The Trews have already tasted international rock stardom. So we invited them on a world tasting tour of our Whisky Descriptors program.
There’s a new way to shop for whisky at the LCBO: they’re called Whisky Descriptors , a series of simple adjectives (subtle, medium, bold; sweet, fruity, spicy, smoky, floral, herbal) designed to help you select the whisky that’s right for you.
To test out the new Whisky Descriptor program, we enlisted the help of brothers Colin and John-Angus MacDonald of the Canadian rock group The Trews. With a dozen top-10 singles on Canadian rock radio and numerous East Coast Music Awards, The Trews have certainly had their taste of rock stardom.
They have shared the stage with musical gods such as Robert Plant, Bruce Springsteen and the Rolling Stones, and even got a rare stamp of approval from a rock legend.
“We got to meet and hang out with Kiss when we opened for them in Halifax,” says Colin MacDonald, the Trews’ vocalist, proudly. “I remember [Kiss guitarist] Paul Stanley asking, ‘Who’s the singer, man? He knows what he’s doing.’ Of course, that’s me.”
The band has a pre-gig ritual they call “cocktail time.” For Colin, that involves a sip of Jameson. So we asked them to describe for us what whisky flavours strike the right chord.