiler alert: Do you know the difference between LTD and moose piss?  LTD has a bottle around it.

'Til next time, here's looking up yours from Bottom Shelf Russ!

P.S. Yes, I am a Detroit sports fan and even though the Lions seem to be getting better, bottom shelf whiskey helps numb the pain.


Price alert: Canada House whiskey is now a lower price than Fleischmann's (the putrid poisoner) by ten cents, thus earning the new nickname of Canada Outhouse.

Also we have THE Northern Lights (the groovy gulper), and now R&R (with no snappy nickname yet.).

10 comments:

  1. I love R&R and I love this post! Kudos!

    P.S. I am a fellow Detroit sports fan! lol

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  2. I am an old guy from Detroit of the 70's. Rich and Rare was not only a whiskey...it defined a certain type of fart.

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  3. This is my new favorite whiskey. R&R is like the Chardonnay of whiskey. Its tastes of butterscotch and and oak. It also makes the best whiskey ginger I have ever had. Go Broncos!

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  4. wtf kinda website name is this were you high when you thought of the name lol

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  5. A cousin is very much an R&R fan so this I've tried before and been left w half a bottle all to myself..,Yes, it's happily cheap enough that if you forget it at someone's home, you can gladly offer them the rest because a new bottle is cheaper than the gas to go pick up the half that's there... I was definitely happily surprised by it myself and this was during my days of not even looking down on the shelves to take a peek. That being said, I can honestly give it a thumbs up aithout my tastebuds being compromised!

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  6. I got R&R because they were out of my usual, know I have a new usual. Go last place team I'm buzzed and am on your side, thanks R&R

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  7. got a bottle given to me once, started buying instead of lord or windsor. everybody has there taste R&R is my taste.

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