Review: Lord Calvert Black Canadian Whisky / by Jason Hambrey

ABV
40%
Aging
3 years
Recipe
N/A
Distillers N/A

A relatively new bottling from Calvert, originally an American brand though bought by Seagrams and ran as an independent brand within the company (as was their policy) until it eventually ran its course to being owned by Luxco today. I have reviewed an old Seagram's Calvert, too.


Review (2017)

  • Batch: N/A
  • Bottling Code: N/A
  • Bottling Date: ~2017

The nose is pretty oily, dry, and lightly spicy. Orange peel, old clove, walnut oil, green cardamom, and butter. Dried fruit, pine – overall very much a classically blended Canadian soft and young nose – though it doesn’t smell immature. The palate is quite sweet – almost artificially so. It’s a bit oily with some central vanilla and not a lot else other than some evergreen wood and an old bag of baking spices. The finish is sweet and sugary, with light baking spices and old dried orange peel. Not nearly as good as the old vintage Calvert Canadian I recently had.

Score: 72/100

Value: 71/100 (based on $25)