Schenley Golden Wedding Canadian Whisky

Canadian

Schenley // Alberta, Canada

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    78
  • Avg. Rating

    3.0
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 2 )

Schenley Golden Wedding was originally an American Whiskey brand that’s been around the bend since 1856. In 1920, Lewis Rosenstiel purchased a distillery that contained barrels of Golden Wedding and sold it as medicinal whiskey. The brand walked away unscathed after Prohibition’s Repeal and was moved in 1948 to Valleyfield, Quebec stamped as a Canadian Whisky. Today, this economy whisky is matured for three years in white oak casks at the Black Velvet distillery in Lethbridge, Alberta. It also has a loyal following where in Newfoundland, Canada, it gets more shelf space than any other whisky. Note: This is not currently available in the U.S.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    40.0
  • Canadian
    DISTILLED 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 Type
    white oak casks

Tasting Notes

"This young whisky is both light and edgy with a spirit-fueled bite. Very sweet bourbon-vanilla, toffee, and caramel dominate in the mouth with oak and a grainy rye spice. The long finish introduces some rye fruitiness with a peppery sharpness. A citrus pith eventually cleanse the palette. Golden Wedding is rich in history and is a decent mixer that doesn’t pretend to be anything else. "

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