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The World’s Top Whiskey Expert Says This Is One of the Best Bottles of the Year

Canadian Club’s new 41-year-old expression is its oldest to date.


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For all the good winning ribbons does for a bottle of whiskey (with or without the “e”), no panel of judges wields as much influence as Jim Murray, whose annual Whiskey Bible can make or break trends in the world of whiskey.

One of his superlative picks for 2019 was not yet available when the list originally published back in October. Canadian Club 41 Year Old is the label’s oldest bottle to date. But the number’s not just for show. According to Murray, it was the best Canadian whisky of the year.

Bottled within a decanter-style vessel like those from decades past, the blend is a mix of old Canadian Club, cognac, rye and sherry.

Price: $300
Release Date: Winter 2018
Proof: 90
Tasting Notes: Dark plum, vanilla, caramel, oak

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