Alberta Rye Dark Batch Whisky

Canadian

Alberta Distillers // Canada

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    89
  • Avg. Rating

    3.52
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 173 )

The mash bill starts with two rye whiskies making up 91% blended with 8% bourbon (Old Grand-Dad) and 1% sherry wine. The first rye whisky is a high-proof column-still whisky that is aged in used bourbon barrels for twelve years. The second rye whisky is a lower-proof pot-still whisky aged for six years in new oak barrels. The ryes were produced at Beam Suntory's Alberta Distillers, the largest producer of 100% rye whisky in North America and one of the few distilleries in the world capable of distilling from an all-rye mash bill. Incidentally, this is the US release of their Alberta Premium Dark Horse Whisky. A name change was necessary for this market.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    45.0
  • Canadian
    DISTILLED IN CANADA AND AGED IN BARRELS FOR AT LEAST THREE YEARS; OFTEN (BUT NOT ALWAYS) CANADIAN WHISKIES ARE BLENDS OF CORN, BARLEY, AND RYE WHISKIES WHICH WERE DISTILLED AND MATURED SEPARATELY. TRADITIONALLY, CANADIAN WHISKEY IS CALLED “RYE”, ALTHOUGH NO MINIMUM PERCENTAGE OF RYE-GRAIN WHISKY IS REQUIRED IN A BLEND.
  • Cask Type
    used ex-bourbon, new charred American oak

Tasting Notes

"Sherry aromas, vanilla, baking spices and oak notes along with a slight alcohol burn appear on the nose. The palate brings more vanilla, oak, citrus blossoms, cinnamon, nutmeg, old lumber and dried prune creating a complex flavor profile. The whisky is wrapped up with a long and gentle finish of weathered oak, cinnamon and cardamom. "

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Flavor Profile

Rich & Full Bodied