Alberta Distillers Ltd recently announced the release of the 2022 version of its popular Alberta Premium Cask Strength Rye.
The Alberta Premium Cask Strength Rye 2022 edition, according to those behind it, is a 100% Canadian rye that marks the third installment since its introduction to the U.S. in 2020. Distilled in Calgary, Alberta, it is made from 100% Canadian Prairie rye grains grown by local farmers and distilled with glacier fed spring water from the surrounding Rocky Mountains. The liquid is 100% pot distilled and aged in new white oak barrels.
“Our cask strength release has continued to capture the attention of whisky enthusiasts globally and is something we’re delighted to bring back this year,” said George Teichroeb, General Manager of Alberta Distillers, in a prepared statement. “For distillers like myself, cask strength whiskies are where we get to demonstrate our skill and craftsmanship, as the final product is completely unadulterated. This liquid is a product of that craftsmanship and our ongoing commitment to delivering world-class 100% rye whisky.”
Packaged in faceted glass bottles, Alberta Premium Cask Strength Rye is available in limited quantities in select U.S. markets right now for around $80 for a 750ml bottle. It is best enjoyed neat with a drop of water, on the rocks, and features the following official tasting notes.
- Proof 63.5%
- Taste: Exceptionally smooth with notes of caramel, vanilla and a hint of chocolate balanced with the spiciness of rye and black currant
- Finish: Smooth and lingering with the complexity of spice, warm vanilla and dark fruit
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