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  1. #11
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    Re: Caribou Crossing Canadian put out by BT

    I wonder if this brand is being bottled in Frankfort? Most top shelf Canadian is bottled in Canada. Most of the cheaper brands are tankered in bulk to the US and bottled here!

    Thomas

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    Re: Caribou Crossing Canadian put out by BT

    I asked my local retailer if he could look into CC for me.
    He called and left a message that he had some in so I
    took a trip to the store today. He was only able to get
    three bottles and after his distributor let him have a taste,
    he put one aside for himself. So, I brought home the other
    two (less than $50. each.)

    The packaging is pretty impressive. First you have a
    box with a hologram like effect which bring to mind the
    Northern Lights. Very "sparkley".

    The bottle is in a royal blue velvet bag similar to Crown
    Royal. It looks very nice with etched designs on two sides.
    Someone mentioned Maker's Mark with regards to the wax -
    to me it looks like a blue version of the Blanton's (with
    two little "rip cords") but it removes easily. The Maple Leaf
    stopper has a nice heft to it. The bottle has a "flared" lip
    (like RHF) which makes pouring a bit tricky but that could
    be just me.

    I guess you could boil it down to a Rock Hill Farms bottle
    with a Blanton's stopper covered in MM (or Blanton's) drips
    all inside a CR velvet bag. Certainly no innovative design
    but the whisky itself is rather tasty and I would probably
    pick up another bottle or two to sip during summer evenings
    or for friends that find my JD SB too "harsh".

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    Re: Caribou Crossing Canadian put out by BT

    Anyone spot this (or the other BT Canadian--the less expensive release, I forget the name) on California shelves?
    "It hasn't cured my broken heart, but it sure helps a lot."
    -Ernest Tubb

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    Re: Caribou Crossing Canadian put out by BT

    The other one is called Royal Canadian Small Batch
    and is about half the price of CC. My local retailer in
    NY has yet to get it in but is trying.

    John Hansell reviewed CC - gave it a 93!

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    Re: Caribou Crossing Canadian put out by BT

    I saw Caribou Creek and the Royal Canadian small batch at one store here in Florida!

    Thomas

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    Re: Caribou Crossing Canadian put out by BT

    Speaking of Royal Canadian, isn't Crown Royal owned by Diageo? I'm surprised there is not yet a lawsuit against Sazerac for using the word Royal in the name of a Canadian whisky.
    -Matt

    Whiskey's fer drinking, stamps are fer collecting.

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    Re: Caribou Crossing Canadian put out by BT

    Quote Originally Posted by silverfish View Post
    The other one is called Royal Canadian Small Batch
    and is about half the price of CC. My local retailer in
    NY has yet to get it in but is trying.

    John Hansell reviewed CC - gave it a 93!
    I just wish there was some way to identify the cask, given that they are single cask bottlings. I loved the one I reviewed, but...I just hope the other casks taste as good.
    Publisher and Editor of Whisky Advocate magazine.

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    Re: Caribou Crossing Canadian put out by BT

    I've seen Caribou Crossing at a couple of stores the past two weeks. I was very tempted to buy a bottle because I started out drinking Canadian whiskies, and I still have an affinity for them. I passed because the price is a little steep, and because of the limited number of folks that have tried it so far. The prices I've seen so far are mid $50's.

    On a more positive note, a friend of mine went fishing in Canada, and brought me back a liter of Gibson's 12 yr old Canadian Whisky. I like it. It's not as sweet as CC, Crown, or Forty Creek Barrel Select, although it's taste is closest to the Forty Creek. I might have to bring a box of Canadian whiskies to the KBF. I have some Crown Black and G.M. Tiddy's too. Cheers! Joe
    " I never met a Weller I didn't like"

  9. #19
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    Re: Caribou Crossing Canadian put out by BT

    We tried the Caribou Crossing recently - EBSG tasting great bottle and stopper. It tasted more like what a blended bourbon should taste like. It was lighter and softer than a straight but had a real whiskey flavor throughout.
    Dave

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    Kentucky Bourbon!!

  10. #20
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    Re: Caribou Crossing Canadian put out by BT

    both of the these new Canadians have been on the shelf here in Houston for about 2 months.

 

 

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