Review: Pemberton Valley Single Malt / by Jason Hambrey

3 Years
100% Organic Malted Barley
Distillery Pemberton Distillery (Pemberton, BC)

This whisky is presented beautifully, a perfect craft presentation, I would say - cask, bottle, materials, distill date, bottling date, and the distiller. The whisky is pot-distilled, and aged in a full size bourbon barrel. Different casks exist - obviously of different quality. I have reviewed only the one cask below - but have heard they have much better stuff in their inventory.

Review (2015)

  • Batch: Cask 1
  • Bottling Code: N/A
  • Bottling Date: 2015

Lots of cherry - cherry pits, cherry liqueur, cherry beer - fighting some oily grain. Grassy, herbal, and spicy underneath it all as well, with linseed oil and nectarines adding complexity to the mix. On the palate, some apples come into the mix with some buttery oak as well emerging to some light sour spice on the finish. Cherries stay in the mix throughout.

Score: 58/100

Value: 35/100 (based on $90)