Danfield's 21 Year
Williams & Churchill // Alberta, Canada
This discontinued Canadian whisky is a blend of rye, corn and malted barley whiskies from Lethbridge, Alberta’s Black Velvet Distillery. The rest of the details about this whisky are shrouded in mystery. It’s bottled at 40% ABV and according to the label, diamond filtered. It was sold for under $50 a bottle, unheard of for a 21 year old whisky.
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.
"Rye spice and sweet corn characters waft from the glass with heaps of floral honey. This whisky has a marathon nose where maple drifts into the mix along with different cuts of oak. It’s a gentle giant. Sweet-smelling oak flavors dominate with rich caramel, vanilla and baking spices such as ginger. Classic fruity citrus zest and burnt sugar taste like someone took a crème brulee torch to it. The finish is hot and chewy where the fruitiness from the palate transforms to a dry fade. This is Hall of Fame Canadian whisky."