Caribou Crossing Single Barrel Canadian Whisky NV
Beverage Testing Institute Review Rated 90 Aromas of honeyed raisin toast, grain husk, whole nuts, and delicate anise cookie follow through on a soft, gentle entry to a dryish medium body with oily pistachio brittle, tobacco and subtle baking spice notes. Finishes with touch of melted milk chocolate, earth, and light warming pepper on the easy going finish. A smooth, enveloping, feminine style, with a solid core of subtle flavors. The barrels used for Caribou Crossing were hand-selected by Sazerac's Master Blender Drew Mayville. He selected the most mature and flavor-rich samples available and oversaw the bottling of each individual barrel. Each bottle of Caribou Crossing has its own subtle uniqueness. Whisky buffs can expect to taste radiantly-hued nectar with a nod to the tantalizing silky texture provided by the barrel. The rye grain cuts through the wood flavors making its spicy presence known without risking the creamy vanilla custard smoothness. The finish is oak with an orangey tang.
External Reviews for Caribou Crossing Single Barrel Canadian Whisky
Double Gold at 2010 San Francisco World Spirits Competition - Malt Advocate 93pts. - A deceivingly light orange color, belying the amount of rich flavor it has inside. Big orange and citrus character dominate the spirit, with spiciness from the whiskey s rye underpinnings cutting through and bringing an exotic touch to the spirit s finish. Wood character is light, with sweet vanilla notes from barrel aging giving plenty of balance to the racier notes in the blend. It isn t a big or overwhelming whiskey, by any stretch, but unlike so many Canadian whiskeys it is really nice and smooth on its own, in need of nothing more than an empty vessel.