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Canadian Club Premium, 40%

Price: $13 Issue: Spring 2014 Reviewer: Davin de Kergommeaux

Oh! The glory of new wood. Even dialed back from 6 years old to 5 this version pushes Canadian Club's entry level mixing whisky into sippin' territory. The century-old formula is unchanged, but brand new oak emphasizes the rye grain while injecting soft oak caramels and crispy bright barrel notes into the familiar, peppery, overripe dark fruit of one of the world's longest continuously produced whiskies. A long gingery finish touches on sweet grapefruit and chili peppers.