Country: Canada
Type: Canadian Whisky
Bottler: Distiller
ABV: 57.2%
Score: 78 points

Glen Breton Ice. Image courtesy Glenora Distillers. The first single malt to be finished in Canadian Ice Wine casks, this whisky from Nova Scotia’s Glenora Distillers has a unique nose that is crisp and tart with a lemon-lime citrus note, vanilla, and green grapes. The taste is tart, spicy, and mouth-puckering with citrus and a burst of cinnamon that dominates the palate. Hints of vanilla lurk underneath, and the taste turns dry leading into the finish with muted spices that linger well. However, the overall balance and complexity are lacking here. (January, 2014)