Pendleton Director’s Reserve 20yr Canadian Whisky

On the nose, leather, vanilla, oatmilk, milk chocolate, praline, and a touch of citrus zest. The oak is more lifted, complex, nut-like, and focused on this than almost any other Canadian I’ve tried in recent years. Hard to call a $200 whisky a value, but this is it. I can’t think of a better nose on a Canadian. On the palate, vanilla swirl with cocoa, maple, and massive slices of fruit cake. Big oak, but balanced, chewy, still sweet.