Whisky Review – Lot No. 40, 2012 Edition

Happy Canada Day Week!

This week Canada celebrated their 146 Canada day (celebrated July 1), so I’m using this opportunity to review this week some Canadian Whisky samples I received from #whiskyfabric member and the unofficial Canadian whisky ambassador Johanne McInnis (check her blog here: theperfectwhiskymatch.blogspot.ca). Johanne heard my sad confession I never had Canadian whisky and before you could say 3 “jumping jack” in a row, she sent me 3 samples, so lots of thanks Johanne 🙂

The first one I tasted was Lot No. 40

Lot No 40 is produced by Corby Distilleries at Hiram Walker distillery in Ontario. This is a 100% Rye whisky (90% non malted and 10% is malted) and It’s mostly 7 – 8 years old whisky.

So how was my first Canadian whisky dram?

Lot No. 40 43%, 2012 Edition

Lot No. 40Nose: Rough alcohol punch, lots of pine wood notes (which I understand is the rye trademark). Lots of Caramel/burned sugar. Spices led by cinnamon and even some slight solvent note as well.

Palate: Initially a harsh and sour pine wood, menthol, spices again, some background vanilla.

Finish: medium length, bitter, spices, some slight metallic note

Conclusion: No doubt this is Rye whisky. It’s quite funky and very different then your average scotch whisky, as Joanne said: “Canadian Whisky is not Scotch. It’s Canadian”


2 thoughts on “Whisky Review – Lot No. 40, 2012 Edition

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