Gibson's Finest Bold 8 Year

Canadian

Gibson’s // Ontario, Canada

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    88
  • Avg. Rating

    3.07
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 14 )

William Grant and Sons Master Blender, Brian Kinsman, blended this bold whisky to satisfy a consumer need--specifically for cola mixed drinks and cocktails. The whisky has a slightly higher alcohol percentage (46% ABV) and a top up of rye whisky helps to create a blend that can stand out in a drink. Availability limited to Canada.

  • age
    8 Year
  • abv
    46.0
  • 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
    Mix of Virgin Oak and Used Bourbon

Tasting Notes

"This whisky is all about vanilla with lots of juicy rye. A dash of sour pickle juice balances the sweetness. It’s complex on the palate with sweet brown sugar scrambled with vanilla extract. Floral rye characters balance flawlessly with just the right amount of oak. A spice tidal wave rolls in the finish. The rye warms the chest setting up the perfect citrus pith undertow dragging you back into this exceptional whisky."

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Flavor Profile

Vanilla & Sweet