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Canadian Mist Collingwood 21 Year Old Rye

Not recommended

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@MegawattReview by @Megawatt

27th Apr 2014


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This interesting whisky could properly be called a single malt rye. Starts off well on the nose with tangy notes of overripe apple and the suggestion of dank, musty wood.

On the palate, however, things go horribly wrong. The whisky is medium-bodied and rather weak, and the taste is of old wood and rotten peaches. Sometimes I can stand to drink it; other times it makes me wince. If I compare it head-to-head against any other rye it is absolutely horrible.

The finish isn't much better: sour and overripe. The overall effect is of a very poorly-made whisky. Did it just sit in the casks too long? Or was it bad to begin with? The official story is that this was an experimental whisky forgotten in one of the Canadian Mist warehouses, until one day the master distiller decided, "What the hell, why not bottle it?" It went into the same bottles as the regular Collingwood, was given a different label, and consumers like me got all excited over how promising it sounded. I wanted to like it. I really did. But this has to be one of the worst whiskies I've ever tasted.

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AdamH commented

Thank you for drinking so I don't have to. Had been wondering about this one for some time as it's affordability made it an attractive option.

8 years ago 0

Megawatt commented

Some people seem to like it but I don't see how. Lot No. 40 is approximately a million times better.

8 years ago 0

AdamH commented

Yes, Lot 40 and Wiser Legacy have impressed me so far.

8 years ago 0

Megawatt commented

I couldn't even finish the end of my glass tonight. Down the sink it went. That doesn't often happen to whisky in my house. But hey, live and learn. I had to try it.

8 years ago 0

Astroke commented

LOL, I am one of those who really like this. Will take whats left of your bottle of your hands if you have not poured it down the drain. You can have my nearly full Tormore 14 for this :)

6 years ago 0

paddockjudge commented

@Astroke, I'll trade you a full Collingwood 21 for your recently acquired OFBB.

6 years ago 0

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