Here’s my 5th review, Canadian Club Sherry Cask 8 year, Batch No: SC-020. While I am Canadian, I normally don’t drink much rye unless it has been mixed into a Manhattan. However a few weeks ago there was quite a few Canadian whiskies reviewed, and I thought I’d review one that my Uncle gave me (he didn’t like it, so I ended up with it). Based on what I could find, this is 6 year aged Canadian Club put in Jerez Sherry Casks for an additional two years. This is a rare treatment for Canadian whiskies, however I have a feeling we may see more of this as time goes on.
Price: 35$ at the LCBO (Ontario)
Region: The People’s Republic of Canuckastan (Walkerville, Ontario, Canada)
Batch No: SC-020
Alcohol Content: 41.3%
Colour: Red Brick
Nose: Caramel, iodine, lemon-lime soda, cherry, peach, sherry
Taste: Cinnamon, sherry, cherries, slight oak
Finish: Caramel, cola, tobacco, coffee, anise, then that sherry taste to finish everything.
Conclusion: I’ll admit I haven’t had many sherry casked whiskies, however I did enjoy this one. You can taste the fact it’s young (only 8), and I think it would have been a great 12 or even 15 year whisky. As it stands, this is a lot better than typical Canadian Club and a lot of fun to try. I don’t think I’ll buy it again unless it’s on sale (or I need a decent cooking whiskey).