Black Velvet Onyx 12 Year

Canadian

Black Velvet // Alberta, Canada

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    89
  • Avg. Rating

    2.75
    2 out of 5 stars
    ( 4 )

Black Velvet Onyx was distilled and aged at Lethbridge, Alberta’s Black Velvet Distillery using a process they call “blending at birth”. This process takes two-year-old corn whisky and two-year-old rye whisky blended with newly-distilled base whisky. The blend is barreled in used bourbon barrels where the whisky is aged for an additional 12 years. Onyx also contains some older whiskies. Note: Not available for sale in the U.S.

  • age
    12 Year
  • abv
    40.0
  • 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
    ex bourbon

Tasting Notes

"Cinnamon spice leads the nose, but the flavor scales are calibrated from the dry side to faint caramel sweet notes blended with woody rye spice. The wood introduces loads of vanilla on the palate building layers of flavor including fruit-charged baking spices. The whisky cleans up nicely in the finish where grapefruit citrus pith is accented by vanilla toffee. This is a cohesive Canadian blend. "

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