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Collingwood Select Canadian Whisky

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Collingwood Select Canadian Whisky

Collingwood Select Canadian Whisky

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Collingwood is an exciting new maple wood mellowed Canadian whisky that is triple distilled for maximum smoothness. Fans of exceptionally smooth premium Canadian whiskies will find Collingwood Select to be an essential addition to their liquor cabinet and cocktail enthusiasts will enjoy mixing Collingwood in their favorite whisky cocktails. Collingwood will excite fans of Canadian whisky for both its smoothness and exceptionally fair price point ($25.99 msrp). Keep an eye out for Collingwood and pick up a bottle at the first chance. You'll be happy that you did.

Bouquet

At 80 proof (40% abv), Collingwood Select offers a gentle, sweet nose reminiscent of fresh baked scones, vanilla, warm caramel sauce and a hint of grain. There is no whiff of alcohol burn as is common in so many whiskies. Instead, Collingwood tantalizes the olfactory senses and makes the mouth water in anticipation of a great Canadian whisky.

Body and Palate

Few whiskies can be realistically categorized as silky, but Collingwood wraps itself around the palate and offer a delightful and unique flavor profile due to the Maplewood mellowing process unique to this whisky. Gentle grain notes appear, along with orange marmalade, tea spice, cinnamon, confectioners sugar and a subtle maple note. The Maplewood is well integrated into this whisky, and rather than being a marketing gimmick, it plays an integral role in helping this whisky become a contender for best in class.

Finish

Collingwood has a medium length finish, with fruit notes and cereal grains predominant. Cedar shingle, black tea and tobacco notes also gracefully appear before gently lifting off of the palate.

At a suggested retail price of $25.99, Collingwood offers a smooth, sophisticated and exceptionally pleasing whisky that is sure to delight any Canadian whisky enthusiast. It is a better Canadian whisky than many Canadian whiskies at twice its price, so in addition to being a great whisky, its also a great value.

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 2 out of 5
not for me, Member MilfordBaygirl

I was strongly encouraged to purchase this rye from both the rep in the store as well as a neighbour of mine whom works in the liquor store. I was quite excited about it as I also saw it in a magazine, and the fact that it is distilled not far from here. (I am in Muskoka) Well, I am sorry but I do not like it much at all. I do not like the smell of it, smells like perfume and to me kinda tastes like it. I would never drink it on the rocks. I love the smell of Forty Creek and Alberta Premium. Love the flavour of them and also Crown Royal, but no way do I like this rye, guess its going to be for guests, 'cause I wont be drinking it.

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