Monday, June 14, 2010
Review: Gibson's Finest Rare 18 years Canadian Whisky
It seems every time I pull the cork on this bottle, I am hit with a sickening waft of pure alcohol. But don’t worry, it passes and in no way is a reflection on what follows.
In the glass, the nose is not offensive, but not memorable. I smell corn. Reminiscent of bourbon. Canadian whisky tends not to be floral on the nose and this is no exception. I am detecting some vanilla. The aromas of this Canadian whisky are very restrained. Nothing special.
A sign of many great whiskies is the ability to start out sweet, but gracefully transition to a dry as tumble weed, tart finish. Gibson’s Finest does this beautifully.
Ice and Canadian whisky go well together and are particularly refreshing during the summer months. This whisky is very smooth and inviting. Ice is not needed to tame the flavor profile. It's a personal decision. Neat or with ice, you will definitely enjoy it.
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