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Canadian Whiskey Oct. 15th-17th 2010

Canadian Whiskey Oct. 15th-17th 2010

Postby pkt77242 » Fri Oct 15, 2010 5:51 am

The Whiskies

Crown Royal
Canadian Club
40 Creek
Seagrams VO
and all other Canadian Whiskies.

Date and Time

Friday15 Octl 7:00pm GMT - Sunday 17th Oct.

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Here are the notes from our last Canadian whiskey tasting
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Re: Canadian Whiskey Oct. 15th-17th 2010

Postby pkt77242 » Fri Oct 15, 2010 5:52 am

I will be hopefully be on tomorrow night (Friday night) with 4 samples taste.
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Re: Canadian Whiskey Oct. 15th-17th 2010

Postby Ganga » Sat Oct 16, 2010 3:00 am

I'm here laddies and ladies.

Anyone coming out to join in?

Oh yes, isn't it Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend?
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Re: Canadian Whiskey Oct. 15th-17th 2010

Postby pkt77242 » Sat Oct 16, 2010 3:08 am

I am here as well. Just getting ready to pour my first one.
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Re: Canadian Whiskey Oct. 15th-17th 2010

Postby Ganga » Sat Oct 16, 2010 3:10 am

I've one to try. I thought I would also go back to the blend and visit a couple of blends too.

Pouring Canadian Club Sherry Cask 8 yo...gurgle, gurgle, gurgle.
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Re: Canadian Whiskey Oct. 15th-17th 2010

Postby pkt77242 » Sat Oct 16, 2010 3:18 am

I snagged 4 50ml sample bottles at total wine.
First up is Seagrams Vo canadian blend.

N: paint thinner with a touch of lemon and vanilla. Maybe a hint of almond and coconut.
P: rather thin with alcohol, lemon, vanilla and coconut.
F: short with paint thinner and lemons. Some almond and coconut as well.

Very simple and not to my taste but better than i remember it.
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Re: Canadian Whiskey Oct. 15th-17th 2010

Postby Ganga » Sat Oct 16, 2010 3:20 am

CC Sherry Cask 8 yo, 41.3%

Large brandy glass
Color: reddish amber
Nose: cinnamon sticks (for cooking), maple syrup, raw rye grain, wood glue
Palate: sweet sherry, cinnamon powder, Aunt Jemima Syrup, raw split oak
Finish: long, cinnamon syrup

This is an interesting little bugger. Most Canadian whiskies I've tried have been on the spirity side. I think the 8 years and some time in a sherry cask has added some character it.
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Re: Canadian Whiskey Oct. 15th-17th 2010

Postby Ganga » Sat Oct 16, 2010 3:21 am

Looks like a winner there Sean. :thumbsup:
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Re: Canadian Whiskey Oct. 15th-17th 2010

Postby pkt77242 » Sat Oct 16, 2010 3:30 am

Next up
Windsor blended canadian whisky

N: caramel, vanilla and nuts. Thin with a fair amount of alcohol.
P: big caramel entry followed by some nuts and bitter wood.
F: short with lots of alcohol and caramel.

I think someone got a little overzealous with the caramel coloring.
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Re: Canadian Whiskey Oct. 15th-17th 2010

Postby Ganga » Sat Oct 16, 2010 3:38 am

Are you thankful for the short finish? :mrgreen:
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Re: Canadian Whiskey Oct. 15th-17th 2010

Postby pkt77242 » Sat Oct 16, 2010 3:44 am

Ganga wrote:Are you thankful for the short finish? :mrgreen:


Yes i am. Well at least for the first two.
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Re: Canadian Whiskey Oct. 15th-17th 2010

Postby pkt77242 » Sat Oct 16, 2010 3:50 am

Crown Royal
N: cinnamon apples, vanilla and some grain. Simple but inoffensive.
P: vanilla and apple oatmeal with a little alcohol burn
F: short on vanilla and cinnamon. Some alcohol burn but it works.

Not bad at all. Better than a lot of scotch blends in its price range.
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Re: Canadian Whiskey Oct. 15th-17th 2010

Postby pkt77242 » Sat Oct 16, 2010 4:00 am

Crown Royal Reserve.
N: cinnamon, apple, vanilla and pears. Also some nutmeg, cooking spices and a pinch of rye.
P: apple and cinnamon. Some vaille and pear as well. Some cooking spices.
F: medium short on nutmeg and rye. Spicy.

A big step up from the standard CR.
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Re: Canadian Whiskey Oct. 15th-17th 2010

Postby Ganga » Sat Oct 16, 2010 4:02 am

I notice that you didn't mention alcohol, spirity, or estery. Sounds actually pretty good based on your notes.
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Re: Canadian Whiskey Oct. 15th-17th 2010

Postby pkt77242 » Sat Oct 16, 2010 4:58 am

Ganga wrote:I notice that you didn't mention alcohol, spirity, or estery. Sounds actually pretty good based on your notes.


Probably my fav Canadian whisky that I have had. Nice depth and flavor. The $40 price out here is about right.
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