Gibson's Finest Rare 18 Year
Gibson’s // Canada
The Gibson brand is well-known in Canada but its roots actually began in pre-Prohibition America, as a Pennsylvania rye whiskey, before production eventually moved across the border. Gibson's Finest 18 Year is made by blending together grain (corn) whisky, with rye and malted barley. Each component is distilled in either a column or pot still and maturation is spent in both ex-bourbon and new oak barrels. Although bottlings still currently exist in the market, it is likely no longer in production.
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.
Cask TypeEx-Bourbon American Oak and New Oak
"This is a loaded whisky that teeter-totters with fruity rye, a spicy oak-forward bouquet and sweet vanilla caramels on the nose. The palate is the reverse. It starts with the sweeter vanilla then the spicy oak soars with an undertone of fresh wood and sawdust. The whisky lands with a citrus pith parachute onto the same wood platform that has supported it through the entire ride. A Canadian classic."