- Brand: Georgian Bay
- ABV: 40%
- Batch: 2
This new small-batch whisky from the Georgian Bay Spirit Company is a blend of single-grain corn and rye whiskies. Age and cask type is unknown.
Soft on the nose, slight grainy. Wet stone, vanilla, and caramel. Slight hint of orange. All very typical blended Canadian aromas.
On the palate it is medium-bodied, somewhat creamy, dryish with an alcohol kick which speaks to its youthfulness. Not much in the way of flavour development. The finish is a tad bitter with some light oak notes.
Overall this whisky doesn't bring anything new to the table in the realm of Canadian blended whisky. Which would be fine if it excelled at what it does, but it lacks the finesse of more mature blends like Alberta Springs or Centennial, as well as the complexity of established favourites like Crown Royal or Canadian Club 12 year old. All of which, I might add, can be had for cheaper than this bottle. There is a nice moment of grainy goodness mid-palate but an underdeveloped nose and slightly bitter finish really hold it back. A few more years in oak, and perhaps a higher rye content, should elevate this brand to a higher status.