Full Review

Sask Prairie

Sask Prairie
Whisky

Category: Canadian Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 40%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$21

Sask Prairie
Whisky

Category: Canadian Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 40%
Golden yellow color. Aromas and flavors of freshly ground black pepper, vanilla, corn meal, and herbal grass with a velvety, vibrant, dry medium body and a tingling, interesting, breezy finish with accents of vanilla and maple pancake, mace, coconut cream, and allspice. A nice workhorse everyday Canadian blended Whisky for cocktailing.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: freshly ground black pepper, vanilla, corn meal, and herbal grass
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of vanilla and maple pancake, mace, coconut cream, and allspice
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, on the rocks and shots
Cocktail Cocktails: Sazerac, Old Fashioned, Manhattan
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice workhorse everyday Canadian blended Whisky for cocktailing.

The Producer

Minhas Sask Ventures Inc.

The Producer

Their Portfolio

93 Nova Vodka Vodka 40% (Canada) $39.00.
86 Sailboat Spiced Rum 34.9% (Canada) $21.00.
86 Sailboat Dark Rum 40% (Canada) $21.00.
87 Sask Prairie Whisky 40% (Canada) $21.00.

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.