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Stalk & Barrel Cask #4, 46%

Price: $70 Issue: Winter 2013 Reviewer: Davin de Kergommeaux

Alberta's Liquor Depot has chosen a tiny Ontario distillery for an exclusive single malt bottling. Still Waters, in Toronto, is Canada's first craft distillery to bottle single malt whisky. This one is peppery hot and bathed in sweet barley sugar, clover honey, and rich oaky caramels. Brisk, nutty, and oaky, it remains sweet, with green pears. A weighty body, with grassiness, dry grain, and hot white pepper, typifies Still Waters' emerging house style. (Alberta only.)C$70