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Alberta Premium Cask Strength Rye

Alberta Premium Cask Strength Rye

Tasting Date: 2021-03-22

Region: Canadian Whisky

Type: 100% Rye

Age Statement: NAS

Size: 750ml

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

Bottles on Hand:

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