Review: Canadian Club 30 yr. oldJune 16th, 2008
This whisky will be released later this Fall. I was sent a pre-release sample to review. This one is a good one!
Canadian Club, 30 year old, 40%, $150-$199
Bottled to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of Canadian Club whisky. An amazingly fresh and vibrant whisky giving its age and delicateness. I feared that, given how light in body traditional Canadian whiskies are, this whisky would be old, tired, and show too much oak (which was true for Crown Royal’s ultra-premium offering, “XR”). But this isn’t the case. There’s an excellent balance of silky caramel, vanilla icing, dried spice (cinnamon, spearmint) and berried fruit, along with more subtle notes of toffee apple, corn oil and soft dried oak on the finish. Not as luxurious as Crown Royal’s Cask No. 16 (last year’s Malt Advocate magazine Canadian Whisky of the Year), but it shines with its polish and purity.
Advanced Malt Advocate magazine rating: 93