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Alberta Springs is sort of a lurker, a 10 year old blended rye that doesn't get the recognition of bigger brands in its category. Which is too bad, because it's pretty damn good.
The aroma is mellow with sweet caramel and vanilla. On the palate it is supple, buttery-smooth, with a butter toffee sweetness which evolves into gentle spice. I recall this whisky being slightly astringent but I'm not getting any of that now. It is not complex but very pleasant. Easy-drinking, more refined that many bottom shelfers due to the extra aging, but still very typical of the Canadian style. It finishes crisp with a wet stone taste, also very typical.
Overall this is a tasty whisky with no rough edges. Some might find it too smooth but there is a warming richness on the tongue that satisfies. Recommended/