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@paddockjudge
paddockjudge started a discussion

How about this two-four of Canadian? Here are some of my favourites. Agree or disagree on the order as they are listed _ one thing is for sure _ there won't be a dry glass in the house.

6 years ago

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@paddockjudge
paddockjudge replied

GREAT CANADIANS

The order is not fixed, but the top carries more weight than the bottom.

Wiser's Legacy 45% abv (every batch)

Alberta Premium 25 YO 40% abv

J.P. Wiser's 35 YO 50% abv

Masterson's 10 YO Straight Rye Batch 003 45% abv .....and a few other batches as well.

Century 25 YO 100th Anniversary of the Calgary Stampede 40% abv (The Loose Cork Batch)

Corby's Lot No 40 Cask Strength 12 YO Rye First Edition 55% abv

WhistlePig The Boss Hog 13 YO Rye Single Barrel 61.6% abv Barrel # 20

Cadenhead's Potter Distilling Co. 24 YO Maize 56.5% abv 126 bottles

Alberta Premium 30 YO 40% abv

Danfield's Limited Edition 21 YO 40% abv

Forty Creek John's Private Cask No 1 40% abv

Canadian Club 40 YO 45% abv

Forty Creek Confederation Oak 40% abv Lot 1867 &1867 B

Forty Creek Port Wood Reserve 45% abv both batches...2009 & 2012

Crown Royal Limited Edition 1974 40% abv (Poker Box)

J.P. Wiser's Union 52 45% abv

Crown Royal Hand Selected Barrel Total Wine Cedar Park, TX 51.5% abv

Gibson's Finest Rare 18 YO 40% abv

J.P. Wiser's Dissertation 46.1 % abv

Forty Creek Heart of Gold 43% abv

Canadian Rockies 21 YO Batch 001 46% abv

Highwood Ninety 20 YO 45% abv Burgundy Label

Wiser's Red Letter 45% abv (all batches)

Wiser's Small Batch Rye 43.4% abv (aka polynomial rye... Wiser's Double Still and now Triple Barrel)

6 years ago 0

@KRB80
KRB80 replied

I have yet to explore Canadian whiskies. I think I'll start with Lot 40. Do you suggest the 2012 release or the ones after?

Hmm...Hopefully, I can find a CS offering. Just noticed that.

6 years ago 0

@paddockjudge
paddockjudge replied

@KRB80, the 2012 version of Lot No 40 is a great place to start....and if you like it, buy all that you can find because they ain't makin' that stuff no more, it contains malted rye and the newer releases don't. The CS version is extremely limited and has caused a buying frenzy in Ontario. Lot 40 is not a typical Canadian, it is the flavouring (rye) whisky added to the commercial blends.

6 years ago 2Who liked this?

@Victor
Victor replied

@paddockjudge, great list. We used to have LISTS here on Connosr, "back in the day". Some of us, like @Victor, compiled quite a few lists, including one on Canadian whiskies.

@KRB80, if you really want to drink from that list, you better travel to Canada and taste with @paddockjudge. About 75% of those are not available outside of Canada. (There is probably no other Connosr who owns a bottle of that 25 yo 100th Anniversary of the Calgary Stampede.)

Among all of those on the list the one which gets less attention which I think is great is Wiser's Union 52.

6 years ago 3Who liked this?

@paddockjudge
paddockjudge replied

@Victor, agreed on the Union 52.

@KRB80 _ It is extremely limited and extremely delicious. Double column distilled corn whisky finished in new oak (Wiser's Red Letter approx. 13 years old) and blended in a ratio of 24:1 with 52 year old "speyside" single malt.

6 years ago 2Who liked this?

@Hewie
Hewie replied

I would be very surprised if I could get hold of ANY of those down here in NZ. I'd love to see what ask the fuss is about I mean contrast them to Scotch.

6 years ago 0

@paddockjudge
paddockjudge replied

@Hewie, Contrast is the correct phrase...unless you compare the single grain corn expressions. Someday you might run into a connosr tasting of Canadians, I hope I'm there.

6 years ago 1Who liked this?

@Hewie
Hewie replied

@paddockjudge I think that would require some serious travel on my part for me to experince that - maybe one day! I frequently use the terms 'compare and contrast' between two ideas as the basis for essays for my students (it was carefully chosen in that context).

6 years ago 1Who liked this?

@paddockjudge
paddockjudge replied

@Hewie ...travel goes both ways, perhaps one of us will visit your country.

6 years ago 1Who liked this?

@cricklewood
cricklewood replied

Gawd damn! @paddockjudge, you don't do things halfway...That's an impressive spread. I'm definitely going to need a bib for the drool. laughing

I'm taking notes on this list. I liked that it covers the spectrum well, not only of types of Canadian whisky but the price brackets. I mean beyond the ones that are unobtainable now

6 years ago 0

@PaolaPerez
PaolaPerez replied

excelentes precios

6 years ago 0

@OdysseusUnbound

@paddockjudge Have you tried this one? Thoughts? I’m considering picking one up for to leave at my mother-in-law’s place. I like to keep a bottle over there to sip neat when we go over on Sundays. I was going to pick up a G&W Four Grain or a Forty Creek Copper Pot, both of which I like as easy sippers, but this looks interesting as well.

