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Gibson's Finest 12 year old, 40%

Price: $22.00 Issue: Fall 2013 Reviewer: Davin de Kergommeaux

Until it arrived in U.S. stores earlier this year, Gibson's 12 year old was highly prized by American cross-border whisky shoppers. They made it a duty free staple and no wonder. This is classic, old-style Canadian whisky. Seamlessly integrated spicy white pepper, refreshing bitterness, and succulent butterscotch, all burnished with clean oak, cinnamon, cloves, and simmering ginger. It has the creamy body of crème brûlée brightened by a sprinkling of blackstrap molasses. C$22