Schenley O.F.C. Canadian Whisky
Schenley // Alberta, Canada
Schenley O.F.C. was distilled at the Black Velvet Distillery in Lethbridge, Alberta. The OFC stands for “Original Fine Canadian” and no longer carries an age statement. This once very popular brand, a Canadian whisky staple for nearly a century, is getting difficult to find. Rumors are correct, it’s now discontinued but there are still cases to be found. Not 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.
"The initial alcohol bite coming from the bottle is accompanied by pleasant caramel, rye spice and vanilla. These flavor profiles maintain a status quo on the palate – grainy rye spice and alcohol soothed by caramel and bourbon vanilla. The finish is sharp and oily but given time, an agreeable corn-fueled sweetness sets up the “Schenley” – a trademark palate cleansing citrus zest. This whisky is worth mixing into your favorite whisky drink before it’s history."