Canadian Club recently released its 43-year-old aged whisky, the third edition of the Chronicles Series. It named this limited-edition whisky “The Speakeasy” in honor of what’s said to be this brand’s role during Prohibition, in which it supplied “secretive speakeasies, including one such illicit watering hole in the distillery’s own basement. “
Batched and barreled in 1977, it was recently bottled at 45% ABV.
“It is just incredible,” said Canadian Club Brand Ambassador Tish Harcus in a prepared statement. “When I tried Canadian Club 42 Year Old, I thought we couldn’t do any better, but then I tried this – it is absolutely stunning.”
“Canadian Club is a leader in the whisky industry, always has been,” added Senior Brand Manager Deepti Gurkar. “We were evolving the brand and building a Canadian Club portfolio long before the rye whisky renaissance even started. As a result, we get to offer consumers a showstopping, beautiful whisky, the Canadian Club 43-Year-Old. It’s spectacular.
“It is the epitome of the Canadian Club brand and its dedication to perfection.”
This very limited edition whisky is available in stores across Canada for around $320 CAD, or about $245 USD, per 750 ml bottle. You’ll find som official tasting notes below for your consideration.
- Aroma: Toasted oak with hints of brown sugar and rich leather
- Palate: Nutmeg spiciness balanced with a subtle sweetness and a touch of dried fruit; complex but smooth and satisfying
- Finish: A warm and lingering sweet oak finish
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Hannah Kanik is a freelance writer from California. Two years ago, she found herself drinking Scottish whisky atop Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh and found her love for whisky and its storytelling side-effects.