Day 11 – Eau Claire Distillery Single Malt

received_756258588182753Today is day 11 of the Kensington Wine Market Whisky Advent Calendar and probably one of the biggest surprises yet!  Eau Claire Distillery is a new craft distillery 40 mins southwest of Calgary in the hamlet of Turner Valley.  They set up shop in the circa-1929 Turner Valley Movie Theatre and Dance Hall.  Eau Claire produces spirit from local Alberta grain.  They are a certified farm distillery and use traditional horse farming for special edition Rye and Single malt Whiskies.  I was blown away at the quality and uniqueness of their single malt and will certainly be on the lookout for other releases in the future!

Bottled at 43% ABV.

Nose: Licorice, toasted barley, lemon grass, floral, green banana sautéed in brown sugar.

Palate: Clean and well-balanced, milk chocolate, mixed roasted nuts.

Finish:  Toasted mocha, dried fruit and baking spices

Rating: 9.0/10

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