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Pendleton

Pendleton
Midnight Blended Canadian Whisky

Category: Canadian Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 45%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$29

Pendleton
Midnight Blended Canadian Whisky

Category: Canadian Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 45%
Gold color. Aromas of red apple flambéed and caramelized but just shy of burnt, caramel flan, figs and honey, and buttered popcorn with a medium body and a medium red apple, brown sugar and cinnamon, black pepper, and pay day candy bar finish. Spicy and sweet palate pleaser that will show beautifully in cocktails or pair with a mild peppery cigar.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: red apple flambéed and caramelized but just shy of burnt, caramel flan, figs and honey, and buttered popcorn
Taste Flavor: red apple, brown sugar and cinnamon, black pepper, and pay day candy bar
Smoothness Smoothness: Peppery
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Sazerac, Old Fashioned, Manhattan
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Spicy and sweet palate pleaser that will show beautifully in cocktails or pair with a mild peppery cigar.

The Producer or Importer

Hood River Distillers Inc.

The Producer or  Importer
10220 SW Greenburg Road 3 Lincoln, Suite 125
Suite 125
Portland, OR 97223
USA
1 503-574-3693

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.