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@Nelom
Nelom started a discussion

Anyone know anything about this release? I'm looking at you @paddockjudge and you @JasonHambrey or anyone else who might have their ear to the ground.

So far I've only heard about this on Reddit and Googling hasn't proven very fruitful. If this thing finds its way to Ontario, I'd gladly break my 2-bottles-a-year rule...

2 months ago

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@paddockjudge
paddockjudge replied

@Nelom, Alberta Premium NEW Releases are on their way. Yes, releases! Stay tuned for PSA...currently I have no info other than the fact that they do exist. I'm guessing they will carry prices of $80 and $100 at the LCBO.

@Victor, I'll perform the needed recon.

2 months ago 2Who liked this?

@Nelom
Nelom replied

@paddockjudge Yeah, I've heard there's a 20-year-old also coming out soon. Looking forward to both. I have fond memories of the 25 and 30 you so generously shared at one of the Connosr get togethers.

2 months ago 3Who liked this?

@paddockjudge
paddockjudge replied

@Nelom, that was one hell of a session!!

2 months ago 1Who liked this?

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

Any idea as to the ABV of the 20 YO? Or the age of the CS?

2 months ago 1Who liked this?

@Victor
Victor replied

65.1% ABV Alberta Premium? Now you're talking!

2 months ago 2Who liked this?

@OdysseusUnbound

Is it too far into the realm of fantasy to hope for a 20 Year Old Cask Strength release??

2 months ago 1Who liked this?

Astroke replied

@OdysseusUnbound Yes, I own a 16 Year Cask Strength AP (Hochstaders 16), there is a Lock Stock & Barrel 18 at around 52,5% but the cost is prohibitive at best. I will settle for 45% for the 20 year and perform the necessary blending with the cask strength :)

Actually I may wait for @paddockjudge to come up with the appropriate blend of the cask strength and the 20 year as I believe the wheels are already turning in his head :)

2 months ago 4Who liked this?

@paddockjudge
paddockjudge replied

@OdysseusUnbound, baby steps, one innovation per decade. The 20 YO is already a decade late...the holding tank attacking forklift took care of that.

2 months ago 2Who liked this?

@cricklewood
cricklewood replied

Glad to see the excitement is already building up for these, the 411 I was able to gather is 42% ABV for the 20yr old.

They are available for pre-sale at KWM this week 86$ (20) and 62$ (CS)...looks like lot 40 is going to have some stiff competition this year.

Also for those with connections CO-OP stores in AB have received a store pick of Shelter Point Rye, unlike the Kensington release this one doesn't have an age statement (I assume it's about the same as I think they bought a bulk bond) but it's bottled at 58.5% ABV , I have no price on this one but the advantage is CO-OP often has sales and they have a discount if you buy a certain amount as well.

about one month ago 1Who liked this?

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@cricklewood I'm sure this will be featured in their flagship superstore "World of Whisky" in Calgary.

Exciting! If I didn't already own almost 2 bottles of the CS rye I would be tempted...

42% for a 20YO? I wish they could have bumped it up a little.

about one month ago 3Who liked this?

@cricklewood
cricklewood replied

@Nozinan Yes it was actually on the WOW instagram account that I saw the photo of the Shelter rye.

I have a couple of KWM rye in the bunker but I'd definitely want to get some of this ADL rye, It's rare to see it as this proof even under it's other monikers.

42% ABV is better than nothing I guess, I mean wouldn't have killed them to squeeze it up to 46% ABV but oh well. If it's close to the 25 in profile it's going to be interesting.

about one month ago 3Who liked this?

@paddockjudge
paddockjudge replied

@Nozinan, @cricklewood, relax boys, there may be a fine blend in your future. The best blend I've ever made was from seven different ADL/ADL sourced products.@ Robert99 scored it 100 blush

I'm thinking we may work some magic with three or four of these recent releases from ADL.

about one month ago 4Who liked this?

