Thursday, April 14, 2011

(Review) Canadian Club 6 year 80 proof

Mystique: 1-10 points
Score: 9
Everything about it is classy and classic

Color: 1-10 points
Score: 9
Crystalline Amber catches light like a jewel

Scent: 1-10 points
Score: 8
Smells smooth and well blended hint of oak

Initial Impression: 1-10 points
Score: 9
Classic with an excellent reputation

Mouthfeel: 1-10 points
Score: 9
Even / Wet / Slightly Oily aftertaste

Taste: 1-10 x 4 points
Score: 38
Very Smooth Slight burn on the back end mellow taste stays with you

Raw Score Total: 80 points

Bonus Points:
Value: 1-10 points
Score: 10
$16.99 for 1.75

Total Score: 90 points

What is there to say about this classic whiskey? A lot actually if your into cocktail and spirit history. The short review is that you will not find a better whiskey in this price range. Even for 10-20 bucks more you're not going to find a smooth, tasty, perfectly blended whiskey like this. It's been a top selling brand for 150 years for a reason. It has received the Royal Seal from Queen Victoria, Invented the Manhattan for Lady Churchill, and been bootlegged by Al Capone during prohibition. The tale of the American entrepreneur that went to Canada to make whiskey sounds like movie script. If you go to the very in depth CC web page they'll tell you the whole story, and you'll see they are quite proud of their history and heritage. You pour it in the glass and you’re faced with an amber jewel. The smell is mellow. A hint of vanilla, and oak. The taste is smooth, but not too smooth. A perfectly blended experience of warm wet oakey flavor. It stays with you like a security blanket. The one problem with CC is it may seem a little old fashioned or boring. The new ad campaign emphasizing manliness and cool may change that view with the younger crowd. I can see hipsters latching on to it, to have with or instead of their PBR's and Millers. It's gong to make me laugh though watching unmanly skinny jeaned kids drinking it though. This whiskey is cool like the rat pack and James Bond (btw it's what he drank in the books not vodka martinis). It's not cool like that apartment your mommy and daddy are paying for is. Instead I like to picture Sean Connery and Earnest Hemingway drinking it while arm wrestling alligators and discussing the finer points of how great that broad's tits were that walked by. I think I'll leave you with that image. :)

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