Review: Mt. Logan 5 Year Old Canadian Whisky / by Jason Hambrey

5 Years; Ex-bourbon barrels
100% Wheat
Distiller Highwood (High River, Alberta)

Mount Logan is a brand of sourced Highwood whisky, developed between Ryan Engen, the Director of Spirits at Liquor Depot and Wine and Beyond to create an exclusive, high quality brand of Canadian whisky. The lineup includes this 5 year old, a 100% Corn 15 Year Old, and a 100% Corn 20 Year Old - all sourced and developed alongside Highwood Distillery.

Review (2017)

  • Batch: N/A

  • Bottling Code: 6119

  • Bottling Date: ~2016

A soft, sweet, and spicy nose, with maple, candle wax, cedar, oak, licorice root, and cola – it favors time. Baking spice, and a bit dusty. The palate is clean, light, and sweet with cream of wheat and a nice edge of spicy, vegetal, rye – mint, licorice root, cola. As an entry level whisky, this is great – easy, yet with subtle complexity – seemingly growing in body as you drink it. The finish is mainly on dry oak, pepper, and some clove – but, eventually, full of wheat. Definitely Classical Canadian in style.

It has the body and profile to mix quite well. I do like the dry and spicy finish, and the rye really lifts this one up.

Recommended (81% of whiskies I’ve reviewed to date get this recommendation or higher).

Value: High. A good whisky, and cheap.