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Gooderham & Worts Little Trinity 17 Year Old Blended Canadian Whisky (750ml)
"Beautifully complex..." - Jim Murray's Whisky Bible.
Gooderham and Worts was once one of the largest distillers in Canada. The company merged in 1926 with Hiram Walker & Sons Ltd. and is presently owned by Pernod Ricard. Just north of this historic Toronto distillery is a red brick Gothic Revival Anglican Church named "Little Trinity". William Gooderham built the church in 1843 so his staff wouldn’t have to pay 'pew fees' by going elsewhere ('pay to pray' was common at the time). This release is a homage to that Church (and Gooderham's altruism) in a triple blend of corn, rye and wheat whiskies, each employing a variety of distilling methods and maturations, including virgin oak barrels, x-bourbon barrels and a third matured in barrels that had matured other whiskies. 'Little Trinity' was one of four releases making up the 2017 'Northern Borders Rare Collection', with availability reserved for Canada and to a lesser extent, Europe and the USA. Going by the reviews, it's also one of the most exciting Canadian releases in years. A very small quantity has sneaked into Australia and is sure to satisfy North American whisky buffs.
Other reviews... Beautifully complex but will suit those with catholic tastes. 94 points - Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2020
...The standard Gooderham & Worts blends corn, wheat, barley, and rye whiskies. This special edition forgoes the barley but not the flavor. A lovely hard toffee start slides into a wealth of cereal notes: barley sugars, Cream of Wheat, and oatmeal. Lovely soft caramels send a smooth sweetness gliding over the palate. Little Trinity exemplifies luxurious mouthfeel as much as it does breadth of flavor.
90 points - whiskyadvocate.com, Davin de Kergommeaux 2017
"Master Blender Dr. Don Livermore must moonlight as a tightrope walker to fill this bottle with so much poise and balance. This dazzling sipper has a touch of malty rye bread, warm rye spices, vanilla, dried fruit and dusty oak that shift to the palate giving the flavors of all food groups. A honeyed nuttiness pins down the rye spices through the finish. A very complex blend that doesn’t require a safety net." - 94 points - distiller.com
...Clean dry wood, vanilla, luscious crème brulée, sweet dried fruit, hot rye spices, creamy corn and enticing barrel tones. 5 Stars - canadianwhisky.org