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Canadian Whiskies Live Tasting Event - August 38-30

Re: Canadian Whiskies Live Tasting Event - August 38-30

Postby Holysinner » Mon Aug 31, 2009 1:26 am

Crown Royal

Crown Royal
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Honeydew melon
Surprisingly malty with a sherry influence. Honey and spice.
Oaky, warming, medium-short.
Very pleasant.
Gold
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0 Years Old
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Re: Canadian Whiskies Live Tasting Event - August 38-30

Postby Ganga » Mon Aug 31, 2009 2:14 am

I'm sorry guys, we got smoked out by the La Canada-Flintridge fire. Also, the internet and phones went out. I'll try to make up for it by visiting the whiskies next weekend. Anyone else interested in next Friday?
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Re: Canadian Whiskies Live Tasting Event - August 38-30

Postby pkt77242 » Mon Aug 31, 2009 2:41 am

No problem Ganga, just hope everything is OK. What time next friday are you thinking?

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Re: Canadian Whiskies Live Tasting Event - August 38-30

Postby pkt77242 » Mon Aug 31, 2009 2:51 am

I am going to try the Seagrams Vo Canadian and Canadian Mist after putting them in the freezer.

Seagram's Vo Canadian

Seagram's
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Very closed. Hints of white wine and cereal grains.
Nail polish remover and paint stripper. Please God don't put this whisky in the freezer.
Short and metallic
Nasty
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0 Years Old
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40%
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None
Freezer
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Re: Canadian Whiskies Live Tasting Event - August 38-30

Postby pkt77242 » Mon Aug 31, 2009 3:01 am

Canadian Mist

Canadian Mist
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Very closed, oatmeal and honey.
Sweet grain, slight honey and acidic.
Short burn but no flavor.
Do not put eather of these whiskies in the freezer.
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Chilled
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Re: Canadian Whiskies Live Tasting Event - August 38-30

Postby Willie JJ » Mon Aug 31, 2009 2:51 pm

Ganga wrote:I'm sorry guys, we got smoked out by the La Canada-Flintridge fire. Also, the internet and phones went out. I'll try to make up for it by visiting the whiskies next weekend. Anyone else interested in next Friday?

hope you're back in now Ganga. I couldn't make this weekend due to family commitments, but I'll try for Friday.
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Re: Canadian Whiskies Live Tasting Event - August 38-30

Postby Ganga » Mon Aug 31, 2009 5:27 pm

After last November, there's nothing left to burn in my area. There's very little wind so the smoke just kind of sits here in the San Fernando and San Gabriel Valleys. I "abandoned" the home to get some fresh air. The good news is so far only about 3 homes have burned. The bad news is we lost two firefighters when they drove into a ravine.

Smoke is thick obscuring visibility in the valleys; I can only imagine what it must be like up on the front lines. A glass to the men that protect our homes.
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Re: Canadian Whiskies Live Tasting Event - August 38-30

Postby Willie JJ » Mon Aug 31, 2009 6:46 pm

We heard about the loss of those two guys this morning. Dreadful news. Hopefully the weather will change soon and let it be brought under control.
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Re: Canadian Whiskies Live Tasting Event - August 38-30

Postby Ganga » Thu Sep 03, 2009 6:31 pm

Things seem to be going better with the fire and smoke. I plan to be around tomorrow evening 7PM Pacific.
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Re: Canadian Whiskies Live Tasting Event - August 38-30

Postby AdamMY » Fri Sep 04, 2009 3:21 am

From all the canadian whiskies I have had, They come across as rather booze like.
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Re: Canadian Whiskies Live Tasting Event - August 38-30

Postby Ganga » Sat Sep 05, 2009 3:55 am

S'tan and I will be going through a set of Canadian whiskies.

Canadian Mist
Seagrams VO
Canadian Club 6 yo
Crown Royal Special Reserve Blend

All to be sampled in glencairns. So on with the show.
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Re: Canadian Whiskies Live Tasting Event - August 38-30

Postby mikeymad » Sat Sep 05, 2009 4:00 am

Okay starting out with ganga and S'tan on the phone...

