Gooderham & Worts celebrates the history behind a
Toronto grist mill and distillery which first produced whisky in 1837. It
closed in 1990, but at its height was producing over 2 million liters of whisky
a year, which at the time was half the production in the whole of Canada. This
whisky was first released in the late 90s as part of the failed Canadian
Whisky Guild Series along with Lot 40 and Pike Creek. Its back! This bottling
was distilled by Corby Distillers and production was overseen by Dr. Don
Livermore. The four grains blended are corn, wheat, rye, and barley. It is
bottled at 44.4% abv.
Masterfully layers subtlety after subtlety in this soon to be classic Canadian
Whisky. Poised spices are discreet but big enough to direct vanilla, dusty
straw and crisp dry grains from over acting. This is before even taking sip.
The flavors blend with a sturdy wood framework seamlessly held together without
nails. Freshly baked bread and cereals lead into a complex finish that lights
up the mouth with just a shade of tannins. The gusto flavors extracted from
each grain is woven so tight that pulling them apart would produce a thesaurus
of words worthy of Webster.