Canadian Club 12 Year Old

Spirit Name:
Spirit Type:
Canadian Club 12 Year Old
Blend
Score:
89/100
2, medal, silver icon
ABV:
40%
Region:
Canada  
Body:
Medium 
Intensity:
Light
Texture:
Silky  
Balance:
Excellent 
Best served:
Neat, mixed 
Theme(s):
Sugared almonds, apples, bread and butter pudding, raisins, bourbon theme, chocolate, caramel, cream, mild spice, rye  

Thoughts:
Supremely sippable and great as a mixer, the Canadian Club 12 Year Old was a whisky that I found versatile – its soft flavours were great for mixing and sipping with silky smoothness all the way. Its subtlety can be mistaken for flatness, so keep peeling away the layers (as frustrating as that may seem!). This is certainly not for those wanting a whisky that leaps out of the glass, but great for those who enjoy unpacking a whisky carefully and slowly or who enjoy sipping a very well balanced spirit. Awesome work Canadian Club.   

Blind tasting notes:
Nose: Sugared almonds waft up with stewed green apples and crusty bread and butter pudding with sultana – beautiful nose that offers softness and subtlety.  

Taste: Sensationally light and smooth, this stealthy little whisky glides down the palate without causing much of a ruckus – the flavours meld together harmoniously with bourbon notes coming to the fore with vanillas, raisin and milk chocolate. That beautiful spicy rye strikes, glowing brightly within the sweetness. 

Finish: The finish is the disappointing part, as the character fizzles and dies. What remains is soft caramel, cream and a chorus of gentle sugars. 

Would I have another dram? Yes.

Would I buy a bottle? Yes. 

Likes:
Super soft, great balance, very little harshness, smack of spice and rye  
Dislikes:
Dying and short finish  
Price:
$44 (Aus)
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