Alberta Distillers’ product line consists of 100% Rye whiskies. In Canada, there is no legal requirement to put a single grain of rye in a rye whisky, but Alberta Premium uses 100% unmalted rye.
This product, their cask strenth entry, draws the whisky from the barrel at 65.1% alcohol by Volume.
Above is the video review. Below are our thoughts on the whisky as well as our review score to make up the score of 90 we give this one.
Alberta Premium Cask Strength Review
Age = No Age Statement
Strength = 65.1 % Vol.
Bottle Size = 750 ml
Price = $65
IN THE BOTTLE
Like the basic Alberta Premium, the Alberta Premium 20-Year-Old, this one has the same big letdown via the shitty bottle in which they pour most of their product. It reminds me of the crystal glasses that pile up on the shelves at Value Village.
IN THE GLASS
Alberta Premium Cask Strength looks good in the glass with an auburn colouring and some legs when you swirl it in your glass.
The smell on this is mighty overpowering, as you would expect from a cask strength whisky.
Not much to taste here, at least after it burns your tastebuds off, but before that occurs, you get the bold rye flavour mixed with caramel.
The finish on this one is a long-lasting burn.