Canadian club 20 year
*please approach this with a candid mindset*
The devil is a well dressed man. He’s an attractive man too. He would speak kindly, suggestively and seductively. He is not loud, outspoken or boisterous, but rather calm, soft spoken and clever. The devil is well aged and wise, he has seen things.
He would have to be to sell us our desire, lust and intention, our guilty pleasure.
It was said that Robbie Johnson, approached the devil on a dusty old set of train tracks and signed a contract, with his soul as the collateral. Robbie Johnson created the greatest blues album ever written and to this day is well regarded as the most influential blues musician to date. He died at 27, the most famous blues musician ever.
The devil , though, he needs a break, just as the rest of us do, and I believe he enjoys a drink, like the rest of us do.
What product might we find him sipping? What could be well aged, sexy, subtle yet bold and come in a sleek black offering, trimmed with gold? Canadian club 20, of course!
Sleek, tall, slender cc offering with a classic black and gold label. Very humble, but yet, speaks in volumes.
Sherry soaked maraschino, dark rum and fig cake. raspberries rolled in vanilla sugar along brown sugar and grandpas old dusty workshop. There is some hard English toffee, cinnamon toast and flower pedals.
Spicy fruit cake, cloves, cardamom, candied walnuts, orange peel and sherried cherries. Dusty and chalky before long, semi dry finish.
Hiram walker crafted his own whisky in the US simply named ‘club’ whisky. some years later, he had rebranded the club whisky to ‘canadian club’ because the thought of letting everybody know it was indeed Canadian was a giant selling gimmick. It has worked most definitely, as Canadian club is now sold in over 150 countries worldwide.
Quite simply, this is the exact same blend of Canadian club as you might mix into a manhattan or rye and ginger, the only exception being that this has been aged for an additional 14 years. Those extra years make quite the example of how fine this can be. Its become an exceptional sipper.
The club whisky was originally crafted in Detroit and when prohibition came around in the USA, the whole project was moved just across the lake and hiram walker made roots in the now completely legal Windsor, Canada.
I would like to keep a bottle of this on hand at all times. I produce this for friends who are ‘not so sure’ about Canadians.