Alberta Premium Cask Strength Rye 130.2 Proof


Classification: Rye

Company: Alberta Distillers

Distillery: Alberta Distillers

Release Date: December 2020

Proof: 130.2

Age: NAS

Mashbill: 100% Rye

Color: Gold

MSRP: $70 (2021)

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Vanilla custard | Green apple | Mint | Honey | Light spice | Straightforward


Hearty nut | Rye grain | Maple | Rye spice | Excellent mouthfeel


Candied apple | Leather | Mild oak | Nut | Slightly dry | Light ethanol | Warming spice aftertaste


At first sip there wasn’t much that impressed me right out of the gate. The nose is pleasant and efficient, the palate is a nut and spice forward affair, and the finish is a bit flat. Tasting through it with more of a keen eye (or tongue), parts of the whiskey start to reveal their virtues. The nose is straightforward, yet the vanilla custard against the spice is compelling. The palate is spearheaded by its maple and nut notes that work well in tandem, and are capped off with a silky mouthfeel. Finally, while the finish is uneventful, it's more than serviceable, offering a candied apple note against its warming spice. The mileage you get out of this 130.2 proof batch of Alberta Premium Cask Strength Rye seems to change on a sip by sip basis. At times it's quite enjoyable, others merely serviceable, yet it never ventures close to completely wowing you either. For its price, it offers just enough to warrant a look.

The sample used for this review was provided to us at no cost courtesy its respective company. We thank them for allowing us to review it with no strings attached.
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Written By: Eric Hasman

March 29, 2021
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