- Brand: Georgian Bay Spirits Co.
- ABV: 40%
- Batch: 3
Having been less than generous in my review of Batch 2, which I ended up liking quite a bit in the end, I decided to give Batch 3 a go. For those who haven't heard of this whisky, it is a blend of single-grain corn and rye whiskies from the Georgian Bay Spirits Co. in Collingwood, ON.
On the nose this already shows improvement over the last batch. Creamy sweetness and buttery grain aromas give the impression of pancakes and syrup. A light citrus note nicely complements an oaky undertone.
The palate entry is smooth and medium-bodied, initially sweet with just a slight alcohol kick before lots of spices arrive. Very pleasant on the tongue, well-balanced and not too sweet.
The finish doesn't linger too long but leaves a pleasant impression of oak and grains. Overall, this blend delivers the type of experience I'm looking for in a mid-priced Canadian whisky. It doesn't try to reinvent the style but represents the category quite nicely. It stood up well in a head-to-head against Gibson's 12 year old.