Pendleton Blended Canadian Whisky
Pendleton // Canada
A blended Canadian whisky bottled in Oregon. Hood River Distillers' flagship whisky, named in honor of the local round-up and with a number of tie-ins to the pro rodeo world, Pendleton is an easy sipping Canadian blend that aims for the sweet tooth. Hood River isn't distilling Pendleton, but they are one of the oldest bottlers and importers in the Pacific Northwest, founded in 1934.
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.
"There is a strong initial whiff of something chemical, like Elmer's Glue, which quickly vanishes and gives way to a near overpowering sweetness. Toffee, vanilla, and artificial maple syrup all carry from the nose directly to the taste. Despite heavy flavors, it's a very light whisky. Fruity, floral notes lurk beneath the sweetness, along with a faint hint of oak and grass and dark chocolate. Nothing sticks around to produce a finish. This is a casual sipper that would be well-suited by the addition of cola or other mixer. "