First up -- Canadian Mist 40% (at least 36 months)
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Re: Canadian Whiskies Live Tasting Event - August 38-30

Postby Ganga » Sat Sep 05, 2009 4:08 am

Canadian Mist

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chaff and grain, caramel, estery-strong, cocoanut?
spiced caramel, candy cinnamon sticks and red hots, drying
long, cinnamon candy
Surprise. After having a strong alcoholic nose, the palate was acceptable.
Medium Gold
0

at least 36 mos Years Old
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0%
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Blended
Canada
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Re: Canadian Whiskies Live Tasting Event - August 38-30

Postby Ganga » Sat Sep 05, 2009 4:09 am

Switched to big brandy glass. This provides a lot of cocoanut, caramel and apple both on the nose and palate.
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Re: Canadian Whiskies Live Tasting Event - August 38-30

Postby mikeymad » Sat Sep 05, 2009 4:11 am

C Mist...

Mostly Grain on on the Nose with a touch of Caramel on the edge.. A touch of zest...

Cinnamon (red hots) sugar, touch of red apple on the palate.

The finish is all Mouth for me. Smooth. with the touch of cinnamon returns.

Had full 50ml pour.. had a slight numbing effect on Palate

Overall it was okay... not bad, but not a lot of depth (but didn't expect much)...
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Re: Canadian Whiskies Live Tasting Event - August 38-30

Postby pkt77242 » Sat Sep 05, 2009 4:12 am

Feel bad for you three as the first two on your list are rough. I when you get to the last two I still have some of my sample so I will pour some. For me onto some Pendleton canadian blend.

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Re: Canadian Whiskies Live Tasting Event - August 38-30

Postby mikeymad » Sat Sep 05, 2009 4:16 am

Moving on to a little:

Black Velvet - 3yo 40%
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Re: Canadian Whiskies Live Tasting Event - August 38-30

Postby Ganga » Sat Sep 05, 2009 4:21 am

Seagrams VO

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grainy alcohol
caramel coated straw, dry (not dried) apples
short, apply
innocuos
pale green gold
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Re: Canadian Whiskies Live Tasting Event - August 38-30

Postby Ganga » Sat Sep 05, 2009 4:23 am

Hello Sean. I was surprised by the C Mist. The VO is not very pleasant.
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Re: Canadian Whiskies Live Tasting Event - August 38-30

Postby pkt77242 » Sat Sep 05, 2009 4:29 am

Ganga wrote:Hello Sean. I was surprised by the C Mist. The VO is not very pleasant.


Just thinking about those two send shudders through me. Next up some Crown Royal while reading your notes.

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Re: Canadian Whiskies Live Tasting Event - August 38-30

Postby mikeymad » Sat Sep 05, 2009 4:31 am

cheers Sean.....


B Velvet -

Very light yellow color.

light touch of hey and lemon followed by grain, interesting touch of leather oil.

Sugar and caramel with a touch of spice on the Palate.. not to my liking so far... it is almost like a Liqueur.

Almost no finish... just a touch of sugar sitting on the palate..

not as good as the C Mist... maybe okay as a mixer.
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Re: Canadian Whiskies Live Tasting Event - August 38-30

Postby Ganga » Sat Sep 05, 2009 4:34 am

Canadian Club

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soft, hints of caramel, wax, estery, grains
grainy, waxy, leather, cinnamon
moderate, cinnamon bread
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old straw
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Re: Canadian Whiskies Live Tasting Event - August 38-30

Postby mikeymad » Sat Sep 05, 2009 4:34 am

Following ganga into the - Canadian Club 6yo 40% - land
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Re: Canadian Whiskies Live Tasting Event - August 38-30

Postby pkt77242 » Sat Sep 05, 2009 4:38 am

Cheers Mikey. I hate to admit it but I am really enjoying the basic Crown Royal. Nice cinnamon, vaniila, and some rye.

