Tap Rye Sherry Finished 8 Years Old Canadian Rye Whisky

The Data

Category   Whisky

Sub-Category   Canadian Rye Whisky

Origion   Quebec

Retail Price   $39.99

ABV   40.5%

In the Glass

Appearance

Brilliant amber to copper color.

Aromatics

The aromatics are very grain focused with toasted grains and nuts with supporting notes of clove, allspice, cinnamon bark, rancio, vanilla bean, and black pepper.

Flavor

The palate echoes the nose perfectly with a lush, caramel-accented sweet grain core with loads of spice, dried fruit, and pepper.

Intensity & Texture

Wonderfully intense without being over-the-top showing great balance with a generous dose of acidity that keeps it vibrant.

Cool Factor

A

The arrival of a number of quality and intriguing Canadian Whiskies in the marketplace is long overdue and the Tap Sherry Finished is certainly among this new breed of modern Whiskies.

Value Grade

B

We have arrived in a world that $40 Whisky is moderately priced. We would certainly pay the asking price for a dram of this quality.

Analysis

This Whisky is distilled in both a pot still and column stills. The Rye Whisky then aged for a minimum of eight years before it's given a small addition of Amontillado Sherry and briefly rested in charred white oak casks. The Sherry notes in this Whisky are subtle and therefore supporting the rich, rye core. Often Sherry finishing can takeover.

How to Enjoy

Tap Sherry Finished is great as a solo performer or served on ice. It is also great in cocktails making a fine addition to the traditional Manhattan.

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