Lot No. 40 Canadian whisky, produced at the Hiram-Walker Distillery in Windsor, Canada, is set to have a second product hitting U.S. store shelves – Lot No. 40 Dark Oak.
Lot No. 40 Dark Oak, according to those behind it, is described as being a bigger, bolder version of Lot No. 40. Like the original whisky, it is a 100% rye grain whisky that’s distilled in a pot still, but this new release is presented at a higher proof (96 proof) and twice barreled in new oak barrels. The first barreling is a char no. 2, but the second barreling is a char no. 4 which is what gives the whisky more depth of flavor and a darker color.
“We are very excited to bring this award-winning whisky to the US,” said Master Blender Dr. Don Livermore in a prepared statement. “Lot 40 Dark Oak sets a new standard for Canadian rye whisky. 100% rye, pot-distilled, double aged in number 2 and number 4 new white oak casks, and 48% ABV – ticks all the boxes when making premium whisky.
“Absolutely one of my favorite whiskies in the world.”
Lot No. 40 Dark Oak is making its way across U.S. retail channels, including in New York, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Portland and Dallas/Ft. Worth.
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