The Wayne Gretzky Estates Winery has recently drafted distilling to its lineup. The first release is this small batch Canadian whisky blended by Master Distiller, Joshua Beach. Aged rye, malted rye and corn whiskies were individually mashed, fermented and distilled, then brought in house to be finished in the wineries red wine casks.
This whisky has a distinct bouquet like when you open a new box of skates. It’s a blend of leather, fabric solvents and lace. Rum-like brown sugar skillfully deke into the palate where it’s a hat-trick of sandalwood, caramel, and sweet spices. The superb rich flavors glide to a gentle finish with just a splash of citrus assisted by grape tannins.