Canadian Club 12 Year

Classic 12 by Canadian Club Blended Canadian Whisky
40% ABV/80 Proof
Widely Available

What the Distillery Says:
Canadian Club Classic 12 is a special blend of 12-year-old whiskies, aged in re-charred oak barrels. It’s an exceptionally smooth, warm and full-bodied whisky with strong overtones of oak and toffee. It is the perfect whisky to enjoy by itself or as part of a classic cocktail.

What Richard Says:
Nose: The nose has a buttery sweetness that reminds me of silver or gold Caribbean rum.
Palate: It starts off mellow and sweet and then slowly heats up to a spicy oak. The rye really shows through. There are also notes of vanilla and more of that rum character from the nose.
Finish: The finish is long and dry with a lot of oak.
Comments: I find this to be a decent dram. It’s probably still best in the cocktail mixer category but like Jack Daniels and the like, I wouldn’t shy from drinking this straight if it was offered to me. A noticeable improvement over the 10 Year Old. Much more robust flavor.
Rating: Average (slightly better than average but I still wouldn’t call it a stand out)

What Matt Says:
Matt has not had a chance to review this whisky yet.

We want to thank Emma with SHIFT Communications for providing us with a bottle for review.

2 thoughts on “Canadian Club 12 Year”

  1. I agree, the CC 12 year is a nice drink and one I enjoy more than the popular bagged whisky from our neighbors to the north. My primary “complaint” is the lack of aromatics. Overall, I probably liked it a bit better than you and would give it a B minus.

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