Astroke replied

@paddockjudge The 20 at 42% has blend written all over it. Thinking 70/30 20/CS right from the get go. That 20 will have to blow me away to keep the CS out and I still probably will blend them.

about one month ago 3Who liked this?

@Nelom
Nelom replied

I just received the CanadaWhisky.org newsletter and it gives some details about these releases. Most of this has been posted in this thread already, but here's what's in the newsletter:

  • Alberta Premium Cask Strength and Alberta Premium Aged 20 Years are on shelves in Alberta now, and will be available nationwide in November.

  • Alberta Premium Cask Strength was drawn from the barrel uncut at 61.5% abv. Suggested price is $64.95.

  • Alberta Premium 20 Year Old at 42% abv has a suggested retail price of $89.95.

  • As with all Alberta Premium whiskies, these are distilled from 100% Canadian prairie rye mashed in Rocky Mountain water.

And as you can see from the attached picture, they're using the classic Alberta Premium bottles.

about one month ago 3Who liked this?

@Victor
Victor replied

@Nelom I love those 1950s looking bottles.

Next tell me that that ADL CS Rye will actually be in quantity to sit on store shelves year-round.

about one month ago 3Who liked this?

Astroke replied

@Victor I ordered 2 bottles of AP CS a few days ago and so did many people I know from one store in Calgary ($53 cad) and there are still bottles on the shelf. The Lot 40 CS French Oak finish barely lasted 2 days. With a Canada wide release the LCBO will receive a ton of both. Cannot see a scenario that would leave you empty handed when there are so many that will put 2 or so away for you :)

about one month ago 5Who liked this?

@Nelom
Nelom replied

I love those 1950s looking bottles.

Yeah, @Victor, me too. I hope they never change.

about one month ago 5Who liked this?

@BlueNote
BlueNote replied

@Nelom they kinda remind you of green shag rugs and harvest gold appliances, or vice versa. laughing

about one month ago 4Who liked this?

@OdysseusUnbound

I love all retro-kitsch. Alberta Premium bottles, Seagrams 83, and especially Hiram Walker Special Old. The latter reminds me of the late 1970s/early 1980s. Shag carpets anyone?

about one month ago 4Who liked this?

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@BlueNote
BlueNote replied

@OdysseusUnbound You might have to peel the shag carpet off the walls of your 1977 Chevy shagin’ wagon. laughing

about one month ago 5Who liked this?

@Victor
Victor replied

I can remember back far enough that I would say that bottles looking like that had been around for at least 20 or 30 years in 1977. 1977 is the year in which I received my doctoral degree.

about one month ago 3Who liked this?

@paddockjudge
paddockjudge replied

@Nelom et alia, the Alberta Premium Cask Strength is actually 65.1% a.b.v., not 61.5% a.b.v.

about one month ago 1Who liked this?

@paddockjudge
paddockjudge replied

@Victor, in 1977 I wasn’t old enough to drink.................legally wink

about one month ago 2Who liked this?

@paddockjudge
paddockjudge replied

@BlueNote, I had one of those Chevy shaggin’ wagons.......sans the shag carpet. Oh, the memories blush

about one month ago 3Who liked this?

@Nelom
Nelom replied

@paddockjudge

Good catch. That was a straight copy/paste from the newsletter, so that but of misinformation has gone far and wide. I've let them know.

I unfortunately can't edit my post or I'd update it. Thanks for the notice though.

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@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@BlueNote let's stick to Spirits, shall we?

Unless you are referring to Black Cow pure milk vodka?

about one month ago 1Who liked this?

@paddockjudge
paddockjudge replied

@Nelom, Davin De K missed the proof read on that bulletin. Your very large pic at the top of the thread clearly shows 65.1%, you did good.

about one month ago 1Who liked this?

@BlueNote
BlueNote replied

@Nozinan Sorry, I couldn't resist. grimacing

about one month ago 1Who liked this?

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