Review: Goodridge & Williams Western Grains Canadian Whisky / by Jason Hambrey

Ex-bourbon finish
Wheat, Rye, Corn and Malted Barley
Distiller Gooderidge & Williams (Delta, British Columbia)

This whisky is aged in American oak, and then finished in an ex-bourbon cask.

Review (2020)

  • Batch: N/A

  • Bottling Code: N/A

  • Bottling Date: 2019

Some solid Ferrero Rocher, here! Lots of nuts, chocolate, baking spices, green pear, hazelnut skins, banana bread, and toffee. A touch of red wine tannins on the finish, too, and some dried fruit contribution. A bit like a blended Scotch, in terms of whisky – with lots going on from many different angles. I’m impressed with the chocolate and Ferrero Rocher, though.

Value: Low. Doesn’t quite do it for me. But, it got a gold medal at the Canadian Whisky Awards, which tends to be a pretty hard nut to crack - so clearly lots of folks with good palates like it more than I do. Which, if I was the consumer here, would make me want to get one to decide.