Review: North of 7 Canadian Whisky (Mini) / by Jason Hambrey

Image copyright by North of 7 Distillery. Used with Permission.

Image copyright by North of 7 Distillery. Used with Permission.

ABV
40%
Aging
3 Years; Virgin Charred Oak
Recipe
51% Corn, 26% Wheat, 12% Rye, 12% Barley
Distiller North Of 7 (Ottawa, Ontario)

Apparently the LCBO, Ontario's sole liquor supplier, has not been carrying as many minis and it's opened up a market for more minis for hotels! So North of 7 started producing minis, available at the distillery and elsewhere. It's their same standard 4 grain whisky, but at 40% instead of the usual 45%.


Review (2018)

  • Batch: N/A

  • Bottling Code: N/A

  • Bottling Date: 2018

The nose you expect from North of 7, grain centred but with a nice kick of oaky spice. Dried apricot, clove, plum, and a herbal quality like dried oregano. The lightest touch of cedar, too. The palate is quite spicy and dry, with a nice kick of oaky spice, caramel, leading gently to a dried fruit finish and eventually fresh pears, morphing between grain-centred flavour and spice. Not a drop in quality from their standard stuff, but it is better at the 45% standard bottling proof.

Still, I’d prefer this to many of the standard issue minis...

Value: N/A