Canadian Club Chronicles 42 Year
Canadian Club // Ontario, Canada
Canadian Club Chronicles Issue 2 is a 42-year-old whisky called The Dock Man. The whisky pays homage to the Hiram Walker distillery dock workers that tirelessly loaded freighters with crates of Canadian Club during American Prohibition. Just like last year’s 41-year-old Chronicles, this whisky was batched and barreled in 1977. This time, Canada’s 9.09% rule, which allows producers to add up to 9.09% of non-whisky to a blend and still label it as Canadian Whisky, was exercised to blend the ultra-aged corn whisky with 16-year-old rye, 12-year-old pot-distilled rye and a splash of brandy. Available across Canada, the United States and travel retail in limited quantities.
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 stylish whisky links a freight ship of balanced and lush flavors into a Canadian titan. Floral notes dissipate quickly into Canadian Club’s trademark rich dried fruits structured atop old oak and lumber. The nose is dressed with herbal dill, mild solvents, caramel and chocolate notes, but it’s the rye that shines brightest on the palate. Big cascading rye spices like pepper, cinnamon and cloves explode mid-palate moored by a robust and silky texture that slowly ripple into a dusty rye spiced finish. The Dock Man is an innovative addition to the series."