Canadian Club Chairman's Select 100% Rye, 40%

Price: $27 Issue: Winter 2014 Reviewer: Davin de Kergommeaux

Although this whisky was distilled at CC's sister plant in Alberta, the dried dark fruit signature of Canadian Club is evident as soon as you open the cap. Elegant, but never subdued; cloves, nutmeg, and allspice play off the fruit and underlying notes of clean grain dust. Vanilla and rich woody tones indicate at least some virgin oak barrels were used for its 7 year maturation. Rich caramels soften a gently glowing heat. Complex and beautifully balanced. (Canada only)Value Pick.