Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Canadian Club Small Batch Classic 12: Whisk(e)y Wednesday presented by Calandro's Supermarket

Canadian Club Small Batch Classic 12
Canada, eh?  Whisk(e)y Wednesday goes north with Canadian Club Small Batch Classic 12 blended Canadian Whiskey.  A faint maple syrup aroma arises from the glass of blended Canadian whiskey.  The flavor of maple persists on the palate with a smooth and easy drinking character.  The whiskey is tasty but ultimately boring.  It has one note all the way through and lacks complexity.  While it is adequate in nose, taste, and finish, it leaves nothing to the imagination and as James put it, is "engineered to please."  The mild flavor is typical of Canadian Whiskey and while those who like smooth blends from the North may really like Canadian Club Small Batch Classic 12, our Raise a Glass crew was ultimately somewhat disappointed in the complexity for a 12 year.  Easy to drink and inoffensive in every way, but also uninteresting to a real connoisseur.

Canadian Club Small Batch Classic 12 Year

66.75 Average Score

Whisk(e)y Wednesday is a blog post series on Bite and Booze sponsored by Calandro's Supermarket. Calandro's has one of Baton Rouge's best selections of bourbon, Scotch, and other whisk(e)ys as well as wine and craft beer. WW is created and rated by the hosts of Raise a Glass. Scores are marked for Nose, Taste, Finish, and Balance and Complexity using our own propriatary scoring system. Marks are then added and averaged, leaving us with a final score out of a 100 point scale. Our scale should be looked at on the full range of 0-100 rather than an academic range where 70 is passing and anything less is failing. A 50 should be considered a very mediocre whisk(e)y while anything below 20 is absolute horse piss and anything above 90 is rather extraordinary.

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