Review: Canadian Rockies 10 Year Old Canadian Whisky / by Jason Hambrey

10 yrs
Producer Highwood (High River, Alberta)

This whisky is another whisky produced by the Canadian Rockies company, which also boasts a terrific 21 Year Old. This is the younger brother.

Review (2017)

  • Batch: N/A

  • Bottling Code: N/A

  • Bottling Date: ~2013

Sweet caramel, apple, lots of apple seed, coconut, maple, freshly made polenta, and even a bit of worn leather. This, without a question, has the characteristics revealing that it is on its way towards becoming one of the great long aged Canadian corn whiskies like Highwood Ninety 20 or Canadian Rockies 21. The palate is easy, sweet, and quite vibrant in its corn character – a bit of nutmeg and clove on the finish too, with light bitterness. The finish has sweet fresh corn on the cob, vanilla, fresh parmesan, and light clove and a touch of cinnamon. Since my reference is the older aged corn whiskies, I can’t help but comparing them – this is more reminiscent of fresh sweet corn, and brighter fruit – the older stuff has more dried fruit, leather, and of course oak. But this has a nice character, and it is remarkably easy to drink. It would do fine as an everyday whisky.

Value: N/A (Taiwan only). But a decent whisky, and given the prices of other Canadian Rockies products, I expect it’s decent.