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Kirkland Signature

Kirkland Signature
Blended Canadian Whisky

Category: Canadian Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 40%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$18.99
Best Buy

Kirkland Signature
Blended Canadian Whisky

Category: Canadian Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 40%
Bright golden amber color. Toasty, attractive aromas and flavors of fruitcake, caramelized nuts, banana muffin, and maple with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length honeyed raisin toast, sweet and peppery spices, creme brulee, and roasted nuts finish. A very tasty and nicely balanced Canadian whisky for sipping or cocktails.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Spicy, Mild & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: fruitcake, caramelized nuts, banana muffin, and maple
Taste Flavor: honeyed raisin toast, sweet and peppery spices, creme brulee, and roasted nuts
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Enjoy Enjoy: Now in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Irish Coffee, Old Fashioned, Manhattan
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very tasty and nicely balanced Canadian whisky for sipping or cocktails.

The Retailer

Costco

The Retailer
500 Redwood Blvd. Ste 200
Novato, CA 94947
USA
1 415-382-6754

Canadian Whiskey

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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.