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Lot 40 Dark Oak Review

Welcome back to the least respected and mostly misunderstood whisky category…

As we mentioned during our Gooderham and Worts Four Grain review, several weeks ago, we had our Canadian Whisky expectations shattered and then reassembled via an extended podcasting session with the great Dave Mitton of Corby Spirit & Wine. During this session, Dave led us through a tasting of three Canadian Whiskies, one of which is the subject of today’s video, i.e. Lot 40 Dark Oak.

Below is a bit of information about this whisky taken directly from the J.P. Wiser’s website:

Lot 40 Dark Oak is a bigger, bolder version of Lot 40 rye whisky. Maintaining the core essence of Lot 40 – 100% rye, distilled in a pot still, aged in new American Oak barrels – Dark Oak is finished in a second new oak barrel, this time heavily charred. This finishing in a new, char no. 4 barrel adds even more notes and colour from the barrel, resulting in a bolder and more intense rye whisky which is then bottled at an ABV of 48%.

We were mightily impressed with the Gooderham & Worts Four Grain, so much so that it elevated our expectations when it came time to try the Lot 40 Dark Oak. To find out if this whisky lived up to our expectations, click play on the following video:

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Many thanks to the fine folks at Corby Spirit & Wine for sending us this very generous sample!

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