Lot No. 40 Canadian Rye (2012 Release)
Lot No. 40 // Canada
Lot 40 Canadian Rye is distilled at the Corby distillery in a 12,000 liter copper pot-still and is 100% rye. (Mash-bill is 90% Canadian Rye and 10% malted rye.) This whisky is a bit of a re-make of a re-make. Originally distilled at Joshua Booth's farm near Millhaven, Ontario at the end of the American Revolutionary War, Lot 40 was created as a tribute to Joshua by Mike Booth his great-great-great-great grand-nephew back in the 1990’s. This 2012 release is a revival of that tribute.
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.
"Aroma is dominated by sour rye bread and has an undertone of orange-honey and green pepper. With a firm, smooth and refreshing body there is no mistaking the rye, and it is one of the best Canadian productions I have ever tasted. The lengthy finish is dominated by spiced honey. The overall impression is fruity, spicy, peppery deliciousness. "