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Canadian Club 2018 Barley Batch Edition, 42%

Price: $39 Issue: Fall 2018 Reviewer: Davin de Kergommeaux

Celebrating 160 years since founder Hiram Walker's first distillation, this scrumptious Canadian Club is somewhat unusual. Malted barley whisky from Alberta Distillers blended with Canadian Club Original 1858 bring roasted cereal notes, oatmeal porridge, sweet hay, linseed oil, and hazelnuts to a sweetish, peppery palate redolent of polished leather saddles. Dark fruits, mildly bitter citrus pith, dusty straw, and clean barrel notes round it out. Crafty, creamy, smooth, and slippery. (Canada exclusive; 7,350 bottles) $50 CAD