Alberta Premium Rye Whisky 750ml
The first sip brings a bevy of fine wood spices and both fruity rye and dusty dry grain. I notice a light butterscotch sweetness, as well as some spicy heat which reminds me of orange peel. There is also a winding dry bitterness within the whisky which seems to pucker the mouth and causes me to steal another sip to wet the palate once more. A mild undercurrent of almond and a few touches of light tobacco flavour round out the whisky.
Alberta Distillers Limited (ADL) own the oldest distillery in Western Canada. It is situated in Calgary Alberta and has been producing spirits in the same location for well over 60 years. The distillery is part of the Beam/Suntory portfolio. Alberta Premium is the flagship whisky of Alberta Distillers Limited.