Lot No. 40 12 Year Cask Strength
Lot No. 40 // Ontario, Canada
This 12-year-old cask strength whisky is part of the 2017 Northern Borders Rare Collection. The first distillation of this double distilled 100% rye whisky was passed through a short column still with the second distillation passing through a copper pot still. The rye was aged in new oak barrels and bottled at 55%. Limited availability in Canada with a very limited allocation in Europe and the US.
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 Typenew oak
"This rye beast is crammed with so many spices that a copper label is fitted to the bottle to brace it from bulging. Fruity spring flowers and freshly baked rye bread flood from the whisky. And not just any rye bread, but the kind they teach in a prison baking class. The robust rye spices and bottomless oak rumble on the palate with a delicate caramel that pulls its own weight. The Energizer Bunny’s mentor is the endless finish. An instant classic."