Stalk & Barrel 1+11 Canadian Whisky
Stalk & Barrel // Ontario, Canada
While Still Waters Distillery patiently waited for their own whisky stock to age, co-founders Barry Bernstein and Barry Stein decided to source other Canadian whiskies for a Canadian Whisky blend. It took eleven tries before they developed a blueprint of sourced whisky combined with their own spirit. The blend was a hit in 2012. So much so that they continued with this release after their own single-barrel whiskies were mature and hitting the shelves.
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.
"This is classic Canadian whisky. Creamy toffee up front with a floral perfume that hangs on while peppery rye tingles in the nose. The flavors are bountiful and dance on your tongue like a pack of Pop Rocks. Sweet caramel and peppery ginger are united by oak wood baking spices before citrus pith cleanses the entire package. This is a fast-paced whisky where the flavors shift seamlessly from one into the other."