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Re: Canadian Whiskies Live Tasting Event - August 38-30

Postby pkt77242 » Sat Sep 05, 2009 4:42 am

Poured the last of my Canadian Club. A simple but drinkable whisky.

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Re: Canadian Whiskies Live Tasting Event - August 38-30

Postby Ganga » Sat Sep 05, 2009 4:44 am

Crown Royal

Special Reserve
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woody, orange caramel, cocoa
orange cinnamon, chocolate, creamy, doughy
moderate, creamy chocolate
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mahogany
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Re: Canadian Whiskies Live Tasting Event - August 38-30

Postby mikeymad » Sat Sep 05, 2009 4:46 am

C Club 6yo --

Starts off with caramel and grain with an alcohol backing...

The caramel comes threw strong on the palate.. with cinnamon and light spice.

The finish on this is longer. But still all on the palate and lots of sugar.

Still would take C Mist over these last 2.
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Re: Canadian Whiskies Live Tasting Event - August 38-30

Postby Ganga » Sat Sep 05, 2009 4:48 am

Ok, we've run the gauntlet. I guess if I'm going to have more Canadian whiskies I'll need to run up the scale a little bit. Generally a fairly similar profile with only slight variations plus a difference in the way the grain alcohol presented itself.

There is some debate as to which is preferred but only when compared to each other. S'tan likes the Crown Royal; I think I would take the Canadian Club.
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Re: Canadian Whiskies Live Tasting Event - August 38-30

Postby mikeymad » Sat Sep 05, 2009 4:50 am

The last of my Canadian selections is - crown royal - fine De Lux
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Re: Canadian Whiskies Live Tasting Event - August 38-30

Postby pkt77242 » Sat Sep 05, 2009 4:54 am

Ganga wrote:Ok, we've run the gauntlet. I guess if I'm going to have more Canadian whiskies I'll need to run up the scale a little bit. Generally a fairly similar profile with only slight variations plus a difference in the way the grain alcohol presented itself.

There is some debate as to which is preferred but only when compared to each other. S'tan likes the Crown Royal; I think I would take the Canadian Club.


I have to agree with S'tan on this one. Just pouring some Crown Royal special reserve.

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Re: Canadian Whiskies Live Tasting Event - August 38-30

Postby Ganga » Sat Sep 05, 2009 4:54 am

De Luxe. :P
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Re: Canadian Whiskies Live Tasting Event - August 38-30

Postby mikeymad » Sat Sep 05, 2009 5:39 am

C Royal -

Light Caramel and spice on the nose. the color is darker than the rest.

Caramel spice and cinnamon blended together on the palate. Little bit of shellac at the end.

Very soft... still just about caramel and light spice.

I think that this might over the Mist for me... not great, but drinkable.

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Re: Canadian Whiskies Live Tasting Event - August 38-30

Postby Ganga » Fri Sep 11, 2009 4:05 am

Going to revisit all these Canadian whiskies tonight. Tonight they will be coming out of the freezer. :shock: :shock:

Up first the Seagrams VO....

Nose: frozen malt

Palate: caramel and old straw

As it warms, more caramel, vanilla, straw. Seems to be best with just a little warming from the freezer. Not that I'm saying that is necessarily...oh never mind.
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Re: Canadian Whiskies Live Tasting Event - August 38-30

Postby Ganga » Fri Sep 11, 2009 4:30 am

Onward and upward.

Canadian Mist.

Nose: cold air

Palate: coarse straw, vanilla, grain

Nose starts picking up the same notes as found on the palate. Much more enjoyable at room temp.
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Re: Canadian Whiskies Live Tasting Event - August 38-30

Postby Ganga » Fri Sep 11, 2009 4:48 am

Next!

Crown Royal Special Reserve.

Nose: cocoanut?, light vanilla

Palate: harsh straw, vanilla, cocoanut meat

Warmth better for this one.
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