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Alberta Springs 10 year old, 40%

Price: $24 Issue: Fall 2013 Reviewer: Davin de Kergommeaux

Skilled whisky makers know many different ways to achieve a particular flavor profile. So when someone mentions rye, don't ask the percentage, ask how it was made. Why? Because sometimes Alberta Springs is made entirely from rye grain, and sometimes it isn't. And not even trained tasters can tell. Crisp yet silky with skillfully integrated rye spices riding waves of white pepper. Fruity, sweet vanilla, citrus zest, flaxseed, and dusty rye delivered in fresh-cut lumber. (Canada only) C$24