Collingwood 21yr Rye Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Collingwood 21yr Rye

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  • Distiller:

    Canadian Mist

  • Bottler:

    Canadian Mist

  • ABV:

    40%

  • Age:

    21 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 87
  • Publication: The Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: Collingwood 21-Year-Old is quite unusual. The nose is fascinating, dense and intriguing, but for me, the palate falls a bit short. But, if you’re looking for a special-occasion whisky for a dedicated Canadian fan, this could be just the ticket.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: WhiskyCast
  • Excerpt: The finish is short and tart with subtle spices, linseed oil, and lemon peel notes.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: Sweet, with the familiar flavors of rye bread, a juicy, joyful thrum burbles to a silken smooth surface before diving deep again only to rebound with warming spices, white pepper, and a pithy citrus pull. Indulgently creamy, Collingwood 21 defines “smooth.” Rich, flavorful, and oh, so mellow.
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  • Raided Score: 96
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: It’s quite enticing and invites you into sipping away, revealing more syrup and butterscotch notes, plus intriguing notes of orange peel, evergreen, and some light lumberyard. The finish is woody but far from overdone, an engaging rush that brings along hints of that rye spiciness, something akin to a clove-spiked orange. Dangerously drinkable.
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  • Raided Score: 77
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: I don't actively dislike it but it's all over the place. Fruity, hot, astringent, spicy.
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  • Nose:

    Fruity creamy spicey. Probably rye I think. Not a lot of metal or dill but its got punch and bite. Oddly fruity though.

  • Taste:

    Moderately thick mouth feel and no alcohol at all. Spicy and a lot like cleaning chemical though - astringency is a big player here. Minor lemon, some pine, some dough. Mostly astringent despite the lack of ethanol

  • Finish:

    Medium length. Oddly prickly and hot, ethanol spiking in. Mellow at the same time. Definitely rye, I think but its really mellow. Very dark so Im guessing 7+ years but maybe a hair more.

  • Overall:

    There is a reason this is a 21yr rye selling for ~$60 or so here. Its good - I dont actively dislike it but its all over the place. Fruity, hot, astringent, spicy.

  • Score:

    4

  • By t8ke
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