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Ellington

Ellington
Reserve 8 Year Old Canadian Whisky

Category: Canadian Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 40%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$15.99

Ellington
Reserve 8 Year Old Canadian Whisky

Category: Canadian Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 40%
Golden amber color. Aromas of cinnamon swirl toast, candied fig, pressed flowers, honeyed apples, serrano ham, and pecan pie with a round, bright, fruity medium body and a smooth, cheery cola, rum-raisin, sherry glazed spiced nuts, minerals, and granola in cream finish. A very smooth and mild Canadian whiskey that will play well in cocktails, shots and as a winter warmer from a flask.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Candied, Fruity & Mild
Aroma Aroma: cinnamon swirl toast, candied fig, pressed flowers, honeyed apples, serrano ham, and pecan pie
Taste Flavor: cola, rum-raisin, sherry glazed spiced nuts, minerals, and granola in cream
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 smooth and mild Canadian whiskey that will play well in cocktails, shots and as a winter warmer from a flask.

The Producer or Importer

Distiller Sales Company

The Producer or  Importer
500 Washington Ave S, Suite 1000
Minneapolis, MN 55415
USA
1 612-436-2626

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Canadian Whisky

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Serve in a Glencairn Ganadian 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.