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Yukon Jack

I took an instant liking to Yukon Jack.  How can you go wrong with "The Black Sheep of Canadian Liqueurs?"  I loved the stuff in college (as did many of my associates) but I somewhat got away from it over the years.  I recently rekindled my relationship with it when I found it one sale at my local Liquor Barn.  Naturally I bought a bottle and it was just as good as I remembered.

One thing about the stuff being 100 proof and with a fair amount of sugar is that it flames rather easily in a shot glass.  Flaming shots were a big thing in the late 70s.  We had a guy who lived across the hall from me in the dorms that wanted to try one.  We set it up for him and all stood gasping as he whipped it down without first blowing it out.  I guess no one told him that was a good idea.  Fortunately he didn't have facial hair or he probably would have ignited it.  Those were the days.

The stuff is overall pretty good and most of the drinks here aren't too bad.  At 100 proof this stuff can sneak up on you so be a little wary but overall this is worth a try if you get the opportunity.

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