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Alberta Premium Rye Whiskey ......
« on: 02/10/2009 05:54 PM »
Nothing like a good shot of Canadian rye whiskey I'd say although I like other stuff as well.  There is a lesser-known brand up here that I really like straight up, it's called Alberta Premium and it is one of very few rye whiskeys that is made 100% from rye grain.  Most of the well-known brands are blends using rye, wheat, and even corn (I just found that out).  Alberta Premium isn't expensive at all, I've bought a 26 oz bottle for as little as $17 Canadian which is cheap for a good bottle up here.  It's made in Calgary, Alberta (home of the Calgary Stampede).  It is a wee bit on the sweet side and I don't like it mixed with anything, just an ice cube or a wee splash of water.  Goes great with a cigar on a cold winter night in my backyard shop with a nice fire going in the stove.

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RE: Alberta Premium Rye Whiskey ......
« Reply #1 on: 02/10/2009 08:30 PM »
Rye whiskey is hard to find these days, and I dont have a clue why. Rye is great.
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RE: Alberta Premium Rye Whiskey ......
« Reply #2 on: 02/10/2009 08:54 PM »
I'm more of a bourbon man.  I had a glass of Eagle Rare 10 yr old single barrel tonight.  I have drank ryes in the past - the Rittenhouse 23 is my favorite.

Good to hear there are good Canadian whiskeys other than Canadian Club....  :blech:
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RE: Alberta Premium Rye Whiskey ......
« Reply #3 on: 02/10/2009 09:00 PM »
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stogie_foggie - 2/10/2009  9:54 PM

I'm more of a bourbon man.  I had a glass of Eagle Rare 10 yr old single barrel tonight.  I have drank ryes in the past - the Rittenhouse 23 is my favorite.

Good to hear there are good Canadian whiskeys other than Canadian Club....  :blech:


Love Eagle Rare. Too bad when I get a bottle and bring it to the cigar club it disappears far too quickly. Rip Van Winkle makes a very nice rye whiskey though that I have enjoyed in the past. It is very different than Canadian whiskey though.