Lock Stock & Barrel 18 Year Straight Rye Whiskey

Lock Stock & Barrel 18 Year Straight Rye Whiskey


ABV: 54.5%

Age: 18 Years

Recipe: 100% unmalted rye, aged in new charred American oak barrels

Distiller: Alberta Distillers

Country/Region: Canada/Alberta

Price Paid (MSRP): $180 ($230)

Tasting Notes

Nose: Rich with caramel, oak, gingerbread, rye spice, clove, tobacco, cacao nib, and peppermint. An incredibly inviting rye nose that feels perfectly tailored for enjoying on a cold winter night.

Palate: Thick and syrupy mouth feel, hit of spices upfront, black pepper, clove, more peppermint, toasted oak, salted caramel, vanilla, and that signature Alberta pine.

Finish: Long length, short burst of peppermint and pine followed by buttery gingerbread, chocolate, some light melon, and drying oak. The peppermint note returns and lingers.

Rating: 92/100 – Incredible | An all time favorite

Phenomenal. Cooper Spirits has nailed it again. Lock Stock & Barrel 18 Year takes well aged Alberta rye in a different direction, bringing a bit less of the 100% rye punch and instead focusing on richer notes of salted caramel and gingerbread. It’s a surprisingly sweet and desserty whiskey, considering its mash bill, yet it exhibits just enough spice for balance. There’s this peppermint note that I really love that seems to tag along for the entire ride, giving the rye a wintery feel. Overall, I think I still prefer the boldness of its cousin Hochstadter’s 16 Year, but Lock Stock & Barrel 18 Year is still a backup worthy bottle and a new addition to my favorites list.

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