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Canadian Club 40 yo 2017 Release

40 yo CC 2017

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@VictorReview by @Victor

13th Oct 2018

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I thank @Paddockjudge for the reviewed sample. This review will be completed without water added

Body: a nice silky mouthfeel

Nose: there is a little pleasant floral perfume, then sharp-edged grain. This nose is generally lovely, except for a bit of varnish, which detracts. Score: 22.5/25

Taste: middle pitches of grain which are OK, but not delicious; the wood flavours are a little tired. This is not bad, but no one would think much of this if this were NAS. Score: 21/25

Finish: long; goes a little sharp and sour at the end. Score: 20.5/25

Balance: about what you would expect for non-premium 6-10 yo Canadian whisky. Score: 20/25

Total Sequential Score: 84 points

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Strength: adequately strong flavours throughout. Score: 21/25

Quality: good, but not great quality to the grain and wood flavours. Score: 20.5/25

Variety: good variety of flavours. Score: 21/25

Harmony: very good harmony in the nose, good harmony during the delivery, fair harmony on the finish. Score: 21/25

Total Non-Sequential Score: 83.5 points

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Comment: the 2017 release Canadian Club 40 yo is an enjoyable enough whisky, but it is not decisively more interesting than are many much younger and much less expensive Canadian whiskies. Older is not always better

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10 comments

@OdysseusUnbound
OdysseusUnbound commented

Thanks for the honest review. This one gets a very wide range of ratings. I have a sample of CC40 from a friend who rates it at 88 points. Chip Dyktsra (Rum Howler blog) rates it around 94 points. Davin deK rates it eleventy billion points. stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes A reddit reviewer called it “good, not great” at 80 points. I believe @JasonHambrey rates it 96 or so. I may have to crack my sample soon and see for myself what this is all about.

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@Victor
Victor commented

@OdysseusUnbound, I look forward to reading your impressions.

As for me, if someone offered me a bottle of this for $ 50 CAN, I would only consider buying it for the conversation value of the 40 year age statement...not for the quality of the liquid. Now the Wiser's 35 yo, on the other hand...that is fabulous whisky.

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@OdysseusUnbound
OdysseusUnbound commented

@Victor My friend gave me a sample of that one as well. I hope I can someday reciprocate the generosity from which I’ve benefited.

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@Nozinan
Nozinan commented

@OdysseusUnbound I think your informed and entertaining reviews go a long way in terms of reciprocity

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Mackstine commented

I thought this was a decent but unspectacular whisky as well... As a biased Canadian, I really wanted to love it more... but I'm sorry eh. Enjoyed reading your review

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@Victor
Victor commented

I think that if 10 people blind-tasted and blind-reviewed this Canadian Club 40 yo, the average grade would be around 80.

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@paddockjudge
paddockjudge commented

The 2017 Canadian Club is a bargain at $250.....the 2018 CC 41 YO is $300

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@paddockjudge
paddockjudge commented

@Nozinan, if I get one, it will be a gift, because I ain't forking over $300 for a bottle of whisky unless it is WhistlePig 2013 "Spirit of Mortimor" Boss Hog 13 YO Barrel Proof Rye.

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RikS commented

Why is a review of Canadian Club sorted by the system under World Whisky rather than Canadian Whisky?

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