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Barrel Select is a blend of corn, rye, and malted barley, aged 6 to 10 years in oak casks of varying char levels, and then finished for some months in Canadian sherry casks.
On the nose it offers some toasty notes and marmalade. Rather restrained, but pleasant enough.
In the mouth you get immediate toasted flavours, especially coffee and toasted nuts, accompanied by honey sweetness. Light-bodied and smooth. Less sherry involvement than I recall. Very nice overall. It finishes with nice toasted oak flavours and the tartness of sherry.
Barrel Select is an excellent entry-level whisky, offering greater complexity and depth of flavour than most of its Canadian counterparts. Great value.