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Alberta Premium 30 Year Old

A delicate breath of rye.

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@RobertHReview by @RobertH

31st Jul 2011

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  • Nose
    24
  • Taste
    22
  • Finish
    22
  • Balance
    25
  • Overall
    93

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So how does one start with such a hyped-up whisky?

Aged in charred oak casks, then decanted and recasked for four years, the rye has become as delicate as a flower. The oak is ever present but never over powering. For whiskies in general and doubly so for Canadien Whiskies, this is incredibly well-balanced with absolutely none of the cheap candied sweetness that most have.

As I nose this, the soft rye notes take me to the Albertian Prairie. The freshness is like a summer day. I can smell the oak ever so softly with a hint of wild flowers nearby.

The body is light with a smooth entrance. The palete is smooth rye, floral, and oak with a medium to long finish with notes of toffee and dark chocolate. An occasional whiff of lemon bar as it leaves the mouth.

Really, a lovely way to end the day after a long road trip.

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@michaelschout
michaelschout commented

i agree with everything. I'm having a dram right now.

9 years ago 0

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