Twelve Barrels Canadian Whisky

Canadian

Twelve Barrels // Canada

RARE
  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    89
  • Avg. Rating

    3.17
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 3 )

A Napanee, Ontario man named George inspired this whisky’s story. In the late 1800’s, his father made whisky, so in the dead of winter; George would put on his skates and jump whisky barrels. Crowds gathered as he added barrels. Legend has it he was an Evil Knievel on skates and jumped twelve whisky barrels. Cole Miller took inspiration from this story and jumped head first into whisky making. The first batch is a blend of sourced Canadian whiskies. Limited availability in Canada.

  • 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
    ex-bourbon

Tasting Notes

"Evil Knievel had a habit of wiping out after making a jump. This whisky sticks to its landing without relying on a loud crash. The nose has a classic Canadian blend of caramel, rye spice and spring orchard fruits balanced by a hint of savory herbs. Mild and velvety on the palate but delicious where the flavors from the nose skate with oak vanilla. A touch of peppery heat cap off a nice glowing pithy finish."

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