Caldera Hurricane 5 Blended Whisky
Caldera Distilling // Nova Scotia, Canada
Caldera Distilling is located in River John, Nova Scotia, Canada. On the property is an old barn where they found “October 18, 1939 Storm” etched into one of its beams. Not just any storm but a hurricane had struck eastern Canada on this date. The storm was logged simply as Hurricane #5, the fifth storm of the 1939 Atlantic hurricane season inspiring the name of this whisky several decades later. What happened to the barn poet who recorded the event is unknown. Available in Canada.
CanadianDISTILLED 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.
"This is textbook Canadian whisky with fruity rye spice, ripe cherries, ginger and vanilla. A beautiful light caramel sweetness swirls within each sip. While the oak is zinging, the citrus pith is zaging. Baking spices such as clove and ginger make for a distinguished finish. This is an inviting delicious whisky worthy of stockpiling in any storm bunker."