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41,3% abv, €25, Canadian whisky
Nose: sweet, rye, slight struck match, pine, ginger, spicy, cinnamon, butterscotch, wine-gums, dried fruit, prunes, apricots, celeriac, anise, liquorice
Palate: sweet, gentle, candied ginger, butter-like fat, rye-bread, butterscotch, fresh herbs, sage, spicy, fresh ginger, cinnamon, star-anise, citrus, orange zest, liquorice
Finish: Long, sweet, rye-bread, spicy, slight bitter, marmalade, citrus, orange zest, nuts, fresh walnuts, fresh hazelnuts
Conclusion: My very first Canadian whisky, and I am not disappointed. I like this.
The typical ex-Sherry characteristics do not dominate the whisky, just as the expected rye-notes that are there, but somewhere in the background-choir. Nicely balanced for my taste.
The sample was kindly sent to us in order to join Twitter Tasting, book review and Scavenger Hunt #DavinTT2, organised by #WhiskyFabric weavers Johanne McInnis & Graham MacKenney and Davin de Kergommeaux, author of the book Canadian Whisky, a must have on the bookshelf of any whisky enthusiast.
More info from the website: “Canadian Club Sherry Cask proves Canadian whisky can be so much more than just an ingredient in a Manhattan. To make Sherry Cask, very small quantities of our finest whiskies are aged for at least 8 years in white oak barrels and then double matured in Fino sherry casks imported from Jerez, Spain.”