Single-grain whiskey, aged seven years in ex-bourbon casks, 70 days in French red wine barrels (Mission Hill Family Estate & winery) and 7 days in new Hungarian oak. Distilled at Canadian Mist in Collingwood, Ontario.
When you do not expect anything from a whiskey, the chances of having a good surprise are great. This is the case here. The nose is tasty, very sweet; cassonnade, cinnamon, red wine, dried wild berries, cedar, cherries, red apple peel. The mellow corn cereals with a peppery and spicy accent. The palate confirms everything, the effect of wine cask is well felt through a pleasant silky texture and a flight of red fruits, accents of red licorice and a touch of burnt oak. The mouthfeel is really on the tannic notes of the red wine barrel and the burnt oak wood. A good week whiskey.
A beautiful and complex whiskey that turned out to be a nice surprise, report that my expectations could hardly be lower. Nose: Beautiful, rich and complex scent of fruits, spices and dry oak. Taste: Beautiful brown sugar, spices, fruits, sugar and a good dose of burnt wood. Finale: Of a beautiful length, marked by burnt wood and many spices.
Nose: Lightly burnt toffee, red fruits, heated caramel, vanilla, corn. Apples and wooden board. Very sweet and sweet. Milk chocolate and white chocolate, like a Kinder egg. Palate: Winey and spicy, nice accents of red wine and caramel. Slowly cooked fruits, cocoa and vanilla. Very surprising. Finale: Red licorice, toasted oak, vino, spices. A nice way to say goodbye. Balance: A damn handsome Canadian whiskey, a damn beautiful week whiskey, a hell of a discovery! There is no reason to do without it!