Show rating data charts
Distribution of ratings for this:
Alright, so I'm prepping for Spirit of Toronto and a dapper guy in a blazer hands me a box with my name on it and then scribbles a few notes with instructions to follow, I'm like shit...cue the Lalo Schifrin score I accept the mission.
Well close enough...the sample is courtesy of @paddockjudge, he did give me instructions on the order in which I should sample this first set.
Nose: vanilla, mackintosh toffe, apple, a hint of buttered popcorn, soft rye spices, lots of sweet oak. really well balanced.
Palate: Honey, a good amount of oak, the rye contributes cloves, orange flower water, a slight peppery bitterness, the vanilla is present but not overbearing.
Finish : green bell pepper, waxed apples, fresh bread and a little lemon slices. Lots of cloves and oak.
Subtle but full the nose is much bolder than CC40, not sure if this is only due to the addition of young rye in the blend. Another whisky I would be curious to taste blind along with some American whisky to see how it would fare.