Price Point: $20 – $30 for 750 ML
Much to my surprise upon writing this, I have only reviewed one other Canadian whisky on this blog – Forty Creek. I admitted in that review that I am not partial to Canadian whisky in general, as I feel that, for the most part, it lacks the character and complexity of other whiskies from around the world.
Enter Collingwood, my second Canadian whisky review. Will it break the mold of dull Canadian whiskies, or will it be another reason to spend less time in that aisle in the liquor store?
The nose on this whisky starts out light and unmistakably Canadian. Collingwood slowly transitions from dull to interesting, with lightly toasted marshmallows and a slightly nutty aroma. This is a toned-down version of Forty Creek.
The taste is all walnuts and almonds. Collingwood is much more interesting than the initial nose predicted. It’s a little thin in mouthfeel and flavor. It’s grainy and young tasting, but very smooth.
Collingwood Canadian finishes with more alcohol than elsewhere in the experience, and is also rather dry.
Rating & Recommendations
I wouldn’t necessarily recommend Collingwood Canadian to a friend, given its rating of 80 out of 100.
This is a nice Canadian (aren’t all Canadians nice?), but still not something I would go out of my way to recommend. There are certainly better ones out there.