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Stalk & Barrel

Stalk & Barrel
Canadian Whisky Red Blend

Category: Canadian Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 43%
83 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$39.95

Stalk & Barrel
Canadian Whisky Red Blend

Category: Canadian Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 43%
Clear gold color. Yeasty, spicy aromas of brioche and overripe strawberry, creme fraiche, nutmeg, and allspice with a glycerous, crisp, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, medium-length caramel, waffle crisp cereal, wood chips, dried cherry, and bay leaf and amaretto finish. An approachable whiskey for mixing.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Candied, Fruity, Herbal & Spicy
Aroma Aroma: brioche and overripe strawberry, creme fraiche, nutmeg, and allspice
Taste Flavor: caramel, waffle crisp cereal, wood chips, dried cherry, and bay leaf and amaretto
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: Now in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Whiskey and Soda, Old Fashioned, Manhattan
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An approachable whiskey for mixing.

The Producer

Still Waters Distillery

The Producer
150 Bradkwick Drive, Unit #26
Concord, ON L4K 4M7
Canada
1 905-482-2080

Their Portfolio

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.