Whisky by definition is an alcoholic distillate obtained from a fermented mash of grains such as barley, rye, or corn. There are many varieties of whisky, and its ultimate personality evolves from many factors including the water, type of grain, how the grain is treated and processed, and the aging of the distillate. Canadian Whisky is characterized as smoother and lighter than its cousins, rye and bourbon. Hirsch Selection Canadian Rye is sourced and handbottled at the fabled Glenora Distillery especially for Anchor Distilling Company. Glenora Distillery is a Canadian treasure located on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. Hirsch Selection Canadian Rye is subtle with a distinctive style; mellow and light in tone, yet expressively rich and spicy. The nose shows hints of cherries, pear fruit and honey lacing in the aroma. The palate is splendidly smooth filling the mouth with honey silkiness. This small batch Canadian Rye Whisky is double distilled, with the second distillation in pot stills, and aged in fine oak casks. Gentle smoke and distinct spice underscore the subtle sweetness of this limited 3 year-old cask selection. An excellent example of Canadian Rye from the Hirsch Selection series of single barrel whiskies.