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

http://www.straightbourbon.com/forum...yo+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.