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Powertrip
08-09-2007, 16:11
Anyone tried this yet?
Hard to find? I've only seen it one place in Alberta so far.....maybe its still making its way around.

mier
08-10-2007, 09:09
Is there any export to Europe?
Eric.

Gillman
08-10-2007, 09:25
Haven't seen it yet, sounds interesting, but I am still waiting for a Canadian whisky which has a good dollop of batch or straight rye whiskey added.

Gary

mozilla
08-10-2007, 15:50
I think that the "Limited" refers to the amount of straight whiskey in the bottle.
Jeff Mo.

Powertrip
08-24-2007, 14:44
Is there any export to Europe?
Eric.

I've never seen it in European markets in my travels.....

Gillman
08-26-2007, 14:09
Just picked this up. It is a traditional Canadian taste. The nose is of honey, flowers, balanced wood, maybe with faint charcoal echos. The colour is lightish gold. The taste is medium-bodied with tannins and wood extracts building as you go. Finish is decent, a little tangy which may be from the rye. It is made at the old Schenley plant in Valleyfield, Quebec (now owned by Barton). I find it very Canadian in style (fair enough), and not all that different from a number of other well-aged Canadian whiskies on the market.

In this category, I find Wiser's 18 years old the best. It has the richest and deepest flavour to my palate.

Gary

Frodo
08-27-2007, 21:00
Interesting post Gary. I find it interesting that Wiser's 18yr old is the only Cdn whisky that I need to cut with water. Not sure what to make of it...

Gillman
08-28-2007, 04:52
Well, I think it has good body and richness. Crown Royal Special Reserve comes close to or equals Wiser's Very Old in my view. The Danfield's 21 year old whisky is more the drier, lean kind of older Canadian. I find it not that different from, say, Century Reserve 21 years old. It is, too, somewhat like Alberta Springs 25, or CC 20, although the latter seem a tad heavier.

I find for the price I prefer the younger Danfields. Question of taste.

I would like to see in the market a whisky (at any age band) which incorporates a larger amount of straight (i.e., low proof or batch) whisky than any of these appear to have. Doing this would lend it a heavier, richer taste. For now, only the Forty Creek whiskies offer something like this.

Gary

Powertrip
09-01-2007, 10:53
Well I got my bottle and here goes.

Before my nose even hit the glass, a wave of the softest creamy butter toffee was evident but as I got closer it faded into an almost glue-like odor.
Starts off light in the mouth but does pick up some steam near the end. One of the lightest Canadian's I've tasted - its age has definitely mellowed it. Very creamy, light butter and hidden caramel. Some fresh grass up front but fades at the back. The oak has stayed-put nicely. For being so light, the finish is long. The butter hangs on, graced with a pinch of salt.

Of the 20 year +'s, not my favorite. Although some may fall in love with this one due to its gentle nature.