Highwood Canadian Rye

Canadian

Highwood // Alberta, Canada

RARE
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  • Distiller Score

    83
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High River, Alberta played the role of Smallville in "Superman III", but the real superhero from this town is the whisky distilled at Highwood Distillers. Alberta, Canadian prairie rye and wheat were mashed, distilled and aged in charred oak barrels separately, then blended together to create this flagship Highwood Canadian Rye. Only available in Canada.

  • age
    NAS
  • 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
    Charred Oak

Tasting Notes

"This whisky is like a tumbleweed. It has a scraggly side, but it skids across the palate gracefully with purpose. Heavy butterscotch and caramel hit the nose faster than a speeding bullet. In the mouth, the whisky’s youthful spirit balances that familiar wheat smoothness with a single bound. Spices attack the mouth with dusty grain and wood spice building into a finish that’s more powerful than a locomotive. The right amount of citrus pith rolls into the credits."

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