Monday, March 25, 2019

Whisky Review: Lot no. 40 Rye Whisky



Lot no. 40 Rye Whisky

Category 
Canadian Whisky 

ABV 
43% 

Format 
750 ml

Closure
Cork stopper

Mashbill 
100% unmalted rye 

Wood Management 
Virgin Oak, heavy char 

Distillery 
Hiram Walker Distillery 

Distributor 
Corby Spirit and Wine Ltd. 

Age Statement 
None. 

Nose 
Copper pennies, rye bread, a little floral. 

Palate 
Dry, dusty rye bread, cinnamon, bruised oranges. 

Finish 
Long with plenty of guess what? Rye! Organic, dark German sour bread comes to mind. A little minty with green bitter lemongrass. 

Conclusion 
If you like a bold rye whisky then do try this. The price is reasonable and it delivers a lot of strong rye notes.  For the price, you get good value for money. If you like gentle American ryes with a bit of corn in the mash bill to soften and sweeten things, then you may not like this whisky. 

Cheers! 




Jason Debly

2 comments:

  1. Hey Jason! Thanks for the post, always great to read your opinion on Canadian and/or rye whisky. It´s kinda complicated to get Lot no. 40 Rye from here, so, for the time being, will have to go for Bulleit Rye instead - would be cool if you could drop a line about this one too ;-) Cheers from the Czech Republic!

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    1. I can certainly review that. Will do so soon!

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