This honey-colored spirit is packaged inside an impressive bottle with wide shoulders and a cut-glass base. The whisky has virtually no aroma, which seems like a missed opportunity given the array of flavors: a sweet dark-chocolate note segues into a mellow finish of honey, oranges, cinnamon and clove. Ends with a tongue-coating finish.
90 points, Wine Enthusiast (Mar 2011)
Amber color. Aromas of raisin cake, cocoa, dried cherry, and honey roasted nuts with a silky, dryish medium body and a relaxed anise seed, sassafras, pink peppercorn, limestone, and honeycomb accented finish. A very pleasant sipper.
89 points, Beverage Testing Institute (Feb 2013)
Nose is much more integrated than the others; caramel and light honey tones with an oaky vein. After four CCs that were sequentially innocent, clumsy, eager, and balanced, this one is confident: well-rounded, sweet but not goopy, oaked but not prickly. Well-named: this is a classic Canadian.
85 points, Whisky Advocate (Vol. 20, #2)