Gord and I ran some errands this afternoon.
One of our stops was the Summerhill liquor store. Gord loves beer and they have an excellent selection.
While perusing the store, I was drawn to the sound of bagpipes.
They were celebrating Robbie Burns Day.
"Robbie Burns" merrily recited the Address to a Haggis.
There was free whisky.
We like the second one ($66/bottle) better ... the first one ($41/bottle) was too "peaty". I'd never tried whisky before.
There were Scottish dancers.
The haggis was served.
I passed because I knew what is in it ... sheep's "pluck" (heart, liver and lungs), minced with onion, oatmeal, suet, spices, and salt, mixed with stock, and traditionally boiled in the animal's stomach for approximately three hours.
Gord had some and liked it. He'd never tried it before.
The sampling room was next door and we tried some $95 merlot ($5/sample). Yum! I could get used to drinking it!
Gord has had his eye on the $110 21-year-old El Dorado dark rum and had a sample. He liked it!
The Summerhill liquor store is in the beautiful refurbished North Toronto Railway Station. The train station was originally opened on June 14, 1916. At 21,000 square feet, it is the largest liquor store in Ontario and boasts a beautiful 143 foot (43 meter) clock tower. For a little more history of the station, click here.