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Alberta Rye Dark Batch

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  • Distiller:

    Alberta

  • Bottler:

    Alberta

  • ABV:

    45%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: WhiskyCast
  • Excerpt: The finish is long and smooth with fading spices and a hint of raisins. Very nice.
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  • Raided Score: 82
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: This lingers for a considerable amount of time, growing in pungency to the point where it evokes notes of prune juice. As it fades, it coats the palate in an almost medicinal way — which isn’t such a great thing as you finish your glass, but hey, at least I haven’t had to cough all evening.
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  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: Wine Enthusiast
  • Excerpt: The finish shows dark notes of toffee, spicy Mexican chocolate and crème brûlée, plus a brush of alcohol heat.
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  • Raided Score: 89
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: The palate brings more vanilla, oak, citrus blossoms, cinnamon, nutmeg, old lumber and dried prune creating a complex flavor profile.
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  • Raided Score: 86
  • Publication: The Whiskey Jug
  • Excerpt: Alberta Dark Batch Rye is a fun interesting rye with a decent amount of layers and complexity to it that go past its $30 price tag.
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  • Raided Score: 82
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: This is pretty interesting, but not really great. I use it a lot in some custom blends I’ve been experimenting with due to the dark fruit notes and I’m really impressed with the value.
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  • Raided Score: 86
  • Publication: The Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: It packs too much of a punch to drink on its own, but the nose is beautiful, the mouth-feel fantastic, and the whisky is elevated to a whole other level when cut with some lemon juice.
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  • Raided Score: 87
  • Publication: Whiskey Advocate
  • Excerpt: Finishes like a Cadbury Fruit & Nut bar, but with more personality.
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  • Intro:

    Its Alberta rye with some sherry added.

  • Nose:

    Like a raisen + dark fruit basket. I really like it though. Deep fruit notes with a little added sweetness. Very gentle for a rye nose.

  • Taste:

    Coats nicely on the tongue, more of that dark fruit although there is a tad bit of a plastic taste. Well blended, tastes like a grown up juicebox with almost none of that typical rye spiciness.

  • Finish:

    Medium to long, gently falling off with more of those dark fruit notes.

  • Overall:

    This is pretty interesting, but not really great. I use it a lot in some custom blends Ive been experimenting with due to the dark fruit notes and Im really impressed with the value. Tastes like a watered down MWND with a little less port and spice.

  • Score:

    5

  • By t8ke
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