Hiram Walker & Sons Limited, Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
Canadian Club has long been associated with cheap whiskey blends, and its reputation, albeit a little mischievous, has long been a source of Canadian whiskey, or even a curse.
And in a valiant effort to restore the image of this kind of whiskey too often underestimated, the gang ofHiram Walker we finally deliver a product worthy of note, the Canadian Club Chairman's Select 100% Rye.
Finally, apart from a few Alberta Distillers products, we are offered a Canadian 100% Whiskey made from rye. With said 7 years of aging in charred oak barrels and more!
As the American actor, producer, director and screenwriter put it so well Steven Wright (1955-) said so well:
The conclusion is where you go when you're tired of thinking ...
Deep red, like the soul of canadian whiskey.
Rye sweet and sweet, vanilla and sugar. Refined impression less rustic than most other expressions of the distillery. Maple syrup, wood glue, lemon zest and ... dill pickles! Surprising!
Spices of rye, toasted oak, vanilla, light pepper with some fruits. The caramel stretches in the mouth while a beautiful oily texture envelops everything.
Rather short, but we like his notes again pumpernickel, grilled wood and caramel. It may not shine very long, but you can enjoy every moment.
One more reason to linger over Canadian whiskeys. A great discovery, especially coming from a big player in this category. A Canadian product of this quality and at this price, the SAQ would make a sin by missing out on that.