Lot 40 Cask Strength

Lot 40 CS

Price: $70 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Hiram-Walker & Sons / Corby Spirit

Region: Canada

55% ABV

Mashbill: 100% rye

Aged For: 12 years

Cask Type: New white oak barrels

Chill Filtered: No

Color Added: Unknown



Color: Tawny

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.

Nose: Rye spice, heavily floral, nutmeg, oak, fennel, dill, anise

Mouthfeel: Full bodied and dry

Palate/Taste: Rye, dill, mint, sage, bay leaves, chili peppers, mint, and a sour note

Finish: Warm and lasting, with the sour note again appearing for me, dry spices, tannins, and herbs

Thoughts: This is well made rye, and everyone else who has it loves it, so I’ll be the odd man out and say that even though I can appreciate it, I didn’t enjoy it that much. The flavors are just not tuned to my palate. So when you see my score, you can view it as one of my enjoyment, not the quality of the dram.

Score: 75 out of 100

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