Gooderham & Worts 49 Wellington
Gooderham & Worts // Ontario, Canada
Gooderham & Worts 49 Wellington is a 19-year-old whisky and is named to honor Toronto’s iconic red-bricked Flatiron Building located at 49 Wellington Street – Gooderham & Worts headquarters for six decades. 49 Wellington is a blend of rye malt, barley malt, red winter wheat, corn and unmalted rye aged in red oak. Oak barrels were also fitted with red oak inserts where the whisky spent an additional six years. The blend also contains a splash of Wiser’s Red Letter leftover from 2014. Released in 2019 as one of the Corby Craft Rare Range Series.
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 TypeRed oak and other oak casks
"There are enough grain and oak character in this whisky to fill all five floors of the iconic building it represents. The whisky also has a red tinge to match the building’s façade. The nose is rich with hefty caramel intonations blended with peppery spices and orchard fruits. It’s compressed and deep. The palate is complex with rye spice, polished maple sweetness and a complex array of toasted and old oak accented by a subtle tannin fortified finish. 49 Wellington is move-in ready."