Canadian By Allyson Nichols / December 27, 2020 One of the first distilleries out of Canada to create a true 100% rye whisky, Alberta Distillers is releasing a limited edition of its Alberta Premium Cask Strength Rye (65.1 – 66.1% ABV) to the U.S. market for the first time. Distilled in Calgary and aged for a minimum of five years, the whisky was created using pure 100% Canadian prairie grains grown by local farmers and Rocky Mountain spring water for a drink best served neat or on the rocks. Alberta Premium Cask Strength Rye (image via Beam-Suntory) “Alberta Distillers prides ourselves on being the producer of the world’s number one selling 100% rye whisky in Alberta Premium,” George Teichroeb, General Manager of Alberta Distillery said, in a prepared statement. “We wanted to release a cask strength rye so our whisky fans can experience a 100% rye whisky in its purest form: straight from the barrel. This whisky truly is a great representative of our commitment to crafting superior rye whisky.” The Alberta Premium Cask Strength Rye originally made a name for itself in the Canadian market where it sold out for months. The award-winning whiskey, according to official tasting notes, has an aroma that hints of sweet, woody and oaky, with a hint of vanilla. On the palate it gives consumers an exceptionally smooth taste with notes of caramel, vanilla and just a hint of chocolate, as well as rye and black currant, and a lingering finish of spice, warm vanilla and dark fruit. Alberta Premium Cask Strength Rye has become available across the U.S. in very limited quantities with a suggested retail price of around $70 for a 750ml, faceted glass bottle. Read More Whiskey NewsColumn: Canada’s Craft Whisky Industry Is Growing UpAlberta Distillers, for those that don’t know them, was founded in 1946 and is today owned by Beam-Suntory. In addition to Alberta Premium, the Alberta Distillers portfolio also includes Banff Ice Vodka, Alberta Pure Vodka, Alberta Springs Whisky, Windsor Canadian Whisky, and Banff Ice Summit Vodka. Get Jefferson's Ocean at ReserveBar. Shop now!