Canadian Club’s Latest Is An Ancient 45 Year Canadian Whisky

| November 9, 2022

Canadian Club, noting the heritage of its long standing brand, recently debuted Canadian Club 45 Year Old, the fifth edition, and final expression of its Canadian Club Chronicles Series.

The Canadian Club 45 Year Old, according to those behind it, was batched and barreled back in 1977. Bottled recently at 50% ABV, it has been named “The Icon” to “to pay homage to a past that is as storied as the characters who have sipped the liquid.” It “has been featured on-screen from the 1960’s to the present day across 50 countries by some of film and television’s most iconic characters and played a prominent role in a number of acclaimed and groundbreaking series, such as Mad Men and Boardwalk Empire, and it is this legendary status that ‘The Icon’ pays tribute to.”

“With more than 160 years of history, Canadian Club is truly the industry leader and an icon in the world of Canadian whisky,” said Senior Brand Manager Deepti Gurkar, in a prepared statement. “Canadian Club 45 Year Old: The Icon pays a nod to the significant role that Canadian Club has played not only in the world of whisky, but in historical events and popular culture.

Canadian Club 45 Year Old

Canadian Club, noting the heritage of its long standing brand, recently debuted Canadian Club 45 Year Old, the fifth edition, and final expression of its Canadian Club Chronicles Series.  (image via Canadian Club)

“As the fifth and final expression in this groundbreaking series of award-winning whiskies, Canadian Club 45 Year Old could not be more iconic!”

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Canadian Club 45 Year Old is set to be on shelves this fall, pricing around $500 per 750ml bottle. Official tasting notes are below.

  • Aroma: An enticing blend of warm pear, baking spices, toffee with a hint of leather.
  • Taste: Espresso crema balanced with wine, poached pear, and the nutty sweetness of praline.
  • Finish: Well rounded, smooth, and lingering.

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