Here`s the thing; I’ve lived my whole life in Canada, so when I originally came to /r/Scotch, and read someone saying Alberta Premium was a great rye, I laughed. I always knew Alberta Premium as the plastic big bottle that was cheap and mostly drank by alcoholics. Granted I’ve only lived in Ontario and Quebec, so perhaps part of that is subtle racism for Alberta growing up.
I finally gave in after hearing people say Alberta Premium Dark Horse as the rye to buy.
And well, I’m glad I did, because this is a really good rye.
Here’s a description I found for Alberta Premium Dark Horse Rye:
A mingling of 12-year-old rye whisky and 6-year-old small pot rye, Dark Horse has an 8% dollop* of well-aged corn whisky added to flesh out the body. The whisky is aged in heavily charred American white oak barrels, and is bottled…
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