Creamy vanilla custard | Cinnamon buns | Hot cinnamon candies | Mint toothpaste | Rye grain | Potent
Sweet cinnamon | Rye spice | Bubble gum | Touch of orange | Creamy | Impactful
Warm spice | Cinnamon | Warm before becoming hot
Here’s a lesson in sometimes less is more. Compared to the 130.2 proof batch, this batch isn’t as complex, offering a traditional rye flavor profile, but it does it with a much better delivery. More creamy, offering more sweet and spicy notes, with a ramping up of heat that simply leaves an impression after every sip. I applaud the more out of the box profile of the 130.2 proof batch, but the 132 proof batch leaves its mark in a very impactful way. A rye offering cinnamon and spice isn’t exactly news, but how it delivers these flavors makes the difference. 100% ryes, especially Canadian ones, don’t often taste like this, with it having more in common with Thomas H. Handy than WhistlePig or Canadian Club special releases. Many slept on Alberta announcing this product as Canadian rye whiskey and it hasn’t had a recent watershed moment to shine. Now it might finally have one. They just have to do something about the awful screw cap for their next release.