#490 • Caledonian Vic - Macaloney's Twa Cask - Ex-Wine Cask Str - Caol Ila / Bunnahabhain

50% alc./vol.
Victoria Caledonian Distillery, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Conclusion of the evening Victoria Caledonian in Québec Whisky with Graeme Macaloney, founder of the British Columbia distillery, starring another vatted malt, the Vic Caledonian - Macaloney 's Twa Cask - Ex - Wine Cask Str - Caol Ila / Bunnahabhain.

Its name says it's a blend of Bunnahabhain and Caol Ila, with a finish in STR wine barrels.

As the professional wrestler, wrestler, writer and Estonian thinker so well said Georg Karl Julius Hackenschmidt (1878-1968) said so well:

The conclusion often comes from that moment when you got fed up.

Nose:
Start of nose a little bland and / or watery. It develops slowly in notes of dried fruits, slightly smoked sherry and vanilla.

Taste:
Raisins full of wine, oak, caramel, vanilla and tanned leather.

Finish:
Beautiful spices a little astringent. Dry wood. We appreciate.

Balance:
Beautiful blend. We need what is necessary for our kidneys to take the time that our single malt is ready.

Note: ★★★★★

#489 • Vic Caley Peated New Make - STR

Vic Caley Peated New Make

50% alc./vol.
Victoria Caledonian Distillery, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Last but one of the whiskeys tasted during the visit at Québec Whisky last month of Graeme Macaloney, founder of the British Columbia distillery Victoria CaledonianHere is the Vic Caley Peated New Make.

Although it is called new make, this again almost whiskey has aged 6 months in their famous STR barrels, has been made with Canadian barley and Canadian peat.

As the English naval officer and politician so aptly put it Édouard Montagu, 1er Sandwich Count (1625-1672):

There is nothing like a little truth to hide a lie.

Nose:
Boiled cereals, molasses, peat and caramel. Small bouquet of flowers on the top.

Taste:
Flowers and brown sugar, peat and molasses, spices. Still.

Finish:
Long and warm, beautiful attributes conferred by its spices.

Balance:
An excellent new make. Is it the peat that masks molasses? No matter the answer, Bravo.

Note: ★★★★★