Review: Last Mountain Canadian Whisky / by Jason Hambrey

3-5 yrs
Producer Last Mountain (Lumsden, Saskatchewan)

This is a wheat whisky which is aged 3-5 years in ex-bourbon barrels before being recasked to age for a longer period of time. Though this whisky is in production, along with their Private Reserve, there is hope for more wheat and rye whisky to be released as stocks mature.

Review (2015; Blind)

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

Light, fruity, and floral: clean grape, dry rye, cookie dough, and some rich oaky vanilla. With everything else lightly integrated into the whisky, there is a surprising set of tannins in the mix here which add to the whisky quite well. There is quite a nice confectionary sweetness and character (which really comes to its own in their “private reserve”). Really great stuff coming out of this distillery.

Score: 83/100

Value: 76/100 (based on $33)

Review (2016)

  • Batch: N/A
  • Bottling Date: 2016
  • Bottling Code: N/A

Dry, spicy, and slightly sweet with palm sugar, green wood, nutmeg, clove, green wood, and light oak. The palate is slightly sweet, continuing with lots of spices in a fairly traditional Canadian style with some terrific wax. Corn and oak carry the finish nicely.  Overall, it’s slightly confectionary, and, though not the most complex of whiskies – this is very easy.

Score: 82/100

Value: 71/100 (based on $33)