Alberta Dark Batch Rye is unique, it’s interesting, it’s tasty and probably most importantly it’s something that even our lax US TTB would never approve to be called a rye. Made from 91% Canadian rye (blend of a 12 year and a 6 year), 8% Bourbon (Old Grand-Dad) and 1% sherry. This isn’t just something wholly new… Continue!
Canadian Club 100% Rye Whisky is the rye component of what would normally go into Canadian Club whisky. A typical Canadian whisky is made of corn, rye and barley that are each distilled and aged separately and then blended together before bottling. This blend is sometimes then put into other barrels for finishing or additional… Continue!
Forty Creek Double Barrel Reserve… what are you all about? Looking at this bottle and thinking about all the other Canadian whiskies I’ve had, including all of the other Forty Creeks I’ve had, I’m not too excited. It’s not that Canadian whisky is bad whisky, it’s just not my style of whisky. For me it’s not… Continue!
Forty Creek Confederation Oak gets it’s name from the barrels it was aged in. All components of this whiskey spent some time aged in barrels made from Canadian oak trees that were over 150 years old which means they started growing before the Canadian Confederation (1867). On their site Forty Creek talks about the actual… Continue!
To make the Forty Creek Barrel Select master distiller John Hall starts by distilling three different whiskies. A rye whisky, a barley whisky and a corn whisky that he puts into separate casks and allows them to age in their own right. Once they’re “ready” he blends the three separate components together to create the… Continue!
Crown Royal was among the first whiskies I drank. The bottle looked impressive at parties in college and it made a nice shooting companion next to the obligatory Jack and Jim. Plus we thought the signature purple bag was petty “on fleek” as I hear the kids say today and we used them for everything… Continue!
Crown Royal Hand Selected Barrel is Crown Royal’s entry into the single barrel game. It’s their way of becoming one of the cool kids and offer us a glimpse into what’s happening inside that distillery of theirs one barrel at a time and you know what… I like that. I know it’s not a major… Continue!
Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye is the first true rye whisky put out buy Crown Royal, a Canadian whisky company that’s been around for over 75 years, and they didn’t cut it short. This rye comes in with a whopping 90% rye whiskey and the other 10% is… a mystery. Crown Royal hasn’t said so… Continue!
Seagram’s VO Gold was initially put out by the former drinks giant Seagram’s, a lot of whose products are now owned by Diageo. Seagram’s is the the company that damn near killed Four Roses, did kill distilling in New Zealand and towards the end of their existence everything they touched seemed to be mismanage, corrupted… Continue!
I’m struggling to find any redeeming qualities in Canadian Mist. I’m also struggling to figure out why, besides being dirt cheap, this is America’s best selling Canadian Whisky and how in the hell it’s won so many gold medals. I’m flabbergasted at the stark difference between what I’m experiencing and the general consensus of America… Continue!