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    Hiram Walker Canadian Special Old Whisky

    I just acquired a liter bottle of this stuff and was told it can only be purchased in Canada. I was also told it was a very good straight rye whisky by a co-worker who says that someone he knows is a big rye whisky fan, and this is one of his staples.
    I am interested in an comments or opinions on this one

    Thanks

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    Re: Hiram Walker Canadian Special Old Whisky

    Quote Originally Posted by Gov View Post
    I just acquired a liter bottle of this stuff and was told it can only be purchased in Canada. I was also told it was a very good straight rye whisky by a co-worker who says that someone he knows is a big rye whisky fan, and this is one of his staples.
    I am interested in an comments or opinions on this one

    Thanks
    I did not like it much. The nose is sort of promising with some good spice, but the flavour I would describe as hard and brittle, like a wet flint stone or something. Very mineral-tasting. Not a lot of finesse.

    I know Jim Murray loves it, and maybe others do as well. I wanted to like it but wouldn't buy it again. For a Canadian rye I would take Alberta Springs.

    But do let me know what you think. I hope you enjoy!

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    Re: Hiram Walker Canadian Special Old Whisky

    Quote Originally Posted by Megawatt View Post
    I did not like it much. The nose is sort of promising with some good spice, but the flavour I would describe as hard and brittle, like a wet flint stone or something. Very mineral-tasting. Not a lot of finesse.

    I know Jim Murray loves it, and maybe others do as well. I wanted to like it but wouldn't buy it again. For a Canadian rye I would take Alberta Springs.

    But do let me know what you think. I hope you enjoy!
    Thanks for your input! I will post back when I try it.

 

 

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