Alberta Premium Cask Strength Rye
Canadian — Alberta, Canada
Reviewed July 6, 2023 (edited September 7, 2023)
Aroma - an absolute fruit bomb. Carmel-apple, all kinds of berries, oranges, melon up front. One of the better smelling rye whiskeys I have experienced. Incredibly balanced and inviting. If the palate matched the nose, this is gonna be awesome. Taste - Wow that front and mid-palate is awesome. Tons of spicy rye notes (cinnamon and bugglegum) balanced out with caramel-apples and orange creamsicle notes. The finish is bit long and the hug is pretty significant. I’m really liking this offering. However, I am getting a hard drying..almost medicinal note much later on the finish.like 30-60 seconds after the sip. Overall - The nose is absolutely incredible. Front and mid-palate and beginning of the finish is all outstanding… I wish it stopped there in a sense. The viscosity is awesome, thick and sticks to the palate. But as the finish continues on, there is a sharp drying profile that rears its ugly head and takes away the amazing sweetness that was experienced through 90% of the sip. For the price though, this is one of the best rye whiskies you can find in my opinion.