Tasting Date: 2021-03-22
Region: Canadian Whisky
Type: 100% Rye
Age Statement: NAS
ABV: 65.1% ABV
Cask Type: Charred Oak casks
Distiller: Alberta Distillers
Location: 1521 34 Ave. S.E., Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Bottler: Alberta Distillers
Purchase Location: Chateau Louis Liquor Store 11450 117 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5G 3E8
Purchase Date: November 2020
Cost: $134.95 including GST & Deposit
Tasting Notes From The Alberta Distillers Website:
AROMA: Sweet, woody and oaky with a hint of vanilla.
TASTE: Exceptionally smooth with notes of caramel, vanilla and a hint of chocolate balanced with the spiciness of rye and black currant.
FINISH: Smooth and lingering with the complexity of spice, warm vanilla and dark fruit that keeps you coming back for more
Colour: Amber Gold
TransparentSmoke Review: This deserves ever bit of praise it has got this year. It is hot and strong and complex and delicious. Jim Murray is right it should be World Whisky of the year 2021. That doesn’t take anything away from other great whiskies. But it does focus an intense light on a Canadian under appreciated distillery and highlights that a $58 whisky can shine. Now, I paid substantially more than the $58 MSRP and it was worth every penny. If I can find it again at that price I would pay all of the $135 again in an instant. Tasting it again today makes me think I should maybe pick up this one I recently saw around Edmonton at $284.99 +GST and deposit.
Our Score: 96/100
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