TORONTO - Alberta Distillers Ltd., makers of the No. 1 selling 100% rye whisky in the world¹, Alberta® Premium, is proud to announce the return of its highly coveted Alberta Premium Cask Strength Rye. The 2022 release of the award-winning* 100% Canadian rye whisky marks the fourth instalment since its introduction in 2019 and is once again available for a limited time this Fall.
Crafted and distilled in Calgary, Alberta, Alberta Premium Cask Strength Rye is made from 100% Canadian Prairie rye grains grown by local farmers, in addition to nutrient-dense, glacier fed spring water from the surrounding Rocky Mountains. The resulting liquid is balanced with unique flavour nuances, including smooth vanilla, black currant, and spice.
“Our cask strength release has continued to capture the attention of whisky enthusiasts globally and is something we’re delighted to bring back this year,” said George Teichroeb, General Manager of Alberta Distillers Ltd. “For distillers like myself, cask strength whiskies are where we get to demonstrate our skill and craftsmanship, as the final product is completely unadulterated. This liquid is a product of our continued dedication to excellence, and our ongoing commitment to delivering world-class 100% rye whisky.”
Historically, Alberta Premium Cask Strength Rye has won numerous awards* including Double Gold at the 2022 SIP Awards, Best Rye Whisky at the San Diego International Wine & Spirits Challenge 2022, and Gold at the 2021 Canadian Whisky Awards, cementing itself as a leader in the rye whisky subcategory and highlighting superior craftsmanship.
Packaged in eye-catching, faceted glass bottles, this year’s release of Alberta Premium Cask Strength Rye will be available in limited quantities in select Canadian markets beginning this month for a suggested retail price of $84.95 for a 750ml bottle (market dependent). Alberta Premium Cask Strength is best enjoyed neat with a drop of water or on the rocks, and features the following characteristics:
Alberta Premium Cask Strength Rye
- Proof 63.5%
- Taste: Exceptionally smooth with notes of caramel, vanilla and a hint of chocolate balanced with the spiciness of rye and black currant
- Finish: Smooth and lingering with the complexity of spice, warm vanilla, and dark fruit
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1 IWSR 2013-2020; 2020 Case volumes: 336k 9-litre cases; June 30, 2021
Alberta® Premium Cask Strength Rye Whisky 63.5% alc/vol, ©2022 Alberta Distillers, LTD