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The Darker Horse

Reifel Rye

Free For All Members

Available Until Sun February 12, 2023

Drop-In Any Day (Excluding Wednesdays) Before 7pm To Sample

Dram Code: E95

Producer: Alberta Distillers

Bottler: Beam Suntory

Type: Canadian Style Whisky

Cask: Charred American Oak & Ex-Bourbon

Age: Unknown

Country: Canada

Region: Other

Chill Filtered: No

Added Colour: No

ABV: 42%

Cask Strength: No

Release: New

Club Price: $43.75 (Reg. $48.61 )

Dram Code: E95

Producer: Alberta Distillers

Bottler: Beam Suntory

Type: Canadian Style Whisky

Cask Type: Charred American Oak & Ex-Bourbon

Age: Unknown

Country: Canada

Region: Other

ABV: 42%

Cask Strength: No

Chill Filtered: No

Added Colour: No

Release: New

Club Price: $43.75 (Reg. $48.61 )

About This Canadian Style Whisky

Adam’s Notes

The spiritual successor to a long-lost friend… It’s not often a new whisky brand is launched and you know from the outset that it’s going to be a big hit. But this is one of those times. Easy to drink for beginners, but interesting enough for seasoned rye lovers. This one packs a ton of flavour into a small package, but somehow does so while keeping the abv down to 42%.

 

The Unbottling

 

By Adam Bradshaw on January 08, 2023

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How We Review Whiskies

Score

Whiskies are rated by our members on the visuals (out of 5), aroma (out of 25), taste (out of 40), & finish (out of 30). With a total score out of 100.

Based on how scoring occurred for our early reviews, the following guide is given to members –

0-60 awful • 60-70 bad • 70-80 okay • 80-85 good • 85-90 great • 90-95 awesome • 95+ amazing

The individual scores are collected, and outliers are removed via the “agreeable group” statistical method to reduce bias and taste preferences (ie, people who score a peated whisky lowly because they don’t like peat). This gives us a better idea of the overall quality of the whisky in the eyes of our members.

 

Flavour Profile

Along with scoring the whisky, members are invited to choose up to three of the below flavour profiles which they think match the whisky. The profile that is most commonly chosen is then the official flavour profile for the dram.

fresh & floral
eg – blossoms, cut grass, apples, pears

fruity & spicy
eg – peach, vanilla, coconut, nutmeg

malty & dry
eg – breakfast cereal, nuts, cookies

rich & round
eg – raisins, figs, oak tannins, dates

smoky & earthy
eg – wood smoke, bacon, iodine

 

Dram Association Nickname

The nickname is usually given by the writer of the initial review and tasting notes. It is based on their tasting notes and used to refer to the whisky to keep its true identity hidden for those who enjoy blind tasting.