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21 Canadian Whiskies for the 21st Century v2.0

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By @paddockjudge @paddockjudge on 6th Aug 2018, show post

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Nozinan replied

@fiddich1980 It depends, no more whisky snuff films @paddockjudge.

I would add Wiser's 23 CS, and the second edition of the Lot 40 CS. Shelter Point's 2018 CS release (KWM exclusive) and Alberta Premium CS 2019 release. Whether the 2020 release is as good remains to be seen. I hope I get a chance to find out.

On the cusp, I enjoyed my first tastes of W22 Port finish, the 15 YO Red Letter and the Lot 40 dark oak, it will be well into 2021 before I know how I would rank them.

And if North of 7 puts out good stuff consistently, it may be a force to be reckoned with...

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MRick replied

Are there any other additions anyone would care to add to the 2018 list?

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paddockjudge replied

@fiddich1980, as per your request, an update to 21 Canadian Whiskies for the 21st Century.

The following list is not an assessment or formal ranking of Canadian Whisky. It is an acknowledgement of good Canadian Whisky, all of which I have tasted more than once (and populates/populated my cabinet with the exception of Cadenhead's Potter's 24 YO SC Indian Corn 56.5% abv).

Wiser's Legacy 45% abv.

WhistlePig THE BOSS HOG 13 years 61.6% abv.

Alberta Premium 30 years

Alberta Premium 25 years 40% abv.

Masterson's 10 YO Rye 45% abv. (Batches 003, 001, 005, French Oak)

Crown Royal Hand Selected Barrel 51.5% abv. (Total Wine ABQ NM)

Corby’s Lot No. 40 Cask Strength 12 YO Rye 55% abv.

Danfield's 21 years 40% abv.

JP Wiser’s 35 YO 50% abv.

RJ Cooper Lock, Stock and Barrel 13 years 101.3 proof,

Gibson's Finest Rare 18 years 40% abv.

JP Wiser’s Union 52, 45% abv.

Forty Creek John's Private Cask No.1 40% abv.

Century 25 years Calgary Stampede 100th Anniversary Edition 40% abv.

Cadenhead's Potter's Indian Corn Bourbon Barrel 24 years 56.5% abv.

Highwood Ninety 20 YO 45% abv.

Forty Creek Port Wood Reserve 45% abv.

Canadian Club 40 years 45% abv.

Forty Creek Confederation Oak 40% abv (Lot 1867 & Lot 1867 B

Wiser's Red Letter 45% abv.

JP Wiser’s Dissertation 46.1% abv.

Forty Creek Heart of Gold 43% abv.

JP Wiser’s Seasoned Oak 19 years

Lot No. 40 Rye (malted) 2012 Edition 43% abv

Lot No. 40 CS 11 YO Rye 58.4% abv.

Forty Creek Evolution 2015 Release 43% abv.

Little Book Chapter 2 Noe Simple Task

J.P. Wiser's 23 YO CS Blend 64.3%

Crown Royal Limited Edition Poker Box 1974 Excise Stamp 40% abv.

Crown Royal 15 YO 1988 Release 40% abv.

Sazerac Mister Sam Tribute Whisky 66.9% abv.

North of 7 Barrel #16 Four Grain 74.5% abv.

Alberta Premium Cask Strength Rye 65.1% abv.

Shelter Point Single Grain Rye 59.6% abv. Barrel Pick for Kensington Wine Market (Alberta Distillers Ltd.)

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Astroke replied

@paddockjudge Would like to lobby for consideration, this bunch, especially the Hochstaters 16 as it is the finest Canadian 100% Rye I have tried. The Great Plains (Potter/Highwood) 18 CS/Brandy finish is excellent.

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paddockjudge replied

@Astroke, you are absolutely correct. I have a sample of the H 16 YO, actually half of a sample, and it is fantastic juice. The untimely death of John Cooper may have impacted the Hochstadter lineup.

I’ve neglected some great Canadian whiskies, add-ons are warmly welcomed, especially those which remain available at retail. Great Plains 18 YO.

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MRick replied

@paddockjudge I’m already retired. I should probably taste those first to make sure they haven’t gone bad. You know, like the taster at a medieval banquet protecting the King.

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Victor replied

@paddockjudge how gratifying! You've seen Canadian whisky turn into something that you wanted it to be. And all this in just a few years time. Happy New Year!

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paddockjudge replied

@Victor, yes, there has been a sudden change in the type of product available to consumers. The success enjoyed by a few high quality micro-distilleries has caught the attention of the industry behemoths. Product rollouts are now influenced by by the chatter of demanding clients, my chatter is loud.

Good fortune has smiled upon you as you have developed solid contacts among the myriad of friends on the north side of the border. Hard-to-find items await you the next time we meet, along with some you have yet to ask about.

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