Canadian Whisky - Rye

Gibson's Finest 12yr Old Canadian Blended Whisky

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

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Tier 3
This is a Tier 3 score in the Whiskey category. It means critics recommended the spirit but it will be a value brand or have an exotic taste.
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Awards

San Francisco World Spirits Competition

  • 2006
  • 2012
  • 2016

Beverage Testing Institute

  • 2012

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Proof66 Notes

Gibson's whisky traces its heritage to John Gibson who purchased 40 acres of land in Pennsylvania in 1856. This worked well until 1923 when he was forced to decamp for Canada due to Prohibition. The label was purchased by the Schenley Distillery of New York, which refounded the label in the 1970s.

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Rabble Reviews

This bottle has 2 ratings and 2 reviews.
Mohitparihar Mohitparihar (1)
Rating: 5.0 (2015-06-26)
Nose: Dusty rye and fresh water start things off, most noticeably, even before you swirl the glass. An early fruitiness is soon displaced by aged oaky notes and red cedar. The wood does not overpower, but there is lots of it. Right after the first swirl: caramel custard, butterscotch, and hard candy take over before the fruit returns with SweetTarts, apple juice, hints of red cherry and black fruit, and then slowly, distinct strawberries and cream. Putting your nose deep into the glass brings little whiffs of spirit and something vaguely like sweet shellac. Strong suggestions of dry tobacco leaves followed by milder suggestions of dry grain impart greater depth to an already engaging nose. Palate: Sweet and silky, but with lots of bitter citric zest, fresh-cut wood, spicy white pepper and hints of tingly ginger ale. The woody notes are restrained but persistent, and although the pepper is hot with tinges of cinnamon and cloves, it integrates flawlessly with the wood and traces of burnt sugar. All this balances magically against an underlying citric bitterness and vaguely tannic orange pekoe tea. The most skilled blenders sign their work – the so-called ‘house style’ – but in invisible ink. A weighty body and creamy slightly slippery mouthfeel merge with toffee notes and burnt sugar to turn earlier impressions of caramel pudding to crème brûlée. Fresh fruit and inklings of rye spices including cloves and Christmas pudding round it out. And then there is just a touch of molasses, almost like dark rum. Finish: Medium long, hot and peppery, some sweetness, limes, crème brûlée fading to nothing while the pepper lingers. Empty Glass: Faint oaky tones, fresh-cut wood, burnt wood, vaguest caramel, prune juice, sultanas, Chinese plum sauce, ginger, and cloves. Great canadian Rye whisky matured for 12 years in oak barrels
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jeffs jeffs (11)
Rating: 4.0 (2014-02-20)
Gibsons is a great rye, price does become an issue as it tends to be on the top end of run of the mill rye. For the right price its a very good rye, better then crown.
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