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Jono
12-07-2008, 18:34
The original thread is closed....since I just cracked open my new bottle I wanted to concur with Gillman"

http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5869&page=2&highlight=Alberta+Springs+25yo+Limited+Rye
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"First, let me say, this is very much a traditional Canadian whisky. That is, it has a mild, fairly neutral palate.

It contains no doubt a small percentage of low-proof aged spirit (Canadian straight-style whiskey made in house at Alberta Distillers for the flavoring element). But the taste is Canadian all the way, not American and no one for example would ever confuse this with a U.S. straight rye, well-aged or other.

That said, this is a very good Canadian whisky, one of the best available today and maybe the best.

Its chocolate and cocoa-like nose and taste derive from oak, I assume this is a small batch of various barrelings of aged whiskies and through the combination of whiskies from different barrels they got a complex, soft oaky taste. It is woody but not tannic and otherwise very well blended."
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I just cracked open this bottle.

40% alcohol...."100% rye whiskey"

First, I would like to say I like the cut bottle design...nice touch..something different.
Color -pale amber...not deeply colored.
The nose, a light spicy aroma.
Taste...obviously a Canadian Rye is very different from a U.S. produced rye....it is a quite light bodied rye...but flavorful..smooth with little burn.
It is reminiscent of an Irish whiskey in some respects.

Aged 25 years I was expecting a heavier bodied whiskey...more barrel effect....but this whiskey remains a flavorful, light, easy drinking Canadian...just right when you are in the mood.

velocci
12-09-2008, 11:37
hi, can you tell me where on the internet i can see a picture of this bottle?


The original thread is closed....since I just cracked open my new bottle I wanted to concur with Gillman"

http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5869&page=2&highlight=Alberta+Springs+25yo+Limited+Rye
.................................................. ..................
"First, let me say, this is very much a traditional Canadian whisky. That is, it has a mild, fairly neutral palate.

It contains no doubt a small percentage of low-proof aged spirit (Canadian straight-style whiskey made in house at Alberta Distillers for the flavoring element). But the taste is Canadian all the way, not American and no one for example would ever confuse this with a U.S. straight rye, well-aged or other.

That said, this is a very good Canadian whisky, one of the best available today and maybe the best.

Its chocolate and cocoa-like nose and taste derive from oak, I assume this is a small batch of various barrelings of aged whiskies and through the combination of whiskies from different barrels they got a complex, soft oaky taste. It is woody but not tannic and otherwise very well blended."
.................................................. ..
I just cracked open this bottle.

40% alcohol...."100% rye whiskey"

First, I would like to say I like the cut bottle design...nice touch..something different.
Color -pale amber...not deeply colored.
The nose, a light spicy aroma.
Taste...obviously a Canadian Rye is very different from a U.S. produced rye....it is a quite light bodied rye...but flavorful..smooth with little burn.
It is reminiscent of an Irish whiskey in some respects.

Aged 25 years I was expecting a heavier bodied whiskey...more barrel effect....but this whiskey remains a flavorful, light, easy drinking Canadian...just right when you are in the mood.

Jono
12-09-2008, 11:41
25 yr

http://www.artofdrink.com/spirits.php?name=Alberta+Premium+Limited+Edition

Megawatt
12-10-2008, 09:02
I love this stuff! One of my favorites, in fact. Smooth and creamy, with a subtle sweetness and a slightly spicy finish.

velocci
12-12-2008, 12:12
i have a bottle of this unopened in my canadian whisky collection. i bought this bottle a few years ago though. is this bottle you guys are talking about something new?


25 yr

http://www.artofdrink.com/spirits.php?name=Alberta+Premium+Limited+Edition

Megawatt
12-13-2008, 07:48
Nope, it's still going. I wonder how "limited" it really is.

Frodo
12-13-2008, 17:23
Well, the LE Crown Royal is still going after about 7yrs...

Chilled
06-09-2009, 13:14
A friend bought it for me and tried to send it to me 3 times, got stopped at the border and returned to him. I am awaiting his next trip across the border.

ErichPryde
03-09-2010, 01:06
I'd be interested in trying this or the regular alberta premium as well, but I don't plan on going to canada anytime soon... pity. why is it we only get the 9.09% stuff here?

TNbourbon
03-10-2010, 18:04
I included the Alberta 25yo in this Canadian tasting:
http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showpost.php?p=90340&postcount=1

Megawatt
03-10-2010, 18:19
I included the Alberta 25yo in this Canadian tasting:
http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showpost.php?p=90340&postcount=1

Those are some interesting comparisons. I daresay you devoted a little too much space to colour, when probably all the whiskies with the possible exception of Forty Creek have added colour. Other than that I think you did them some justice. Too bad Alberta Springs isn't still bottled at 90 proof. These days it carries a 10-year-old age statement.