A Legendary Meeting: Kieffer Sutherland and Red Bank Whisky
On a typical Canadian day, Stuart and Missy from Out N' Aboot set out on a thrilling adventure that would blend their love for iconic cinema and fine whisky. The central figure orchestrating this special rendezvous was Kiefer Sutherland, the powerhouse actor known for his commanding performances in Hollywood blockbusters, most notably "A Few Good Men."
As Stuart has often expressed, "A Few Good Men" holds a special place in his heart. He had been eagerly anticipating the opportunity to meet one of its key figures. Kiefer Sutherland, who graced the screen alongside illustrious names like Jack Nicholson, Kevin Bacon, Demi Moore, and Tom Cruise, had ventured into the realm of whisky-making, and we were thrilled to be a part of this journey.
The Prelude to the Meeting: A Canadian Queue
Embodying the quintessentially Canadian spirit of patience, Stuart and Missy queued at Alcool NB Liquor on Rue Regis in Dieppe. With each passing minute of the 2.5-hour wait, their excitement grew, fuelled by the crowd's energy and the prospect of meeting Sutherland.
Red Bank Whisky: A Star in its Own Right
While Sutherland was the man of the hour, another shining star - Red Bank Whisky- captured our attention. The brainchild of Sutherland, this whisky reflected a deep respect for the Canadian whisky-making tradition, with a touch of Nova Scotian terroir.
Red Bank Whisky is an ode to its coastal birthplace and a testament to the nation's whisky-making prowess. Carefully crafted with purely Canadian ingredients, Red Bank blends Corn, Rye, and Wheat Whisky. Each component aged differently, offering a distinct character and unique taste. The Rye and Wheat whiskies enjoy aging in new American Oak barrels, whereas the Corn whisky matures in bourbon barrels.
The result is a beautifully balanced drink that appeals to whisky connoisseurs and those just beginning their whisky journey. The combination of rye and corn whiskies introduces a character and substance that is pleasantly balanced by the smoothness of the wheat whisky.
The Encounter: A Moment Etched in Time
The atmosphere filled with a hushed expectancy as we approached the front of the line. The moment had come. Sutherland greeted Stuart and Missy with a warmth that made the long wait worthwhile. His charisma was just as palpable off-screen as in his cinematic performances. As he signed our bottle of Red Bank Whisky, we realized we were part of a unique moment transcending the usual fan-celebrity encounter.
The Verdict: Banking on Red Bank
Upon leaving the event, we felt a sense of satisfaction, having shared a special moment with a Hollywood icon and securing a signed bottle of a unique whisky that embodies the spirit of Canada. Red Bank Whisky captures the essence of Canada's rugged coasts and the spirit of its people in each bottle.
Red Bank Whisky, like a captivating story, is best when shared. Its diverse flavor profile has something to offer everyone, regardless of their whisky experience. So, bank on Red Bank, whether you're a whisky aficionado or a novice. We certainly have, and we look forward to raising our glasses to Kiefer Sutherland and his splendid new venture.