||~7 yrs; Ex-Tennessee Whisky Barrel|
||100% Canadian Malted Barley|
|Distiller||Shelter Point (Vancouver Island, British Columbia)|
This whisky, distilled in 2011, is a cask-strength exclusive for the Strath whisky store in Victoria. It is a single cask….and it is rather excellent. 120 bottles produced.
Batch: “Classic” for the Strath, distilled 2011
Bottling Code: N/A
Bottling Date: 2018
Interesting – spicy, grainy, with nice dried fruit integrated throughout. This is so rich, one of the richer Shelter Points I’ve tried – and one of the better ones. It’s quite refined, bordering on elegance - and big. The dried fruit just blossoms in the glass as it sits, but with other fruits coming forward too – apple juice, strawberry and black currant too. The palate is loaded with spice, fruit, and brown sugar.
Highly Recommended (48% of all whiskies I’ve reviewed to date get this recommendation or higher). Just terrific stuff…perhaps my second favourite Shelter Point to date (after the Strath’s other whisky, Avant-Garde Barley).
Value: Average. Very nice whisky, but still at a price ($110).