Katherine snagged this bottle (I know, right?) on a recent trip home to the ‘Scosh (no one calls it that). We were pretty stoked to try this – one of Canada’s only scotch-style single malts, and Katherine had tried another expression from this Distillery and quite enjoyed it.
Unfortunately, the 17y Icewine Cask doesn’t stand up. Its overproofed at 54.6% and you can taste every percentage point. This burns off most of the rest of the flavour notes.
Neat: Katherine – 2 different noses, gentle sniffing yields caramel & spice. A good hoot, though, will have your nose burning unpleasantly. Tastes painful, not much beyond the burn. Me – Honey & vanilla in the nose. Tastes of butter, burn, then cereal, like breathing out with a mouth full of Shreddies.
With Ice: The goggles do nothing.
Resorted to a splash of water – still basically undrinkable.
Try it? No. Buy it? No.