Stalk & Barrel - SINGLE MALT WHISKY

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Groundbreaking single malt
— The Wall Street Journal

ACCOLADES:

Bronze Medal Winner (Category Malt World) - Whiskies of the World Awards 2015

Silver Medal Winner - Wizards of Whisky Awards 2015

Gold Medal - Best Canadian Whisky 2015

Best Single Barrel Canadian Whisky - Whisky Magazine (see link below)

92 Points - Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2013, Brilliant!

Finalist, 91 points - Ultimate Spirits Challenger 2012! 

4 Stars - Davin de Kergommeaux, CanadianWhisky.org

92/100 - Beppi Crosariol, The Globe and Mail!

Canadian Distillery of the Year 2013 - Canadian Whisky Awards

see links at the bottom of this page

TASTING NOTES:

Cask #5

Exclusive to the USA. Single Malt Whisky • 60.3% abv • Aged ex-bourbon on site • Bottled on Sept 26, 2013. • 170 bottles - Aged 3.4 years

NOSE: Fresh marshmallow root, powdered sugar and marzipan. Beautiful light aroma of almond oil, with slight woody spicy in the background: Sandalwood.

PALATE: Not the taste is, as you might expect, fiery and intense for a young malt with black pepper and cinnamon notes that are slow to fade but do reveal hints of lemony tartness when they do fade.

FINISH: A bit hot, candied ginger peel. Not overly long but quite enjoyable. It has spunk!

Cask #8

Single Malt Whisky • 46% abv • Aged ex-bourbon on site • Bottled on October 3, 2013 • 246 bottles - Aged 3.3 years.

NOSE: Soft malt with cinnamon and toffee notes and a hint of liquorice on the nose.

PALATE: We taste rich barley with sweet stewed fruit and nice butterscotch flavour.

FINISH: The finish is very long, lingering at the front of the mouth.

Cask #12

Cask #12 at Cask Strength 63.1% + Cask #12 at 46%

DISTILLING:

Made from 100% Canadian two-row malted barley. Mashed, fermented and distilled by hand in small batches in a copper pot still, then matured in ex-bourbon barrels on site for a minimum of three years. Each barrel is bottled individually as a single cask offering in individually numbered bottles. Some casks are bottled at cask strength, while others will be bottled at a minimum 46% alc./vol., with no chill filtering or  artificial colouring added. 

All spirits are made by hand, in small batches from grain to glass.

“Luscious sweet maltiness underlies a breadth of flavor that belies this whisky's youth” - Whisky Advocate

“creamy, loaded with farm market fruit, and surprisingly full-bodied” - Whisky Magazine

“Attractively intense barley ... well distilled spirit impressively cut” - Jim Murray

DISTILLERY:

Still Waters Distillery - Concord Ontario Canada.

Founders and owners Barry Bernstein and Barry Stein established Ontario's first micro-distillery beginning production in March 2009. True pioneers of the craft distilling movement in the province, Barry and Barry have honed their skills as craftsman to create a range of spirits, with their flagship Stalk & Barrel whiskies leading the way. They are involved in every aspect of running the distillery and personally oversee each and every batch of spirits produced.

More information on all individual barrels and bottled products can be found on the Still Waters Barrels page.

RESOURCES:

Review by Liquor.com - '13 Best Canadian Whiskies on the Market' - featuring Stalk and Barrel Rye, Single Malt, and 1+11 Blended Canadian Whisky.

Review by Whisky Magazine - Best Single Barrelled Canadian Whisky - DOWNLOAD PDF

Review by WhiskyCast.com - Episode 446 - Review of Cask #5

Review by WhiskyCast.com - Episode 382 - Interview with the Barrys

Still Waters Distillery web page

PVI Global website Still Waters Distillery page