Ninety 20 Year Whisky
Highwood // Alberta, Canada
Ninety 20 Year Whisky is the second oldest whisky in Highwood’s current portfolio. The distillery and the nearby town of High River was hit by a devastating flood in 2013. All their bottled stock had to be destroyed due to possible contamination. Luckily, the barrel room was spared with minimal damage and this whisky got the chance to see the light of day. This Canadian whisky is aged for 20 Years in charred oak barrels but gets its name from the liquid’s proof. Note: This is not currently available in the U.S.
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 Typecharred oak
"Picture an orchard filled with trees covered in fruit and blossoms. Now drench them in spiced chocolate. This would infuriate a farmer but it makes one hell of a whisky nose. The sweet fruitiness dries off in the mouth in a masterful stroke of complex composed flavors with creamy corn oil, vanilla, and a blend of oak spices. Pipe tobacco and a hit of peppered corn fade forever."