Canadian club 100% rye
My mom says I’m cool, therefore I am. My dad doesn’t say much to me at all, so that’s pretty cool too. But, let’s not stray too far. My mom says I’m cool, but I’ve never heard her say shit about you, but you are reading this, so I’ll just have to say you’re pretty cool too, even if I don’t have my mom’s permission, because disobeying your mom is cool.
Over the last couple weeks I’ve been noticing some stuff that falls into two categories: cool and not cool. How can we define and differentiate the two? Well, I’m not sure if I can define the two, but we can sure look over some examples:
Cool: obscene language – example, ‘I hurt my crotch’. Ok, funny, but not too cool. ‘I burnt my dick!’ now that’s cool.
Not cool: burning your dick.
Cool: hair- I love hair. Grow it, curl it, straighten it, dye it, light it on fire, whatever.
Not cool: fire- its not cool. Its hot. Local public access childhood anti-hero “cap’n video” rubbed cheap English leather all over his hands and rubbed it in his beard. He then took some fire to his beard and instantly burned all the hair off his face. When the fire got too hot for his face(self explanatory) he tried to pat out the fire with his hands. The fire then ignited the cologne on his hands setting them on fire too. Never once did he say ‘this is cool.’
Cool: crustacean and bug fights- getting high and watching crawfish, lobsters, giant worms and beetles fight each other and dismantle each other’s limbs is possibly the coolest way you can waste a teenage afternoon.
Not cool: jellyfish- so not cool. Jellyfish are frightening. They don’t have brains or hearts, so they are literally zombies of the ocean. Most of them are invisible to the naked eye and they can sting or poison anybody who they make contact with.
Cool: beards- did you have a beard three years ago, or even longer? Cool.
Not cool: beards- did you just start growing a beard within the last two years? Tisk, tisk, hipster. Take your scarf and cardigan and stop reading this post, but first get me one of those vanilla frappucino things because you’re sitting in a hipster friendly café listening to modest mouse or maroon 5 right now.
Cool: those vanilla frappucino things- get me the largest one you can.
Not cool: hipster friendly cafes.
Cool: rye- lets jam on some rye. We call Canadian whisky rye because when we first started funding our country with excise tax made from whisky, we crafted it from wheat. Then, somebody started adding a little rye grain to it, giving it some spice and a real boost of flavor. In time, people just started saying ‘give me some of that good rye whisky.’ so, Canadian whisky became rye, no matter the make up.
A distinct Canadian club bottle in shape, with clear glass and a hideous forest green label with gold print, stating this is indeed 100% rye whisky. you cant miss it.
Familiar aromas from virgin barrels, foamy bananas, toffee. Burnt sugars, rye sourness, orange peels and roasted nuttiness. Touch barnyard. Lacks a robust punch, rather smooth and easy on the nose.
Super smooth entry and exit. Very soft and smooth and well put together. Rye spices, some sour pickle, butterscotch, cherries and a light exit of lingering pepper. A little bit of wood smoke, but this is a balance of barrel and grain.
This is a blend of 100% straight rye whisky which carries ages between 5 – 7 years.
This is crafted completely in the Alberta premium distillery and shipped to the hiram walker plant to be diluted to 40% and bottled.
There is quite the dispute if this is qualified as an ‘american straight rye’ which means to be aged entirely in unused barrels. I have spoken to representatives and have received mixed answers, although through the aroma, unused barrels have definitely made the majority used in the blend, whether its 100% unused, we may never know.
If you had turned on a television in 2014 you no doubt saw plenty of commercials for this new release. The good people at beam Suntory who own the Canadian club name have really pushed the advertisement on this whisky. in the whisky writing world, bloggers and writers alike are filling up google with different reviews, most of them very positive.
Beam is selling this whisky at a very low price point, of just 1.50$ more than cc premium, driving this particular bottle to the younger demographic.
First impressions were quite pleasing, but this started to bore me quickly as a sipper. A decent sip and its priced for a great mixer which tastes like a young American style rye.