Canadian Whiskey, imported by Phillips Distilling Company, Minneapolis, Minnesota
No age statement; website says that it is a mix of a 3 year old and an 8 year old.
Mash bill unavailable, 90 proof.
I’m the first to admit that I don’t have a background in spiced liquors, either whiskey or rum. Straight, yes, Flavored with something like maple? Perhaps. But “spiced”? Outside of my experience. Such concoctions could be “delicious” to some people, but my first response to this unusual spice experience is “this isn’t whiskey!” Lots of spice, pepper, a hint of cherry. There eventually is a slight, nice undercurrent of caramel. Was that flavor added – or part of the original whiskey? Also, this is a bit sweet. Could their be added sugar? Their website states “Features hints of vanilla, ginger, cinnamon, coriander and cardamom” – since I don’t know what cardamom and coriander would taste like, I’ll take their word for it. 🙂
Would I recommend this? Well, not to a whiskey enthusiast who likes straight whiskey, but it might be nice for people to sip on, on a cold winter night. As the photo below shows, this is just one of a line of flavored whiskys; if I come across the others I’ll be sure to review them.