Gooderham & Worts Four Grain Canadian Whiskey (750 ml)
A deep golden amber, slightly cloudy and oily. The nose is dominated by strong notes of licorice and cinnamon Red Hots, with some light brown sugar and baking spice tagging along. Chewy caramel candy and a bit of eucalyptus and menthol present as well. There’s some moderate ethanol heat that almost comes across as punchy black tea.
Up front there are loads of rich brown sugar, green grains, cinnamon hard candies, and ginger snap cookies. It’s quite the confectionary roadshow, with peanut brittle and caramel corn off in the background. The mouthfeel is viscous and warming with low astringency, though the alcohol does make itself known. It’s rich and full in a way that is almost brash compared to most Canadian whiskys, with fine oak tannins keeping the sweetness in check and generous warming spices.
- Corn, rye, barley, and wheat
- 44.4% ABV
- 750 ml