Century Reserve Lot 15/25 Canadian Rye

Canadian

Highwood // Alberta, Canada

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    89
  • Avg. Rating

    3.43
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 7 )

Highwood Distillery custom blended whiskies aged 15 to 25 years in charred oak barrels for this release. And they’re full of history. Highwood acquired Potter’s Distillery back in 2005 when some of the barrels were already quite old. They then went on a road trip from British Columbia to Highwood’s Alberta warehouses where they continued aging until the cream of the crop were ready for blending. (Note: This is not currently available in the U.S.)

  • age
  • 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
    charred oak

Tasting Notes

"This is what a whisky would smell like if it was aged in a baseball bat factory. Fresh cut lumber and wood shavings tower above any other flavor in this creamy and glossy whisky. Perhaps it’s no coincidence that the bottle is shaped a little like a bat with flare? Sweet corn and black pepper offer the balance along with mellowed almond and baking spices. The tannins from the oak rise in the earthy finish knocking this whisky out of the park. "

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