6 years ago 0

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@GoHabs
GoHabs replied

I am a big fan of JP Wiser Dissertation.

6 years ago 0

@paddockjudge
paddockjudge replied

@OdysseusUnbound, I've not tried it. The reason being that I am not a fan of the "maple stave" influence in the regular Collingwood. I do not know if this current iteration of Collingwood, Town Collection Double Barrel, suffers the same malaise. I'm willing to try it, not yet willing to buy it.

6 years ago 1Who liked this?

@Victor
Victor replied

@OdysseusUnbound, Collingwood? Nice vacation town...and not far from you.

I get a little scared though, by their whisky. From experience.

6 years ago 2Who liked this?

@OdysseusUnbound

@paddockjudge @Victor thanks. I’ll stick to G&W or FC Copper Pot. I believe this Collingwood gets the same “Maple staves” treatment....

6 years ago 0

@Robert99
Robert99 replied

@OdysseusUnbound I concur @paddockjudge reserve. It is true , I am not a fan of any maple flavors in whisky but let say that my reaction when I taste their regular offering was something like "WTF". I thing it is mainly for not whisky aficionado.

6 years ago 2Who liked this?

@Victor
Victor replied

@Nozinan,...taken to HELL.

Boiled cabbage...yuck.

6 years ago 0

@paddockjudge
paddockjudge replied

@Nozinan, I actually claimed that Collingwood 21 YO Rye is a "must have" bottle, if for no other reason than it must be experienced ...because it is a classic example of a funked-up 21 year malted rye that was reclaimed by the whisky technicians of Brown-Foreman. For a 40% abv whisky it is bold, fragrant, and unforgettable...for all the wrong reasons...HOWEVER, time has been kind to this whisky after 3+ years in an open bottle. Some of the off-putting characteristics, labeled "FWP" and "boiled cabbage" by connosr members, have diminished greatly, to the point of being barely detectable. It is now a much better whisky than it once was.

6 years ago 1Who liked this?

Astroke replied

Certainly no match for @paddockjudge legendary Canadian collection, but I am always looking to add to my small collection of Canadian's. Lots of backups for some of them.

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@paddockjudge
paddockjudge replied

@Astroke, that is a beautiful picture! It brings tears of joy to my eyes.

Multiples, huh? Me too. You never know when they might come in handy. I don't have the One Fifty, but a bottle of Hochstadter's is waiting for me in Texas.

It is a Red Letter day, tonight we celebrate my son's graduation from the business program of a Canadian college. ...and yes, I have wrapped as a gift a bottle of Wiser's Red Letter, indeed apropos.

6 years ago 4Who liked this?

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@paddockjudge where could you possibly have found a bottle of that?

6 years ago 1Who liked this?

Astroke replied

@paddockjudge The Hochstadter's is something to behold. You may need a knife and fork .

6 years ago 1Who liked this?

JayRain replied

@paddockjudge Congrats on the proud papa moment Paddock...jr

6 years ago 1Who liked this?

@paddockjudge
paddockjudge replied

Canadian Whisky of the Year.

There have been some interesting selections over the years. The early years did not exactly have a clear cut winner. That was addressed and now the highest aggregate score is clearly declared as CWOTY.

Here is a list of the winners:

CANADIAN WHISKY OF THE YEAR WINNERS

2018 Wiser's 35 YO

2017 Masterson’s 10 Year Old Rye Batch PSA3

2016 Now called 2017 because it is held in January 2017, reviewing 2016 releases.

2015 Corby's Lot No. 40 Rye

2014 Collingwood 21 Year Old Malted Rye

2013 Corby's Lot No. 40 Rye

2012 Forty Creek Port Wood Reserve (2012 edition

2011 Multiple Market: Wiser’s Legacy

Domestic Market: Forty Creek John’s Private Cask No. 1

Export Market: Masterson’s Rye 10 YO

2010 Domestic Market: Wiser’s Legacy Multiple Markets: Forty Creek Confederation Oak

*all information gathered from canadianwhisky.org

6 years ago 3Who liked this?

@cricklewood
cricklewood replied

@Nozinan thanks for posting this, I had a feeling some op-ed pieces like this would appear in light of the hikes in excises taxes.

Without stirring the pot too hard, I don't understand that despite the history and reputation of our spirits that the governing bodies haven't embraced this industry more. I mean when you see the push the American and UK distilling industries have received, the tourism segments that have burgeoned out of the rise in demand for quality spirits, it feels rather backwards in some ways.

If you want to see progressive legislation at work, look into the changes made in New York state vis-à-vis the obtention of distillery licenses and tax incentives for using NY state grown products.

6 years ago 0

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