Caribou Crossing Single Barrel Canadian Whisky
Sazerac // Canada
Sazerac’s Caribou Crossing was designed to reinvent the Canadian whisky category. This 80 proof whisky — the first single-barrel Canadian whisky since the 19th century — is aged in oak barrels and was selected from over 200,000 barrels by Master Blender Drew Mayville. This Canadian whisky is bottled twice a year (in the spring and fall) at the Buffalo Trace Distillery in Kentucky.
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 whisky is fairly dry on the nose, with hints of leather and barn wood, as well as subtle almond notes. What makes this whisky so accessible are its pleasing flavors — chocolate and caramel burst on the tongue before fading into more tropical notes of mango, citrus and boysenberry — and satisfying finish. The whisky exits the tongue quickly after drying the palate with hints of cedar."