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Goldstream Distillery

Goldstream Distillery
Canadian Whisky Lot 8

Category: Canadian Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 40%
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$38

Goldstream Distillery
Canadian Whisky Lot 8

Category: Canadian Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 40%
Copper color. Aromas and flavors of campfire, smoked maple syrup, and oak with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, breezy finish that shows accents of spiced and smoked caramel and toasted marshmallow. A sweet and smoky Canadian Whisky with a lot of character.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Rich & Spicy
Aroma Aroma: campfire, smoked maple syrup, and oak
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of spiced and smoked caramel and toasted marshmallow
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Sazerac, Old Fashioned, Manhattan
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A sweet and smoky Canadian Whisky with a lot of character.

The Producer

Goldstream Distillery

The Producer

Their Portfolio

BR Goldstream Distillery Canadian Whisky Lot 8 40% (Canada) $38.00. - Bronze Medal
85 Goldstream Distillery Canadian Grain Vodka 40% (Canada) $22.00.

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.