Gibson's Finest Rare 18 Year

Canadian

Gibson’s // Canada

RARE
  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    90
  • Avg. Rating

    4.12
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 21 )

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.

  • age
    18 Year
  • 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
    Ex-Bourbon American Oak and New Oak

Tasting Notes

"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."

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