White Owl

Country: Canada
Type: Canadian
Bottler: Distiller
ABV: 40%
Score: 82 points

This is a rare find, a “white whisky” aged in oak instead of being bottled right after distillation. Highwood Distillers in Canada came up with a way to filter the aged whisky through charcoal four times before bottling, removing the color but leaving the taste. The nose is clean and light with subtle rye and nutty notes. The taste has notes of rye bread, hazelnut, cilantro, and spearmint. The finish is minty, clean, and slightly nutty. This won’t appeal to every whisky drinker, but is worth trying at least once.

Mark Gillespie

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