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Nose: leans heavily towards butterscotch and brown sugar, unsurprisingly. But in the mellow aroma there is also oaky spice, fresh wood, the slightest hints of dill and dried leaves. Deceptively complex. Warm, mellow, and inviting.
Taste: pure goodness. Voluptuous on the tongue, with the flavour of caramel candies melting in your mouth. Develops a pleasant earthiness as it sits on the tongue. This is incredibly smooth stuff; the oak gives it just enough grip on the mouth. Sometimes I notice notes of milk chocolate mid-palate.
Finish: medium length. Nothing tremendous happening here, with the oak having flattened out anything the grains had going on. But there are some pleasant spicy echoes to savour nonetheless.
Balance: Danfield's is what I would call a traditional Canadian whisky, in that it doesn't try to break the mould. It does what it does very well, coming across as a mellow, sophisticated, and highly polished dram. An excellent whisky at a more than reasonable price, and one of the best Canadian whiskies I've yet come across.