|Producer||Authentic Seacoast (Guysborough, NS)|
This whisky is sourced from the prairies and is partially matured at the Authentic Seacoast distillery in Guysborough, Nova Scotia.
Bottling Code: N/A
Bottling Date: 2019
The nose follows suit of a traditional younger Canadian whisky that has had a decent amount of oak extraction - pine, caramel, maple, burnt wood, brown sugar, toasted wood, raisins, cinnamon, intense woodiness, maple, and butter. The taste follows suit from the nose, but I also get some white chocolate and a growing piney wood character with tannins slowly building. The finish has a burst of vanilla, fading tannins, and some bitterness.
The balance isn’t great - it’s very woody and big, but lacks subtlety and doesn’t integrate the spirit characters in with the heavy barrel flavours. I like it with a touch of water.
Value: Low to Average. At $47, it’s not a bad price against whisky as a whole – but in the Canadian category you can do better. It’s still sourced distillate, which is slim pickings generally – I’m quite interested to see what their own distillate will be like.