Canadian Club 40 Year

Canadian

Canadian Club // Ontario, Canada

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    96
  • Avg. Rating

    4.1
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 31 )

In 1977, Jack Farrell filled re-purposed char #4 American white oak barrels with corn spirit. Canadian Club didn’t know when or how they were going to release it until now. With Canada’s 150th birthday comes the perfect occasion for this special release. This also makes Canadian Club 40 Year the oldest Canadian whisky to date (October 2017) with 7,000 bottles across Canada.

  • age
    40 Year
  • 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 American white oak

Tasting Notes

"This striking whisky balances old dusty oak with fresh lumber without being overwhelming. Instead, the oak gives the whisky a beautiful wood structure that allows big fruit flavors to sparkle. Dark plums, cloves, caramel, and cherry pipe tobacco slam the palate while a grapefruit pith quenches and curls in the mouth. A creamy spicy-sweet finish ends with a touch of straw. The Big Bad Wolf can huff and puff all he wants--this whisky’s full-bodied house is going nowhere."

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