Alberta Premium Cask Power Rye Whisky
SHARE WITH: This can be a basic rye and as such, it must be shared with skilled lovers who would recognize the full-on rye character. Significantly, people who find themselves extra thinking about ingesting whiskey than shopping for whiskey (higher generally known as my pals).
WORTH THE PRICE: At $75 for a rye from a serious distiller (not craft) is so much for me. It’s a distinctive product with a really enticing bottle, and can be a “restricted” launch which is mirrored within the worth.
BOTTLE, BAR OR BUST: All issues thought-about I’d give this a Bottle ranking. If you’re taken again by the value, BAR would even be applicable (in case you might discover it). As a rye, a barely lower cost would get the eye it deserves. That stated it’s a effective drink, and whereas at a excessive proof it drinks very clean.
OVERALL: I get pleasure from rye and drink it repeatedly each neat and in cocktails. Additionally, I declare to be virtually Canadian, having grown up within the Detroit space watching Hockey Night time in Canada and Curling on TV. Alberta Distillers is a serious Rye/Canadian Whiskey distiller, with a big contract distillate presence (not not like MGP in Indiana).
Alberta Premium is a effective rye with a depth of taste and a really lengthy end. The colour is tan, however not too gentle, and has the lengthy legs you’d count on on the 127 proof. On the nostril, you don’t get a powerful alcohol burn and I discovered ahead rye spice, pepper, and sweetness with a touch of mint and oak. The style adopted the nostril with a snug burn, extra sweetness, the anticipated spicy taste with darkish fruit, and the mint coming alongside later and within the end.
This rye didn’t profit from a number of drops of water, and as such, I’d not advocate it for cocktails.
Whereas a little bit pricy it’s a distinctive product, distilled from 100% Canadian Prairie Rye, with a number of distilling and barreling processes. Additionally, they use proprietary enzymes, in the course of the mashing course of (to eradicate the necessity for barley within the mash invoice). As talked about above I believe it is pricy, however whether or not to procure it or obtained it as a present, you shouldn’t be upset within the product.
Alberta Premium Cask Power Rye is made out of 100% Canadian prairie rye grains grown by native farmers, and nutrient dense glacier-fed spring water from the famed Rocky Mountains. The result’s a superbly balanced liquid that displays the model’s distinctive pure environment, Canadian heritage and skilled whisky craftsmanship.
TASTE: Exceptionally clean with notes of caramel, vanilla and a touch of chocolate balanced with the spiciness of rye and black currant.
FINISH: Clean and lingering with the complexity of spice, heat vanilla, and darkish fruit.