Canadian Club Sherry Cask (batch C12-224), 41.3%

Price: $25 Issue: Fall 2015 Reviewer: Davin de Kergommeaux

Hard to find Harvey's Bristol Cream sherry casks are the secret of this big fruity whisky, and also the reason it varies among batches. Rumors that Sherry Cask will be discontinued in the U.S. are true, so stock up now. Otherwise, be prepared for some cross-border shopping in Canada, where it will continue to be available. The sweet sherry influence is obvious in ripe dark currants, golden raisins, and dates. A Brio-like nuttiness gives way to hot pepper.