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Alberta Premium Cask Strength Rye

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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...

11 days 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.

11 days 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.

11 days ago 3Who liked this?

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

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

11 days ago 1Who liked this?

@Victor
Victor replied

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

11 days ago 2Who liked this?

@OdysseusUnbound

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

10 days 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 :)

10 days 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.

10 days 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.

8 days ago 0

@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.

8 days 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.

8 days 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.

8 days ago 3Who 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.

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