Cellars Review: Alberta Premium Cask Strength Rye Whiskey – Voted Whiskey of the Year in 2021

When companies receive accolades from popular rating services, skepticism often lingers about the influence of payments in securing such honors. However, Alberta Distillery consistently exceeds expectations, and the latest release at an impressive 63.2% ABV or 126.4 proof is no exception. Having experienced numerous releases, I confidently assert that this is one of the finest expressions of Canadian Rye Whiskey.

A glimpse into the history of Alberta Distillery, established in 1946, reveals a commitment to crafting three remarkable whiskeys and three exceptional vodkas. Their dedication to the grain-to-bottle process is evident in this latest offering—a 100% pure Alberta, Canada rye whiskey retailing at $68 per bottle, a price well justified by its quality. A side note; this distillery has sold whiskey to Whistlepig and Masterson’s in the past… that’s a pretty good reputation.

Tasting Notes

Nose: Welcoming citrus notes upfront, accompanied by a subtle hint of Earl Grey Tea.

Palate: Delight in sweet honey tones, a touch of spice, and vibrant lemon and orange zest, creating a rich and complex flavor profile.

Finish: Concludes with a subtle earthy undertone and the lingering essence of blood orange.

With only four bottles available online, seize the opportunity to savor this exceptional whiskey that encapsulates the essence of Alberta’s craftsmanship. Alberta Premium Cask Strength Rye Whiskey is a true gem that stands as a testament to the mastery of Canadian distillation traditions.