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Canadian Club Chronicles 43 year old The Speakeasy, 45%

Price: $330 Issue: Winter 2020 Reviewer: Davin de Kergommeaux

The third in the Chronicles series offers a slightly closed nose that soon shows high esters, cinnamon, and eggnog, while hints of mint hide among old dry barn boards in a gorgeous, creamy palate. Mild caramels fade into peppery heat, restrained grassy herbs, and pulling tannins. Burley tobacco leaves replace Canadian Club's signature dark fruits. Finishes long, hot, and vaguely dry.