C'est What e-news March 2013 | Edition #139
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This edition published 25 March, 2013
We are happy to report another successful social media aided revolution. Perhaps not on the same level as the "Arab Spring", but closer to home with more tangible results: Jambalaya is back on our menu.
Our last menu review has been very positively received with the introduction of Al's Smokin' Cheddar dip, Bacon Wrapped Shrimp, the Tandoori Chicken Sandwich, and reintroduction of the Bronto (beef) Ribs. However, we could just about hear the gnashing of teeth in the Twittersphere and beyond with the disappearance of the Jambalaya. Well, if people are going to gnash their teeth we would prefer that there be some food in their mouth. This minimizes the need for dental intervention and gives a nice foundation for a pint of beer.
We have also added the Goati-Roti for those roti fans that want something more than veggies to sink their teeth into.
It seems that we have just opened the door to more guest interventions with rumblings about a comeback for the St. Lawrence Peameal already being posed to us. We welcome your feedback but, be warned, there is only so much we can do. Conner's Bitter, Sculler Lager, and Hart Amber Ale are gone for good.
2 Distilleries, 25 Years
On February 5, 2013 the question was posed whether some of our single malts had aged as gracefully as C'est What. The Bowmore 25 year old certainly lived up to it's premium price garnering a median score of 26 out of 30. If memory serves, this is the highest we score have ever recorded for a whisky. Of course all good things come at a price. In this case the price is $390 a bottle compared to $52 for the 12 year old or $26 per year.
In the Highland Park family the differences were smaller with the 15 year old only finishing two points back of it's 18 and 21 year old siblings. When you compare for value, it stands out at $93 compared to $150 and $290 per bottle. Mind you, if all you are concerned with is the value proposition, the Bowmore 12 only finished one point back of the Highland Park 15 and is $41 less costly.
As to the question of age and grace, we'll let you decide: We have limited quantities of these fine whiskies available for sale in one and two ounce servings.
The full table of results is available online.
Hop Core Logo
Don't get confused, we are not selling out to a multi-national hospitality corporation, but were are giving a more professional gloss to our graphic image.
In the coming months you will see us roll out the new elements to our homespun identity along with a fresh website and couple of new slogans: "Toronto's Local" and "Well Crafted", which we think describe the hard to explain "C'est What" quite nicely.
Pint Glass Sale
We have held onto a supply of out 25th Anniversary special limited edition commemorative pint glass (pictured at left). Perfectly sized at 550 mL and perfectly priced at $5 each.
It is guaranteed to make drinking craft beer an even more enjoyable experience. WARNING: We do not promise the same results with mass-marketed brews.