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Glowing Hearts Mélange Canadien

Singularly Canadian

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@paddockjudgeReview by @paddockjudge

26th Jun 2016

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  • Brand: Glowing Hearts
  • ABV: 44.8%

Some of my favourite Canadian whiskies are single grain offerings. Building on that, I've taken the Top 10 Single Grain Canadian List, sans Cadenheads 24 YO Indian Corn because I don't have any in my cabinet, and blended them in the proven ratio of 2:1, corn/rye and added by volume 2.5% of single grain Canadian barley whisky from Rheault Distillery of Hearst, ON. The result is a well balanced, delicious and complex blend with a boomerang finish...it begins to disappear then suddenly comes back.

Fresh ginger, Christmas humbugs, and butter-rich short bread cookies waft from the glass. The entry is soft and juicy like creamy toffee. Mid-palate subtle oak, orange zest, and cocao powder complement the sweetness. The exit is a peppery flare with a menthol rush, but not minty. A dry finish of medium length that echoes the delicious flavours. A great way to start the week leading up to Canada Day.

One Proud Canadian!

pj

4 comments

@Nozinan
Nozinan commented

This may be the first solo review of a home-made blend! Congratulations on developing a great Canadian spirit. Now, if you can just repeat it faithfully so we can all try it!

about one year ago 0

@paddockjudge
paddockjudge commented

@Nozinan, Fear not, I have committed the Golden Ratio to heart and there remains enough of the rare expressions to recreate more. Mélange Canadien, the breakfast of unicorns.

about one year ago 0

@Nozinan
Nozinan commented

There's always the tradeoff in creating a blend with rare or irreplaceable juice... I really enjoyed my 1-1 ratio of Booker's 2015-01 and Amrut single (bourbon) barrel 3444. It was an awesome combination but both of them are also fantastic on their own...

Maybe this is how the blenders of Big Peat feel when they stand over the 1000 L vat and syringe in the Port Ellen...

about one year ago 0

@paddockjudge
paddockjudge commented

The saltiness we taste in the Big Peat is a result of the tears they shed whilst adding Port Ellen to the vat.

about one year ago 0

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