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Gillman
03-05-2013, 18:12
CC has been releasing new iterations and/or packagings. Apart from the spiced 57, there is a 12 year old Small Batch in a squarish, sort of KC-looking bottle, a sherry-finished one in the same kind of bottle, and now Canadian Club Reserve, aged 9 years. This bottle is somewhat like the Jim Beam bottle.

I would think these are intended to replace the earlier 12 year old Classic in the beveled bottle, the previous sherry-finished CC in the clear bottle and the 10 year old CC. The reason I think the subject whisky is the new CC 10 is it is just one year younger and also, the side label states it has a high percentage of "rye malt" "to achieve a fuller, firmer flavour". The 10 was said by some also to contain a higher percent of flavouring whisky in its make-up, 30% apparently.

Well, the newbie meets the claims on the label and is silky and soft to boot. I prefer it in fact to the 10, which never seemed that distinctive to me. It doesn't taste "straight" like Masterson's or even Alberta Dark Horse, but just deeper and richer than any other CC I can recall even the older ones. Excellent effort and very well-priced at some $27.00 or so.

Gary

Gillman
03-05-2013, 18:30
Actually tasting further I would say it is more like a good malt (Scotch malt) if you lightened it somewhat with good grain whisky, i.e., you get a full taste of a single or straight (okay) whisky but without alcohol burn. Stylish, elegant stuff.

Gary

WhiskyToWhiskey
03-06-2013, 05:10
I remember in a earlier thread you stated you preferred the premium (6yr), to the 10 and 12yr (i also enjoy sipping on the premium once in awhile). What would you prefer between the 9yr and the premium?

Gillman
03-06-2013, 06:03
Definitely this new Reserve. The old 12 - I haven't tasted the new one yet - and the 10 (blue label) lacked the depth of the new Reserve in my view.

So currently I would say the regular premium (6) and this new Reserve are my favourites.

Gary

squire
03-06-2013, 13:02
Gary does the regular premium carry a 6 year age statement on the label?

Gillman
03-06-2013, 13:06
Yes it does, it is at the bottom of the front white label.

Gary

WhiskyToWhiskey
03-08-2013, 11:23
Have you tried any vattings with various CC types? I think there would be a good mix that lies somewhere between the 6-12 year products, than could create a better profile.