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Canadian Club

Canadian Club
Small Batch Classic 12 Year Old Canadian Whisky

Category: Canadian Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 40%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$36.00

Canadian Club
Small Batch Classic 12 Year Old Canadian Whisky

Category: Canadian Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 40%
Brilliant dark amber color. Aromas and flavors of maple sugar, light molasses, chocolate nuts, and hint of sherry with a silky, soft, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an effortless, interesting, medium-long creme brulee, spiced nuts, honey butter, and minerals finish. A very supple and approachable Canadian whisky with great balance and drinkability.
Tasting Info
Spirits Glass Style: Rich, Spicy & Mild
Aroma Aroma: maple sugar, light molasses, chocolate nuts, and hint of sherry
Taste Flavor: creme brulee, spiced nuts, honey butter, and minerals
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Irish Coffee, Old Fashioned, Manhattan
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very supple and approachable Canadian whisky with great balance and drinkability.
The Producer or Importer

Beam Suntory Inc.

The Producer or  Importer
222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago, IL 60654
USA
1 847-948-8888
Canadian Whiskey
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Serve in a Canadian Whisky Glass
Canadian Whisky is made primarily from corn or wheat, with a supplement of rye, barley, or barley malt. There are no Canadian government requirements when it comes to the percentages of grains used in the mash bill. Unlike Bourbons, they are aged, primarily in used oak barrels. The minimum age for Canadian Whisky is three years, with most brands being aged four to six years. Virtually all Canadian whiskies (except the pot-distilled malt whiskies of Glenora in Nova Scotia) are blended from different grain whiskies of different ages. Bulk Canadian Whiskies are usually shipped in barrels to their destination country where they are bottled. These bulk whiskies are usually bottled at 40% ABV (80 proof) and are usually no more than four years old. "Bottled in Canada" whiskies generally have older components in their blends and are bottled at 43.4% ABV (86.8 proof).

Canadian whiskies, as with their American cousins, originated on the farm. These early whiskies were made primarily from rye. In time most Canadian distillers turned to corn, wheat, and other grains, but Canadians continue to refer to their whisky as "Rye" even though the mash bill for most Canadian Whisky is now predominantly a mix of corn, wheat, and barley, with only a modest proportion of rye for flavor, which results in a lighter-bodied spirit.
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