Canadian Club has been creating whisky since 1858, and in 2014 launched a 100% Rye Whisky. Dan Tullio, Canadian Whisky Master Ambassador at Beam Suntory says “The rye whisky category has seen significant growth over the past five years, specifically with bartenders and cocktail enthusiasts, so we made it our mission to create the right product that would satisfy their discerning palates. Canadian Club 100% Rye is what the label says it is. No corn. No barley. Nothing but rye.”
To achieve the best balance of flavor, aged whiskies for Canadian Club 100% Rye are selected from three different types of barrels: brand new, white American oak barrels; once‐used bourbon barrels; and Canadian whisky barrels and blended to taste.
Canadian Club 100% Rye (80 proof)
Visual: Golden brown.
Nose: Mellow rye spice on the nose with a dry, clean and crisp aroma.
Taste: Somewhat thin and reserved, the rye character still chooses to come through and act accordingly. The flavor isn’t deep, but it is spicy and toasty. Yes, rye toast is the direction this whisky is headed toward, just not in the same manner as a “craft” rye.
Finish: Medium long with a curious strawberry fruit essence at the tail end. I was not expecting this, but it adds to the experience.
Overall: A serviceable rye whisky that would be even better if bottled at 100 proof. As it stands, this is a real bargain and certainly a great rye whisky for beginners.
GSN Rating: B+
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