Canadian Whisky - Blended

Caribou Crossing Single Barrel Canadian Whisky

From: Kentucky, United States Liquor Review Category: Blended Canadian Whisky

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Tier 1
This is a Tier 1 score in the Whiskey category. It means the spirit has won the highest recommendation at least once and probably many times.
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Awards

San Francisco World Spirits Competition

  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016

Beverage Testing Institute

  • 2010
  • 2014

Wine Enthusiast

  • 2011
  • 2015

Proof66 Notes

Caribou Crossing is a whisky from stocks that Buffalo Trace acquired and has bottled according to their standards and tastes for production. According to the press release, the barrels used for aging are selected by Drew Mayville, who serves as "Canadian Whisky Master" for Sazerac. They suggest looking for flavors of "radiant hued nectar" and an "oak finish with an orangey tang." Currently (February, 2010), the whisy is not acknowledged on their website.

Because this is Canadian whisky stock, we have opted to list it as a Canadian whisky despite being owned and bottled by American Buffalo Trace Distillery.

See a nice write-up from John Hansell.

Here at Proof66, we featured the Caribou Crossing as one of the 5 standouts at the Chicago tour stop of the 2014 Double Gold Medal winners saying "the flavors linger an impossibly long time after the swallow and makes us declare it the champion of mild, approachable whisky."

Rabble Reviews

This bottle has 3 ratings and 3 reviews.
Buck Mulligan Buck Mulligan (49) (2015-04-15)
Im a complete novice regarding Canadian Whiskey (after all my favorite, Crown 16 Cask, was discontinued in 2012, so you see how much I know), and I have not tried this on the rocks yet, but neat it has wonderful citrus tones and reminded me of a cordial. It is lighter than a bourbon (more comparable to an Irish whiskey) but has good depth to it...not too light by any stretch. If you like Canadian drams please sample this one and review it.
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Allan Allan (160) (2014-03-28)
Bar none the only Canadian Whiskey I would ever sip neat. Usually I would gig a whiskey for being a bit to light but that is a defining character of the genre so I give it a pass. On the other hand this lacks that cheap stale taste of other brands. It has a creamy flavor that is a bit fuller than most Canadians. Sweet with a bit of cream sherry and some vanilla. Best in class by far!
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thebeardedweiss thebeardedweiss (19) (2012-08-30)
It has a nice combination of sweet and spicy with neither characteristic overpowering the other. While Forty Creek is still my current favorite, I would gladly share this with friends whove never tried good Canadian whisky.
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