gibson’s 18 year old

Alc. 40%

Nose:

Brimming with wood out of the glass with sweet toffee and vanilla custard. Dry wood and fresh wood with sawdust. Sweet tarts, cotton candy, sweet perfume, under ripe strawberries and golden fruits. Some dry cedar and fresh flowers with faint malt at the tail. Toasted cereals.

Palate:

Light and subtle, but packed with soft candy pastels, like sweet tarts.  Smooth, sweet cinnamon, charred wood and toffee abound. Sweet and sour with some red berries and light drops of dill pickle.

Overall:

Subtle, but extremely good. A genuine sipper.

Please note:

Widely regarded as one of canadas finest whiskies, this is part of a very small line of gibsons products. Every component in this bottle is at least 18 years old and is crafted at the massive hiram walker distillery in Windsor, Ontario, which also happens to double as a movie set for films like Robocop.

This is a very rare product and it takes up less than 1% of the total inventory of gibsons products in the lcbo. Retails for 75$ at the lcbo, but this is worth every penny.

score: 92

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