Buffalo Trace introduces two Canadian WhiskiesApril 7th, 2010
I first wrote about the single barrel, called Caribou Crossing, here back in February. Now Buffalo Trace is also introducing a small batch Canadian whisky to go with it. Details (and images) are below in the press release I received. I already have a sample of Caribou Crossing and expect to receive the Royal Canadian Small Batch shortly. I’ll let you know my thoughts at that time.
Sazerac Company Launches Innovative New Canadian Whisky Brands Including The World’s First Single Barrel Canadian Whisky
Launch also includes unique Small Batch Canadian Whisky offering
Two new upscale Canadian Whiskies from the Sazerac Company will hit the market in April. Caribou Crossing, the world’s first single barrel Canadian Whisky and Royal Canadian Small Batch Canadian Whisky will be the latest additions to the Canadian Whisky category. Both products will be released in limited quantities.
The barrels used for Caribou Crossing were hand-selected by Sazerac’s Master Blender Drew Mayville. He selected the most mature and flavor-rich samples available and oversaw the bottling of each individual barrel. Each bottle of Caribou Crossing has its own subtle uniqueness. Whisky buffs can expect to taste radiantly-hued nectar with a nod to the tantalizing silky texture provided by the barrel. The rye grain cuts through the wood flavors making its spicy presence known without risking the creamy vanilla custard smoothness. The finish is oak with an orangey tang.
Royal Canadian Small Batch Canadian Whisky underwent the same stringent selection process under Mayville’s watchful eye. This beautifully crafted offering introduces another experience for Canadian Whisky connoisseurs. Royal Canadian is sweet and smoky like a Memphis BBQ. The initial sip is velvety smooth with huge flavors. There is a nutty praline sweetness that slides through the creamy rich sensations. The finish is a bold reminder that this is whiskey and the citrus-spicy conclusion just leaves you with the desire for the next notable sip.
“A great deal of time and energy went into the creation of these two super premium Canadian offerings,” said Mayville. “Our goal was to put forth the highest-quality whisky available and to give consumers a new way to look at Canadian Whisky. We are very proud of the end result and hope these new products will foster a greater appreciation among consumers for what Canadian Whisky can be.”
These new releases are expected to hit store shelves in April. Caribou Crossing Single Barrel will retail for $49.99 for a 750ml bottle and Royal Canadian Small Batch will retail for $24.99 for a 750ml.