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- Brand: Still Waters
- ABV: 46%
I must say I hated this whisky on first tasting, finding little in the aroma other than pure alcohol. Now that my bottle is almost gone I find myself appreciating it a heck of a lot more.
This bottle has not been commercially released but came with the Distillery Sampler Pack. It is 95% corn, aged for just over three years in a single bourbon cask.
On the nose it is fairly hot a strangely floral. Slightly sweet and earthy. Not the most expressive nose but it does possess a certain richness. With a splash of water it becomes reminiscent of buttered popcorn. The empty glass displays clear oak aromas.
On the tongue it is medium-bodied and sort of off-dry. It has a simple, one-dimensional flavour profile that is hard to pin down. I appreciate it more for the mouthfeel and texture as opposed to any distinct flavours.
The finish brings back a sort of candyish sweetness that was hinted on the nose. Overall this is an intriguing and somewhat confounding whisky, and it serves as a reminder of why corn makes such a good base whisky: it doesn't possess an abundance of character but can contribute a buttery mouthfeel to a blend. A fascinating look into the spirit at the heart of most Canadian blends.