Review: Mt. Logan 15 Year Old Canadian Whisky / by Jason Hambrey

15 Years
100% Corn
Distiller Alberta Distillers (Alberta)

A 15 year old, 100% corn whisky sourced from Highwood Distillery for the Mt Logan brand, exclusive to Liquor Depot and Wine and Beyond. Highwood sources their corn whisky, so this is essentially a double sourced whisky.

Review (2017)

  • Batch: N/A

  • Bottling Code: 6119

  • Bottling Date: ~2016

That is a classic highwood corn nose – waxy, sweet, and dry corn with lots of vanilla, honeycomb, maple, and beeswax. However, this is a bit different from the Highwood products in some of the spice distribution – it is a bit more rubbery, with more anise and licorice. The palate is lightly sweet, and slightly tannic – light dried corn, vanilla, clove, and anise – tingling spice, malt, pleasant corn, and wax on the end. Very easy. Overall, soft, quiet, and complex only in a particular flavor camp – sweet, woody, waxy, and sweet heavy floral (i.e. honey). Again, as with Mt. Logan 5, this would be a good base for subtle cocktails (which is not true of every whisky!). I suppose I should note that the Rum Howler disagrees with me, though.

Lightly rubbery on the finish. The dry spice on the finish ups the score on this one a full point.

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

Value: Average. A decent buy for the price, but you can do better.