canadian club 12 year

Canadian club 12 year old small batch

Batch c12-401

 

You’re a shoe in

 

We here at the cwe office used to love getting mail or random packages; when we were little Canadian whisky enthusiacs we used to receive stuffed animals to play with or video game magazines and as we grew up, we received Columbia house pyramid scheme albums, or mail order hashish. As time passes on, we grew up and now we despise getting mail or random packages because all we get now are hydro bills and subpoenas. Getting mail isn’t fun for anybody, I mean, even brad pitt received a package containing Gwyneth paltrow’s severed head and he didn’t even eat it. He just cried. Wuss.

If you really want to surprise somebody though, don’t spend all that money on buying a package, or paying for air mail, just put something in the ocean and let some random passerby discover it, kind of like the beach combers that keep discovering severed feet washing up on the shores of british Columbia.

Yup, people are actually discovering feet, right feet, more specifically washing up on the shores of british Columbia and that American state right below british Columbia. It’s been happening for over a decade now and everybody investigating the issue is baffled by what they’ve discovered.

People are getting closer to discovering why we have feet washing up on the shore of b.c. but we still don’t really have much for concrete evidence. Some people are discovering that the feet are still wearing nike air, or new balance shoes, and just because these people have poor taste in footwear, does it mean we should take a hacksaw to their feet and throw them in the ocean?

Yes.

But, still, this isn’t the reason they’re washing up on shore. A popular hypothesis states that the nike air shoes and new balance shoes have little pockets of air inside them and after a body disintegrates on the ocean floor for a while, the foot will simply rot away and become buoyant from those air pockets. The shoe will then float to the top of the water and the tide will simply bring in your dogs newest chew toy.

That’s a fun theory and all, but it doesn’t explain why some of the 14 severed feet discovered so far are wearing fishing boots, hiking boots, loafers, why the majority are right feet and why none of those b.c. hipster chefs aren’t stuffing those trotters full of foie gras and serving them for $400 a plate.

So, here’s our collective theory for you: maybe the people whose feet are missing tried to send a distress signal, an SOS if you will. A very popular method of sending an SOS is to write a note on a piece of paper and float it in a bottle and let the tide bring the bottle with the note to shore. It’s a great idea and the practice has enjoyed some success in the past. The only way it wouldn’t be successful is if the victims who aren’t as tall as they used to be used a flat, rectangular bottle like the style of bottle Canadian club packs its 12 year old whisky into. Those flat bottles can shatter very easily, and the note won’t get to your rescuer, so you’ll die miserably on an ocean floor. The positive side is that you won’t lose an arm and a leg to buy it.

Alc. 40%

Bottle:

Flat, rectangular bottle with a black plastic screw top. The label is a black, textured wrap with white and gold lettering. Theres a small tan colored tag on the bottom of the label; stating which batch this is and of course, ambiguously misleading the definition of small batch.

Nose:

Egg nog, toffee, vanilla cream, sawdust and wood shop. Maple sugar, hard candies and slight acetone hiding in the back. Cereal and some strawberries.

Taste:

Thin, sweet with fudge and butterscotch. Some red fruits, baking spice and drying tannins. Sweet and spicy. Starts out very sweet with vanilla fudge and toffee, ends with some oak , fruit and spice to round off the sweet entry. Quick exit.
Overall:

A pleasant Canadian which is spicy, sweet. This could be used a sip or a mix in a classic clean cocktail such as an old fashioned, rather than a highball. Ginger ale or cola would kill this bottle.

Please note:

This is not the first release of this particular bottle, rather it is a rebirth of an old classic from Canadian club. Whereas before, the old Canadian club 12 year old was more suited for mixing or drinking on ice due to a spicy and unbalanced blend, this new bottling is much more refined.

With the reincarnation of cc 12 we see the old practice of blending at birth involved, meaning all the spirits used in the blend are mixed together prior to aging in barrels, rather than blending afterwards.

The barrels used to age this particular batch are old used bourbon barrels, which are then re-charred to burn off the old bourbon influence and reactivate some of the old charcoal inside the barrel to reinvigorate the spirit. this re-char helps lend some superior butterscotch and vanilla to the flavor profile.