82

Score

1910, 40%

Price: $33 Issue: Summer 2013 Reviewer: Davin de Kergommeaux

12 year old 100% Canadian rye-grain whisky is transported from Canada to Hood River Distillers' plant in Oregon where, after adding glacier water from Mt. Hood, it is bottled. Tart lime juice, ginger, and seething pepper brighten a rich combination of vanilla, butterscotch, and maple fudge. Crisp charred oak meets wet slate as raisins meld into floral notes with tinges of Canada balsam and fresh-cut pine. This rich, weighty, well-balanced whisky is decidedly fresh and exuberant.