Shelter Point Single Malt Whisky
Shelter Point // British Columbia, Canada
Shelter Point ages their single malt in hand-selected single-use Kentucky bourbon barrels. The bourbon is dumped then immediately hauled across the States on a 43-hour tour, then re-filled at the Vancouver Island distillery. The distillery’s Patrick Evans recalls the waft of aromas when the trailer doors were first opened, “It was so deep and rich you could chew the air.”
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
"This is a whisky with range where patience offers reward. The nose drops a subtle series of fragrances alternating from chocolate mint, floral lilacs and farm-fresh grass while vanilla, caramel and malted barley develop. This assortment continues in the medley of flavors with sweet vanilla, sea spray, spice and a slight bitter nip of grapefruit peel leading into a gentle finish. Just enough of the whole enchilada to involve all taste buds without weighing down the mouth."