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So it turns out this Canadian version of Triple Barrel Rye is a re-labeling of the Double Still Rye.
On the nose there is a coppery tang. A lightly perfumed sweetness deeper in the glass. A bit hot. Hints of green apple, raisin. Vanilla. Not the smoothest aroma in the world but it has substance.
On the palate it is medium-bodied and rich in flavour. Spicy, oaky, not very sweet. Toasted walnut, dried fruit, brown sugar. Has a "dark" flavour, if you know what I mean. A little bitter at the back of the tongue. Some sweetness builds into the finish. With a splash of water, some of the herbal/floral notes of the rye grain emerge. Bitter dark chocolate. Becomes smoother going down. The lingering aftertaste is of grain and oak. No fruitiness in the finish.
Overall this is a decent whisky, one of the better entry-level Canadians out there. Comparing from memory it is similar to the Double Still Rye. Acceptable as a sipper, but probably better served as a premium mixer.