Review: Canadian Club 30 Years Old

Review: Canadian Club 30 Years Old

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Celebrating 150 years of whiskymaking, Canadian Club recently put out a very limited edition 30-year-old bottling. With just 3000 bottles produced (there’s no mention of it on the Canadian Club website), finding it might be tough. But if you track it down, here’s what you should expect the experience to be like.

Bright amber in color, the nose is surprisingly light and only hints at wood. The first taste of the body reveals light wood notes but lots of flavor beyond that. Dried apple and banana, caramel and honey, and a good amount of spice from the rye component here. The whisky starts out hot but soon mellows — you really don’t need water with it — and its character grows the more you taste it.

There’s a touch of bitterness on the finish that tarnishes an otherwise very interesting and fairly well-balanced whisky, but it’s not quite on par with Crown Royal No. 16, which still stands as my top ultra-premium Canadian (and runs half the price).

80 proof.

A- / $200 / canadianclubwhisky.com

Canadian Club 30 Year Olds

$200
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Rating

9.0/10

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  3. CHRISTOS on July 14, 2010 at 5:25 pm

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  4. marty ottinger on December 31, 2013 at 9:43 am

    I,VE GOT A BOTTLE OF CANADIAN MIST WITH THE 1966 SEAL ON IT. NEVER BEEN OPEN. WHAT MIGHT THIS BE WORTH

  5. Walter on May 29, 2017 at 7:48 am

    I have a bottle of 30 year old Canadian Club bottled in 1991 and limited to 1000 bottles. Any info on this?

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