Dark Horse Day Cocktails

Dark Horse Day Cocktails

Dark Horse Comics turns 30 this year and to mark the event, June 4th is Dark Horse Day! After grabbing your promo bundle from a participating shop, relax and raise a glass to another 30 years with these Dark Horse Comics inspired drinks!
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Civil War: Scotch versus the World

Civil War: Scotch versus the World

The last weekend of March we hosted our first whisky and superhero pairing event at Happy Harbor Comics in Edmonton which raised money for Team In Training. With the Batman v Superman and Captain America: Civil War movies hitting theatres this year we gave the tasting its own epic showdown between three scotch drams and three international whiskies. For the North America premiere weekend of Civil War, we’ve decided to share this special roster of whiskies so you too can have your own whisky throwdown. Continue reading “Civil War: Scotch versus the World”

The Sandman Whisky Pairing

The Sandman Whisky Pairing

Recently, actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt stepped down from being involved with the film adaptation of the comic book Sandman as a result of creative differences. The importance of Sandman can’t be over stated as it was a change from the usual Superhero fare. It also makes for a great study of comic art history and techniques. Written by Neil Gaiman from 1989 to 1996, and more recently Sandman: Overture which concluded in 2015, the fantasy series starts out rooted in the DC universe and a number of DC landmarks and characters pop up throughout the story but it’s framed in such a way that knowledge of the DC universe isn’t needed to enjoy the comics. By the end of the first volume it grows into its own unique world. If you loved Neil Gaiman’s book American Gods you’ll most definitely like this comic as it uses many of the same elements. In both stories, gods remain a part of the world so long as there are humans to believe in them. Sandman, however, does not focus on the gods but on one of the seven Endless. The Endless can not cease to exist and represent different facets of humanity: Dream, Destiny, Death, Destruction, Despair, Desire and Delirium. Continue reading “The Sandman Whisky Pairing”

Double St. Patrick’s Day Review – Bushmills Single Malt 10 Year Old and Porterhouse Oyster Stout

Double St. Patrick’s Day Review – Bushmills Single Malt 10 Year Old and Porterhouse Oyster Stout

Irish whisky hasn’t been a whisky of choice here at Whisky & Comics. Not for any real reason, but rather it’s more about being selective with the time and money you can invest into a hobby that is drinking and tasting whisky. Since it’s the first St. Patrick’s Day since the site started, we figured this was a good opportunity to delve into a practically unknown part of the world of whisky.
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W&C Pairings – Brimpers and Bourbon

W&C Pairings – Brimpers and Bourbon

Put on some sultry tunes, turn the lights down low (not too low though, still need to read that comic) and pour yourself a fine bourbon because this week we’re pairing Sex Criminals. Whether you’re flying solo, coupled, tripled or whatever it’s the perfect read for Valentine’s Day.
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W&C Pairings – The Darkest Buffy and why I like Whisky and Comics

After the Bowmore Devil’s Casks Sample Sip earlier in the week, I decided I needed to compare it to the Bowmore Darkest, which also goes well with Halloween week! The Darkest is 5 years older than its devilish cousin and unlike the Devil’s Casks which was completely aged in sherry casks the Darkest was aged in bourbon barrels and then finished in sherry casks. Being from the same distillery and both having spent some time in sherry casks there are some similarities. Both have a dark amber colour and that signature Bowmore smoke. The Darkest has a wonderful nose of dried fruit, much sweeter in comparison to the spicy Devil’s Casks. And where the Devil’s Casks had you sipping down the tasty fires of damnation the Darkest has a delightful smooth palate that would pair with the finest of Halloween chocolates! There’s a taste of woodsiness like pine and toffee and has a finish that feels the same as drinking a dry red wine. This dram certainly has a mellowing effect on the mood that puts you in the perfect mindset for hatching evil plans! MWAHAHAAHAHAHA! Dark Willow would approve. So let’s conjure up that comic pairing!


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