Lord Calvert Canadian Whisky
Lord Calvert // Canada
Named after Lord Calvert who, interestingly enough, actually was a real person--the first Lord Baltimore, to be exact. This spirit claims to be a "blend of choice matured whiskies." Distributed by Luxco, from Saint Louis, MO.
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.
"The first whiff of this will have you scratching your head--an extremely banana scented Canadian whisky? It calls fruity gum to mind...unfortunately, right down to the plastic packaging. There's an undeniable scent of disinfectant that carries over to the flavor which is almost gin-like and fairly harsh. There's some spice and brown sugar, but even adding water can't shake the bitterness."