Aged: No age statement
Product of: Canada
Made with 100% rye grain and aged in virgin American oak barrels with 75% of the whisky finished in new French oak casks.
Ist edition released 2017 (12 year old)
2nd edition released 2018 (11 year old)
3rd edition released 2019 (no age statement)
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 14/05/2020
Clear, deep golden amber. (sample third edition, bottle No. 0189 of 5460)
Pungent caramel, popcorn, maple syrup, vanilla and toasty oak with cinnamon, clove and nutmeg spice, walnut and faint overripe banana. Water realises dark rye bread aromas.
Rich caramel delays the hefty whack of cinnamon, clove and black pepper spice before mellowing to reveal rye bread, vanilla, walnut and pecan. Young wood notes are very strong. This needs water but be careful not to drown the spice.
Toasty, slightly burnt rye bread and warming spice.
Oak notes are perhaps overly dominant to the extent that fruitiness is masked. However, the oak brings attractive vanilla and nuttiness that sits well with pronounced toasted/blackened rye breadiness.