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My first review.
During a my recent very long work run in an exploration camp in northern Québec, I've become quite intrigued with spirits, namely whisky, armagnac and cavlados. Having come home, I've decided to buy a few bottles to try them and see if I liked the taste.
It seems I do, and quite a lot in fact.
This is the fourth whisky I've tried, and the first one I believe I've detected the tastes enough to write a review.
Drunk neat, no water added.
Nose: On the light side, mainly caramel and oak. Not much going on there, but the last whisky I've tasted might have coloured my opinion a bit (a Laphroaig QC).
Taste: Hits the tongue in a big way, with a big sweet taste of caramel and vanilla up front. After a few seconds on the tongue, the spicy cinnamon makes an appearance, bringing a bit of balance to the 46. Going down, the whisky gives a nice warmth that never becomes a full-on burn.
Finish: This is where the oak staves make their contribution. The 46 leaves coating of dry oak and spicy cinnamon on the tongue and palate, reminiscent of cinnamon candy. Your first open mouth breath washes that coating off, with a slightly minty tingle.
Conclusion: It's a sweet and dry bourbon, with enough spice to keep things balance and warm you up. It's going to be a great winter warmer.