We had the pleasure of taking part in a Shelter Point Canadian whisky Zoom tasting with a number of fellow twitterers including @StillSurreal, @TravisReaveley (who kindly provided the samples), @MaltMusings, @Jotterface & Shelter Point distiller @whiskywebb.
We tasted and discussed 3 of Shelter Points expressions:
- Single Malt Whisky – distilled batch-by-batch in traditional copper pot stills from two-row barley, and aged in American oak barrels in their oceanfront warehouse.
- Smoke & Oak – an experimental whisky, smoked their own finishing barrels using a combination of applewood and locally-harvested Vancouver Island peat. Using 100% unmalted barley from on-site at Shelter Point Farm as a base. This triple distilled whisky was aged in American oak ex-bourbon barrels for 5 years before a final rest in their own hand-smoked finishing barrels for 6 months.
- The ‘Forbidden’ – Shelter Point’s second Single Malt Wheat Whisky release. This whisky is the third different grain whisky that they have bottled. Named after a local landmark “Forbidden Plateau”. This whisky was double distilled and aged exclusively in American oak ex-bourbon barrels for 6 and a half years.
All 3 expressions were very nice indeed. My personal favourite was the single malt, closely followed by the ‘Forbidden’.
If you would like to watch the tasting and very interesting insights into the distillery and whisky by distiller Leon, then take a look below.
Tasting notes from the accompanying Twitter tasting can be found here.
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