[Review] Alberta Rye Whisky Dark Batch

Alberta Rye Dark BatchProof: 90 | Price: $35 (+/-) | Rating: 3

So third time is the charm right? Sort of. This week and this adventure is getting costly and irritating. I suppose its something to do while we wait for the big explosion of bourbons that usually arrive in the fall. But man oh man Alberta Rye Whisky Dark Batch is a weird one. So this is a blended rye, and if I’m reading reddit right it’s two ryes and a bit of bourbon mixed in. Okay whatever, again I’m beginning to think this is all just some sort of practical joke that americans are playing on canadians as a payback for Nickelback. It’s rough, that’s for sure. Quite a punchy little nose that’s really earthy with pine and campfire and a little bit of smoke, not a lot. Some espresso as well. After the last two bottles I opened, I was surprised and almost looking forward to tasting it.

That’s where things got kind of weird. I can’t put my finger on it, but there was something off about the taste. I don’t know if it was a bad batch or the blend got jacked up, but it got sweeter with the more sips that I took. At first sip it was consistent with the nose, but as I went on it became more like canned preserves that went bad and a bit syrupy. I couldn’t handle more than one glass, and promptly gave this to my neighbor who likes to shoot guns.

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