Gary, I am certainly with you on this one. I have not had it in a while and when I saw your comments I remembered that I had liked it. Your comments are right on the mark. It seems to have a bit more body than most 80 proof Canadian whiskies and sits in the shadow of the vine (from the sherry casks??). The aroma bends more toward the whiskey spectrum, with not much hint of the subtle influence of the grape (and barley?) that appears in the taste.
This is a flavorful and balanced whiskey, soft sweetness and gentle spiciness take it to the house.
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